4 high-risk free agents the Miami Dolphins could sign

The Miami Dolphins are expected to have the most cap space of any NFL team. What are some high-risk free agents they could spend money on?

The league’s new year begins in just weeks, and with it comes the start of free agency. The Miami Dolphins should have the most wiggle room of any NFL team, and they’re sure to be big players in the open market.

The team has a lot of holes to fill. Last season’s seven-game losing streak and frustrating loss to the Titans was enough to show us that the Dolphins are a handful of pieces away from the competition, and they will do what they can this season to make those improvements. We can expect Miami to be active early and often when the official signing period begins, and we’ll be looking at potential free agent acquisitions throughout the month.

Today, we’re looking at a handful of free agents who would be attractive to the Dolphins by meeting their needs, but also come with some uncertainty. Here are the high-risk guys Miami could have their eyes on this spring:

Allen Robinson Chicago Bears (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Allen Robinson

Allen Robinson will be one of the top independent receivers this season. The former Bear and Jaguar has had a rollercoaster career but has proven he can be a true number one target with three 1,100+ yard seasons on his resume.

The Miami Dolphins will certainly be in the market to bolster their wide receiver group, but Robinson would be a high-risk signing given his high price tag. Few free-agent receivers (Davante Adams, Chris Godwin maybe) will demand more money than Robinson in this year’s market, and that could be the deciding factor in the Dolphins’ denial. He’s also coming off one of the most disappointing seasons of his career, in which he played 12 games and had just 410 yards and one touchdown on 38 total catches.

If they want to go after a question mark guy like Robinson, they might as well get out of DeVante Parker’s current contract and try again in free agency next year.

Christy J. Olson