Miami Dolphins could have this weekend grocery list
On Saturday all NFL teams must get to the mandated 53 man roster and that includes the Miami Dolphins. 37 players from every team will be released.
Every week, my wife and I create a list; a grocery list. We have a notepad on our fridge and we write items that we need for the upcoming week. This logic is probably shared with anyone that lives with someone. It helps keep you organized and provides insight on what you need. I’m not sure if Adam Gase and Chris Grier share a fridge, but this upcoming weekend I’m sure there shopping list might look a little like this.
Based on three preseason games the Miami Dolphins are not a perfect team. They actually haven’t won a game this calendar year, but that means nothing. They have depth at certain positions and some potential questions at others. With all NFL teams trimming their roster to 53 on Saturday here are some targets the Dolphins should focus on:
Special Note – I have no insight if these players will be available. I’m just guessing based on some research.
Right Guard – Jeff Allen – Houston Texans
The Texans blew up their Oline this past off-season. They brought in two new guards, and then placed Allen on the physically unable to perform list. That didn’t make any sense, as two years ago the Texans handed Allen a salary of over 7MM per season. Allen was simply amazing in KC, which is why he got a Brinks truck full of money from the Texans. Allen would provide the Dolphins with additional guard depth and with Ted Larsen being injured yesterday, it might be a great value add signing.
Also, the Dolphins should keep an eye on what is going on in San Fran, if Joshu Garnett is released, he could be a better option than Allen. As the Dolphins have an inside source, their starting center Daniel Kilgore was his former teammate.
Right Tackle – Jeremey Parnell – Jacksonville Jaguars
Hoping that Ja’Wan James plays 16 games is like asking your wife to be ready in 10 minutes. It’s not gonna happen. We can try to believe it, but based on history, we know it won’t happen. Sam Young is not a starter and he would be the first man up, which is why looking for a swing tackle on Saturday make sense. Parnell is old (32 ), and the Jags drafted his replacement this past draft, a younger, cheaper version.
Quarterback – Robert Griffin III – Baltimore Ravens
The market for a veteran QB is not the best. Matt Moore is still out there, and truth be told, he might be the best logical choice. If that doesn’t happen, the Dolphins could look to a Quarterback that they just faced last week; RG III. Lamar Jackson is the future, Flacco is the present, I highly doubt they will keep 3, which makes him expendable.
Cornerback – Sam Shields – LA Rams
The Rams built their starting cornerback tandem via the trade, acquiring both Aquib Talib and Marcus Peters. They also did sign Sam Shields to a team friendly contract (1MM for 1 year). To be honest, this preseason, there has been no news on Shields and based on reports, he’s playing 3rd string. Shields could be cut and the Dolphins should be quick to react. The biggest question is if Shields is healthy and can he still make a difference.
Kicker – Kai Forbath – Free agent
The Vikings released Forbath a few days ago, so this could be an intriguing play. This has Cody Parker déjà vu written all over it. The Vike’s drafted a kicker in the 5th round, so it might be interesting to see if the Dolphins jump on Kai.
Defensive Tackle – Ziggy Hood – Washington Redskins
Replacing Suh is a work in progress for the Dolphins. They have prime candidates that they developed in house, but still could use some someone to eat the A gaps. Enter Ziggy. The Redskins drafted his replacement this past draft and could get some cap relief. Hood could potentially be a nice one-year cheap rental that could help the Dolphins.
Who else do you think might available on Saturday?