Miami Dolphins Made Key Unheralded Moves


The Miami Dolphins made some key moves on Friday that went largely under the radar. The Dolphins re-signed Louis Delmas to a one year $3.5 million contract, re-signed Matt Moore and also re-signed Lamichael James. This takes care of quite a few needs for the Phins and really does help them as a team. Each of the moves is very important in its own right. While it might not appear so at first, these moves were some of the most important of the offseason.

Louis Delmas– The Miami Dolphins absolutely needed a safety before going into the draft. This draft is really weak at safety as I have mentioned before. It was imperative for them to not go into the draft hoping to obtain a starter late in the draft. Louis Delmas was pretty good while he was healthy last year and it is no surprise that the defense fell apart shortly after he was lost for the season. His presence on the backend is a welcome sight to Dolphin fans. He and Reshad Jones formed quite the tandem last year. Delmas is a Miami native and seemed to be more than happy to stay down here in South Florida and continue to represent his hometown Dolphins. He is most definitely an injury risk, having finished last season on IR and having been injured many times throughout his career. The caveat of that is that for a low cost one year deal the Miami Dolphins do not face too much risk and in fact seem to only benefit from this. If he stays healthy it is a very shrewd signing, if he gets injured then it wont hurt them too much.

Matt Moore– With the amount of sacks that Ryan Tannehill has taken over the last couple years having a solid backup QB is a virtual necessity. Having one of the caliber of Matt Moore is a real luxury. Matt Moore has but nothing but a team player for this franchise since he first signed with Miami. He also has a great bond with Tannehill and is an excellent sounding board for him on the sidelines and in the meeting room. In an offseason of so much change for Tannehill, having a familiar face in the meeting rooms is a welcome sight for him.

Lamichael James– This move is good in that it provides a nice second option as a return man. This helps the team out by relieving some pressure from having to use Jarvis Landry in this role. James has also always been an intriguing option back to his college days, so hopefully he can regain that form in Miami.