Wednesday, December 31, 2014

'Thorough review' of Dolphins free agents underway


Like most teams in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins face some big decisions this upcoming offseason in regard to their pending free agents.

According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, the team is approaching this particular offseason a little more conservatively.

"Unlike past years, the Dolphins haven’t told any of their free agents if they want them back because Hickey wants to do a thorough review with his personnel staff and Philbin," Jackson wrote Tuesday.

He continues: "Impending free agents (tight end) Charles Clay and (defensive tackle) Jared Odrick have been given no idea if the Dolphins plan to make them an offer. Both have said they would love to return. I wouldn't be surprised if Odrick gets more money elsewhere. We'll see."

Other notable defenders slated for the free market are safeties Jimmy Wilson and Louis Delmas, as well as linebacker Jason Trusnik. On the other side of the ball, the list includes running backs Knowshon Moreno and Daniel Thomas, quarterback Matt Moore and offensive linemen Jason Fox, Daryn Colledge and Samson Satele.

Linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler, as well as cornerback Cortland Finnegan, are potential cap casualties, and receiver Mike Wallace could even find himself temporarily out of work due to his relapse in character issues.

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