Most expensive Dolphins in 2014
January, 14, 2014
By James Walker | ESPN.com
Here are the 10 most expensive players for Miami in 2014:
|Player||'14 Cap Charge|
|1. WR Mike Wallace||$17.25M|
|2. LB Dannell Ellerbe||$7.425M|
|3. De Cameron Wake||$7.285M|
|4. LB Philip Wheeler||$6.4M|
|5. WR Brian Hartline||$6.21M|
|6. QB Matt Moore||$5.5M|
|7. CB Dimitri Patterson||$5.4M|
|8. DE Dion Jordan||$4.676M|
|9. WR Brandon Gibson||$3.735M|
|10. S Reshad Jones||$3.61M|
|Source: Roster Management System|
Despite a spending spree last year in free agency, Miami goes into the 2014 offseason in solid shape with the salary cap. The fact the Dolphins have more than 20 unrestricted and restricted free agents has a lot to do with it.
At right is a chart of the 10 most expensive salary-cap charges for the Dolphins in 2014.
The new Dolphins GM certainly has some decisions to make with their 10 most expensive players. For example, two players on this list are coming off season-ending injuries. Cornerback Dimitri Patterson (groin) and receiver Brandon Gibson (knee) ended the 2013 season on injured reserve.
Noticeably missing from this list is Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He is the 12th most expensive player on the roster with a cap charge of $3.455 million next season. That is peanuts for a starting NFL quarterback. Tannehill is entering the third year of his rookie contract.