One of the potential big moves in free agency could be happening before free agency opens.
There figures to be competition for the 31-year-old pass-rusher, despite his drop-off in production last year. It’s easy to justify that as his being a bad scheme fit for the Bills under Rex Ryan, but there were also questions about his effort. He had 5.0 sacks last season after three straight double-digit sack seasons for the Bills, with 38.0 in his first three seasons there.
The Dolphins could just be looking for cover for transition-tagged Olivier Vernon getting an offer sheet they don’t want to match, but either way, they’re looking at a significant investment in their defensive line for the second straight offseason after signing Ndamukong Suh last offseason.