Cowboys among Bobby Wagner potential landing spots in 2022

Bobby Wagner #54 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Oct 25, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) walks to the locker room following a 13-10 loss against the New Orleans Saints at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Teams with a lot of money that will have interest in Bobby Wagner

Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are going to be aggressive in free agency, and you shouldn’t be surprised if they sign more (better) players than you expect of a team that finished with the second-worst record in the league.

Brad Holmes is a Les Snead disciple and the Lions have a coaching staff players love to play for.

They also have almost $26 million in cap space. I still don’t think they’re getting Bobby Wagner, but they might make it hard for him to say no.

Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are annual big spenders in free agency. After firing Brian Flores and hiring Mike McDaniel to replace him, they are expected to be very active in getting upgrades on both sides of the ball.

Bobby Wagner would be a great piece for the middle of their defense, but would this be the top destination for Wagner?

The Dolphins have more cap space than almost any other team — over $51 million — and they will be able to make Wagner an offer he might not want to refuse.

New York Jets

Of all the cap-rich teams with little chance of winning anytime soon that Wagner might sign with, it could be with Robert Saleh and the Jets.

Saleh was a defensive quality control coach for the Seahawks during Wagner’s first two NFL seasons (2012-13) before going to Jacksonville and San Francisco.

How much of a connection is there between Saleh and Wagner? I guess we’ll find out relatively soon. The Jets have just under $49 million in available cap space to spend in the 2022 offseason.