By Antwan Staley
As free agency will begin on March 14, there will be many NFL teams releasing players in an attempt to increase their salary cap space. The Miami Dolphins will be one of those teams as they are not projected to have a lot of money to work with.
According to Over the Cap, the Dolphins are projected to have $7,487,613 million in cap space for 2018. That is based on a salary cap projection of $177 million, which is an unofficial number.
The San Francisco 49ers ($113,574,832) are projected to have the most cap room, followed by the Cleveland Browns ($110,188,13) and the Indianapolis Colts ($77,264,402).
Miami is scheduled to have 54 players under contract for the 2018 season. Ndamukong Suh ($26.1 million) and Ryan Tannehill ($19.8 million) have the two most massive cap numbers on the team. At their end of the year press conference in January, Dolphins Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum said they haven’t decided on if they would ask Suh or Tannehill to restructure their contracts.
“We really haven’t gotten towards the salary cap yet,” Tannenbaum said. “In a perfect world, we try to give ourselves as much flexibility as possible. We’re going to sit down and look at all of our players and figure out what makes sense for us. Some situations, we may have a little bit more flexibility than...