Report: Miami Dolphins ‘Holding Off’ on Re-Signing Raekwon McMillan and Davon Godchaux

Davon Godchaux and Raekwon McMillan Scott R. Galvin / USA TODAY Sports

Raekwon McMillan and Davon Godchaux were two of the Miami Dolphins’ most productive defensive players last season, but it is possible that the 2020 season will be their last in South Florida.

Both players are set to become unrestricted free agents in the spring of 2021.

Despite that fact, a recent report from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald indicates that the Dolphins are not rushing to re-sign either player at the moment.

“Though the Dolphins appreciate the skills of both players, there is nothing on the verge of happening as far as an extension with either player,” he wrote. “The Dolphins have been holding off, for now, on any more extensions. Still, Miami has not ruled out an extension for either in the months ahead, with both entering the final year of their contracts.

“Some teams are holding off on extensions because the NFL’s 2021 salary cap is expected to drop because league revenues likely will decline because of COVID-19 issues, particularly those involving attendance at games.

“So teams assuredly will be more judicious in handing out big contracts during the next year. That makes it vital that Godchaux and McMillan remind the Dolphins of their value this season if they don’t get extensions before then.”

McMillan was the Dolphins’ highest-rated defensive player in the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus. On the season, he recorded 72 total tackles.

As for Godchaux, he recorded 75 total tackles and two sacks last season.

Clearly, both players are valuable pieces for the Dolphins when it comes to the front seven.

Still, whether or not they remain that way beyond this upcoming season remains to be seen.