This is prudent. All are guys that can be solid contributing parts to a good team, but none, with the possible exception of Starks, can be a top player on a good team. See what their market is. If you can keep them at a reasonable price, you do it. If not, it's not like they are irreplaceable.
i bet bush signs with the pats!
Fin Up! or Shut up!
At top 10 corner money....Smith can be replaced. Someone will over pay this scrub.
Jesus if Thomas is our rb next year goodluck to them.
Theyll realize 7 games in that he sucks and the usual "they'll look to upgrade the position" crap so that's another 2 yrs away.
We'd be crazy to not try and bring back Hartline. Starks should at least get some discussion but I'm honestly not sure if we can accord him. We can talk money with Jake Long and if some team is willing to overpay, which they probably will, you just have to let him go. Average corners often switch teams, so I won't be surprised to see Smith in another uniform and an under the radar FA brought in to replace him. Fasano will get a gold star for participating. Bush won't be brought back.
Time will tell whether this is a good thing or not, but I wouldn't jump to any conclusions that the Dolphins have already made any decisions. I would expect most of them back, but none are irreplacable. I'd be shocked to see Jake Long let go because good LT's are insanely hard to find, and despite this season, Jake Long is a top LT with several very good years under his belt and a lot of years ahead. These FA's represent Ireland success stories (Long and Hartline are examples of good draft picks, while Starks and Bush are examples of good acquisitions outside of the draft). Ireland needs as many of those guys around as possible.
Giovani Bernard in the second round,problem solved.