Report: Miami Dolphins have to pay $6M signing bonus to complete Ereck Flowers trade

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The Miami Dolphins reportedly will be paying offensive lineman Ereck Flowers $6 million in a signing bonus following his trade to the Washington Football Team on Tuesday.

The Dolphins sent Flowers to Washington for a reported swap in late-round draft picks that will seemingly free up cap space before the team will have to sign picks following Thursday’s draft.

Flowers spent one season in Miami after signing a three-year, $30 million contract last offseason. He started 14 of the 14 games he appeared in during the 2020 season and returns to Washington after playing there in 2019.

With the departure of Flowers, the Dolphins could be looking to target an offensive lineman in the draft. Miami holds eight total picks, including two selections each in rounds one and two.

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