From the what-else-is-new department: It’s the spring, and the Dolphins again need to figure out at least one position on their offensive line and probably two, in this case.
This year, the major quandary is at right tackle.
One concern with the idea of cutting Ja’Wuan James – an idea that has been strongly considered and remains in play - is the free agent tackle market is weak.
So if the Dolphins rescind their $9.3 million non-guaranteed deal for James, it’s doubtful they would be able to get him to take a massive pay cut.
James will elicit interest because he’s young, the market is weak and because he has been effective on occasion. In fact, Pro Football Focus rates him the best tackle on the free agent market.
The problem for the Dolphins is they don’t appear happy with paying him $9.3 million and believe their play at tackle didn’t suffer after his season-ending hamstring injury in November.
Dolphins have yet another problem with no ideal solution
Miami Herald | Feb 26