Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, citing sources familiar with the situation, reports that the Dolphins are hoping to make free agent WR Kenny Stills a strong pitch this week at the Scouting Combine and get some feedback that will suggest he’s likely to re-sign with the team.
The problem, however, is that multiple sources have told Salguero that Still is more likely to depart in free agency than re-sign with the Dolphins. In fact, Salguero says that Stills representatives are already aware of what his value will be as a free agent and the expectation is that he will be in the range of $12 million per year.
Salguero adds that the Eagles are considered to be a likely landing spot for Stills.
As of now, the Dolphins reportedly aren’t willing to go that high keep Still but have had internal discussions about all of their free agents and have determined a monetary value for each of them. According to Salguero, paying Still $12 million per year isn’t close to what Miami would be comfortable offering him in a long-term deal.
Stills, 24, is a former fifth-round pick of the Saints back in 2013. He spent two years in New Orleans before he was traded to the Dolphins in return for a third-round pick that became CB P.J. Williams and LB Dannell Ellerbe.
Stills played out his four-year, $2,354,452 rookie contract and will now be an unrestricted free agent.
In 2016, Stills appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins and caught 42 passes for 726 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 53 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.