Dolphins Expected to Cut Underperforming $65 Million Veteran

The Miami Dolphins begin the 2024 summer at a projected $42 million in the negative according to Over the Cap. 

That means they’ll have to drop a large amount of salary before the new league year begins in March, and one likely financial casualty was forecasted by ESPN’s Aaron Schatz on January 15.

“The Dolphins will cut edge rusher Emmanuel Ogbah, who has played a smaller role this season,” Schatz prophesied for Miami.

“He hasn’t played over 40% of the defensive snaps in any game. Cutting Ogbah will save $13.8 million on next year’s cap for Miami while leaving just $4 million in dead money behind.”

This move clearly feels like a serious possibility for the Dolphins. Ogbah signed a huge $65.4 million deal in 2022 following back-to-back nine

sack campaigns from 2020 through 2021. Unfortunately, things haven’t worked out since then.

Ogbah only featured in nine outings in 2022, earning just one lone sack as well as one tackle for loss. The veteran edge rusher was considerably healthier in 2023

Ogbah ended with 5.5 sacks this season, adding three tackles for loss and two turnovers forced (one interception, one fumble). Not good enough for nearly $16 million a year.

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