The Miami Dolphins used their second-round pick Friday night on LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry. They even traded up 13 spots for the 63rd overall pick to take Landry. The Dolphins already have Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace on their roster at the receiver so it is a somewhat interesting move.
Palm Beach Post’s Andrew Abramson says he thinks it spells the end for Hartline and since the Dolphins will be in cap trouble in 2015 he could become a cap casualty after the 2014 season.
Although Hartline has been a consistent player with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, releasing Hartline after this season would save Miami $4 million. The Dolphins could also consider releasing Mike Wallace after the season but they’d still have to pay $9 million of his $12 million salary in 2015.
That would mean in essence that Landry was drafted as a replacement for Hartline when that time comes. Since Landry is a solid possession receiver, keeping Wallace makes sense not to mention the amount of dead cap space they’d have to deal with regardless.
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