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Post John Clayton: The Dolphins could be the big players in FA
The Miami Dolphins could be the big players: Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the big players when they invested more than $30 million of cap dollars to sign Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Eric Wright. The Dolphins could be the big players this time, but they need to be. The Dolphins headed into the offseason with $45 million of cap room. They've already spent a bunch by franchising Randy Starks and re-signing Brian Hartline and Matt Moore. General manager Jeff Ireland needs to hit it big in free agency because of past roster decisions. Last year, Ireland traded away Brandon Marshall and Vontae Davis without having replacements. Although that has given him extra No. 2 and No. 3 draft choices, Ireland is juggling a tricky roster. Jake Long, Reggie Bush, Sean Smith and Chris Clemons are free agents, and he has to make sure he's not at a loss for a left tackle, running back, cornerback and safety. He also needs to sign Mike Wallace, who is a No.1 wide receiver despite his off-the-field issues, to replace Marshall. As of Friday, close to $500 million of cap room is available across the NFL, but that money will go quickly. The Cleveland Browns have $47 million of room and could go for Kruger and a cornerback. The Bengals have $42 million, and the Indianapolis Colts, $41 million. The Bengals may invest more in re-signings. The Colts will use some of their money on defense.

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Indianapolis Colts, $41 million. The Colts will use some of their money on defense.


A franchise that seems to get it.

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Post Re: John Clayton: The Dolphins could be the big players in FA
i'm confused, what off the field issues does Mike Wallace have?


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Post Re: John Clayton: The Dolphins could be the big players in FA
They are going to have to be big players in free agency this year just to fill all the vacant positions. I expect at least 3 free agents from other teams to be signed.

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Post Re: John Clayton: The Dolphins could be the big players in FA
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They are going to have to be big players in free agency this year just to fill all the vacant positions. I expect at least 3 free agents from other teams to be signed.


I fully expect those positions to be addressed , time will tell if they are filled.
I guess we will know by who our GM is next season (although it seems Ireland has a lifetime deal)

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Post Re: John Clayton: The Dolphins could be the big players in FA
It doesn't really matter if we 'win free agency' if it doesn't translate to wins on the field. I like talking about who we can or might get in Free Agency, and I love to speculate how our draft picks will develop into studs due to their 'upside' and 'talent', but I'm tired of it adding up to another disappointing season watching 12 'other' teams in the playoffs.


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Post Re: John Clayton: The Dolphins could be the big players in FA
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It doesn't really matter if we 'win free agency' if it doesn't translate to wins on the field. I like talking about who we can or might get in Free Agency, and I love to speculate how our draft picks will develop into studs due to their 'upside' and 'talent', but I'm tired of it adding up to another disappointing season watching 12 'other' teams in the playoffs.


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