A Whopping 15 Phins Headed To FA

The Miami Dolphins may have 39 million dollars to spend in free agency but they appear to be in need of every dime.  With 15 players, including RFA Channing Crowder, headed to the free agent market at mid-night tonight, the Phins will have a ton of holes to fill on this years roster.

Mentioned above, Channing Crowder is restricted free agent who has yet to be tendered a contract offer.  Entering the meat market are S Yeremiah Bell, RB Jesse Chatman, RB Patrick Cobbs, RB Samkon Gado, G Rex Hadnot, QB Cleo Lemon, G Chris Liwienski, G Gene Mruczkowski, DT Chase Page, LB Derrick Pope, S Lance Schulters, LB Donnie Spragan, and S Travares Tillman.

In addition to the above mentioned 13, Cory Lekkerkerker is also a restricted free agent and can be signed or tendered by midnight as well. 

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  • http://www.miamidolphins.co.uk Shady

    Yeah, I think this was mentioned a few days ago in the "Cap space" thread. It’s ok having lots of space but if you only have around 40 guys on the roster then the picture isn’t quite so rosy. For me this just makes it all the more important that we trade down in the draft so we don’t end up paying crazy money to one "hit or bust" at #1…

  • MisterX

    I thought I was the only one who had thought about this until  someone else posted this option on a fan site:  if no one trades up for our #1 pick, why don’t we forfeit the pick, drop to 3rd and pick there…and pay less $  for that spot?

  • http://www.miamidolphins.co.uk Shady

    Is there a precedence for that? What do the rules say on it?

  • Deof Movestofca

    There really isn’t much the rules can say about it.  It’s not like the league can force a team to make a pick at a certain time, they can only "penalize" them by letting another team get a chance at picking before them.And having a lot of Dolphins FAs hit the open market isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since the more of them that sign with other teams increases the chances that Miami might get compensation picks next year (although I don’t know how likely that would be with how hot and heavy Miami is signing other teams’ FAs).