Dolphins sign Dan Marino to 1-day contract
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent quarterback Dan Marino. Yes, that one.
More than 17 years removed from his final NFL pass and 12 years after his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Marino ”re-signed” with the Dolphins on Wednesday – as were five other prominent former members of the team, all inking ceremonial one-day contracts designed so they could officially retire as members of the franchise.
”This organization, the team, the city, football, it all means so much to me,” Marino said. ”It’s been my first love. Besides family, my first love is football … and the Miami Dolphins.
”To sign a contract for a day, I’m very proud of it. I’ve been very proud to only be a Dolphin and not play anywhere else. And the fact I’ve been a free agent for 16 years and no one’s called is kind of upsetting to me.”
Pro Football Hall of Famers Bob Griese…