3 Players Who Won't Be on the Dolphins Roster Next Season
By Larry Rupp
The Miami Dolphins were officially eliminated from playoff contention for the fifth straight season after their Week 17 loss to the Tennessee Titans. They seem to be right on the cups of being great, but some tough decisions are going to have to be made by the front office this offseason.
This roster is full of both veteran leaders and young unproven players, which means it is set for some changes before kickoff next year. With that in mind, here are three players who won't be on the Dolphins roster next season.
1. Jacoby Brissett, QB
Having a backup quarterback capable of stepping in when needed is one of the most underrated aspects of putting together an NFL roster. Veteran signal-caller Jacoby Brissett has done his job perfectly this season and finished with a 2-3 record while stepping in for starter Tua Tagovailoa. However, he is now set to enter free agency and will likely be asking for too much money for Miami to consider re-signing him. The Dolphins are already in a tough spot cap-wise. Simply put, they cannot afford to spend more than a couple million dollars on a player that won't see the field very often.
2. Will Fuller, WR
Wide receiver Will Fuller signed with Miami last offseason on a one-year, $10 million prove-it deal. Unfortunately, he suffered a broken finger early on this season that has caused him to spend most of his time on the injured reserve. Fuller has a lengthy injury history throughout his career and it would be surprising to see the Dolphins bring him back. After all, the upcoming NFL Draft class is full of dynamic wideouts that possess the same explosiveness that Fuller once did. Miami is in need of a deep threat to pair alongside Jaylen Waddle & DeVante Parker. Just don't expect it to be Fuller.
3. Jesse Davis, OL
There's one obvious cut candidate heading into the offseason for the Dolphins and that is offensive lineman Jesse Davis. The seventh-year pro has graded as below-average in both pass and run blocking this season despite starting all 16 games for Miami. Keeping him on the roster would cost $4.6 million against the cap, while letting him go would only create $1 million in dead cap. Tagovailoa needs someone he can trust to cover his blind spot and Davis hasn't played well enough to be that kind of player. Cutting him loose and adding a replacement through free agency may not be a bad idea.
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