The Miami Dolphins are just getting started one day into NFL free agency. But let’s take an early look at what Miami and new general manager Dennis Hickey have done so far to the roster:
LT Branden Albert (five years, $46 million)
DT Earl Mitchell (four years, $16 million)
S Louis Delmas (one year, $3.5 million)
CB Dimitri Patterson (release saves $5 million)
Hickey is clearly putting his stamp on the roster. Longtime Dolphins such as Soliai, and free agents Randy Starks and Chris Clemons did not have the same value to the new GM as they did with former general manager Jeff Ireland. Meanwhile, Martin had to go.
The Dolphins are just getting started in free agency. But you can start to see the plan taking shape for Miami this offseason.