3 impacts of the Miami Dolphins signing Sony Michel

Running back Sony Michel (25) Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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Sony Michel joining the running backs that the Dolphins currently have means someone will be given the ax

It’s the unfortunate side of the business. Like in Moneyball when Billy Beane tells that one player that not only is he not getting sent down to the minors to make room for a new guy they traded for, that he is getting straight-up released. Sony Michel being added to the squad means that someone is going to be released.

I’m guessing that guy is going to be Myles Gaskin. Edmonds and Mostert are pretty much safe. I mean I wouldn’t be too shocked if Mostert is eventually the guy let go if his legs don’t cooperate with him. Gerrid Doaks is a second-year player who isn’t costing them anything. Salvon Ahmed is a guy who Mike McDaniels is familiar with from the time he was with him in San Francisco.

That leaves Myles Gaskin. I like Gaskin. I like him as a 3rd down guy. They tried making him a #1 guy last year and that didn’t work out at all. Sure, the offensive line was pathetic but we saw too many times Gaskin go down instantly upon contact. Releasing Gaskin would also free up around $2M as well.

As I said, it’s not anywhere near in stone that Gaskin is the one gone. Tons can happen between now and late August/early September. I just think Myles Gaskin is the guy that Mike McD will identify as the most not built for his system guy there and that will be the end of Gaskin’s time in Miami.

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