2006 base salary: $500,000
Forecast: Fonoti is an interesting player because there's obviously some talent there considering he's a former second-round pick of the San Diego Chargers and he started 14 games as a rookie in 2002 and 16 games in 2004. The issue with Fonoti has always been his weight. He was listed on the Dolphins roster last year at 350 pounds, and that has affected his quickness as well as his ability to stay healthy. The question is whether Fonoti ever will be able to get his weight under control to maximize his potential.
Projection: Fonoti went through free agency last offseason, which is how he went from Minnesota to Tampa Bay. Because of his potential, there could be some interest in his services. New head coach Cam Cameron is familiar with Fonoti, having served as offensive coordinator in San Diego when Fonoti played there from 2002 until he was traded to the Vikings in October of 2005. The feeling here is the Dolphins will make a push to re-sign him, although they won't get into a bidding war for his services. Count on him being back.