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The AFC Championship and NFC Championship games are today Cheap Ryan Tannehill Jersey , bringing the NFL season down to just the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. tarting with making decisions on their own soon-to-be free agents. Who should they keep? Who should they tag? Who should they allow to walk in free agency?Justin Hier and I are working our way through the Miami Dolphins’ roster, looking at players with expiring contracts and giving you a chance to vote on whether the team should keep them, tag them, or allow them to walk. We are on to our fourth post in the series today, with defensive end William Hayes in the spotlight. Fact CheckPosition: DEAge: 33 (34 in May)Experience: Entering 12th seasonHeight/Weight: 6’3” Kiko Alonso Jersey , 265 lbsCollege: Winston-Salem StateExpiring Contract: 1-year, $4.05 million2018 ReviewHayes’ 2018 season was extremely short. He appeared in three games, recording two sacks and four tackles before a torn ACL ended his season. Hayes had made two great plays back-to-back against the Oakland Raiders, stuffing Doug Martin in the backfield for a loss, then sacking Derek Carr. As he was taking Carr to the ground, Hayes attempted to reposition himself to avoid the roughing the passer penalties for landing with full body weight on a quarterback which were prevalent at the start of the season. In that twisting, Hayes’ ACL gave out and his season was over. It was the second straight year the Dolphins had to place Hayes on injured reserve. In 2017 http://www.dolphinscheapshops.com/cheap ... ola-jersey , he played in 10 games before a back injury ended his season. 2019 OutlookHayes will be 34 and coming off a serious injury. He will be hard to be counted upon as a key contributor, but he also was clearly missed by the Dolphins defense - especially against the run - when he was lost for the season. Entering what would be his 12th season, Hayes could be leaning toward retirement rather than pushing his body through the rehab and preparations for another season - though there has not been any leaked talk about that. If Hayes plays in 2019, he is likely a rotational defensive end for run stopping or a pass rushing defensive tackle. He could fit into a 3-4 scheme as a defensive end - and there is talk that Miami could be looking to move to that scheme with new head coach Brian Flores.VerdictHayes has value for a team that needs to rebuild their defensive line, especially when it is a defensive line that struggled against the run most of the season. He proved value as a defensive tackle and could play there or defensive end for the Dolphins. Coming off an ACL tear at 34 years-old will likely limit the competition for Hayes, so Miami could look to re-sign him to a contract similar or less than last year’s $4 million deal. He provides veteran depth to the defensive line in multiple positions and seems to be well respected in the locker room.I will not include the tag option for Hayes, because there is no realistic reason to use a franchise tag on him.My vote: Retain The Dolphins were a yard away from beating the Bears today when running back Kenyan Drake inexplicably fumbled just before crossing the goal line. Drake was beside himself on the sideline after his fumble http://www.dolphinscheapshops.com/cheap ... vis-jersey , but teammate Brock Osweiler gave him some words of encouragement.Osweiler, starting at quarterback today in place of the injured Ryan Tannehill, said after the game that he approached Drake on the sideline and told him that the Bears would miss their field goal attempt, and the Dolphins would need Drake to make a big play.“I went up to Drake right before Chicago kicked the field goal, and I just said, ‘Listen, they’re gonna miss this field goal Cheap Minkah Fitzpatrick Jersey , and I need you to bring the swagger and confidence you’ve been playing with all day.’ He looked me in the eye and said, ‘OK.’ And sure enough, he’s the guy that made the big play to get us into field goal range. So if that doesn’t talk about working through adversity and mental toughness, I don’t know what does. That’s an example of mental toughness at its finest,” Osweiler said.Drake confirmed after the game that teammates picked him up after the fumble. Osweiler showed some leadership in his first start as a Dolphin.