Dolphins Free Agency - First 3 Day Wrap Up

The Miami Dolphins have, as has become an expectation in recent years, made a significant splash in free agency in 2015, bolstering their roster at apparent positions of strength during the 2014 season, with a blockbuster deal bringing Ndamukong Suh in from the Lions, and more recently Jordan Cameron in from the Browns on a 2-year $15 million deal. The difference this year, if you noticed, is that  under Mike Tannenbaum's leadership, with Hickey, Philbin and Stephen 'Money Whisperer' Ross advising, the Dolphins haven't overpaid in desperation such as when they decided to splash the cash for Mike Wallace, or commit too much money to Ellerbe for example, off a less than convincing breakout season. No, Miami paired one of the most ferocious DTs that the league has seen for the last decade, with one of the most explosive DEs, in Cameron Wake and with serviceable defensive playmakers behind these two stars (see Vernon, Mitchell, Shelby), which has escalated the Dolphins D-line, on paper, to the Bills level.

After Jordan Cameron's agent spooked reporters (*cough* @mortreport), Miami jumped and signed the monster 6'5" tight end to a generous contract, essentially waving Charles Clay bye bye to Buffalo, but no, next thing we hear Clay is flying back to South Beach to.. sign his tender? Assuming Cameron's first year cap hit is in the region of $5-$7.5 million, the Dolphins would be left with approximately zero cap space if Clay stays, which is a shame, because who wouldn't want to have a rotation of Clay, Cameron and Sims allowing Clay to be used more as a H-Back where he has proven his versatility.

After releasing Cortland Finnegan and not tendering R.J. Stanford, the Dolphins signed Brice McCain from Pittsburgh, presumably to start opposite Pro Bowler Brent Grimes, accompanied by the re-signing of T.J Heath, the commitment to depth in the secondary is clear, yet it still begs the question what path the Dolphins are going to go down in regards to who will replace Louis Delmas (if not the man himself).

By no means are the Dolphins done, it would be foolish to write them off for any unrestricted free agent, the organisation have their fingers in all the pies just like the Patriots have them in discarded, unwanted AFC East fall out, anyway, Happy Hunting, Ross, we are all watching.

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