The Miami Dolphins have plenty of cap room and more than 20 restricted and unrestricted free agents. That means new general manager Dennis Hickey has plenty of decisions to make in the coming weeks.
One interesting wrinkle is will Hickey chase after his former players with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. GMs often lean towards what’s familiar and successful. Hickey spent 18 years in Tampa Bay and has inside knowledge on their free agents.
Here are some notable Buccaneers players scheduled to hit the market on March 11:
LB Adam Hayward
OL Ted Larsen
DT Gary Gibson
CB Danny Gorrer
LB Dakota Watson
It is not a star-studded list by any means. After all, the Buccaneers finished 4-12 last season and one of those victories came against the Dolphins on “Monday Night Football.”
But Hickey knows the capabilities and potential of these players as well as anyone. That could carry some weight in the Dolphins at least taking a look at some former Buccaneers.