The Miami Dolphins had a strong first week of free agency. There was a lot of player movement in Miami, which also included a trade for embattled offensive tackle Jonathan Martin to the San Francisco 49ers.
Here is an updated free-agent scorecard for the Dolphins:
LT Branden Albert (five years, $47 million)
DT Earl Mitchell (four years, $16 million)
S Louis Delmas (one year, $3.5 million)
DT Randy Starks (two years, $12 million)
CB Cortland Finnegan (two years, $11 million)
G Shelley Smith (two years, $5.5 million)
CB Dimitri Patterson (release saved $5 million)
RT Jonathan Martin (traded to 49ers)
First-year Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey continues to put his stamp on Miami’s roster. The defense certainly is more physical in the secondary with the additions of big hitters Delmas and Finnegan. Hickey also made two moves to help fill holes on the offensive line with Albert at left tackle and Smith at guard.
Overall, it looks like the Dolphins got better during the first week of free agency. But well-defined holes still remain.