Several players could come back at team friendly deal but in many cases they are more or less fall back options or are needed for depth.
Dion Sims – UFA
Unlike Cameron, Sims isn’t hurt. The question really is whether or not the Dolphins will value him as much he may value himself on the open market. Hurting Sims is that after four years he is still progressing and only showing signs of potential. Sims isn’t going to get a lot of free agent offers and that could be a reason Miami brings him back at team friendly salary.
Spencer Paysinger – UFA
Paysinger played well on special teams this year and after two years of assuming he was out the door, he didn’t play that poorly when he needed to be on the field. Paysinger isn’t going to break the back for Miami or anyone else and he has value on the ST’s.
Michael Thomas – UFA
I like Michael Thomas. Always have. The problem is that Thomas isn’t becoming starting material and Miami needs a top safety to pair with Reshad Jones. Thomas is a viable option as a back-up so if the price were team friendly I would definitely bring him back for another two years.
Jelani Jenkins – UFA
The Dolphins desperately need to improve their linebackers and that includes Jenkins. Honestly I toiled with putting him on the no list due to injuries and lack of progress. Still Jenkins knows the system and if he can be signed to a deal that would not guarantee him a starting job it might be worth it to keep him. The problem is that Miami needs to upgrade from Jenkins and that is going to be more costly than keeping him.