The Miami Dolphins made some tough decisions two off-seasons ago. Then last year, Bill Parcells made quite a few more. Now it appears that this off-season, already one that has seen it’s share of free agency eve signings is about to take another turn. And this time, the holiday is over. The Dolphins are releasing DE Vonnie Holliday.
Holliday was due a 1.5 million dollar bonus this week for simply being on the roster. Add that to his 2.5 million dollar salary this year and the 200,000 dollar workout bonus and Holliday became expendable. Asked to redo his contract, it has been reported that he declined saying he wanted the back end of his contract paid in full.
The Dolphins now will turn their attention to the draft for some depth and rely on the two drafted rookies last season. Kendall Langford and 2nd round pick Phillip Merling. The Phins received a decent return in their investment from the signing of Holliday. A leader in the lockerroom, Holliday has also led on the field.
The Dolphins still could bring Holliday back to Miami at a lower price if Holliday doesn’t find the contract numbers he wants on the open market.