Dolphins restructure four contracts to become cap compliant

The Miami Dolphins have been quite active in recent days, as they try to get cap-compliant by the start of the new league year, and they continued that trend on Monday.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Dolphins have restructured the contracts of cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Zach Sieler, Alec Ingold and Durham Smythe, freeing up roughly $28.78 million in cap space.

Prior to the agreed signing of linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. on Monday evening, Miami was roughly $25 million over the salary cap, according to Over the Cap. So, they should be compliant now, but they’ll need to make more moves if they want to sign any free agents.

Ramsey, 29, was traded to the Dolphins last offseason, and the two sides immediately agreed to an adjusted contract. The cornerback missed a good portion of the 2023 season due to a meniscus injury that he suffered in just his second training camp session, but he came back looking as sharp as ever.

Sieler, 28, signed an extension last offseason and repaid Miami by putting up his best season to date, which included playing in every game for the fourth straight season and recording 10 sacks.

Ingold, 27, also received an extension last August before making the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career and helping the Dolphins have one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL.

Smythe, 28, received a new two-year contract in 2022 and was asked to be the team’s top tight end in 2023 for the first time. He had his best season statistically (35 receptions for 366 yards were both career highs), but he failed to find the end zone.

Story originally appeared on Dolphins Wire