RB, QB, FS, OLB
Key Free Agents:
Unrestricted: Paul Soliai (franchised), Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, Chad Pennington, Tyler Thigpen
Free Agency Priorities:
Sign a RB: Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams are both free agents. After disappointing seasons by each, it is questionable whether either will be brought back. Miami drafted Daniel Thomas in the second round of the 2011 draft, but they do not want to be reliant on a rookie.
Chad Henne struggled at times last year, so it is crucial for the Dolphins to have a strong running game to compliment their emerging defence.
Bring in competition for Chad Henne: Henne regressed last year and was benched in favour of Chad Pennington until he subsequently got injured.
Henne is not ready to be written off just yet, but it is important that the Dolphins bring in another QB to be a viable option as a starter in case he struggles again.
Add depth at OLB: Cameron Wake is a stud, and Koa Misi played well during his rookie season in 2010. However, they do not have anything behind them. An injury to Wake would be disastrous for the entire defence.
They must add some depth to this position. Would Jason Taylor be interested in finishing his career back where it started?
Upgrade the FS position: Miami have spent two late round picks on Chris Clemons and Reshad Jones in recent seasons. Neither played well last year.
This is a position that could certainly be upgraded if the opportunity presents itself in free agency.
Potential Free Agency Targets:
DeAngelo Williams, Ahmad Bradshaw, Darren Sproles, Vince Young, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Leinart, Travis LaBoy, Antwan Barnes, Jason Taylor, Eric Weddle, Daniel Manning, Melvin Bullett