Anthony Fasano has been a serviceable tight end but is now a free agent. Miami has an obvious need to fill this position but can also improve it with a game-breaking option.
In the 2013 tight end draft class, Tyler Eifert is the player with the fewest question marks, solidifying his status at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Dolphins will not reach for him as the 12th selection of the 2013 draft and he will likely not escape the first round.
There is no need to draft a project while using a draft pick in the process when there are tight ends that fit the bill for "playmaker" in free agency.
While Finley is not a free agent yet, there is a good chance he will be released (NFL.com). Joe Philbin is already familiar with Finley, so if there are "character issues" with him, Miami will not be duped.
Fred Davis has been cleared to play following an Achilles tear but may not be affordable for the Washington Redskins, who are in a dire cap situation. There is risk with Davis as the Washington Examiner's Rick Snider stated: "Davis could find other buyers in free agency willing to gamble that he won't receive a one-year suspension for a second positive drug test and that his torn Achilles has fully healed."
The New York Giants may have to allow Martellus Bennett to test the free-agent market.
The Tennessee Titans may place the franchise tag on Jared Cook, but not if he is deemed a receiver. Cook lined up as a slot receiver for the majority of 2012. If he wants to play elsewhere, this may be his ticket out, as Tennessee is not going to franchise him for $10.7 million.
The New York Jets arguably have the NFL's worst cap situation, meaning Dustin Keller will likely be playing for someone else in 2013. As the most proven tight end of this group, he will likely be the most expensive.