A ton of speculation on the foreseeable future of Mike Gesicki with the Miami Dolphins has been produced but Durham Smythe also faces uncertainty.
When we reviewed the camp battles for the limited conclude position previously this month, we didn’t discuss about Durham Smythe as becoming one particular of these players competing for a roster location. We took the method that he was heading to make the roster. When the gamers we talked over in that article, and you can go through that here, are definitely wanting at needing to enjoy properly to make the crew, we can not say for certain that Smythe is locked into a posture with Miami in 2021.
Smythe is coming into the last yr of his deal and will strike the free-agent industry future 12 months barring an extension. He has been a great player for Miami and trustworthy when he has been known as on. He is far more suited to blocking than an explosive go-catcher but he does properly when targeted.
In his a few seasons hence considerably, he has 39 receptions on 54 targets for 323 yards and two touchdowns. He has played in all but two video games more than those people three seasons and has began 29 contests. Is that more than enough to pencil him in on the closing 53? Pencil, of course, pen, no.
Smythe will have to compete with Cethan Carter and Adam Shaheen for a job on the crew. It will be fascinating to see how it plays out simply because Shaheen is beneath deal through following 12 months and Carter is on a a few-12 months agreement via 2023.
Miami also drafted Hunter Extensive and he and Mike Gesicki are the two locks, in pen, for the closing 53. So exactly where does that leave Smythe? Smythe has a lot more fieldwork than Carter and Shaheen and that will do the job in his favor but his contract will not. Of the three players pointed out, Shaheen, Smythe, and Carter, Smythe’s deal termination would give Miami extra than $2.1 million in cap area compared to $1.5 for Carter and $93K for Shaheen.
Smythe’s contract if terminated would also depart the Dolphins with only $158K in lifeless area when compared to Shaheen’s $2.6 million and Carter’s $1.2 million. Of study course, the Dolphins could shock every person and keep 5 tight ends or they could shock every person and trade Mike Gesicki.
Either way, Smythe could be on the outside of the roster when camp begins to wind down and NFL required cuts are beginning to get produced.