The Miami Dolphins are less than an hour from kicking off their final 2015 regular season game and some of the players that will be lining up today will not be on the team when the Dolphins kick-off 2016.
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Forget about names like Jamar Taylor, he is inactive so if he is not on the roster, then he played his final game weeks ago. The same can be said about Cameron Wake as well.
Brent Grimes – Barring a restructure or a new deal it’s hard to imagine the Dolphins keeping Grimes at $9.5 million next season. Grimes is still productive but not that productive especially considering the cap space Miami will need to clear heading into the off-season. So enjoy Grimes today because he may not be playing here in 2016.
Olivier Vernon – Vernon is an impending free agent and it’s been rumored through his agent that he will not give Miami a hometown discount. Vernon has played his entire football career in South Florida so a change of cities might be something he is looking forward to. Vernon is expected to ask for high dollars on the open market and will probably get more than he is valued at given the poor class of potential free agent edge rushers.
Derrick Shelby – Shelby is an unrestricted free agent and wants to start. If Miami can’t promise that opportunity and another team can, Shelby will be gone. The problem for the Dolphins is there is no way to really gauge what value Shelby has. Monetarily or on the field because Miami doesn’t know what system will be in place next season…which is why it’s a good thing that March is still two months away.
Jordan Cameron – Cameron is a prime example of Dolphins mishandling of players. One of the top receiving tight ends in the league only two seasons ago, the Dolphins have miserably failed to get him involved in their offense making him an expensive free agent trophy. Cameron will count upwards of $9 million next season and it’s likely that he won’t be retained next year. Which means he will join another club and put up big numbers.
Kelvin Sheppard – Another impending free agent, Sheppard has been mostly horrible this year. He has failed to be consistent against the rush and worse against the pass. He has no pass rushing ability and does not make contact regularly at the line of scrimmage. Sheppard is one of the players that you should hope is playing his final game with Miami.