According to the Palm Beach Post, Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith is looking for $24 million guaranteed over three years. The only problem is that the Dolphins don’t believe he’s worth that kind of money.
A source close to free agent cornerback Sean Smith laughed when asked if Smith and the Dolphins have had productive contract talks at the Combine. Smith is seeking a contract worth at least $24 million guaranteed over three years, and the Dolphins don’t value him that highly. The Dolphins might use the franchise tag to keep him around, but defensive tackle Randy Starks seems like the likelier option.
Don’t rule out the transition tag, either, which gives the Dolphins the right to match any other free agent offer Smith receives.
I still can’t imagine Smith returning to the Dolphins. All signs point to him being gone.