Dolphins release Greg Jennings, restructure Ndamukong Suh’s contract
The Miami Dolphins made a number of salary cap-based moves on Saturday.
The team released veteran wideout Greg Jennings and restructured the contracts of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and linebacker Koa Misi.
Jennings played all 16 games for the Dolphins in 2015 and made 19 catches for 208 yards with one touchdown. The 32-year-old reciever was entering the second year of his two-year, $8 million deal with Miami. The move will save the Dolphins $3.9 million in cap space.
While details on Suh and Misi’s new contracts are not yet known, both moves are expected to relieve signifigant cap space. Before his $114 million, six-year contract contract was restructed, Suh was scheduled to make $23.485 million — the highest base salary in the league — in 2016. Koi was slated to earn $4.2 million this year.
The Suh move won’t reduce the overall value of his contract, but could create an additional $18 million under the cap.
Miami tendered six exclusive-rights free agents: safeties Michael Thomas and Shamiel Gary, receiver Matt Hazel, tackle Ulrick John, cornerback Tyler Patmon and tight end Jake Stoneburner.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.