Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins still consider re-signing free agent WR Kenny Stills a priority for them this offseason. However, Beasley says that a deal between the two parties doesn’t appear to be imminent at this point in time.
Stills is in a great position and just a few weeks away from cashing in on the open market, so even though Miami would like to retain him, it’s going to take an impressive offer to prevent him from meeting with other teams.
In the end, Beasley can see still securing something close to a four-year, $40 million contract with around $15 million fully guaranteed.
The Dolphins picked up some additional cap space this week by cutting DE Mario Williams and DT Earl Mitchell and they could boost that to over $20 million in total savings, depending on what happens with LT Branden Albert.
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.