Miami Dolphins impending free agents: Who to keep and who to let go

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The Miami Dolphins have players that are not likely to be re-signed either because they no longer fit, didn’t fit, or will not be in the team’s future plans.

Mike Gesicki – Gesicki is the big whale on the Dolphins roster. He wants to return but he won’t take less money to do so and the Dolphins didn’t utilize his strengths last year. It would be shocking if he returned.

Eric Rowe – Despite playing well for most of his time in Miami, the 30-year-old veteran has lost a step and Miami could find younger players to develop.

Adam Shaheen – Despite the lack of depth at the position, Miami traded the TE to the Texans last year but he failed his physical and was put on season-ending IR. It would be a surprise to see him return.

Teddy Bridgewater – There are some who believe he could return for a much lower non-guaranteed contract but that isn’t smart. Bridgewater is not a capable backup.

Trey Flowers – A depth addition due to injuries, Flowers ended up on IR himself. There are more important needs and Flowers, 29, will likely not be added to a roster until training camps begin.

Michael Dieter – Dieter has slid from guard to center and then to a back up role and despite the depth issues Miami had last year, he was never in the discussion.

Eric Fisher – Signed for $2 million to add depth to the offensive line very late in the season and couldn’t stay healthy to get on the roster.

Sam Eguavoen – Almost 30, Eguavoen’s better days are behind him and the Dolphins could see big changes coming to their LB group making him less likely to return. That being said, he would be an easy, one-year non-guaranteed contract for depth in camp.

Geron Christian – A depth offensive line addition, Christian will find it hard to get another deal when free agency starts and will likely be added to a team long after the market fury ends.

Myles Gaskin – Hardly used in 2022, Gaskin spent most of the season on the inactive list and it would be an absolute shock if he agreed to return to Miami. Gaskin will play somewhere else next year.

Justin Bethel – Added for depth after the plethora of injuries hit the secondary, it isn’t likely he comes back for another season, especially ahead of the market opening.