There’s been little to no days off for Chris Grier and the Dolphins front office since Brian Flores was named the franchise’s new head coach last year.
To break the 7-9 cycle the Dolphins tore down the roster.
As a result, Miami used 84 different players throughout the season as they searched for players who could become contributors for years to come.
Grier and Miami’s scouting department discovered players who can positively impact the team for many years. Nik Needham, Preston Williams, and Sam Eguavoen are some of the diamonds found in the rough.
The grind continues just days into the offseason as linebacker Jake Carlock, linebacker Terrill Hanks, wide receiver Andy Jones, tight end Chris Myarick, tackle Chidi Okeke, defensive tackle Durval Queiroz Neto, wide receiver T.J. Rahming, and wide receiver Terry Wright all signed future contracts with the Miami Dolphins.
Who are they?
Carlock spent the last two months of the regular season on Miami’s practice squad after signing with the Giants in May as an undrafted free agent.
Hanks, a Miami native, along with Myarick, both spent the entire season on Miami’s practice squad. Hanks was a four-year starter at New Mexico state and Myarick was a two-year starter at Temple.
Jones jumped around and has played eight games in the NFL with three starts as a member of the Lions.
Okeke was a two-year starter at Tennessee and earned All-Ohio Valley Conference honors in 2018.
Queiroz Neto joined the Dolphins in 2019 as part of the International Player Pathway program. He was a judo champion before switching to football.
Rahming was a four-year starter at Duke and earned third-team All-ACC honors in 2018.
Wright scored five receiving and a rushing touchdown as a two-year starter at Purdue.
The Dolphins continue their due diligence in an attempt to rebuild the roster from the ground-up. Miami will have a busy offseason with over $100 million in cap space and a war-chest of draft picks.