Sep 13, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron (84) makes a diving catch past Washington Redskins free safety Trenton Robinson (34) during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
$9.5 million cap number
When Cameron was signed by the Dolphins it was a good indication that the Dolphins finally realized the need for a big red-zone/seam threat tight end. The Dolphins can’t figure out how to use him properly. Cameron has been a huge disappointment this season but I believe that is more the fault of the team than the player. To prove that point a bit further, none of the Dolphins tight-ends have done much this season.
Combined the tight-ends have five touchdowns on the year. Two by Cameron, one by Sims, and two by Jake Stoneburner who has been inactive most of the season. The Dolphins are so poor at getting Cameron involved that he has only 26 receptions for just over 300 yards on the year.
Restructure or release?
Restructuring Cameron makes sense only if the next head coach knows how to use the tight end position and frankly, there hasn’t been much difference between Cameron and Sims. If the Dolphins do restructure it’s likely to still carry a heavier cap number than what they will save by releasing him. Miami will save $7.5 million by letting the tight-end go and that is the route I would go as well.
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