News: Finnegan was released by the Dolphins on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impact: Finnegan started all 12 games he played in 2014, but he'll likely have trouble finding another starting job, in the wake of a lackluster season. Having recently turned 31, he has minimal upside for both real-life and IDP purposes.
News: The Dolphins have placed their transition tag on Clay, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impact: The transition tag gives Miami the right to match any contract that Clay signs with another team. It's somewhat cheaper than the franchise tag, with the number for tight ends approximately $7.07 million. The Dolphins hope to sign Clay to a long-term deal, but this does leave open the possibility that the tight end could end up elsewhere. However, it would likely take an overpay to pry him away from the Dolphins.
News: Finnegan has been released by the Miami Dolphins after starting 12 games last season. His release Monday was the latest payroll purge by the Dolphins as they prepare for free agency beginning March 10. Finnegan was to make $5.45 million this season in the final year of a deal he signed in 2014.
Impact: Finnegan, 31, was an All-Pro with Tennessee in 2008, but he was slowed by an ankle injury last year and said late in the season he might retire. The Dolphins want more youth on an aging defense that ranked 20th in points allowed.