Now that the draft has been over for some time now, it’s time to discuss the Dolphins and their moves this offseason. Or is it?
According to the NFLTR, the Dolphins have the fourth highest cap space in the league at $28,669,616. This even after spending big bucks on players like Byron Jones, Kyle Van Noy, and even a few of their rookies including QB Tua Tagovailoa who just signed his 4 year $30 million deal which includes a 5th year option.
The Dolphins just have four rookies to sign, two of them being first round picks in Austin Jackson and Noah Igbinoghene. The Dolphins’ total pool of funds needed to sign their 2020 draft class is $17,517,278, but less than $14 million will be needed in cap space because only the top-51 salaries on the team’s 90-player training camp roster counts against the salary cap.
So should Chris Grier and co spend some of that extra money on any remaining free agents? The Dolphins are reportedly interested in two players, Cornerback Logan Ryan, and IOL Larry Warford.
It is being reported that Wraford is asking for 7 million dollars annually. Warford, 28, has made the pro bowl three times in the last three years only gave up two sacks in the 2019 regular season and one in the postseason. He fits Chan Gailey’s spread offense perfectly and could be a good mentor for rookies Robert Hut, Soloman Kindley, and Austin Jackson.
Logan Ryan, 29, has played for flores before in New England and recently in Tennessee. Even with having two of the highest paid corners in the league and drafting corner Noah Igbonogonhe in the first round, Chris Grier seems interested in Logan Ryan. Ryan wants close to the $9.5 million he made last season for 2020, which may be unrealistic at this point in free agency.
Warford makes too much sense while Ryan is a bit of a head scratcher, however is familiar with Coach Flores.