The Miami Dolphins finished 6-10 this season and have a lot of key decisions to make in an effort to improve in 2016. Hiring new head coach Adam Gase and promoting a new general manager in Chris Grier provides a fresh set of eyes on an overpaid roster that underachieved this past season and must cut salary.
With that said, ESPN.com’s Dolphins page created a new series this week called “Stay, go or restructure.”
Next up is Miami’s former first-round pick:
Stay, go or restructure: DE Dion Jordan
Experience: Three seasons
2015 stats: N/A
2016 salary/cap charge: $3.210 million cash, $6.545 million cap
Analysis: It’s been a disastrous three seasons for the No. 3 overall pick in 2013. Jordan was dealing with a shoulder injury his rookie year, then had multiple NFL suspensions in 2014 and 2015 that put his future with the Dolphins in question. Jordan was out of football last season due to suspension, and his current standing with the team is unknown. Miami could use some depth at defensive end based on what happens to starter Olivier Vernon in free agency, but the Dolphins also have a chance to save about $3 million off its cap by simply cutting ties with Jordan, who will go down as one of the biggest draft busts in recent memory for the Dolphins.