Important 2014 Free Agents

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  1. dolfin530

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    2014 will have some big name or key position free agents. They may play a major roll in this years FA. Here are the 2014 FA's.

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    Paul Soliai

    2013: $4 million, 2014: Free Agent


    Koa Misi

    2013: $1 million 2014: Free Agent


    Reshad Jones

    2013: $580,075 2014: Free Agent


    John Jerry

    2013: $754,625 2014: Free Agent


    Richie Incognito

    2013: $4.8 million, 2014: Free Agent


    Dan Carpenter

    2013: $2.8 million, 2014: Free Agent


    Davone Bess

    2013: $3 million, 2014: Free Agent

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    Notables for 2015:

    Kevin Burnett
    Karlos Dansby
    Jared Odrick
    Mike Pouncey
     
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    Jones is the guy who I would like to see extended. Maybe during training camp or early in the season.

    He has Pro Bowl potential and will keep getting better.
     
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    You can say goodbye to Incognito, Carpenter, and Jerry by 2014. Most likely you'll see their replacements in the upcoming draft.
     
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    I bet March 2014 is a very important date to Reshad Jones, that man is going to get paid!
     
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    While we're at it, who are our free agents in 2019? Lets not get ahead of ourselves.
     
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    Pouncey won't be a free agent in 2015 because they'll exercise his fifth-year option.

    If anyone is interested, I keep a running list of the Dolphins' future free agents for all upcoming years at my blog here:
    http://www.phins-spotlight.com/p/miami-dolphins-future-free-agents.html
     
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    I'm actually all for replacing Carpenter now if he doesn't restructure. 2.8mil is to much for a PK who cost us at least 2 wins this season.

    R. Jones is probably the only guy I'd extend before the season starts, if not, his price tag could go way higher if we wait.
     
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    The point was that these FA's will need paid and might influence this year. If we resign Starks to a $7 million contract can we afford to sign Soliai the following year. Also Jones will most likely get a big contract so maybe we let Clemons walk to save a million or two for Jones. 2014 is in a year, not looking to far ahead.
     
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    Very good points. As much of a fan as I am of Starks, I would suspect we'll let him walk and hopefully move Odrick to his more natural position of defensive tackle. I'd also strongly consider extending Soliai. Then you don't have to worry about that position for a while.
     
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    That's good but I bet he gets a contract before he is a FA.
     
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    I would assume he'll be extended either in 2014 or 2015 if he keeps playing like he has. But he won't be going anywhere in 2015 because they'll exercise his option before the deadline in 2014.
     
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    I agree. To be a good team you have to develop talent to replace guys that are injured, calling it a career, or asking for too much $.
     
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    only 3 must have guys there....Soliai, Pouncy and Jones

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    look no further than the Patriots...
     
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    Soliai and Jones are the only really important players on the list.
     
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    Sorry guys but I have to add Bess to my keepers. The guy is as good a slot WR as there is in the league and has many good years ahead of him.


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    This list could very well determine and explain some of the picks we make in this year's draft. Like most in this thread seem to agree on, there are 3 must sign guys on that list, so its fair to expect that some of the FAs and draft pick from this offseason might very well be replacement for the ones that the FO decides to let go...
     
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    Your YouTube desk stories were awesome. I hope you have more time for those this season Chris. Glad to see the site again. Welcome back Chris!
     
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    Soliai signed a 2 year $12M deal. With his signing bonus of $3.85 split and his $5,7M salary, he will cost almost $8M this year. Based on his play, and the fact that he is only in on half the snaps, hardly a good deal or, worth re-signing.
     
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    I think you are quite mistaken. He's a quality nose tackle.
     
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    Is he really on the field for half the snaps? Any evidence behind this. Not being an *** here, just thought it'd be higher than that...
     
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    A little more than half, played 627 all season. I don't think that is particularly unusable for a player like him though, and I don't think it's a huge issue considering he's a quality player on the downs he does play. It's all about rotation, keeping guys fresh and having the right personnel for each situation. Soliai does his job and does it well.
     
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    Totally agree, major reason why we did so well against the run this year. Wouldnt be surprised if its when we took him out we had trouble against the run...
     
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    Yeah but, he's not playing the nose in this scheme. He ranked #50 of all NT/DT's this year. FAR from impressive for $8M.
     
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    I do not believe PFF rankings should be taken so literally, especially since that "ranking" is not on a per-snap basis.
     
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    It may be 55%, with Odrick moving inside about 25%, and McD, etc making up the difference. Think we could get a bit more for a cap hit of almost $8M?

    This is a bit like Long in going by past performance while not considering the cost.
     
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    No, it is not. It is based on his beating or getting beat by the player he is facing, and comparing it to all the other NT/DT's doing the same.

    They thought much higher of hil last year, and in 2010, doing the same.

    What are you basing your opinion on?
     
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    You don't base things on the PFF rankings because statistics don't tell the whole story. They are a nice tool but the best tool is game tape. Has any one tried the nfl rewind with the coaches film aspect.
     
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    I guess your commenting without knowing what PFF does. They grade every player on every play based on watching game tape, not stats. Whoops! :)
     
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    Stats can get skewed and don't always reflect the truth. Like against the patriots, Tannehill got the fumble but really it was reggie's fault. Soliai is good player not sure he is the 50th best DT. I'm just saying you can't base everything on PFF.
     
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    Guess you missed the point. PFF does NOT grade on stats, they grade on the "eyeball test." ESPN and NFL do grade on stats but, not PFF. Gotta know what you criticize. JMO
     
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    Jones gets extended this offseason with a big raise for 2014. Soliai and Bess could also get a couple of additional years with perhaps a little more base salary but not much. I think they'll wait until after next season to make decisions on the others.
     

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