We have about $51 million in cap space. However, we have to keep some money to sign rookies and as a buffer, so we have about $41 million to work with.
Smith- $5.5 mil
He has a small time agent who wont want to jeapordize his relationship with the Dolphins. Plus he has gone on record saying he wants to be here. We need him.
Hartline- $4 mil
He gives us a hometown discount to stay. Solid player with good chemistry with Tannehill.
Fasano- $2.5 mil
Underrated TE, very solid starter.
McDaniel- $2 mil
We need a backup DT
Spitler- $0.5 mil
Developmental player, RFA
Garner- $1 mil
Important backup for the Oline
Total $15.5 mil
D. Patterson- $2.5 mil saved
We restructure his contract for a more favorable cap hit
R. Marshall- $3.5 mil saved
Didnt play much and got hurt. Wont be missed too badly.
R. Incognito- $4.5 mil saved
Doesnt move well, not a great fit for our Oline.
Total Savings $10.5 mil
G. Jennings WR - $8 mil
I think he is highly overrated, but he will make a decent slot type receiver in our new offense without a no 1 guy.
W. Beatty OT - $5 mil
Highly solid RT from the Giants, will allow us to move Martin to LT without causing huge problems.
A. Levitre OG - $7 mil
With Long gone, it is important that we improve our O-line, and he is the best OG on the market.
J. Byrd S- $8 mil
By far the best S on the market, will improve our secondary greatly.
M. Johnson DE- $8 mil
Gives us a strong pass rusher opposite Wake and allows us to kick Odrick inside to his natural position.
Total $36 Mil
Overall Cap Hit : $41 Mil
1. D. Milliner, CB
I am confident he will be available. Best CB in the draft and will give us a strong tandem with Smith.
2a. D. Thomas, OT/OG
We can kick him inside to RG to finish our new Oline.
2b. R. Woods, WR
Will never be a #1 WR because of his size, but doesnt need to be with Hartline and Jennings. Runs good routes and provides YAC, unlike Justin Hunter.
3a. B. Jenkins, DE
First round talent dropping due to injury, provides depth along the Dline, and will push Vernon. Eventually, one will be able to replace Wake.
3b. J. Franklin, RB
Will provide some RB depth after losing Bush and maybe even take over as the starter if he beats out Miller.
4. T. Matthieu, CB
A gamble, but well worth it at this spot to improve depth in the secondary.
5-7: Backup QB, backup OT, backup WR
QB: Tannehill, Devlin, Rookie
RB: Miller, Thomas, Franklin, Thigpen
TE: Fasano, Clay, Egnew
WR: Jennings, Hartline, Woods, Bess, Binns, Matthews
LT: Martin, Rookie
C: Pouncey, Samuda
RG: Thomas, Jerry
RT: Beatty, Garner
DE: Wake, Johnson, Vernon, Jenkins, Shelby
DT: Soliai, Odrick, Randall, McDaniel
LB: Dansby, Burnett, Misi, Spitler, Trusnik, Kaddu
CB: Smith, Milliner, Patterson, Carroll, Matthieu
S: Byrd, Jones, Wilson, Culver