The Miami Dolphins reportedly are expected to show “considerable interest” in wide receiver Kenny Golladay.
The Detroit Lions reportedly decided not to use its franchise tag on Golladay on Tuesday.
The #Lions don’t plan to tag WR Kenny Golladay, per source.
No final decision on whether Detroit may use a tag on someone else, but it appears Golladay is headed to the market.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 9, 2021
The Miami Herald’s Adam H. Beasley pegged Golladay as one of the guys to watch for the Dolphins in free agency.
“Golladay in particular is the name to watch,” Beasley wrote. “Word around the league is the Dolphins are determined to add a No. 1 receiver in free agency, and they are expected to show considerable interest in Golladay once the legal tampering period begins next week. One league source went so far as to predict he ends up either with the Dolphins or the Giants.
“Many around the league believed Golladay, who had 11 touchdowns in 2019 before a hip injury derailed his contract year, would get tagged, but NFL Network first reported Tuesday that is not the case. The Lions might have decided that they can get better value by letting him walk via a compensatory pick in 2022 than trying a tag-and-trade approach. Spotrac estimates his market value is five years, $85 million.”
Golladay has 183 catches for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns over his first 47 games in the NFL.
While he played just five games last season, Golladay has shown that he can be a top threat when he is healthy.
The Dolphins are looking to give Tua Tagovailoa more weapons on the outside. Pairing Golladay with DeVante Parker would be a good start for the Dolphins this offseason.