Head coach Adam Gase could see a very different Miami Dolphins team in 2017 via being active in free agency (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

The Miami Dolphins are expected to be quite active in free agency this year. After creating tons of cap space by releasing a few veteran players, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has reported that the Dolphins are ready to make a ‘big splash’ in free agency.

“From what I understand, I would not be surprised if they make a pretty big splash,” NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said on Monday’s edition of Good Morning Football.

“Maybe a big-time defensive tackle, Brandon Williams would be a name to consider there. Maybe a cornerback. If they can acquire a top-notch one, that was an issue last year as well.”

Coming off of a playoff bound 10-6 season, it appears the Dolphins want to continue some of that momentum. Building around Ryan Tannehill, Jarvis Landry, and Jay Ajayi on offense could be the goal. The same could be said of defense in regards to Ndamukong Suh, Kiko Alonso, and Byron Maxwell.

Time will tell who V.P. of football operations Mike Tannebaum targets this offseason. He already has a nice head coach in place with Adam Gase.