The Miami Dolphins are banking on their defense being as good as it was last year.
As the Miami Dolphins headed into free agency, the thought of who was going to replace Emmanuel Ogbah was the top story. Miami ended the drama before FA began by getting him a new contract and keeping him in Miami.
Ogbah re-signing with Miami was the free agency highlight for the Miami Dolphins off-season. So far. Why? Because Miami didn’t do anything after that on the defensive side of the ball.
Miami’s only other significant free agent addition is special teams ace and defensive back Keion Crossen. Crossen won’t see too much time on defense but he will play a big role on STs.
Miami is banking on their defense staying together and getting better. Miami invested in their own free agents including Ogbah, Duke Riley, Sam Eguavoen, and others. Will this translate to wins on Sundays? We will see but not adding new blood could be a “potential” problem. The Dolphins could have done better to address needs at linebacker.
- Free agency grade: A
- Improved roster: No – Miami didn’t improve their roster but they did maintain the exact roster from last year sans a couple of players. They get an “A” for keeping Ogbah while not creating holes on defense.