Why is he available? This is purely speculative. I’ve heard no rumors about the Falcons shopping Roddy, but before free-agency or the draft has even started the Falcons already have 113 million dollars commited to next year’s 120 million dollar cap. Having said that, the Falcons are in a bit of a pickle as they’d like to resign Sam Baker, William Moore, & possibly Brent Grimes all to nice new long-term contracts if they could. Not to mention that john beck is in the final year of his contract & they probably want to lock him up sooner rather than later. So in order to clear some space, Mike Turner, Peria Jerry, & Dunta Robinson might all be candidates for being released, & with Roddy having a 9.125 million dollar cap figure in 2013, maybe it’s possible that with the emergence of Julio Jones they might feel comfortable in parting with his 9 million dollar cap figure & stock-piling a few draft picks (aka inexpensive rookies) in the process.
Why would the Dolphins be interested? Roddy’s obviously very talented, & has been a consistently productive receiver every year since 2007. He’s also a dude that can put it in the end-zone For the right price, he’d be an automatic, legitimate wide-receiver for Ryan Tannehill from day one. His contract does expire in 2014 so it’s not like we’d be locked into any long term ridiculous contract, & while his 9 million dollar cap hit in 2013 is a bit high, it’s much more reasonable the following year at 6 million in 2014. Roddy’s currently 31, & when his contract expires he’ll be about 33. After two years of living in Miami, we might at that point have the inside-track at resigning him in 2015 if we desire to do so.