Joey Haynos, 1-1 Joey was just maturing as a TE before a serious knee injury and for for the organization to leave him as an unrestricted free agent with no talks or offers spells the end of his Fin days for me. That is a shame considering the TE position is so deep with bodies, but not talent (except for Fasano).,
Benny Sapp, 1-1. Harris and Allen will be back making Sapp and his 1.7 million dollar salary dispensable. Sapp played so poorly at times, it would be a mistake to bring him back at any price.
Joe Berger, 3-1. Being a center may lower his odds, but I don’t see it. Big Joe struggled with blocking assignments and was particualy bad on run blocking. Making 800K and with Pouncey being drafted and Richie Incognitio backing up, it is time to cut ties.
Yerimah Bell, 10-1. My first “OMG” pick. Bell is one of my favorite players on the team and still a thumper. I am hoping I am wrong on this one because it will hurt the most. What may save him is the Dolphins are not deep at safety and have ignored the positon thus far in free agency. However, due to make 5 mil (ala Crowder) this year and turning 34 will make it tempting for the Fins to go shopping. Too bad they have already let such good talent be signed by other clubs, not to mention foolishly throwing in safety and special teamer Jonathon Amaya in with the Reggie Bush deal.
Ronnie Brown, 1-1. Imminent. We will miss you RB!
Ricky Williams, 2-1. The facts are the FO did not try and extend his contract last year and drafted Daniel Thomas. That was bad enough, but signing Reggie Bush sealed his fate.
Mickey Shuler, 4-1. The Fins currently have six TE’s on the roster, including recent pick Charles Clay. My best guess is they keep four. As I mentioned, Haynos will be gone and so will Mickey. Why do I pick him? He carries a salary of over 400K and is the oldest. Like I said, “WAG”.
Phillip Merling, 3-1. Merling is set to make 700K and is in his last year of his contract. Aside from being loaded at DE, Merling has been a disappointment by most measures. The best case scenario is he could be used as trade bait to upgrade another position.
Mount Vernon Carey, 5-1. Carey is another “OMG” pick. He is the 4th highest paid player on the team raking in a cool 5.8 million per year. Maybe last year was not a good assessment of his talent, but he did not look like himself. He appeared on the heavy side and slow. However, he played hurt and was ultimately placed on I/R. The decision. will probably come down to how much confidence the staff has in John Jerry or even Ray Feinga.
Deon Anderson, 2-1. Who? Deon is a 5th year FB who finished the year on the I/R.
There you have it. My best guess on ten guys I believe will be gone before opening day. Some will be wrong of course and much depends on upcoming events, but don’t be shocked if they all come true.