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Dolphins Have Contacted WR Rishard Matthews About A New Contract

According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have reached out to free agent WR Rishard Matthews about a new contract.

This is interesting, considering that many have assumed that Matthews’ time in Miami was over, and they were prepared to move forward with DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills as his replacements.

However, there appears to be at least a chance of Matthews returning to the Dolphins.

Of course, Beasley admits that this will come down to a number of factors such as how much they’re willing to pay him and the amount of playing time they can offer him moving forward.

Beyond that, the Dolphins don’t have a lot of cap space right now, and they may need to make a number of moves just to keep DE Olivier Vernon.

Matthews, 26, played out the final year remaining on his four-year, $2,151,392 rookie contract that includes a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season and will be an unrestricted free agent in the next few weeks.

In 2015, Matthews appeared in 11 games and caught 43 passes for 662 yards receiving and four touchdowns for the Dolphins.