With McCain being released, the Dolphins won’t be on the hook for the final two years of the the four-year, $27 million contract they inked McCain to a few seasons ago. McCain was scheduled to count $7.14 million against the 2021 salary cap. The Dolphins will only incur $1.48 million in dead money while saving $5.66 million.
McCain played primarily a safety role for the Dolphins last season, starting 15 of 16 games while collecting 46 tackles, 5 passes defended, and 1 interception.
With free agent safety Malik Hooker in town for a visit with the Dolphins, releasing McCain could signal a deal with Hooker on the horizon.