Miami Dolphins Restructure Star Linebacker's Contract

The Miami Dolphins have been actively maneuvering their contracts ahead of the 2023 season to ensure they remain under the salary cap. They started by releasing tight end Cethan Carter and informing cornerback Byron Jones that he would be released with a post-June 1 designation.

Now, the Dolphins have restructured linebacker Bradley Chubb's contract to create cap space.

Chubb was acquired by the Dolphins last year at the trade deadline for a 2023 first-round selection, a 2024 fourth-round pick, and running back Chase Edmonds. The team then signed him to a five-year extension worth $110 million. By restructuring Chubb's contract, the team has created $14.656 million in cap space for 2023.

Chubb had a fully guaranteed salary of $19.4 million for the 2023 season before the restructuring. The move likely involved converting much of it into a signing bonus to spread the cap hit out over the rest of his contract, which runs through 2027.

In eight regular season games for the Dolphins, Chubb had 13 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 12 quarterback hits, and a forced fumble. He also contributed a sack and a forced fumble in the team's playoff loss.

The 26-year-old is entering his sixth NFL season.

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