The Dolphins have waived tackle Jason Fox, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter). Fox was previously under contract for the 2016 season. Fox was due to earn $1.28MM in base salary in 2016, so Miami has now freed up significant funds that can be used elsewhere.
The release will leave $138K in dead money on Miami’s 2016 cap and, in total, they will save $1.38MM in cap space with this move. Salguero notes that this is the first of many expected moves to free up cap space for the Dolphins this offseason.
The Dolphins are expected to make even more changes to their second unit on the offensive line. Salguero writes that the Dolphins will be on the hunt for a backup tackle this offseason and that search may include asking either Billy Turner or Dallas Thomas to work at right tackle. The Dolphins are dissatisfied with the play of their interior lineman as well, so they could make some moves at guard as well.
Fox, a University of Miami product, entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Lions in 2010. Over the course of his six-year career, Fox has played 37 career games with 16 starts.
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