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 last year and must cut salary.
With that said, ESPN.com’s Dolphins page created a series called “Stay, go or restructure.”
Next up is a veteran in Miami’s secondary:
Stay, go or restructure: CB Brice McCain
Experience: Six seasons
2015 stats: 39 tackles, one interception
2016 salary/cap charge: $2.5 million, $3.5 million cap
Analysis: McCain got off to a good start with a key interception in Miami’s Week 1 victory over the Washington Redskins. However, he never quite maintained that momentum the rest of the season. McCain was in and out of the starting lineup and had some nagging injuries. He was inconsistent playing both on the perimeter and in the nickel for Miami, and it appears McCain’s days could be numbered. The Dolphins likely will add cornerbacks to the mix next season and have a pair of rookie cornerbacks in Bobby McCain and Tony Lippett, who got valuable experience in the final weeks of the season.