Barry Jackson: The big financial chess move that awaits the Dolphins and why there’s no need to rush it

The Miami Dolphins — who always like to enter a season with a salary cap cushion to fill needs that arise during the preseason or regular season — are down to a mere $8.16 million in cap space, per the NFL players union. Not only is that less than the $11 million needed to sign their draft class, but it’s less than the cap space of all but 10 teams in the league. In order to have a preseason cushion of at least $7 million and sign both a draft class and practice squad, the Dolphins — during the next three months — realistically need to create at least another $10 million in cap space. Keep in …

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