The Miami Dolphins have placed a qualifying offer on restricted free agent Michael Thomas, according to Tom Pelissero. The one-year tender is the low/rights of first refusal tender, which would pay Thomas a $1.8 million salary for 2017. Thomas has played safety and cornerback for the Dolphins, and was named the team’s special teams captain last year. He finished second in the league in special teams tackles last year.
The low-tender gives Miami the right to match any offer another team makes to Thomas, but would not provide Miami any compensation if they choose to not match an offer.
Miami also has linebacker Kiko Alonso, tight end Dominique Jones, running back Damien Williams, and defensive tackle Nick Williams scheduled to become restricted free agents at 4pm ET today. They can place qualifying tenders on any of those players before that time, though reports indicate the team is attempting to sign Alonso to a long-term contract.