There are not a lot of players that Miami “needs” to re-sign and the two listed here are not necessarily “must-have” players but they should be highly considered to be re-signed.
Andre Branch – UFA
Branch played well late and the Dolphins have need at defensive end. Where his salary demands are will determine where Miami sees him in their future. Branch has told members of the media that he hopes to be back in Miami. He very well may. The Dolphins have no one ready to step into that role and they need more than just one DE. Cam Wake is 34 years old and Miami needs someone who can takeover sooner rather than later.
Kenny Stills – UFA
Stills caught 9 touchdowns and if he had caught the one against Seattle the Dolphins would have played the Texans instead of the Steelers last weekend. Of course that is all a “if only” scenario. That drop made Stills focus more.
His output in 2016 was a huge jump from 2015 and he developed a solid rapport with Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins won’t break the bank on Stills, who want’s to stay in Miami. They believe that Leonte Carroo can take over on the outside but letting go of good talent is something that needs to change in Miami and Stills would be a top choice to return.