UPDATE: Free agency is now expected to begin on July 28th and not July 25th as reported earlier. This is in part due to a two to three day symposium for team executives to dissect the new CBA…when it is official.
Ben Volin over at the Palm Beach Post has been crunching some numbers. According to what is hearing, the NFL salary cap may not be the 120 million that was reported by ESPN but instead could, with new team specific adjustments, be in the neighborhood of 130 million. If that is the case, the Miami Dolphins would find themselves around 20 to 25 million under the cap. According to Volin.
The Dolphins will spend some of that dough on their own free agents and as Volin pointed out in his article, they could restructure the contracts of Vernon Carey or Channing Crowder and could also sign Paul Soliai to a new deal. All of which could put the Phins even lower in terms of that salary availability.
Take a quick trip to the Palm Beach Post and read his full article by clicking the image capture below then let us know what you think.