Miami Dolphins 2023 free agents and who should get extensions

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For the Miami Dolphins, or any team, letting 29 players simply walk into free agency would not be smart but Miami is in good shape and most players are depth providers.

We landed ourselves in the realm of uncertainty after our lists above. Guys like Melvin Ingram, Duke Riley, Adam Butler, and even Sony Michel types. These are players brought back on one-year deals to provide depth.

In the case of guys like Riley, Butler, Elandon Roberts, and Brennan Scarlett, a couple will return on small contracts in 2023 but at some point, the Dolphins will start to upgrade positions like linebacker and when that happens, potentially as early as next off-season, these players will be looking for another team to latch on to.

Miami has eight potential free agents at the linebacker position, the most of any position on the roster so it makes sense that they intend to make changes to the unit in 2023.

The rest of the impending free agents are similar player types. Players who provide depth now but are not in the long-term future plans of the team. The question is how many of them can make it onto the 2022 roster? Some will not.