Reuland and Hilliard should be back no questions asked. Gilyard I imagine will be tested in the final three games as to whether he is given a one-year contract in the off-season to compete for a roster spot in 2013. Aaron Berry was really worthless. I just don't think he fits with what we do here.
Ok, so dump a dependable Hilliard for another question mark....That's a good plan. You keep the guy unless you sign an obvious upgrade, you don't just let him go, unless you want Connor or someone worse coming in. Then we're right back where we started.
berry wants to start but not many teams want his services might stay.
thomas gone age finally catches up with him.
I agree with most of your post, however, I think Gates is back next season. He has tremendous speed and is a potential game breaker, but is very raw. The Dolphins drafted him in the 4th round in 2011 and were hoping to sneak him on to the Practice squad this season. At the very least I think he will be invited back to Training Camp.
Most of our good finds will still be under contract next year with one or 2 exceptions.
Adams, Harris, Dowtin, Reuland, Malone, and McIntyre will all be on the team next year cheap in some way. Maybe Gilyard as well but Adams is a better WR.
Hillard and Howard are the only two iffs. I think we tenure Howard and give him a 3 year deal at like 1.3 mil a year. He has been OK but not really starter quality. Hillard I can see us bringing back as well. He is 100x better then Conner for what that is worth. Give him a raise offer him 600k at 2 years hope no one bids more.