- James Walker, ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter
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The Miami Dolphins are in the process of a significant makeover this offseason.
Gone are key veterans such as cornerback Cortland Finnegan, defensive tackle Randy Starks, linebackers Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe and receivers Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson. Joining the team are new acquisitions such as Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, tight end Jordan Cameron and receiver Kenny Stills.
Miami's roster structure has changed a lot over the past few weeks. Courtesy of ESPN's Stats & Information, here are the 10 highest-paid Dolphins in 2015 in terms of salary and bonus money:
No. 1: DT Ndamukong Suh, $26.5 million
No. 2: DE Cameron Wake, $9.05 million
No. 3: LT Branden Albert, $9.02 million
No. 4: CB Brent Grimes, $8.5 million
No. 5: TE Jordan Cameron, $7.5 million
No. 6: C Mike Pouncey, $7.44 million
No. 7: S Reshad Jones, $6.76 million
No. 8: DT Earl Mitchell, $4 million
No. 9: LB Koa Misi, $3.86 million
No. 10: CB Brice McCain, $3 million
Noticeably missing from this list is starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He remains in the fourth year of his rookie contract, which pays a bargain rate of $2.12 million for Tannehill's position and production. Tannehill, who threw for 4,045 yards and 27 touchdowns last season, is expected to get a raise soon in the form of an extension or fifth-year option.
Here are the 10 highest-paid Miami Dolphins in 2015 in terms of salary and bonus money: