- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 24, 2008

Desperate for somebody to share the blame with, Wayne Huizenga has sold half the Miami Dolphins to Stephen Ross, a New York builder. Huizenga, I’m told, is keeping the 1-7 half and giving his new partner the 0-8 half.


Despite the Fins’ recent struggles, the value of the franchise has increased an estimated $804 million, from $138 million to $942 million, since Huizenga bought it from the heirs of club founder Joe Robbie 14 years ago.

No truth to the rumor, by the way, that the Robbie family has changed its name to the Robbed family.


Connect the dots:

The Redskins say they’re looking for a “receiver with size” as Times colleague Ryan O’Halloran puts it.

Keyshawn Johnson says he might come out of retirement.


Seriously, how many big receivers are out there, guys who could make an impact from Day 1? Granted, Keyshawn will be 36 at the start of next season — and granted, he’s the high-maintenance type — but in his last year with the Panthers in 2006 he caught 70 balls. In fact, in his nine full seasons in the NFL, he never caught less than 70 balls. For a short-term solution, the Redskins could do a lot worse.


The subtitle of the previous item is: Putting a bee in Danny’s bonnet.


Who knows what gave Johnson the itch again? Maybe the TV studio was too claustrophobic for him. Or maybe he saw Art Monk get elected to the Hall of Fame and said, “Hey, my numbers aren’t far from Art’s. If I have a couple more decent seasons, I might get elected to the Hall.”

For the record, Keyshawn trails Monk by 126 receptions, 2,150 yards and four touchdowns. (Career totals: 814/10,571/64.)

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