This offseason has been a busy one for the Miami Dolphins. Miami has finally released the ghosts of Christmas past (Jonathan Martin and Richie Inc0gnito), and have signed multiple people to help on both sides of the field.
To begin, the already solid defense seems to have gotten even better. Early into the offseason, the Dolphins decided to re-sign Pro Bowl cornerback Brain Grimes for a four-year, $32 million contract. That was a move that had to be done, although four years for a player that is already 30 is questionable.
The Dolphins also went out a picked up another corner, signing Cortland Finnegan to a two-year, $11 million deal. In this case, I would have rather had the Dolphins draft a solid corner, but I do like the effort.
Looking to improve at the safety position, the Dolphins picked up Louis Delmas for a one-year, $2.25 million contract. I like this deal because it forces Delmas to prove himself in order to receive a long-term contract.
After losing Paul Soliai, the Dolphins needed to replace him in the middle of the defensive line. Well, the Dolphins quickly accomplished that by signing Texans defensive tackle Earl Mitchell to a four-year, $16 million contract. Miami got even stronger on the defensive line by keeping defensive tackle Randy Starks. This move only adds depth, which makes for Miami to have a scary defensive line.
As for the offense, Miami took care and continue to take care of needs. After losing Incognito and Martin, the Dolphins had to add offensive linemen to replace them. The Dolphins went out and signed arguably the top tackle on the market in Brandon Albert for 5 years and $47 million. Miami has to look for more offensive linemen, but this was a very good move. Miami needs to have a solid line in order for Tannehill to have a chance.
Another move that the Dolphins made was signing Knowshon Moreno to a one-year, $3 million contract. This move should finally give Miami a two-headed monster in Moreno and Lamar Miller.
While the Dolphins need to go after more areas, (receiver and linebacker) the Dolphins are definitely on the right track.