Dolphins Free Agency 2012: Chad Henne, Paul Soliai Among Unrestriced Free Agents

When the 2011 season began, it seemed like the Miami Dolphins were on the verge of an historically abysmal season. While the team managed to turn things around a bit, they still finished the year with a 6-10 record and a tie for last place in the AFC East.

There are plenty of things that the Dolphins will need to address in the offseason as they attempt to start a fresh chapter in 2012. First up is the issue of their impending free agents. Quarterback Chad Henne is one of their 11 players who is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13, as well as nose tackle Paul Soliai, who played under a one-year franchise tag in 2011. Odds are that the Dolphins will not be willing to pony up again to re-apply the tag in 2012.

Here is the full list of impending Dolphins free agents, courtesy of Mac's Football Blog.

Exclusive Rights Free Agents (2)

TE Jeron Mastrud
LB Austin Spitler

Restricted Free Agents (4)

RB Lex Hilliard
OT Lydon Murtha
DE Ryan Baker
DE Philip Merling

Unrestricted Free Agents (11)

QB Chad Henne
QB J.P. Losman
RB Steve Slaton
OT Vernon Carey
OT Marc Colombo
DE Kendall Langford
NT Paul Soliai
LB Ikaika Alama-Francis
LB Marvin Mitchell
LB Jason Taylor
CB Will Allen

For all news and information regarding the Miami Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider.

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