Cameron Wake wasn’t at Dolphins headquarters on Tuesday, but plenty of other linebackers without contracts from the team did turn out.
The Dolphins worked out four free agents on Tuesday as they look for more help at a position that needs it even if Wake is on the field. Jonathan Goff, Quentin Groves, Gary Guyton and Bryan Kehl were all in Miami for a look, although the team hasn’t signed any of them.
While Izzy Gould of the Sun-Sentinel thinks that the Dolphins are looking for an outside linebacker to play opposite Wake, the group of players doesn’t really support that notion. Kehl and Guyton are both outside backers, but the other two guys offer a different profile. Goff was a middle linebacker with the Giants who probably doesn’t have the speed to play outside while Groves is a hybrid defensive end/linebacker who could fit the multiple fronts that the Dolphins are expected to run this season.
It might be unclear exactly how the Dolphins will deploy their linebackers, but no one from this group is going to do anything to help the team rush the passer more aggressively next season. That defensive need will have to be addressed during the draft.