The Miami Dolphins have more than $45 million in salary cap space and plan to be busy this offseason as they try to rebound from a 7-9 season. The Fins are desperate for playmakers at several positions, especially wide receiver, and hope to address their needs in free agency and the NFL Draft.
Over the next week, The Miami Herald will take you through the Dolphins' needs and which players they might target. Our sports staff has listed possible picks for certain positions, and we would like your input.
Did we miss any key players? Did we drop the ball with our choices? Think of it as Fantasy General Manager.
Dolphins staff writer Adam H. Beasley has selected a few options the Dolphins should pursue in free agency.
Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers: His dynamic speed and big-play ability are exactly what the Dolphins lack.
Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers: Familiarity with Joe Philbin and proven productivity are pluses. Age, recent injury
history are minuses.
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs: Norland graduate has averaged at least 12 yards per catch in all but one season.
What do you think of these players? Who would you put on your roster and why?
Chris Houston, Detroit Lions: While undersized (5-11, 178), Houston surrendered just 3 TDs in 94 passes thrown his way.
Brent Grimes, Atlanta Falcons: Former NFL Europe star-turned-Pro Bowler who's coming off a torn Achilles he suffered
in the first game of the season. What do you think of these players? Who would you put on your roster and why?
Martellus Bennett, N.Y. Giants: Strong blocker in the run and pass game, Bennett also averaged 11.4 yards per catch
in 2012. What do you think of this player?
Sam Baker, Atlanta Falcons: He's big (6-5). He's strong (307 pounds). And he surrendered just nine quarterback hits
in 1,204 snaps in 2012. What do you think of this player?
Pass-Rushing Defensive End
Michael Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals: Picked the perfect time to have a career year. His 11½ sacks equaled his total in
his first three seasons combined. What do you think of this player?
Dashon Goldson, San Francisco 49ers: Another safety who's excellent in coverage, Goldson allowed just 54.3 percent of
passed thrown in his area to be completed. What do you think of this player?
Henry Melton, Chicago Bears: Despite being a little undersized for his position (6-3, 295), his 24 hurries in 2012 were sixth
among all defensive tackles. What do you think of this player?
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