The Miami Dolphins have already made a flurry of moves this offseason, including a good number of cuts. We all know that cuts are a major part of the NFL preseason, and as we approach the start of training camp, which notable Dolphins may be the best to be cut? Here are the three most likely:
1) TE MarQueis Gray
Gray had a very reduced role in 2017, appearing for only 127 snaps and catching just one pass on the entire season. It was the first year of a two-year, $2 million contract extension he signed with the team and the Dolphins can save around $1 million by cutting him.
Why would they do that? Miami spent second- and fourth-round picks on tight ends Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe in the NFL Draft and both are expected to receive a good amount of playing time. Gray will have the chance to fight for more playing time in camp but is more likely to be shown the door.
2) LB Stephone Anthony
Stephone Anthony will make $1.49 million in 2018, which is a lot of money for a guy who recorded 15 tackles and zero sacks last season. If the Dolphins decide to cut him it wouldn't cost Miami a penny. He will be 26 years old and hasn't lived up to expectations as a first-round selection. Though the Dolphins have been hoping he can replace Lawrence Timmons, they will get Raekwon McMillan back and he's expected to compete for a starting job. If Anthony doesn't earn more playing time in training camp, he will likely be cut.
3) OG Ted Larsen
Ted Larson will be 31 years old at the start of the 2018 season and it may be time to start looking for a new guard. If the Dolphins decided to cut him they would save $1.11 million in cap space. Larsen spent eight weeks on the IR with a biceps injury this past season. The Dolphins need to upgrade their offensive line and, if Larsen struggles in camp, he could be gone.Back to the Miami Dolphins Newsfeed