Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that NFL teams have been closely monitoring the Dolphins’ defensive situation.
According to Beasley, these teams know that Miami will have cut at good defensive ends in the next month or so. Beasley even wonders if the Dolphins could make one of their defensive ends available for trade.
Miami’s defensive line has really stood out up to this point, and has been dominating the offensive line in early practices.
One name worth keeping an eye on, whether he makes the team or ends up on the trading block, could be Chris McCain, according to Beasley.
Former first-round pick Dion Jordan remains an x-factor for the Dolphins as well, considering that he was just recently reinstated and is currently dealing with a knee issue.
The Dolphins placed Jordan on the active/NFI list Sunday, which means he won’t earn $1.69 million roster bonus that was due on the fifth day of training camp.
Jordan, 26, still has two years remaining on his four-year, $20.572 million rookie contract, which includes base salaries of $600,000 (2016) and $690,000 (2017) after his contract tolled during the suspension. Miami will also have a team option on Jordan in 2018.
The Dolphins traded up to No. 3 overall back in 2012 to select Jordan, but he hasn’t come anywhere close to living up to his draft status.
The Dolphins owe Jordan a $1.690 million roster bonus on August 1.
In 2014, Jordan appeared in 10 games and recorded 20 tackles, one sack, and a pass defense for the Dolphins.
We’ll have more regarding Dolphins’ defensive ends that could be available.