What’s next for the Miami Dolphins 2023roster and Chris Grier as free agency begins?
With the acquisition of Jalen Ramsey, the Miami Dolphins tight end depth chart needs an injection. Could a Mike Gesicki reunion be in the cards? To be honest, I’m not sure. Mike G wants to play with a coach that will utilize his skill set. What everyone knows is the Mike G is a liability in the running and blocking game. Although his build is great, it is not meant to block. Which is evident and reflected in the 2022 season. To see Mike G come back to Miami would be a surprise.
The Dolphins don’t have the cap space to go out and sign Dalton Schultz, unless Schultz would sign to a prove it deal, but I think he’s looking for a fat contract and to be honest, someone will give it to him. There are other players, maybe not marquee players, that the Dolphins should target and on top of the list should be Josh Oliver.
Oliver played for the Baltimore Ravens this past season and didn’t light the world on fire, but he checks all the boxes that the Mike McDaniel wants in his tight end. He loves to block and has amazing build to move the line of scrimmage. He can also attack the ball as well, if put into a system that will allow him to create space. Oliver was former third round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but injuries derailed his young career. He’s not looking to break the bank this offseason and could be had for a cap friendly prove it deal that will allow him to maximize his potential. I’m not saying he’s the next coming of George Kittle, but he’s got the potential to be a threat.
Speaking of injury history, Irv Smith is another candidate to watch out for. I loved his game coming out of Bama and guess who his quarterback was, Tua. So there could be some interesting pairing here and familiarity between the two.