MOCK MIAMI DOLPHINS OFFSEASON
OFFSEASON PREVIEW This is an exciting offseason for all Dolphins fans, with excess cap space paired with a bevy of draft picks in the top 100 the Phins appear to be poised to position themselves in the thick of the AFC playoff race. The Dolphins find themselves faced with many questions regarding their upcoming free agent class and without many home discounts forthcoming it's becoming increasingly likely that the 2013 Dolphins will have many new faces. When looking at this football team that continued their trend of mediocrity with another sub-.500 finish this past season, it's important to look at where the league is trending. I found when watching the team this past season most of our games were lost because of our poor protection of our rookie quarterback, a lack of talent on the outside and a pair of cornerbacks that cover. Entering free agency these are our biggest needs and I find that the out of house options are superior to what we have in house, and may come at a better price. Through free agency I want to plug as many holes as possible, not necessarily with a few high priced guys but several solid guys at a more affordable rate with room to grow. This will set us up for the draft where we can take the BPA from round to round. I want good pass protection, corners that can stick with receivers and receivers that can be relied on to help our franchise signal caller grow. Everything else comes secondary after that. With a few cuts we're positioned to have the most cap space in the NFL and with the right strategy can plug most if all our holes. As you will see the first moves I'd make would be to slash the contracts of Dan Carpenter, Dmitri Patterson and Richard Marshall to give us as much flexibility as possible. Looking at this free agency class I see a lot of depth at corner and tackle, which suits us nicely. Let me preface this by saying this is not a prediction of what Ireland is going to do come March 12th, this is what I would do with all our assets at our disposal. Let me also add I don't have a ton of experience with the salary cap, but have been slowly learning about it and if there's any issues with my calculations to bring it to my attention. Finally, I haven't watched nearly as much college football as I have in the past so most of my selections are based on scouting reports so feel free to give me some added insight. Hopefully enjoy my effort, took a fair amount of time, cheers.
Also one question for everyone, how does the salary cap rollover work?
For everyone who doesn't wanna read this whole thing, just take a look at our projected 2013 line up and free agency to see their terms. It's a bit daunting cause of the 51 player breakdown to show cap hits.
NEEDS ENTERING OFFSEASON 1. WR Last year it became painfully clear that the Dolphins wide receiving core lacked any game breaking ability. Outside of Hartline and Bess there was no consistency and there was an overall lack of speed on the field. Hartline is scheduled for free agency and should be a priority at a reasonable price. Mathews showed flashes once he got a chance to see the field. This unit needs a total face lift this offseason, it starts with a top FA and a high draft pick, along with the return of Hartline into the fold. 2. CB This has got to be the most frustrating position on the field for me. For what feels like as long as I've watched Dolphins football no matter how solid a defense we field we always fail on passing downs. I get nostalgic think about the days of Madison and Surtain and with the evolution of the NFL our glaring weaknesses are that much more apparent. This is the offseason to get some pieces at the corner position to get our play on the boundary in line with our safeties. This is a spot we must invest money in wisely and provide lots of quality depth. Clean house. 3. TE Another emerging trend in the NFL has been the seam threat tight end. The Dolphins have also been lagging behind the rest of the NFL in this regard. Fasano is a nice guy to have but we need more playmaking at the position. The Dolphins probably need to add 2 guys that compliment each other well, a solid blocking red zone target and another H-back type who can line up all over the field and create mismatches. 4. RT As the days pass it becomes more and more clear that Jake Long's days as a Dolphin are over. With Martin likely shifting over to the left side this creates a considerable hole on the right side. The offensive line has to be solidified for Tannehill to reach his high ceiling and his protection is a key to our success. 5. LDE A complement for Cam Wake is needed on the opposite side. Vernon is a nice developmental guy but still needs a little more seasoning, so a quality stop gap that can push the pocket and help push Odrick inside is a necessary step.
Daniel Thomas to the Titans for a 2013 5th round pick
Daniel Thomas has been a disappointment throughout his tenure with the Phins. For a big back he leaves a lot to be desired in short yardage situations and offers little to nothing in the passing game. If I couldn't get any picks back for him I'd simply cut him and give the guys behind him a better shot at playing time. In this deal I would send Thomas to the Titans to complement Chris Johnson.
Saves 455K towards the Cap for 2013.
CUT Dan Carpenter After Carp's sparking start to his career he has fallen off sharply. His contract hurts our cap situation and his recent play makes this decision a no brainer for me. I'd have him back at a slashed salary to compete with a rookie kicker but only under that circumstance.
Saves 2.7 million towards the Cap for 2013.
CUT Dmitri Patterson I liked what I saw from Patterson in his brief stint with the Phins. Unfortunately with a contract that pays him 4.6 million for the upcoming season there is no way to keep him at that price, especially when an outright cut has no negative consequences on our Cap situation. He's a quality fallback option on a cheap 2-year deal if we can't reach terms with his replacement.
Saves 4.6 million towards the Cap for 2013.
CUT Richard Marshall Richard Marshall was one of our bigger moves in free agency this past offseason, which I supported at the time, but Marshall, was hampered by a back injury which ended his season prematurely. I like this upcoming crop of corners in both the draft and free agency and clearing Marshall off the books would give us more flexibility. With him and Patterson out of the equation, along with Smith big changes must come to our secondary.
Saves 3.4 million towards the Cap for 2013
OVERALL SAVINGS = $11,155,000
RESIGN WR Brian Hartline Hartline has proved to be a capable #2 and has built a quality rapport with Tannehill over their first full season together. His inability to get in the endzone has been the main gripe among Dolphin fans but as far as I'm concerned he's a solid part of our offense and willl help Tannehill and the rest of the offense grow. I value him between 4.5 and 5 million but would go as far as 5.5 a year, we can't afford to create more holes on an already thin offensive core. Hartline may want to test the market to get Laurent Robinson money, but it's unlikely he's going to find many suitors at that price.
Re-sign Brian Hartline for 3 years @ $15 million.
S Tyron Culver Culver is a nice depth guy, but doesn't offer that much outside of being a serviceable backup. His depth and flexibility in our secondary is nice to have.
Re-sign Tyron Culver for 1 year @ 700K
CB/S Jonathon Amaya (RFA) Amaya came back in the Bush trade and will provide depth in the secondary.
Tender Jonathon Amaya for 1 year @ 630K.
QB Pat Devlin (RFA) Devlin lacks the skillset of a future starter but knows the offense and has continued to grow behind Tannehill. I would keep him around in hopes he can continue to develop into a solid #2 behind Tannehill.
Tender Pat Devlin for 1 year @ 555K
CB Bryan McCann (RFA) McCann will supply depth in a backfield short on personnel and talent.
Tender Bryan McCann for 1 year @ 555K
MLB Austin Spitler (RFA) Spitler is a quality special teams guy and provides a little extra depth at a cheap price.
Tender Austin Spitler for 1 year @ 555K
TOTAL COSTS = $7,955,000
LET THEM WALK/NON-TENDER OT Jake Long Injuries have sapped Longs dominance after emerging as one of the premier tackles in football over his first few seasons. With wildcard Jonathan Martin in house it will be his spot to sink or swim in. The cost of acquiring a right tackle is much smaller than that of a right tackle and without a hometown discount forthcoming it appears to be the end of the line for the former first overall pick.
Jake Long to the Bears for 5 years @ 45 million (25 guaranteed)
CB Sean Smith Smith's a maddeningly inconsistent performer and is seeking a contract likely 3 million greater than his actual worth. I would let him walk, as there's a handful of more consistent options on the market that will be worth the same or likely less. Look for him to get a contract in the ballpark of the one Eric Wright signed with the Bucs this past offseason.
Sean Smith to the Jaguars for 5 years @ 40 million (22 guaranteed).
DT Randy Starks I love Randy Starks, and although the franchise tag is an option in the salary cap era it's important for a team with as many needs as us to fill them effectively. The cost to retain Starks is too prohibitory when considering the fact that we have a competent enough player in Jared Odrick to fill his role. I also don't like Odrick on the outside and think it is necessary for him to move inside to maximize his value.
Randy Starks to the Broncos for 4 years @ 26 million (10 guaranteed)
RB Reggie Bush There seems to be a huge divide between fans relating to what we should do with Bush. The fact of the matter is we have a high upside back and we're ready to turn him loose. I like Thigpen as a guy who could develop as well, add another powerful back into the mix and we have a competent backfield. Bush did too much dancing last year and for a change of pace back his contract will be too prohibitory.
Reggie Bush to the Chargers for 4 years @ 16 million (6 million guaranteed)
TE Anthony Fasano Fasano has been a very underrated member of our franchise over the last few years and offers very solid blocking skills to go with a great pair of hands. Unfortunately he must be upgraded on because he offers too little between the 20s. Having Fasano as a compliment to a more athletic #1 is another good option depending on who we pursue.
Anthony Fasano to the Bucs for 2 years @ 5.5 million
QB Matt Moore Matt Moore would be a welcomed returnee to hold the clipboard behind Tanny and provide quality insurance in the event of an injury. This appears unlikely with so many teams in flux at the quarterback position and a potentially steep price tag for a back up. It's clear we want him back, but with chances to start he will price himself out of our range.
Matt Moore to the Browns for 2 years @ 10 million
FS Chris Clemons Chris Clemons emerged this past season as a solid complement to Reshad Jones. He isn't a game changer, but is a consistent option in the defensive backfield who seldom is caught out of position. I'd let him test the market because there's a lot of solid safety options this year that offer more game changing ability. If we strike out on some safeties, Clemons is a very solid candidate to return. G/T Tony McDaniel A potential fallback option with Starks being jettisoned out of town, but overall graded poorly across the board. An interior rotational lineman with better pass rushing ability will be a better avenue to take. K Nate Kaeding Brought in late season and one of many legs who could get an invite to push our drafted kicker. WR Marlon Moore (RFA) Has had 3 years to set himself apart in a poor receiving core and failed to do so. Mathews looks to have some upside and although Moore's skills on special teams will be missed they can be replaced. TE Jeron Mastrud (RFA) Tight end is a position that must be upgraded and Mastrud has proven to be no more than a marginal backup.
FREE AGENTS SIGNED OT Sebastian Vollmer
This is where the offseason gets fun. My biggest financial move is to solidify Tanny's offensive line. With Jake Long gone Martin will have his opportunity to run with the left tackle job, he's the biggest wild card on the offensive line. With Vollmer not only do we get a solid all around blocker, we steal him from a division rival. He excels as both a pass blocker and run blocker and is still young. Gosder Cherilus was also considered as his price tag will likely be less, but inconsistency and mediocrity in the run game gives the edge to Vollmer.
Sign Sebastian Vollmer for 5 years @ 37.5 million
CB Chris Houston
As I've mentioned our corners have been woeful for a long time. With many solid options on the market I decided to go with Houston. Although a little undersized he has been a solid corner in a bad secondary for the last few years and I liked him coming out of Arkansas as a prospect. He gets the edge over a handful of decent guys but to me he is only reaching his prime and can be a solid #1 in our secondary.
Sign Chris Houston for 5 years @ 30 million
WR Greg Jennings
When it comes down to wide receiver, it's not a question of "if" but "who"? Jennings is expecting a big pay day, unfortunately for him I don't see him reaching his lofty contract expectations. For 8.5 million a year he is a much better option than Wallace in my opinion. Wallace lacks the route running ability necessary in our WCO and Jennings is a proven option with experience in our system and a rock solid attitude. Although a potential injury risk Jennings still possesses the speed and quickness that has made him one of the most productive wide receivers in football. He will be a solid and reliable #1 for Tannehill and won't cripple our cap.
Sign Greg Jennings for 3 years @ 25.5 million
FS Glover Quin (HOU) Here's a guy I did everything in my power to work into our offseason blueprint. The Dolphins have struggled mightily covering tight end and slot receivers and Quin is the perfect remedy to that ailment. A converted corner, Quin lined up in the slot or over the tight end more than any other safety in football last year and his experience there is huge for a defense that is only a few pieces away.
Sign Glover Quin for 4 years @ 22.5 million
TE Martellus Bennett
Bennett is a perfect replacement for Fasano. He replaces what Fasano could do as a blocker and offers a level of athleticism that Fasano simply could not provide. As one of the best blocking tight ends in football he is also a big body who can help make plays in the redzone. Bennett is a freak athlete and in his first year out of Witten's shadow he finally seemed to emerge into the player many talent evaluators had envisioned.
Sign Martellus Bennett for 3 years @ 15 million
OG Brandon Moore
Moore has graded out as one of the best guards over the last couple seasons. Another lineman snatched away from a divisional rival. Although getting into his mid thirties, Moore is solid in both run and pass blocking, while also forcing Mark Sanchez fumbles, a win win. Bringing Moore in will solidify the right side of our line and gives us 2 years to find his heir apparent.
Sign Brandon Moore for 2 years @ 10 million
CB Greg Toler
The most underrated guy on my FA list, Toler has filled in as a capable #1 in Arizona, and is skilled enough to at least be a solid #2 in our secondary. Toler does come with some injury risks, but his price tag shouldn't be too steep and could be a bargain.
Sign Greg Toler for 2 years @ 7.5 million
DT Sen'Derrick Marks
With the departure of Starks, investing in a young depth guy with room to grow would be a wise move. Marks was a second rounder a couple years ago in Tennessee and if we're lucky maybe another Titan tackle will flourish the way Starks did. Marks is not particularly exceptional in any aspect of his game, but provides solid depth behind Odrick and Soliai, who is also only under contract for 1 more year.
Sign Sen'Derrick Marks for 2 years @ 3.75 million
DE Israel Idonije
Idonije had a solid year in Chicago and his veteran presence can help the likes of Vernon and a draft pick develop at their own pace. Idonije is solid against both the run and pass and would be a solid stopgap across from Wake and help our secondary.
Sign Israel Idonije for 1 year @ 3.5 million
TE James Casey
Another tight end who has developing in the shadow of an established NFL starter, Casey had a mini breakout this past season. Coming out of Rice he was one of those guys who lined up anywhere from H-back to quarterback, and little has changed in the NFL. Still young, Casey could develop into the perfect compliment to Bennett and offer another seam threat who can create mismatches all over the field.
Sign James Casey for 2 years @ 3 million
QB Seneca Wallace
Although out of football last year, I've always been a fan of Seneca's and his ability to keep plays alive. He has experience in the WCO, comes cheap and is similar athletically to Tannehill.
Sign Seneca Wallace for 1 year @ 720K
TOTAL COSTS = $48,845,000
NEEDS ENTERING DRAFT DE DT WR CB RB TE K
2013 NFL DRAFT ROUND 1
12) Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
42) Jonathon Banks, CB, Mississippi State
54) Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
79) Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
84) Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern
113) Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
ROUND 4 (Supplemental)
138) Brandon Washington, OG, Miami
146) Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State (via Thomas trade)
150) Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson
219) Omar Hunter, DT, Florida
226) Michael Clay, OLB, Oregon
POS Starter Backup 3rd String 4th String QB Ryan Tannehill Seneca Wallace* Pat Devlin RB Lamar Miller Stepfan Taylor** Marcus Thigpen Jonas Gray FB Jorvorskie Lane WR1 Greg Jennings* Davone Bess Rishard Mathews WR2 Brian Hartline* Justin Hunter** Armon Binns TE Martellus Bennett* James Casey* Charles Clay Michael Egnew
LT Jonathon Martin Will Yeatman LG Richie Incognito Brandon Washington** C Mike Pouncey Josh Samuda RG Brandon Moore* RT Sebastian Vollmer* John Jerry POS Starter Backup 3rd String 4th String DE Cameron Wake Olivier Vernon Malliciah Goodman** DT Jared Odrick Sen'Derrick Marks* Brandon Williams** DT Paul Soliai Kheeston Randall Omar Hunter** DE Israel Idonije* Barkevious Mingo** Derrick Shelby WLB Kevin Burnett Josh Kaddu Michael Clay** MLB Karlos Dansby Jason Trusnik Austin Spitler SLB Koa Misi Jonathon Freeny CB1 Chris Houston* Greg Toler* Nolan Carroll* Julian Posey CB2 Jonathon Banks** Tyrann Mathieu** Jimmy Wilson FS Glover Quin* Tyron Culver Kelcie McCray SS Reshad Jones Jonathon Amaya* POS Starter Backup 3rd String 4th String K Dustin Hopkins** P Brandon Fields LS John Denney
Top 51 2013 Cap Hit 2014 Cap Hit Dead Money 1 LB Karlos Dansby $8,575,000 $11,575,000 $4,650,000 2 WR Greg Jennings $8,000,000 $8,500,000 3 OT Sebastian Vollmer $7,500,000 $7,500,000 4 DT Paul Soliai $7,375,000 UFA $1,575,000 5 CB Chris Houston $6,000,000 $6,000,000 6 LB Kevin Burnett $5,700,000 $7,000,000 $2,500,000 7 OL Richie Incognito $5,383,334 UFA $1,083,334 8 DE Cameron Wake $5,015,000 $7,285,000 $14,985,000 9 TE Martellus Bennett $5,000,000 $5,000,000 10 WR Brian Hartline $5,000,000 $5,000,000 11 OG Brandon Moore $4,500,000 $5,500,000 12 CB Greg Toler $3,500,000 $4,000,000 13 DE Israel Idonije $3,500,000 UFA 14 WR Davone Bess $3,433,334 UFA $750,000 15 QB Ryan Tannehill $2,879,205 $3,455,046 $10,365,138 16 C Mike Pouncey $2,525,371 $2,946,267 $5,471,638 17 FS Glover Quin $5,000,000 $5,500,000 18 DT Sen'Derrick Marks $1,500,000 $2,000,000 19 DE Jared Odrick $1,939,868 $2,004,873 $2,599,271 20 DE Barkevious Mingo** (12) $1,877,306 $2,346,295 21 P Brandon Fields $1,645,000 $3,661,116 $2,080,000 22 TE James Casey $1,500,000 UFA 23 LB Koa Misi $1,131,905 UFA $467,500 24 OT Jonathan Martin $1,087,333 $1,304,800 $2,047,067 25 LS John Denney $1,013,750 UFA $143,750 26 LB Jason Trusnik $931,666 $1,055,000 $400,000 27 CB Jonathon Banks (43) $871,791 $1,089,739 28 OL John Jerry $789,625 UFA $214,625 29 QB Seneca Wallace $720,000 UFA 30 S Tyron Culver $700,000 UFA 31 DE Olivier Vernon $669,520 $759,520 $478,560 32 WR Justin Hunter** (56) $659,300 $824,125 33 TE Michael Egnew $652,239 $742,239 $441,717 34 CB/S Jonathon Amaya $630,000 UFA 35 CB Nolan Carroll $622,939 UFA $47,939 36 S Reshad Jones $615,075 RFA $40,075 37 RB Lamar Miller $601,500 $691,500 $364,500 38 TE Charles Clay $583,000 $673,000 $56,000 39 CB Jimmy Wilson $566,475 $656,475 $22,950 40 RB Stepfan Taylor** (79) $556,594 $671,594 41 OT Will Yeatman $555,000 RFA $0 42 QB Pat Devlin $555,000 RFA 43 Bryan McCann $555,000 RFA 44 LB Austin Spitler $555,000 RFA 45 DT Brandon Williams (84) $546,890 $656,890 46 CB Tyrann Mathieu (113) $515,845 $605,845 47 OG Brandon Washington (138) $454,500 $544,500 48 DT Kheeston Randall $495,612 $585,612 $46,836 49 WR Rishard Matthews $493,403 $583,403 $38,544 50 DE Derrick Shelby $483,333 $573,334 $1,667 51 RB Marcus Thigpen $482,500 $572,500 $5,000 TOP 51 Salaries $116,443,213 + Dead Money $4,663,572 Final Offseason
Team Salary 2013
$121,106,785 Salary Cap Space $2,793,215 RB Jonas Gray $480,000 $570,000 $0 G/C Josh Samuda $480,000 $570,000 $0 FB Jorvorskie Lane $480,000 $570,000 $0 LB Josh Kaddu $480,000 ERFA $0 WR Armon Binns $480,000 ERFA $0 LB Jonathan Freeny $480,000 ERFA $0 TE Kyle Miller $480,000 $480,000 $0 CB Julian Posey $480,000 $480,000 $0 DT DeAndre Presley $480,000 LB Lee Robinson $480,000 K Dustin Hopkins (146) $452,220 $542,220 DE Malliciah Goodman (150) $451,048 $541,048 DT Omar Hunter (219) $417,150 $507,150 Michael Clay (226) $416,850 $506,074 S Kelcie McCray $408,333 $405,000 $3,333 OT Andrew McDonald $405,000 Chandler Burden $405,000 Brian Tyms $405,000 Jeff Adams $405,000 Jeff Fuller $405,000 Projected Cap Space Resigning Costs Free Agency Costs Total Signing Costs Leftover for Draft Picks Draft Cost $6,688,612 Total Cap Space Remaining CUTS K Dan Carpenter - $3,012,500 - $2,700,000 $312,500 CB Dimitri Patterson - $4,600,000 - $4,600,000 $0 CB Richard Marshall - $5,766,666 - $4,600,000 $2,333,334 RB Daniel Thomas $882,652 $669,217 $426,870 Dead Money CB RIchard Marshall $2,333,334 CB Vontae Davis $1,111,250 RB Daniel Thomas $426,870 K Dan Carpenter 312,500 WR Clyde Gates $226,576 LB Josh Kaddu $140,055 WR B.J. Cunningham $79,650 CB Kevyn Scott $6,000 DT Chas Alecxih $5,000 WR Jeff Fuller $5,000 WR Derek Moye $3,334 DE Jarrell Root $3,334 DE Jacquies Smith $3,334 OL Dustin Waldron $3,334 LB Shelly Lyons $2,000 TE Les Brown $1,667 OL Andrew McDonald $334 Total Dead Money $4,663,572 Salary Cap $123,900,000 Total 2013 Salary Cap
Projected Cap Space
Cost for Draft Picks Projected Cap Space
Considering Draft Picks
OFFSEASON REVIEW So some final thoughts with this offseason. You can see with all these moves that we're still under the salary cap with a bit of a buffer. We've got solid starters across the board with no glaring holes. There are rumors that Quin will be tagged and if that's the case we have even more room and we can bring back Clemons (probably 3 a year).
Looking forward you can see our 2014 situation. I include the guys under contract, and would cut Dansby, while restructuring Burnett. When it's all said and done we're in decent cap space for the upcoming seasons only needing to replace starters at guard, defensive tackle, middle linebacker and long snapper.
Let me know what Dolphins nation thinks!
Top 51 2014 Cap Hit Dead Money 1 WR Greg Jennings $8,500,000 2 OT Sebastian Vollmer $7,500,000 3 DE Cameron Wake $7,285,000 $14,985,000 4 CB Chris Houston $6,000,000 5 OG Brandon Moore $5,500,000 6 FS Glover Quin $5,500,000 7 LB Kevin Burnett $5,000,000 RESTRUCTURE 8 TE Martellus Bennett $5,000,000 9 WR Brian Hartline $5,000,000 10 CB Greg Toler $4,000,000 11 P Brandon Fields $3,661,116 $2,080,000 12 QB Ryan Tannehill $3,455,046 $10,365,138 13 C Mike Pouncey $2,946,267 $5,471,638 14 Round 1 $2,500,000* 15 DE Barkevious Mingo** (12) $2,346,295 16 DE Jared Odrick $2,004,873 $2,599,271 17 DT Sen'Derrick Marks $2,000,000 18 TE James Casey $1,500,000 19 Round 2 $1,150,000* 20 OT Jonathan Martin $1,304,800 $2,047,067 21 LB Jason Trusnik $1,055,000 $400,000 22 CB Jonathon Banks (43) $1,089,739 23 Round 3 $900,000* 24 WR Justin Hunter** (56) $824,125 25 DE Olivier Vernon $759,520 $478,560 26 TE Michael Egnew $742,239 $441,717 27 Round 4 $700,000* 28 RB Lamar Miller $691,500 $364,500 29 TE Charles Clay $673,000 $56,000 30 RB Stepfan Taylor** (79) $671,594 31 DT Brandon Williams (84) $656,890 32 CB Jimmy Wilson $656,475 $22,950 33 CB Tyrann Mathieu (110) $605,845 34 DT Kheeston Randall $585,612 $46,836 35 WR Rishard Matthews $583,403 $38,544 36 DE Derrick Shelby $573,334 $1,667 37 RB Marcus Thigpen $572,500 $5,000 38 RB Jonas Gray $570,000 $0 39 G/C Josh Samuda $570,000 $0 40 FB Jorvorskie Lane $570,000 $0 41 OG Brandon Washington (134) $544,500 42 K Justin Hopkins (137) $544,625 43 DE Malliciah Goodman (141) $543,000 44 Brandon Williams (203) $510,150 45 Round 5 $500,000* 46 TE Kyle Miller $480,000 47 CB Julian Posey $480,000 S Reshad Jones RFA $40,075 OT Will Yeatman RFA $0 QB Pat Devlin RFA Bryan McCann RFA TOP 51 Salaries $94,056,448 + Dead Money $4,650,000 Final Offseason
Team Salary 2013
$98,706,448 Salary Cap Space Estimated Cap $125,000,000* Cuts LB Karlos Dansby $11,575,000 $4,650,000 Restructure LB Kevin Burnett -$2,000,000 2014 UFA's DT Paul Soliai UFA OL Richie Incognito UFA DE Israel Idonije UFA WR Davone Bess UFA QB Seneca Wallace UFA LB Koa Misi UFA LS John Denney UFA CB/S Jonathon Amaya UFA OL John Jerry UFA CB Nolan Carroll UFA
2014 Projected Roster and Holes
POS Starter Backup 3rd String 4th String QB Ryan Tannehill Pat Devlin RB Lamar Miller Stepfan Taylor** Marcus Thigpen Jonas Gray FB Jorvorskie Lane WR1 Greg Jennings* Rishard Mathews WR2 Brian Hartline* Justin Hunter** Armon Binns TE Martellus Bennett* James Casey* Charles Clay Michael Egnew
LT Jonathon Martin Will Yeatman LG Brandon Washington** C Mike Pouncey Josh Samuda RG Brandon Moore* RT Sebastian Vollmer* POS Starter Backup 3rd String 4th String DE Cameron Wake Olivier Vernon Malliciah Goodman** DT Jared Odrick Sen'Derrick Marks* DT Kheeston Randall DE Barkevious Mingo** Derrick Shelby WLB Kevin Burnett Josh Kaddu Michael Clay** MLB Jason Trusnik SLB Jonathon Freeny CB1 Chris Houston* Greg Toler* Julian Posey CB2 Jonathon Banks** Tyrann Mathieu** Jimmy Wilson FS Chris Clemons Kelcie McCray SS Reshad Jones (RFA) POS Starter Backup 3rd String 4th String K Dustin Hopkins** P Brandon Fields LS