Malik Hooker has visited the Dolphins and for whatever reason, Miami has not offered him a contract. Could it just be timing or do the Dolphins not view him as a need or was there no value in what Hooker was wanting financially?
We don’t know the reasons but we also can’t discount the possibility that he could still be on the radar for Miami should things change. If this were just a timing issue, we could see Hooker added later.
Hooker would be a good addition for the Dolphins. A veteran with starting experience and only four years of wear on his body. Hooker is primarily a free safety and has 35 starts in his career with 7 interceptions.
Working against him could be a crowded safety room. Miami has yet to sign rookie 2nd round pick Jevon Holland and they have Eric Rowe and Brandon Jones highlighting the unit now. Miami has three others under contract. Brian Cole and Nate Holley are on the outside and Clayton Fejedelem is more a special teams player than a starting safety.
With the Dolphins having released Bobby McCain there is room to add another safety and it wouldn’t surprise to see Hooker in Miami at some point.