Report: Dolphins 'definitely' want Lamar Miller back next season

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As one of the top free-agent running backs available, Lamar Miller could be in for a big payday this offseason.

The Dolphins have expressed interest in re-signing Miller, with a source telling Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald the team "definitely" wants him back.

The big question is at what cost.

Miller is expected to command a contract in the range of $5 million per year, which would put him at the top of the second tier of running backs. That makes sense given his age (he turns 25 in April), clean medical record, and history of production.

The Dolphins cleared $10 million in cap space after releasing Quenton Coples and Brice McCain. Beasley estimates additional cuts should clear another $30 million, which would allow them to re-sign Miller and some of their other free agents.

Miller, meanwhile, has big plans for next season.