In case you didn't know, the Miami Dolphins are actually in worse shape than the Saints in terms of the 2016 salary cap. Hard to believe, I know. The Fins last week were $5 million over the cap before making a few moves to get under. But they still have some work to do. The Miami Herald recently suggested a few moves the team should make to get them in better salary cap shape. One of those moves is cutting tight end Jordan Cameron.
4. Part ways with Jordan Cameron: The Dolphins tight end is due $7.5 million in base salary in 2016 â which all would come off the books if he's cut. Cameron caught just 35 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns in his first year in Miami.
As we know, the Saints are a little thin at the tight end position. Ben Watson is set to be a free agent but at 35 years old it's doubtful he'll be able to put together a second straight season like this past year, if he decides to even play another year. Josh Hill certainly isn't striking fear in the hearts of opposing defenses. And Michael Hoomanawanui is a question mark at best.
The Saints' offense was still formidable in 2015 even without Jimmy Graham but a play making weapon at tight end would help them remain formidable, if not get them back to their record-setting, world-beating ways. At 6'5" and 260-pounds, Cameron would be an ideal red zone target or safety valve for the aging Drew Brees. And at 27-years-old, he's a long term solution.
Here's a quick look at Cameron's career stats:
We're dealing with quite a few "ifs" here, I understand that. And yes, financially this might be a pipe dream. But what else are we supposed to discuss at this point in the offseason? Is Jordan Cameron a possibility? Your thoughts...