Bill Polian and other ESPN Insider NFL analysts evaluated the 2016 free-agent class. For deeper analysis, sign up for Insider. This database accounts for both official signings and agreements in principle.

  • Elite, franchise-altering players
  • Good players worthy of multi-year contracts
  • Average players
  • Minimum salary players
MIAMI DOLPHINS
  • POSITION
  • 2015 TEAM
  • 2016 TEAM
  • GRADE
UFA
SIGNED
Olivier
Vernon
DE
B+
UFA
SIGNED
Lamar
Miller
RB
B
UFA
SIGNED
Derrick
Shelby
DE
B
UFA
SIGNED
Isa
Abdul-Quddus
S
B-
Cut
SIGNED
Jermon
Bushrod
OT
B-
Cut
SIGNED
Brent
Grimes
CB
B-
Cut
SIGNED
Mario
Williams
DE
B-
Cut
SIGNED
Quinton
Coples
DE
C+
UFA
SIGNED
Andre
Branch
LB
C
UFA
Louis
Delmas
S
C
Cut
Greg
Jennings
WR
C
UFA
James-Michael
Johnson
LB
C
UFA
SIGNED
Rishard
Matthews
WR
C
Cut
Brice
McCain
CB
C
UFA
SIGNED
Jacques
McClendon
G
C
UFA
SIGNED
Matt
Moore
QB
C
UFA
Kelvin
Sheppard
LB
C
UFA
Shelley
Smith
G
C
RFA
Brandon
Williams
TE
C
UFA
SIGNED
Sam
Young
OT
C
UFA
Spencer
Paysinger
LB
C-
RFA
Michael
Thomas
S
C-