Looking ahead to Miami Dolphins 2020 cap moves and roster changes
By Brian Miller
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McDonald surprisingly is still on the roster. His play has been average at best and the Dolphins should be ashamed of the contract extension they gave him before he ever played a down on the field. McDonald will count $6 million in 2019 and only save about $500k if released prior to June 1st. The team would carry a $6 mill cap hit and a post-June 1st release doesn’t bring much relief.
2020 however is a lot different. The Dolphins can release or trade him and recoup all bout $952K of his $7.5 million cap hit. A savings of over $6 million.
With the Dolphins viewing Minkah Fitzpatrick as a full-time safety, there really isn’t much room for McDonald once his contract is more digestible. That comes in 2020.