The Facts: Although the Dolphins are in a state of flux, they apparently want Chatman to remain part of what could be a loaded backfield. Already under contract are Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. Samkon Gado is a restricted free agent. "We've only had the most basic of discussions, but I can say they have been positive discussions," said Chatman's agent, Brett Tessler. "I would call it a positive first step."
Diehards Line:Chatman rushed 128 times for 515 yards and one touchdown. He also had 27 receptions for 161 yards. He ran for a career-high 124 yards on Nov. 11 against the Buffalo Bills. He started six games after Brown suffered a season-ending knee injury Oct. 21. Chatman missed two games in December with an ankle injury.