Player Page

Paul Soliai | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/30/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 345
College: Utah
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (108) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Panthers released DT Paul Soliai.
The move saves $2.5 million against the salary cap. Signed to a two-year deal last March, Soliai played 152 mostly ineffective snaps over 10 games in Carolina. If the 33-year-old intends to continue his career, he will likely have to settle for one-year offers in the second or third wave of free agency. Feb 21 - 1:03 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Panthers DT Paul Soliai isn’t a lock for the final roster.

Soliai was cut from Atlanta in February after consecutive declining seasons. The $3 million guaranteed he landed should secure his spot this year, but his role could be limited. Kawann Short and Star Lotulelei are Carolina’s base starters.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Panthers signed DT Paul Soliai, formerly of the Falcons, to a two-year, $7 million contract.

Soliai never lived up to his "five-year, $32 million" deal in Atlanta and was released after two seasons. He's now joining the division-rival Panthers and projects to play an early-down role in run-stopping situations. Soliai turned 32 in December. He's merely a rotation body at this stage of his career.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 08:13:00 PM

Free agent NT Paul Soliai is visiting the Panthers.

The Panthers may view Soliai as an upgrade on current free agent DT Kyle Love. 32-year-old Soliai would be a run-defending rotational player in Carolina.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 02:46:00 PM

According to the Miami Herald, free agent DT Paul Soliai "would like to return" to the Dolphins.

Soliai's release will become official on March 9, at which point he'll be free to sign anywhere. Returning to the Fins is a sneaky-good fit for a heavyweight nose tackle approaching age 33 and best suited to work in a rotation. The Dolphins need to upgrade their interior bodies around Ndamukong Suh.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 10:24:00 AM

Falcons released DT Paul Soliai.

The move isn't official until the start of the new league year. Atlanta wanted to keep Soliai at a lower salary, but the sides couldn't agree on guaranteed money. 32-year-old Soliai shouldn't draw interest as more than a low-end starter in a deep market for defensive linemen. The Falcons will save $5.4 million if they make him a post-June cut, but are left with $1.4M in dead money.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 08:46:00 PM

The Falcons have asked DT Paul Soliai to take a pay cut, but he's unlikely to accept one.

Per Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, Soliai is "willing to take his chances on the open market." Soliai turned 32 in December and is scheduled to earn $5.5 million in salary and bonuses in year three of a five-year, $32 million deal. Soliai was signed for his run defense, but has made very little impact in two years with Atlanta. He'd be lucky to make half that $5.5 million on a new deal.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 09:45:00 AM

Falcons placed DT Paul Soliai on injured reserve with a strained calf, ending his season.

TE D.J. Tialavea has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. In the second season of a five-year, $32 million deal, Soliai was just above replacement level after struggling in 2014. Now 32 and due $5 million in 2016, Soliai will be a candidate for release or restructure.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 03:46:00 PM

Falcons DT Paul Soliai left Week 16 against the Panthers with a calf injury and is questionable to return.

It's an injury Soliai has been dealing with off and on for the past several weeks. Jonathan Babineaux will take over at left defensive tackle.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 01:54:00 PM

Falcons DT Paul Soliai (calf) has been ruled out for Week 14.

It's bad news for an Atlanta run defense that has gotten gashed in each of its last two games. A 344-pound behemoth, Soliai will be replaced by fourth-round rookie Grady Jarrett. This is an upgrade for Jonathan Stewart's matchup.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 01:47:00 PM

Falcons agreed to terms with DT Paul Soliai, formerly of the Dolphins, on a five-year, $33 million contract.

The deal includes $14 million guaranteed. It's a hefty commitment for a player now on the wrong side of 30, but the Falcons are living up to their pledge of beefing up and getting tougher. The Falcons employ a 4-3 base, but are reportedly considering implementing more 3-4 looks this season. Soliai can man the nose in either alignment. Soliai played for Falcons DC Mike Nolan in Miami.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 04:39:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Falcons are "very aggressively" pursuing free agent NT Paul Soliai.

According to the Miami Herald, Soliai is down to three teams, and the Dolphins aren't one of them. Per La Canfora, Atlanta is considering implementing more 3-4 concepts on defense. Falcons DC Mike Nolan coached both Soliai and free agent DT Randy Starks in Miami, so there's also a coaching staff connection. Soliai can function at nose in either a 3-4 or 4-3 alignment. Starks is the superior pocket pusher.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 02:22:00 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero "would be surprised" if the Vikings didn't make a run at free agent DT Paul Soliai.

Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities confirms the Vikings have expressed interest. Soliai, 30, is fully expected to reach the open market and could sign with a team by next week. He could be a strong fit in Minnesota opposite Sharrif Floyd.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 06:13:00 PM

The Dolphins have not made any progress in contract talks with free agent DT Paul Soliai.

All indications are the Dolphins will move on from both Soliai and Randy Starks. Soliai has expressed interest in returning, but is expected to sign with another team next week. Miami has roughly $34 million in cap space and could show interest in free agents Henry Melton, Jason Hatcher, and B.J. Raji to fill the void at defensive tackle.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 02:05:00 PM

The Dolphins will not use their franchise tag on DT Paul Soliai.

There will be no domino effect from the Brent Grimes signing. Although the Fins have the franchise tag available and are very interested in retaining Soliai, new GM Dennis Hickey isn't going to paralyze his cap situation. The two sides will continue to work on a long-term deal for the 30-year-old rotational tackle.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Robert Griffin III
3Josh Freeman
4Phillip Sims
5Ryan Lindley
6Luke McCown
7Charlie Whitehurst
8Johnny Manziel
9Aaron Murray
10G.J. Kinne
11Austin Davis
12Jerrod Johnson
13Ryan Williams
14Tim Tebow
15Bryan Bennett
16Seth Lobato
17Brad Sorensen
18Pat Devlin
19McLeod Bethel-Thompson
20Matt Blanchard
21Dan LeFevour
22Jerry Lovelocke
23Chandler Harnish
24Chase Rettig
25Jay Cutler
26Austin Trainor
27Marquise Williams
28Max Wittek
29Joe Licata
30Sean Renfree
31Dylan Thompson
32Cody Fajardo
33Shane Carden
34Griffin Neal
35Zach Mettenberger
36R.J. Archer
37Josh Woodrum
38Dalyn Williams
39Jake Waters
40Keith Wenning
RB1James Starks
2Rashad Jennings
3John Crockett
4Christine Michael
5Joseph Randle
6Khiry Robinson
7Toby Gerhart
8Alonzo Harris
9Jhurell Pressley
10Karlos Williams
11Joique Bell
12LaMichael James
13Dominique Williams
14Stevan Ridley
15Brandon Burks
16Anthony Dixon
17DuJuan Harris
18Darrin Reaves
19Josh Harris
20Brandon Ross
21Zac Stacy
22Brandon Brown-Dukes
23Jahwan Edwards
24Ross Scheuerman
25Kenneth Harper
26Jawon Chisholm
27Zac Brooks
28Jerome Smith
29Isaiah Pead
30Dan Herron
31Daryl Richardson
32Michael Dyer
33Tyler Gaffney
34Jeremy Stewart
35Glenn Winston
36Keshawn Hill
37LaVance Taylor
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2Rashad Jennings
3James Starks
FB1Henry Hynoski
2Erik Lorig
3Will Johnson
4Emil Igwenagu
5Jorvorskie Lane
6Brandon Cottom
7James Casey
8Paul Lasike
9Andrew Bonnet
10Ryan Mueller
11Joe Don Duncan
12Will Ratelle
13Patrick Skov
14Blake Renaud
15John Conner
16Devon Johnson
17Alstevis Squirewell
18Zach Boren
19Kiero Small
20J.C. Copeland
21Joey Iosefa
22Brad Smelley
23Nikita Whitlock
24Trey Millard
25Chris Swain
26Jordan Campbell
27Sam Bergen
28Sione Houma
29Malcolm Johnson
WR11Jerome Simpson
2Marcus Easley
3Greg Jennings
4Marques Colston
5Dwayne Bowe
6James Jones
7Preston Parker
8Greg Little
9Kris Durham
10Kyle Prater
11Jacoby Ford
12Hakeem Nicks
13Josh Morgan
14Stevie Johnson
15Douglas McNeil
16Tyler Davis
17DeAndre Reaves
18Eddie Royal
19Greg Salas
20Miles Austin
21Kain Colter
22Reggie Dunn
23Nick Harwell
24Ben Edwards
25Tevin Reese
26Carlton Mitchell
27Armon Binns
28Kenny Cook
29Issac Blakeney
30Tevin Jones
31Joshua Stangby
32Jaxon Shipley
33Josh Lenz
34Eric Rogers
35Ricky Collins
36Andrew Turzilli
37Zach D'Orazio
38Kenzel Doe
39Jared Dangerfield
40T.J. Graham
41Damaris Johnson
42Damian Williams
43Robert Herron
44Devin Street
45Shaq Evans
46Solomon Patton
47Nate Washington
48Travis Labhart
49Donatella Luckett
50Marlon Moore
51Jarrett Boykin
52Lance Lewis
53Joseph Anderson
54Dennis Parks
55Quinshad Davis
56Rashaun Simonise
57Reece Horn
58Jerome Lane
59Josh Harper
60Rasheed Bailey
61Josh Stewart
62Tyler Murphy
63Marquez Clark
64Chandler Worthy
65Richard Mullaney
66Duke Williams
67L'Damian Washington
68David Porter
69Corey Washington
70DaVaris Daniels
71Ezell Ruffin
72Tyler McDonald
73Jeff Beathard
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Denarius Moore
4Chris Givens
5Marcus Thigpen
6Riley Cooper
7Ace Sanders
8Onterio McCalebb
9Nathan Palmer
10Tandon Doss
11DeVier Posey
12Mike Brown
13Andre Debose
14Shakim Phillips
15A.J. Jenkins
16Griff Whalen
17Ryan Whalen
18Joe Morgan
19Austin Pettis
20Ryan Broyles
21Emory Blake
22Kevin Smith
23R.J. Harris
24Jacoby Jones
25Antwan Goodley
26Kadron Boone
27Ryan Lankford
28James Butler
29Clyde Gates
30Marcus Harris
31Valdez Showers
32Reggie Bell
33Milton Williams III
34Chris Harper
35Amir Carlisle
36Isiah Ferguson
37Daniel Rodriguez
38A.J. Cruz
39Jay Lee
40Devante Davis
41Devon Wylie
42Jimmie Hunt
43Mike Williams
44Phil Bates
45Michael Preston
46Trindon Holliday
47Christion Jones
48Levi Norwood
49Dres Anderson
50Danny Anthrop
51Marken Michel
52Ed Williams
53Tony Washington
54K.J. Maye
55Michael Bennett
56Paul Browning
57Austin Willis
58Chris King
59Kashif Moore
60Kenbrell Thompkins
61Saalim Hakim
62Juron Criner
63Stephen Hill
64Durron Neal
65David Glidden
66Kieran Duncan
67Jarvis Turner
68T.J. Thorpe
69Andre Davis
70Demetrius Wilson
71Josh Reese
72DiAndre Campbell
73Trevor Harman
74Tom Nelson
75Leonard Hankerson
WR31Marques Colston
2Chris Givens
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Gary Barnidge
3Ladarius Green
4Tony Moeaki
5Dante Rosario
6Scott Chandler
7Craig Stevens
8Zach Sudfeld
9Brandon Bostick
10Andrew Quarless
11Kyle Miller
12Bruce Miller
13Nic Jacobs
14Chase Ford
15Dominique Jones
16Matt Spaeth
17Mickey Shuler
18Beau Gardner
19Michael Cooper
20Bryce Williams
21Casey Pierce
22Mike McFarland
23Gerald Christian
24Rob Blanchflower
25Jacob Maxwell
26D.J. Williams
27Chase Coffman
28Cameron Clear
29Orson Charles
30Nick Kasa
31Chase Dixon
32Richard Gordon
33Justice Cunningham
34David Paulson
35Steve Maneri
36Gerell Robinson
37Brandon Barden
38Jake Stoneburner
39Rob Housler
40Arthur Lynch
41Jordan Thompson
42Dan Light
43Jack Tabb
44Kevin Greene
45Adrien Robinson
46Ryan Taylor
47Konrad Reuland
48Brett Brackett
49Michael Egnew
50Jake Murphy
51Rory Anderson
52Gannon Sinclair
53John Peters
54Jay Rome
55Kivon Cartwright
56Braxton Deaver
57M.J. McFarland
58Clayton Echard
LT1Ryan Clady
2King Dunlap
3Eugene Monroe
4Charles Brown
5Cameron Bradfield
6Carter Bykowski
7Martin Wallace
8Rob Crisp
9Kyle Roberts
10Takoby Cofield
11Micah Hatchie
12Jason Fox
13Tyson Chandler
14Cyrus Kouandjio
15Jordan Rigsbee
16Donald Hawkins
17Lars Hanson
18Garry Williams
19John Weidenaar
20David Hedelin
21Vince Kowalski
22Taylor Fallin
23Collin Buchanan
24Cody Booth
25Justin Renfrow
26David Foucault
27Andrew McDonald
28Jordan Swindle
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Ben Grubbs
3David Arkin
4Edawn Coughman
5Ryan Seymour
6Ben Heenan
7Antoine Everett
8Sam Brenner
9Mackenzy Bernadeau
10Darren Keyton
11Tanner Hawkinson
12Collin Rahrig
13Vi Teofilo
14Adrian Bellard
15Jake Bernstein
16Lene Maiava
17Jamison Lalk
18Al Bond
19Chris Watt
20Brian Folkerts
21Matthew Masifilo
22Alex Cooper
23Garrick Mayweather
24Pearce Slater
C1Nick Mangold
2Manuel Ramirez
3Julian Vandervelde
4Mitchell Bell
5Marcus Henry
6Fernando Velasco
7Jacques McClendon
8Drew Nowak
9Garth Gerhart
10Barrett Jones
11Dalton Freeman
12Ben Clarke
13Ross Burbank
14Brian De La Puente
15Reese Dismukes
16Ben Gottschalk
17Quinton Schooley
18Robert Kugler
19Braxston Cave
20Dillon Farrell
21Greg Van Roten
RG1Todd Herremans
2Louis Vasquez
3Geoff Schwartz
4Cyril Lemon
5Tre' Jackson
6Leon Brown
7Paul Fanaika
8Hugh Thornton
9Jared Smith
10Darrion Weems
11Garrett Gilkey
12Kitt O'Brien
13Shahbaz Ahmed
14Trip Thurman
15Alvin Bailey
16Adam Replogle
17Antoine McClain
18Ryker Mathews
19Boston Stiverson
20Terran Vaughn
21Donovan Williams
22Malcolm Bunche
23Tyler Johnstone
24Mike McQueen
RT1J'Marcus Webb
2Erik Pears
3Tayo Fabuluje
4Adrian Bellard
5Mitchell Van Dyk
6Sebastian Vollmer
7Patrick Miller
8Nick Ritcher
9Darryl Baldwin
10Isiah Cage
11Lamar Holmes
12Michael Williams
13Luke Marquardt
14Colin Kelly
15Pierce Burton
16Kona Schwenke
17Zeth Ramsay
18Ryan Mack
19Torian White
20Marquis Lucas
K1Mike Nugent
2Josh Brown
3Dan Carpenter
4Travis Coons
5Carey Spear
6Justin Manton
7Corey Acosta
8Marshall Morgan
9Andrew Furney
10Billy Cundiff
11John Lunsford
12Jaden Oberkrom
13Shaun Suisham
14Brandon Bogotay
15Zach Hocker
16Kyle Brindza
17Taylor Bertolet
18Brad Craddock
19Devon Bell
20Shayne Graham
21Brett Maher
22Tom Obarski
23Ty Long