Barry Jackson wrote:
How hard should the Dolphins try to keep impending free agent Kenny Stills (23 catches, 408 yards, four touchdowns)?
Gase loves him, both the skills and passion he brings to the job. He has emerged as an important deep threat – he’s sixth in the league in yards per catch at 17.7 -- and he will be seeking a substantial contract.
The Dolphins are expected to try to keep him; what’s undetermined is how aggressive they will be.
There’s a chance the Dolphins will replace him with rookie Leonte Carroo if bidding for Stills gets too high, but Carroo isn’t a downfield burner like Stills is. This could come down to how much Stills commands.
“I like the fact that when he is in there, that gives the defense a lot to worry about,” Gase said. “They know they’ve got to protect versus the deep ball.”
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