The Miami Dolphins need to be able to enter the offseason equipped to make the needed roster changes. They are expected to have over $80 million in cap space, one of the league’s highest. Spending it will be important but they can shore up several spots by staying at home.
Emmanuel Ogbah is an impending free agent and should be re-signed. He has shown his value to the team and is well liked and respected by his teammates. Losing Ogbah creates a hole and the Dolphins are already thin at DE even with Ogbah on the field.
While Jaelan Phillips is showing why he was drafted in round one, the reality is Miami doesn’t have too much beyond those two.
It is a little cloudier when you switch over to the offense and the tight end unit. Miami has quality TEs including Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe and they have a talented developing Hunter Long but their best offensive player outside of Jaylen Waddle is Mike Gesicki and he is heading towards free agency.
Gesicki is someone that the fans have rallied behind. He is becoming dominant on the field and he has a great relationship with Tua. He will also cost the the Dolphins at minimum $11 million per season. Yes, Gesicki is going to get paid this offseason.
The Dolphins have the money available to them and getting some players signed from their own roster will the important first step when the season is over.