Breaking Down Miami Dolphins' Franchise Tag Options

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Breaking Down Miami Dolphins' Franchise Tag Options
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The Miami Dolphins may be in a position of strength when it comes to salary cap room and draft picks. However, there is the issue of retaining some of their own free agents.

The Dolphins have 18 impending free agents. Of those 18, there's a good chance that the Dolphins will at least try to retain six. And at least two of them could be overpaid by the Dolphins, which will infuriate me to no end (looking at you, Sean Smith!).

But like the rest of the NFL, the Dolphins also have the franchise tag at their disposal. Is there anyone on the Dolphins who would be worthy of the franchise tag, which would for one year pay the player the average of the top-five salaries at that player's position?

Let's take a look at Miami's six potential franchise tag options.

Franchise tag numbers via Ian Rapoport of

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