Carroo ahead of free agency."The franchise tag period is open Stephone Anthony Jersey , moving us one small step closer to the start of the NFL’s 2019 league year, including the start of free agency. While the primary focus over the next couple of weeks will be on the draft prospects as the NFL Scouting Combine get closer, free agency really is not that far off. We continue our series of articles here on The Phinsider taking a look at the Miami Dolphins’ upcoming free agents, and giving you chance to vote on whether each player should be re-signed, franchise tagged, or allowed to leave in free agency. Today we look at wide receiver Leonte Carroo.Fact CheckPosition: WRAge: 25Experience: Entering 4th seasonHeight/Weight: 6’1”, 215 lbsCollege: RutgersExpiring Contract: 1-year, $630,000 ($370,588 cap number)2018 ReviewCarroo’s 2018 season was a copy of his rookie year in 2016 and his second season in 2017 - disappointing. For whatever reason, Carroo, for whom Miami traded up to select in the 2016 NFL Draft, just has not had success when he does see playing time. His first two years, he appeared in 14 games each season, tallying a total of 10 receptions for 98 yards with one touchdown. Last year, Carroo started the season on the practice squad, then moved up to the active roster in October when injuries started to mount. He appeared in nine games, recording two receptions for 94 yards with a touchdown. 2019 OutlookCarroo’s outlook for next year probably is not very good T.J. McDonald Jersey , especially in Miami. Assuming the Dolphins keep all of the receivers currently on the roster in 2019, they already have Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, Albert Wilson, Danny Amendola, Jakeem Grant, Brice Butler, and Isaiah Ford. Even if they release Parker - most likely - and Amendola - possibly - the team could be set with Stills, Wilson, Grant, Butler, and Ford, plus maybe add a receiver if they like one in the Draft. That squeezes out Carroo.VerdictDespite being a cheap option, I do not think the new coaching staff takes on the last staff’s project receiver. Maybe he is a camp body and a practice squad player, given he is a restricted free agent, but I think he makes sense to allow to walk away so he can find a fresh start somewhere.My vote: WalkI did not include the tag option for Carroo.Miami Dolphins keys to the game versus Patriots includes Minkah Fitzpatrick, Charles Harris The Miami Dolphins will visit the New England Patriots on Sunday in the first of two contests between the AFC East rival franchises. The Dolphins are currently two games up in the AFC East, but the Patriots are still the defending division and AFC champions William Hayes Jersey , so they will fight their way back into this season at some point. Can Miami keep it from starting this weekend?There are going to be several members of the Dolphins that could hold the keys to a Miami win or loss Sunday. Five of them are discussed below:Minkah Fitzpatrick, safety/cornerbackThe Dolphins should have the opportunity to move Fitzpatrick around the field to where they need him, assuming safety Reshad Jones is back and ready to resume being a Pro Bowl safety for the team. If they can move around Fitzpatrick, he could be the main coverage option for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, following him everywhere on the field. Given the state of the Patriots receiving corps, shutting down Gronkowski should be the primary focus, and giving that to the rookie - along with safety or linebacker double teams - makes a ton of sense.Kenyan Drake / Frank Gore, running backs and the offensive lineLast week was a miserable week for the Dolphins’ running game. There simply was no space on the field for Drake or Gore. The Oakland Raiders clearly wanted to send a message and make the game all about Ryan Tannehill’s right arm, and the team responded - but the issue is, the Raiders did not do that much in terms of stacking the box. The offensive line has to be able to create space for Drake and Gore, that will then allow Tannehill to use the play-action passing game to find success through the air. If the line and the running backs can get going against the Patriots with their 31st ranked rush defense in the league, then the Dolphins should be able to explode on offense.Mike Gesicki, tight endYou are starting to see more and more of Gesicki in the passing game. He has been a surprisingly solid blocker early this year, but it is time to see him become the pass-catching threat for which he was drafted. What a perfect time to break out a new wrinkle to the offense, something we really have not seen yet, just to punch the Patriots in the mouth with something new. Gesicki becoming a receiving threat for the team would be huge. Rookie tight ends do not typically have great first seasons, but a great game could be huge for Miami this week.Charles Harris, defensive endWilliam Hayes is done for the year and Andre Branch is injured and will not play this week. Add in that Cameron Wake is technically questionable for Sunday Akeem Spence Jersey , and the Dolphins will be looking to Harris to prove he was worthy of the 2017 first-round selection. Wake (should he play) and Robert Quinn will likely look to shoulder a larger load than they normally carry for the team, but Harris is definitely going to be on the field more and in key positions more often. It is time for him to step up and get to the quarterback and set the edge against the run.Raekwon McMillan, linebackerAfter all of the talk all offseason was about the Dolphins getting older with the addition of players like Gore and Danny Amendola, it is amazing how young this team really is. Two rookies and two second year players make this list this week, along with the third-year Drake sharing the running back slot with Gore. McMillan, who is only playing his fourth career game after losing all of last season to an ACL tear, is essentially a rookie still, but he is being asked to perform at a much higher level - and probably not in the way the team best could use him. McMillan should be a really, really good run-stuffing middle linebacker. Instead, he is having to rotate into coverage too much. If he can find his game - especially if rookie linebacker Jerome Baker can become the coverage guy - McMillan should be a special player in the league, but there definitely is that “if” word starting the sentence. This week, Tom Brady is likely going to attack the linebackers, especially McMillan, and he is going to use quick passes, Gronkowski, and the running game to come from multiple fronts on the attack. McMillan will have to prove he is capable of controlling the middle of the field.