Key Players Looking For New Contracts

DKphin

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Offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil is becoming an elite left tackle, playing a position that is critical to protecting the quarterback. The team exercised the fifth-year option in his first-round rookie contract, which keeps him under contract through 2020, but jumps his salary cap number from $4 million this year to over $10 million next season. Miami could look to bring down that number while giving Tunsil more guaranteed money and a signing bonus, keeping the player and the team happy. It makes sense for the Dolphins to lock up their lock down tackle, a move they could make this summer.

Running back Kenyan Drake is scheduled to hit free agency next spring.

https://www.thephinsider.com/2019/7/9/20687582/miami-dolphins-training-camp-2019-laremy-tunsil-contract-extension-kenyan-drake
 

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You take care of Tunsil, as for Drake? I am drafting his replacement.
Probably already on the team with Ballage. RBs should always be on rookie contract or cheap vet contract in my opinion.
 

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Considering the cap situation over the next 2 seasons, it's almost a given that Tunsil gets a long term deal. He's improved over his lack luster 2nd year. The talent was always there, now he's realizing it. As for Drake, I just don't see Miami breaking the bank for a part time player. He's never going to be a workhorse type starting RB. I'd love to see Drake Re-signed, at a reasonable rate. But am not expecting it, nor do I think he'll be back.
 

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I fully expect Tunsil to get a big deal that pays him a ton in 2021 when we are carrying 60+ cap room.

Tunsil being called Elite seems like a stretch. He was very very good, but not superstar level. I saw too many missed second level opportunities in the run game from him for me to call him Elite.

Edit: Wait I guess they did say Elite pass protector... damn!
 

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When your QB is on rookie contract go ahead and lock up LT & CB1. Makes total sense even if Rosen doesn't end up being the guy.
 

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Probably already on the team with Ballage. RBs should always be on rookie contract or cheap vet contract in my opinion.
So should wide receievers. They are a dime a dozen. Very New England like. Unless they are world beaters like Randy Moss.
 

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With the last regime I would not be so confident, but it is a new day. Something tells me that Flores is not as flippant with the talent on the team.
Us resigning Howard is a big step in the right direction imo. In years past I could easily see us watch him walk.
 
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