A league executive told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that although the Miami Dolphins have plenty of cap space to work with during the offseason and a number of free agents to address, he believes they are more likely to stick with their philosophy of not overpaying for individual players.
“If the value is right on an [impact] free agent, they would [consider] it,” said Jackson’s source. “But they won’t overpay. They absolutely will not. There’s not a philosophy of, “We’ve got to have this one guy.’ Do you want to severely encumber your ability to build a team by paying one guy [a ton]?
Jackson writes that this applies directly to LT Jake Long who the Dolphins would re-sign “if the price is right.” Jackson adds that there’s a chance GM Jeff Ireland could adjust his approach in coming months and lists receivers such Wes Welker, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Donnie Avery as some potential targets.
Jackson also mentions that they will most likely to look for an upgrade at tight end, given that they rookie Michael Egnew “is still not ready to contribute.”
We have Long listed as the No. 16 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.