Shelby finished the 2015 season with 37 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and an interception. Those are pretty solid numbers for a part-time defensive end. The Dolphins have preferred to go the rotation route with their defensive line over the past couple of seasons. It remains to be seen whether or not that will change with new head coach Adam Gase.
Shelby is expected to start at defensive end Sunday versus the Bills, reports the Miami Herald. Shelby will take over for Cameron wake who was lost for the season due to an Achilles injury.
Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby has signed his restricted free agent tender, the organization announced on Thursday. Shelby's tender is of the second-round variety. He's set to earn $2.35 million next season. Shelby has registered 5 1/2 sacks and one interception in his NFL career.
The Dolphins placed a second-round tender on defensive lineman Derrick Shelby, reports Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Shelby was arrested last season on charges of trespassing, and resisting arrest without violence, and as a result, missed one game in 2014. He will stay in Miami and make $2.35 million next season. Shelby registered 5 1/2 sacks and one interception in his NFL career.
The Dolphins enter Week 17 against the Jets relatively healthy, with only three players listed as questionable and nine players listed as probable. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins (foot), defensive end Derrick Shelby (ankle) and tackle Dallas Thomas (foot) were labeled as questionable. Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring, knee), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle, knee), linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), safety Don Jones (shoulder), linebacker Koa Misi (hamstring, knee), defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (back), defensive tackle Jared Odrick (ankle), running back Daniel Thomas (knee) and wide receiver Mike Wallace (back) were all deemed probable.