The Miami Dolphins have the second-most cap space, based on the $208.2 million ceiling for the 2022 NFL season.
That’s a fantastic luxury for a team that nearly made the playoffs last year, despite a 1-7 start.
But while former head coach Brian Flores is already with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Dolphins will have an offensive-minded coach in Mike McDaniel.
However, general manager Chris Grier knows that they have a sneaky good defense with key players in place.
That said, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport shared the latest update from the Dolphins’ camp.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2022
Rapoport said, “The #Dolphins keep one of their own, reaching an agreement with pass-rusher Emmanuel Ogbah on a 4-year deal worth $65M, per @DrewJRosenhaus. He gets $32M fully guaranteed.”
Ogbah was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2016 but was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019 for safety Eric Murray.
A year later, the Nigerian-born defensive end signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Dolphins.
An Ace On Defense
The Dolphins finished the 2021 regular season with 48 sacks, tied for fifth-best with the San Francisco 49ers.
Ogbah led the way with nine sacks while Jaelan Phillips had 8.5.
But of all the Dolphins’ pass rushers, the Oklahoma State alum had 54 quarterback pressures for an 11.3 percent rate.
That number of pressures make him the 14th-best in the league last season.
It was also his highest total of pressures since his rookie year.
Ogbah also had 26 total tackles, 12 passes defended, and a forced fumble in 17 games played.
The Dolphins hope that he will continue to be the anchor of their defensive line and bring the championship experience he had with the Chiefs to Miami.