Jeff Ireland was careful not to add to the Miami Dolphins’ skyrocketing expectations Friday. But he didn’t exact tamp them down, either.

“We’re excited where we’re at right now,” the team’s general manager said, before teeing off at the team’s charity golf tournament at Turnberry Isle in Aventura. “We’re just names on paper right now until we start jelling as a football team. [But] we’re excited the players we added.”

Ireland didn’t talk playoffs, like Mike Pouncey and Ryan Tannehill did early this week, saying only that winning the division is the team’s goal every season.

But he couldn’t deny the blast of enthusiasm in Miami, after the team’s free-agency spending spree and its aggressive move up to nab Dion Jordan with the draft’s third pick.

“We got players we wanted,” Ireland said. “What’s great to hear is that players wanted us too. I think that’s the most important aspect of what we’ve accomplished this year.

“This is a place where people want to play.”

And he’s not done bringing them in. Ireland will continue to “tweak” the back end of the roster between now and the start of the season in early September.

In the last week alone, the Dolphins have added depth and competition at quarterback (Aaron Corp), receiver (Marvin McNutt) and fullback (Rupert Bryan).

Even with their big-spending spring, the Dolphins are still about $8 million under the cap, with another $10 million freeing up once Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett come off the books on June 1. Much of that they’ll be able to carry over into 2014, when many of the huge new contracts are set to balloon.