Last year Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland and his staff made a critical error in judgement when it came to adding a receiver to replace traded Brandon Marshall. Had the Dolphins had a three day window prior to the start of free agency, it’s likely they would have landed a top WR. And overpaid.
This year, it looks like the Dolphins will indeed land their top WR they desperately seek. And will overpay. According to various rumors, the Miami Dolphins are leading the charge for Mike Wallace‘s services who is reportedly seeking a deal that will pay him 11-12 million per season. According to other rumors the Dolphins have already laid out an offer that will meet that demand.
The Dolphins still have plenty of cap space and very well could add Mike Wallace and more. Rumors persist that the Dolphins are also pursuing RT Eric Winston who was recently let go by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Dolphins passed last season on Winston but according to a report is back on the Phins radar. Winston is represented by Drew Rosenhaus who was recently in Miami working deals for the Dolphins own free agents.
Another free agent that the Dolphins apparently will let walk, Sean Smith, has received a lot of interest on day one of the tampering season. From Philadelphia to Washington and Tampa Bay to New England, Smith has had his name mentioned the most today around the web in terms of early interest. It does not however look as though Smith will choose a winning franchise over money. He made it clear he expects and wants to get paid.
The Dolphins have also been linked to rumors surrounding WR Brandon Gibson (they declined to tender Marlon Moore today) and NY Giants TE Martellus Bennett. There has been scant news on the Dolphins making any additions or showing interest on the defensive side of the ball.