5 veteran Miami Dolphins players who may not make the 2022 roster

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Cethan Carter’s time with the Miami Dolphins may be coming to an end this year and it is not because of his salary.

Carter is a good blocking tight end and that will work in his favor but not working in his favor is the fact that Miami franchised Mike Gesicki and extended Durham Smythe. With Adam Shaheen being more productive on the field, there simply isn’t much room for Carter.

Add into the mix Hunter Long and it would be a surprise if Carter was still on the roster come September.

As it relates to his salary, Carter is slated to make $2.5 million in 2022 and all of that is recoverable by the Dolphins.

Carter spent his first three NFL seasons with the Bengals starting six games and catching nine passes, as we said, his value is in the blocking game. For the Dolphins, his lone season was in 2021 when he started one game and caught his only two targets.

It is going to be an uphill climb for Carter this season and the only question is whether or not he can find a way to impress the coaches enough to hang around. In this offense, his blocking may be what keeps him around.