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    How Big of a Pay Cut Did Miami Dolphins OT Terron Armstead Take?

    Terron Armstead's updated contract is out, and there were cap-saving maneuvers by the Miami Dolphins beyond a reduction in salary.

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    We’ve long been on the record that the only way it made sense for the Miami Dolphins to bring back Terron Armstead in 2024 was at a reduced salary.

    Seems as though Chris Grier and Brandon Shore were of the same mind.

    Armstead did indeed agree to a pay cut in recent days. But that wasn’t the only way that his revised deal saved the Dolphins’ cap space in 2023.

    New Contract Details for Miami Dolphins OT Terron Armstead

    Armstead, according to Over the Cap, agreed to a $4.25 million reduction in his 2024 salary as a condition of his return to the Dolphins this season.

    The new deal includes a $7.3 million signing bonus and $10 million in guarantees. Armstead also agreed to two void years — in 2027 and 2028. His 2025 and 2026 salaries — $13.3 million and $12.3 million, respectively — were not changed in the adjustment.

    But given his age (33), injury history (he’s missed 11 games in his first two years as a Dolphin), and strong consideration of retirement this past offseason, there’s a real chance this is Armstead’s final year in Miami.

    Armstead’s cap numbers for the next three years are $10.6 million, $22.1 million, and $22.1 million.

    In the event that he is indeed playing his last season with the Dolphins, they will probably cut him with a post-June 1 designation in 2025. Doing so would save Miami $14.3 million next year, but add debt in 2026.

    That’s a concern for another day, however.

    Armstead’s adjustment gives the Dolphins two starting tackles in 2024 (Austin Jackson is the other), and clarity on three of the five offensive line spots.

    KEEP READING: 2 Additions Beef Up Miami Dolphins’ Defensive Line

    The Dolphins this week agreed to terms with interior offensive lineman Aaron Brewer on a three-year, $21 million contract. Brewer’s actual role remains unclear; he could play center or guard, depending on the Dolphins’ remaining moves in free agency and the draft.

    This is one of the best offensive lineman years in recent draft history, and the Dolphins are expected to use at least one of their first two picks (21 and 55) on the position group.

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