Category Archives: Free Agency

Addition Evaluation: Grading All of the Dolphins’ Week 1 Free Agency Moves

While the Miami Dolphins haven’t made any “splash” signings since the league year started last week, don’t make any claims that they haven’t been active. The team has addressed a number of concerns ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft, and they have done an admirable job keeping their best talent in South Beach. Between trading for two players that fill

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Man in the Middle: How Will Lawrence Timmons Elevate the Dolphins’ Defense?

On Friday, the Miami Dolphins made the wise decision to address their talent-starved linebacker corps by signing 10-year Steelers standout Lawrence Timmons to a two-year, $12 million contract. While the 30-year-old linebacker is not the freak athlete he used to be, he still represents a major upgrade over every linebacker not named Kiko Alonso. While Timmons’ exact role is to

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Changing of the Guard: Scouting Kevin Zeitler as a Free Agent Fit for Miami

The Dolphins’ decision to trade Branden Albert was definitely a smart one. Moving on from the injury prone veteran and his bloated contract (due almost $9 million this year) in exchange for a talented tight end in Julius Thomas addressed an important need ahead of the 2017 NFL season. Additionally, the coaching staff can now prepare rookie standout Laremy Tunsil

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Finding the Edge: Could Patriots DE Jabaal Sheard Take Miami’s D-Line to the Next Level?

Cameron Wake and Andre Branch were a solid edge-rushing tandem for the Miami Dolphins last season with a combined 17 sacks. Wake was especially dangerous with 11.5 sacks to go along with 5 forced fumbles that warranted serious Comeback Player of the Year consideration. However, with Cameron Wake turning 35 and Andre Branch’s potential departure in free agency, moves need

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Secondary Solution: Scouting Free Agent Cornerback Darius Butler as a Fit for Miami

Due to mounting injuries amongst the starting four in the Miami Dolphins’ secondary, the unit never materialized into the “Legion of Boom” that Byron Maxwell believes to be possible. As it stands currently, the secondary will again feature Reshad Jones, Isa Abdul-Quddus, Byron Maxwell, and Xavien Howard. Reshad Jones is a transcendent talent (if healthy), Byron Maxwell was excellent after

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Free Agency Primer: 10 Players the Dolphins Should Target On This Year’s Market

Now that the 2016 NFL season is officially over, it is time for the Miami Dolphins to start narrowing down their list of realistic free agent acquisitions ahead of the 2017 NFL season. While the front office has a number of important decisions to make in regard to player retention, draft scouting, and managing their cap situation, they need to

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