What lies in store for the Miami Dolphins secondary this year? The Dolphins believe that Xavien Howard is the future and the most impressive so far has been Cordrea Tankersley the rookie out of Clemson. Falling potentially out of favor is Byron Maxwell who has struggled during pre-season.
Some believe that Maxwell’s performance is a result of the team trying different schemes with Maxwell but if that is the case they haven’t worked. Maxwell was benched early last year before rebounding for a very solid second half however the Dolphins may not sit around and wait for Maxwell to get out of his own head. The Dolphins could save $5.5 million in cap space by cutting him and eating $3 million in dead money. Regardless it’s likely that Maxwell will be in Miami only one more year.
The Dolphins have some tough decisions to make with their secondary. Tory McTer has looked promising and Alterraun Verner is challenging to start.
Predictions: Xavien Howard, Alterraun Verner, Tankersley, Jordan Lucas, Bobby McCain, Byron Maxwell, Tory McTyer
Outside: Maxwell and McTyer could be on the bubble. McTyer will be a surprise addition to the roster and Maxwell would be a surprise release.
Cut: Larry Hope, Lafayette Pitts,
Safety: For now it’s the Reshad Jones and Nate Allen show but that will change when T.J. McDonald is reinstated after week eight.
Predcitions: Allen, Jones, Michael Thomas, Walt Aikens,
Outside: TJ McDonald will not count a roster spot while suspended. A.J. Hendy could come close.
Cuts: A.J. Hendy, Maurice Smith,
Roster at 53