View Full Version : Will the Miami Dolphins purge bloated salaries?

01-18-2010, 04:12 PM
Here's a look at a couple more players that might be on the Dolphins chopping block because of bloated salaries that don't match their production.
OLB Joey Porter – The Dolphins owe Porter $1.2 million on bonuses by March. If they believe the aging pass rusher is worth the bonuses, plus his $3.6 million salary in 2010 he’ll stay for at least one more season. If they decide they don't want him around he'll be cut loose, becoming an unrestricted free agent.
ILB Akin Ayodele– He’ll be 31 next season, and while he’s still productive (finishing third on the team with 71 tackles) he’s due $3.25 million in the final year of his existing deal. Ayodele is great in the community, and in the locker room, but he struggled with a couple of injuries last season.
ILB Reggie Torbor – The team’s backup inside linebacker had an average season (37 tackles, one sack, one interception), but is due above average money ($3.05 million) in 2010. While it's ideal for the linebacker unit to get younger, it's hard to justify letting both Ayodele and Torbor go in one offseason. Torbor also serves as one of the top special teams contributors.
CB Jason Allen– The team’s 2006 first-round pick hasn’t established himself as a reliable cornerback in two seasons at the position. He's due $1.27 million in 2010, which is a lot for a backup cornerback who primarily served as a special teams ace. But cutting Allen means they create another void on the roster. It's more realistic that he'll be brought to training camp and asked to compete for playing time.

Note: I could see Porter, Wilson, Ayodele, and Torbor all gone, Jason Allen staying at that salary. Draft Sean Lee and either another ILB and maybe give Walden or Folsom a shot. It sounds a bit extreme, but I don't think that Ayodele or Torbor are long term answers, definitely not at over $3 miilion each next year. Dump Wilson, put in Clemons and draft a FS or pick one up in FA. I wasn't thrilled with Clemons either, but he's young, big and fast. Time to dump the overpriced, less than productive players.


01-18-2010, 04:40 PM
How about R.Williams RB 4mil (only 1 more year but Cobbs and Hillard have proven they can do the job alot cheaper), W.Allen CB 5.2mil (N.Jones would sign for less then half that to be our nickel) and then there's R.Brown RB at 5mil (if he can finish the season then he's worth it but that's a big if!!!), you can dump Wilson SS or Bell SSand Bell would make more sense because he's 31 and injury prone aswell.

There's alot of fat that can be cut and replaced with lean muscle to lead us into the future. We need to do some of this because there will be a cap again so let's take advantage of the free to shed fat coupons we get this year!

01-18-2010, 04:44 PM
1.27 is well worth it to keep Allen. remember how bad our ST coverage used to be. It will be even better next year with Cobbs, Hilliard, Allen and Hartline.

01-18-2010, 04:57 PM
Akin and Reggie can take a hike if we get McClain or Spikes + Micah Johnson or this Sean Lee guy.