Yes, the Dolphins are trying to move on from Randy Starks and Paul Soliai. Don't be sad for the guys you know, as they will have offers. Indeed, Soliai might be visiting his new team starting tomorrow.
But as for Miami's replacement of those players, a new name to consider is Cam Thomas of the San Diego Chargers.
Thomas, 27, is 6-4 and 330 pounds which means he's a similar body to Soliai. That has him on the Dolphins radar.
Thomas is younger, has a high ceiling, and will be way cheaper than either Soliai or Starks would be.
But here's the thing:
Thomas today isn't as good.
Thomas was basically handed the starting nose tackle job with Chargers last year when Aubrayo Franklin and Antonio Garay left the team. Then he lost that starting job in early December and thereafter shared snaps with Sean Lissemore.
Thomas nonetheless is a good prospect.
Keep his name in mind along with Earl Mitchell, who was discussed in this space earlier today.