With a little more than a week left until NFL free agents can sign with any team (March 12, 4 p.m. EST), the Miami Dolphins have to decide how many of their own free agents they will actively attempt to keep.
Today, the Dolphins placed the franchise tag on Randy Starks, which will cost them $8.45 million in 2013.
Miami's unrestricted free agents include Reggie Bush, Chris Clemons, Anthony Fasano, Nate Garner, Brian Hartline, Nate Kaeding, Jake Long, Tony McDaniel, Matt Moore and Sean Smith.
Theoretically, they have enough salary cap room to sign all of them. Realistically, it will not happen.
Jeff Ireland will not overpay for any in-house free agent and his "keep" price for the majority of these players is lower than their market value.
Let's look at each player's case, individually.