Tough free agent decisions the Miami Dolphins need to make
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins offensive line wasn’t very good last year despite the additions of Terron Armstead and Connor Williams.
Due to injuries, the Dolphins had to hit the street to find replacements for Austin Jackson and one of the players who ended up being added to the roster was Brandon Shell.
Brandon Shell played well throughout the year but when he was moved to the left tackle spot in place of Armstead, he struggled more. At right tackle, he played much better and Miami should consider bringing him back. He shouldn’t be all that expensive and a low-end potential starter or at the very least competition for Jackson would make some sense.
Miami will potentially lose several offensive lineman including Shell. Michael Dieter will more than likely not be back as he slipped further on the depth chart and couldn’t transition to guard when Liam Eichenberg went down and was behind Williams at center.
Eric Fisher, who did nothing but take money and sit out the final weekends of games should not be considered an option and Geron Christian who Miami had to add for depth is another player not likely to come back.
Miami will have to replace all of them making Shell a better option entering the off-season.