Miami Dolphins

Stadium: Sun Life Stadium | Coach: Adam Gase
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense26th93.5 (23rd)238.2 (19th)
Defense25th126.2 (26th)250.0 (20th)
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42Abdul-Quddus, Isa DB6-12018/3/19896Fordham
35Aikens, Walt FS6-12086/19/19913Liberty
23Ajayi, Jay RB6-02286/15/19932Boise State
76Albert, Branden T6-532011/4/19849Virginia
50Alonso, Kiko LB6-32388/14/19904Oregon
 Blount, Akil LB6-32257/2/1994RFlorida A&M
90Branch, Andre DE6-52657/14/19895Clemson
 Burgess, James ILB5-112273/9/1994RLouisville
74Bushrod, Jermon T6-53208/19/198410Towson
84Cameron, Jordan TE6-52608/7/19886USC
 Carroo, Leonte WR5-112171/24/1994RRutgers
 Carter, Ruben G6-430612/1/1992RToledo
35Chekwa, Chimdi DB6-019010/7/19884Ohio State
62Coleman, Deandre DT6-33241/27/19911California
4Cruz, A.J. WR5-91952/20/1991RBrown
4Darr, Matt P6-12207/2/19922Tennessee
92Denney, John LS6-525212/13/197812Brigham Young
 DiSalvo, Ryan LS6-42491/20/1994RSan Jose State
 Doughty, Brandon QB6-221610/6/1991RWestern Kentucky
75Douglas, Jamil G6-43102/28/19922Arizona State
 Drake, Kenyan RB6-02101/26/1994RAlabama
 Duarte, Thomas TE6-32253/30/1995RUCLA
2Dysert, Zac QB6-32212/8/19902Miami (Ohio)
25Ekpre-Olomu, Ifo CB5-91947/10/19931Oregon
78Fede, Terrence DE6-427811/19/19913Marist
23Foster, Arian RB6-12278/24/19868Tennessee
3Franks, Andrew K6-12051/11/19932RPI
27Gary, Shamiel DB6-02055/31/19902Oklahoma State
 Grant, Jakeem WR5-616510/30/1992RTexas Tech
48Gray, MarQueis TE6-424211/7/19894Minnesota
 Gray, Tyler LB6-42322/17/1993RBoise State
83Hazel, Matt WR6-12051/23/19922Coastal Carolina
 Hendy, A.J. DB6-12014/8/1993RMaryland
46Hewitt, Neville OLB6-22354/6/19932Marshall
 Howard, Xavien CB6-02017/4/1993RBaylor
 Hughes, Gabe TE6-424010/15/1993RFlorida Tech
 Huguenin, Farrington DE6-42715/8/1992RKentucky
45Hull, Mike LB6-02375/25/19911Penn State
70James, Ja'Wuan T6-63156/3/19923Tennessee
53Jenkins, Jelani OLB6-02433/13/19924Florida
68John, Ulrick T6-83005/20/19923Georgia State
56Johnson, James-Michael LB6-12408/20/19895Nevada
91Jones, Jason DE6-52755/23/19869Eastern Michigan
94Jones, Chris DT6-12957/12/19904Bowling Green State
86Jones, Dominique TE6-32708/15/19874Shepherd
20Jones, Reshad SS6-12182/25/19887Georgia
95Jordan, Dion DE6-62753/5/19903Oregon
 Koehn, Marshall K6-11978/29/1992RIowa
 Laing, Cleyon DE6-328011/25/19901Iowa State
14Landry, Jarvis WR5-1120211/28/19923Louisiana State
36Lippett, Tony DB6-22007/2/19922Michigan State
 Lucas, Jordan SS6-02018/2/1993RPenn State
31Maxwell, Byron DB6-12072/23/19886Clemson
58McCain, Chris LB6-524511/21/19913California
28McCain, Bobby CB5-91968/18/19932Memphis
66McClendon, Jacques G6-332412/10/19874Tennessee
55Misi, Koa OLB6-32551/17/19877Utah
90Mitchell, Earl DT6-33109/25/19877Arizona
8Moore, Matt QB6-32208/9/19849Oregon State
16Murphy, Tyler WR6-12141/12/19921Boston College
70Painter, Vinston T6-431010/11/19892Virginia Tech
11Parker, DeVante WR6-32181/20/19932Louisville
29Patmon, Tyler DB5-101881/26/19913Oklahoma State
42Paysinger, Spencer LB6-22506/28/19886Oregon
44Pead, Isaiah RB5-1020412/14/19894Cincinnati
97Phillips, Jordan DT6-63309/21/19922Oklahoma
 Pitts, Lafayette DB5-111949/24/1992RPittsburgh
51Pouncey, Mike C6-53057/24/19896Florida
 Scott, Rashawn WR6-22031/29/1992RMiami (Fla.)
 Shippen, Brandon WR5-111855/17/1994RTemple
80Sims, Dion TE6-42682/18/19914Michigan State
71Steen, Anthony G6-33095/9/19901Alabama
10Stills, Kenny WR6-01984/22/19924Oklahoma
86Stoneburner, Jake TE6-32508/25/19893Ohio State
93Suh, Ndamukong DT6-43201/6/19877Nebraska
17Tannehill, Ryan QB6-42207/27/19885Texas A&M
31Thomas, Michael FS5-112013/17/19904Stanford
63Thomas, Dallas G6-531510/30/19894Tennessee
30Thomas, Daniel RB6-123510/29/19875Kansas State
 Tunsil, Laremy T6-53058/2/1994RMississippi
77Turner, Billy G6-530210/17/19912North Dakota State
60Urbik, Kraig T6-53249/23/19858Wisconsin
49Vigil, Zach OLB6-22403/28/19912Utah State
91Wake, Cameron DE6-32701/30/19828Penn State
74Warmsley, Julius DE6-22765/16/19901Tulane
17Whalen, Griff WR5-111903/1/19905Stanford
34Williams, Damien RB5-112254/3/19923Oklahoma
69Williams, Jordan DE6-22823/23/19931Tennessee
94Williams, Mario DE6-62921/31/198511North Carolina State
74Young, Sam T6-83206/24/19877Notre Dame
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
The Dolphins and Gray agreed to a contract Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Landing the second tight-end role out of training camp, Gray earned 26 offensive snaps and 75 more on special teams over the first four games of 2015, during which he hauled in his only target. In the same game, though, he sustained a broken forearm and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. Upon joining the Dolphins, he'll compete for one of the few TE spots behind Jordan Cameron.

Vinston Painter
Browns running back Luke Lundy had to leave Sunday's practice after sustaining a concussion, reports the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Moreover, offensive tackle Vinston Painter suffered a neck injury, which also forced him to leave practice early.

Akil Blount
No Updates
A.J. Cruz
No Updates
Branden Albert
Dolphins offensive lineman Branden Albert (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Titans.

Albert had been limited in practice all week, but that won't prevent him from suiting up to occupy a vital role in Week 6.

Tony Lippett
Tony Lippett was the Big Ten receiver of the year last season, but the Dolphins, who drafted him in the fifth round, see him as a cornerback. 

Lippett is converting to the defensive backfield in OTAs. Early returns are good. He had three interceptions in Monday's practice.

"He doesn’t have a ton of position experience there in games, but he seems to be a guy that’s learned the system pretty well," coach Joe Philbin said, per the Palm Beach Post. "Every rep that he gets is extremely valuable at this stage of his development. I caught a couple of them, I?was bouncing back and forth, and he went up and high-pointed one of the balls. He was in the right place at the right time."

Koa Misi
Misi restructured his contract with the Dolphins on Saturday.

The Dolphins restructured their deals with Misi and Ndamukong Suh, and released Greg Jennings, freeing up some cap room to work with this offseason. Misi tallied a career-high 78 tackles (59 solo) in 13 games last season but failed to record a sack.

Jason Jones
Jones has signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

Jones' deal is reportedly worth more than $1.5 million, and although he's recovering from offseason knee surgery, the veteran will help Miami's options while Cameron Wake comes back from his Achilles tear. A starter in 31 of 32 games for the Lions the past two years, Jones posted 31 tackles and 4.5 sacks last season.

Xavien Howard
The Dolphins selected Howard in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 38th overall.

Howard (6-0, 201) stumbled a bit at the Combine, logging a 4.58-second 40-yard dash and 33-inch vertical, but he improved drastically at the Baylor pro day, running a 4.44 40 and improving his vertical to 38.5 inches. Howard's film isn't as good as the other corners to get drafted to this point, but if his pro day numbers are an accurate insight into his athleticism, he should possess similar upside. He in any case has the size and athleticism to develop into a starting NFL corner, which Miami needs.

Jermon Bushrod
Bears offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Already facing the possibility of playing without QB Jay Cutler and WR Alshon Jeffery -- both questionable with hamstring injuries -- for a second straight week, the Bears will now be missing their starting left tackle. That's never a good thing, but it's especially worrisome when Khalil Mack is on the other team. Mack normally moves all over the place, but Oakland may have him spend more time on the offense's left side to test out replacement LT Charles Leno.

Matt Darr
No Updates
Billy Turner
The Dolphins ruled running back LaMichael James, linebacker Jelani Jenkins, linebacker Koa Misi, linebacker Jonathan Freeny, linebacker Chris McCain, offensive lineman Nate Garner and offensive lineman Billy Turner inactive for Week 15 against New England.
Tyler Murphy
Murphy was promoted from the practice squad Saturday.

Murphy was brought up in the likely event that Ben Roethlisberger is unable to return from his knee injury to play Sunday against the Chiefs, with Landry Jones getting the start after Michael Vick was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Murphy, who isn't likely to see the field if Jones avoids an injury, played quarterback at Florida and Boston College during his collegiate years, but after going undrafted he signed as a free agent with the Steelers, who were trying to develop him into a wide receiver.

Michael Thomas
Thomas finished the 2015 season with 85 tackles.

While the tackle numbers are solid, they came without any big plays as Thomas was held without a turnover or sack. The Dolphins could look to upgrade safety during the off-season.

Ulrick John
The Colts will have a very deep offensive line for OTAs. Currently, the team's roster features 10 players that have started in the NFL, per

The Colts will have battle for starting spots at center and on the right side of the line. 

Khaled Holmes enters the offseason as the starting center, but he'll be pushed by Jonotthan Harrison, who started 10 games last season. 

At right guard, offseason acquisition Todd Herremans has the inside track, but he'll compete with Hugh Thornton, a veteran of 20 NFL starts. 

Gosder Cherilus, returning from knee and groin injuries that landed him on injured reserve last season, will start OTAs as the right tackle. Joe Reitz and Ulrick John will compete for the job. 

Kraig Urbik
Bills left guard Kraig Urbik took a pay cut of $1.5 million this year and $1.7 million next year, reports Urbik, who is signed through 2016, played in every game last year, starting nine.
Andre Branch
Branch has agreed to a one-year contract with the Dolphins, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

A continuance of the Dolphins' defensive overhaul, the signing of Branch helps retool a unit already deprived of the services of Olivier Vernon and Derrick Shelby, as both have already signed elsewhere this offseason. Furthermore, Miami and DE Cameron Wake (Achilles) are still at odds over a potential contract extension, but Branch will at least form a rotation with Mario Williams and potentially Dion Jordan (suspension). In the event that Wake holds out or lands elsewhere come the start of the season, Branch figures to assume a sizable role and build upon his 2015 stat line of 24 tackles, including four sacks, and two forced fumbles across 13 games as a member of the Jaguars. However, should Wake return, Branch could struggle to gain fantasy relevance.

Isa Abdul-Quddus
Abdul-Quddus says he is open to moving to free safety next season, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Abdul-Quddus took over at strong safety midway through the season last season with the Lions and turned in the best season of his five-year career. After signing with the Dolphins earlier in the week, the 26-year-old made it known that he was open to switching to free safety. Reshad Jones is the current starter at strong safety in Miami and is also coming off the best season of his career. "I know he had a great year last year so I'm comfortable with something different. I'm just open to playing whatever", Abdul-Quddus said in an interview on Friday.

Kenyan Drake
Joining Drake (hamstring) and Jay Ajayi in the Miami backfield is veteran Arian Foster, who signed with the team Monday, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Drake, who the report describes as "a talented pass-catcher but unproven downhill runner," now faces added competition for touches in the Miami offense, with his fantasy upside taking a hit due to the fact that a (presumably) healthy Foster is a candidate to earn a good chunk of both carries and catches in the Dolphins' 2016 backfield.

Hamstring - Probable for start of season
Damien Williams
Williams (thumb) is active for Sunday's game at Buffalo.

Williams is available to the Dolphins today, but he does not touch the ball enough to be much of a factor to fantasy teams.

DeVante Parker
Parker participated in team drills Wednesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins have been playing it cautious with the up and coming receiver all offseason. They want to make sure he won't have any problems with the foot injury he suffered last summer and all signs are a go for Parker to be a normal participant in training camp.

Matt Moore
The Dolphins and Moore agreed to a two-year, $3.5 million contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Moore has logged very few snaps in four seasons as Ryan Tannehill's primary backup, completing 16 of 30 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown versus two interceptions. Expect Moore to serve in a similar capacity during the upcoming deal, barring injury.

Jordan Williams
No Updates
Matt Hazel
The Dolphins listed the following players as inactive for Sunday’s game against the Jets: Rishard Matthews, Walt Aikens, Dallas Thomas, Matt Hazel, LaMichael James, Deandre Coleman and Sam Brenner.
Farrington Huguenin
No Updates
Zach Vigil
No Updates
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
Ekpre-Olomu (knee) has received full medical clearance and is deemed "ready to go" for offseason activities, NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports.

The once-heralded Ekpre-Olomu is a former consensus All-American cornerback for the Oregon Ducks in 2014, but is yet to play a single snap in the NFL. He had suffered an ACL injury preparing for the Rose Bowl in December of 2014, subsequently tail-spinned to the 7th round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and was exiled to the Browns for the remainder of the season, only to be waived by the team in April. Now healthy and a part of an up-and-coming Miami defensive unit, look for Ekpre-Olomu to try to earn himself a role manning the slot for rookie defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.

Mario Williams
Williams will not participate in minicamp, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Williams will be excused from camp due to personal reasons. There is no word if this is the same issue that forced him to miss some time during voluntary minicamp in late April but either way he is not expected to miss the beginning of training camp in July.

A.J. Hendy
No Updates
Deandre Coleman
The Dolphins listed the following players as inactive for Sunday’s game against the Jets: Rishard Matthews, Walt Aikens, Dallas Thomas, Matt Hazel, LaMichael James, Deandre Coleman and Sam Brenner.
Anthony Steen
The Cardinals have deemed the following players as inactive for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Panthers: Drew Stanton, Brittan Golden , Chris Clemons , Jonathan Cooper, Alameda Ta'amu, Anthony Steen , and Kareem Martin.

Cooper has missed the past two games for Arizona with a wrist injury.

The Cardinals are 5 1/2-point underdogs for Saturday's game.

Walt Aikens
Dolphins cornerback Walt Aikens was suspended for the season finale Sunday for missing a team meeting after he was involved in a domestic dispute at his Sunrise home, per WINZ-AM.

The report further claimed, per a source, that there was no physical violence with his girlfriend, but that his phone was smashed.

Arian Foster
The Dolphins and Foster (Achilles) agreed to a contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

After getting a baseline on Foster's recovery from a torn Achilles in late March, the Dolphins' medical staff must have been impressed enough with his recovery on his second go-around Monday to give the front office the thumb's up. Considering his age (30 next month) and the fact he's nine months removed from the devastating injury, he'll more than likely ease into training camp. However, his competition includes two unproven products -- second-year back Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake (hamstring) -- which provides a path to relevance for Foster. On the other hand, the final stages of Foster's rehab will ultimately dictate when he'll be able to make an impact.

Achilles - Questionable for start of training camp
Dallas Thomas
Dolphins rookie Jamil Douglas continues to gain first-team snaps at left guard in OTAs. 

Douglas is competing with Dallas Thomas for the starting job. Over the last few weeks, he's gone from occasional snaps to a 50/50 split of starting snaps. 

"I like the fact that when he’s been in there he doesn’t make a lot of mental mistakes,” coach Joe Philbin said, per the Palm Beach Post. “I think he’s grasped the system relatively well. I think his play speed’s been pretty good. He doesn’t seem to hesitate a lot and that’s a good sign for a young guy. ... I really like what I see."

Zac Dysert
Tyler Patmon
Patmon was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Patmon appeared in 11 games earlier in the season as a member of the Cowboys before being released on Dec. 15. He'll join the Dolphins in what will likely be a limited role over the final two weeks of the season. To clear a roster spot, Miami cut defensive end Jordan Williams.

Julius Warmsley
The Seahawks have signed 11 players to future contracts, the team announced Wednesday.

Running back Demitrius Bronson, wide receiver Douglas McNeil, tight end RaShaun Allen, tackle Justin Renfrow, guards Nate Isles and Drew Nowak, defensive ends Ryan Robinson and Julius Warmsley, defensive tackle Jimmy Staten, linebacker Mike Zimmer and safety Dion Bailey will look to compete for spots on the final 53-man roster in 2015.

Jordan Phillips
No Updates
Isaiah Pead
The Dolphins have signed Pead, the Miami Herald reports.

After making attempts to add C.J. Anderson and Chris Johnson to their backfield mix, the Dolphins will now add Pead to the depth mix behind Jay Ajayi, but his addition is not likely to be the team's last move to fortify the running back position. The 26-year-old -- who was a 2012 second-round pick by the Rams -- was limited to two carries for three yards in two games last season, and he thus has much to prove before approaching fantasy consideration.

Ruben Carter
No Updates
Chris Jones
The Dolphins have claimed Jones off waivers from the Patriots, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Now healthy, Jones, who missed last season with a calf injury, will bolster the Dolphins' interior line depth. While starting 23 of 28 games for the Patriots between the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Jones tallied a total of 79 tackles and nine sacks.

Sam Young
With starting right tackle Austin Pasztor rupturing his hamstring Week 13, the Jaguars will replace him with rookie Josh Wells or veteran Sam Young, reports the Florida Times-Union. Wells filled in for Pasztor against the Giants, logging 41 snaps.

"Wells did a pretty good job when he stepped in," coach Gus Bradley told the paper. "The reason why we had him up [active] over Sam Young is because of his flexibility. He could play left tackle and right tackle. Sam does a good job at right tackle so we'll talk more about that, but it will be one of those two."

The Jaguars host the Texans on Sunday.

Jakeem Grant
No Updates
James-Michael Johnson
The Buccaneers waived-injured linebacker James-Michael Johnson on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports. 

Johnson saw extensive action on special teams for the Buccaneers in Week 1, but he suffered an undisclosed injury that will prevent him playing for some time moving forward. The team has not yet announced who will be added to take Johnson's place.

Earl Mitchell
Mitchell (calf) is inactive Sunday against the Patriots.

Despite putting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, Mitchell will miss his third game in a row. In his absence, Jordan Phillips is likely to see extensive action at right defensive tackle.

Thomas Duarte
The Dolphins selected Duarte in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 231st overall.

Duarte was a receiver at UCLA but moves to tight end due to a lack of NFL speed. A ceremonial move to tight end would do well for his fantasy potential, but not necessarily his odds of making the roster. If he does stick, though, he's worth monitoring to see if fantasy owners can more or less get a wideout with tight end classification.

Shamiel Gary
The Bears announced several minor roster moves on Monday. The team signed safety Shamiel Gary and tight end Jacob Maxwell to their practice squad, according to the team's official website. The team also elevated cornerback Terrance Mitchell to 53-man roster from practice squad and waived linebacker Terrell Manning.
Gabe Hughes
No Updates
Brandon Shippen
No Updates
James Burgess
No Updates
Leonte Carroo
Carroo plans to drop seven or eight pounds from his current weight of 217, The Miami Herald reports.

Despite gaining six pounds in the four months since the Combine, Carroo said he isn't carrying any "bad weight", perhaps suggesting that some of his additional mass is muscle. He posted mediocre numbers (including a 4.50 40 time) in all of the key Combine drills, but his showing looks a bit better if his weight is taken into account, as most wideout prospects his height (6-0) check in closer to 190-200 pounds. Though largely known as a deep threat at Rutgers, the 22-year-old Carroo also impressed on shorter routes, with strong YAC skills helping him produce 19.5 yards per reception and 29 touchdowns on 122 career catches (30 games). While the Dolphins seemingly got a steal in the third round, it's still unclear if Carroo will have a significant role out of the gate, as Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker figure to account for a large portion of the team's targets. Carroo may have a shot to take snaps away from No. 3 wideout Kenny Stills, who caught just 43 percent of his targets during his dud of a first season in Miami.

Neville Hewitt
Hewitt will make his first NFL start Sunday at home versus the Cowboys, reports the Dolphins web site.

The Dolphins have suffered several injuries to their linebacking corps which necessitates Hewitt starting.

Jamil Douglas
Dolphins rookie Jamil Douglas continues to gain first-team snaps at left guard in OTAs. 

Douglas is competing with Dallas Thomas for the starting job. Over the last few weeks, he's gone from occasional snaps to a 50/50 split of starting snaps. 

"I like the fact that when he’s been in there he doesn’t make a lot of mental mistakes,” coach Joe Philbin said, per the Palm Beach Post. “I think he’s grasped the system relatively well. I think his play speed’s been pretty good. He doesn’t seem to hesitate a lot and that’s a good sign for a young guy. ... I really like what I see."

Jelani Jenkins
Jenkins had 71 tackles in 13 games for the Dolphins this past season.

Jenkins won the starting role in training camp but failed to impress as the season rolled along. He didn't record a sack or turnover and overall was just an average linebacker. The Dolphins will likely look for an upgrade here before next year.

Ndamukong Suh
Suh was a no show for the first day of the Dolphins voluntary minicamp, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

It's late April so this really doesn't mean all that much other than to prove once again that Suh marches to the beat of his own drummer and it not all that interested in being a leader for his defensive teammates.

Chris McCain
McCain (knee) season ended Tuesday as he was placed on IR, reports the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

McCain and Koa Misi were both placed on IR after the game Sunday. McCain's 2015 campaign ends with two whole tackles and a sack. Safe to say he won't be missed.

Knee - Probable for start of season
Jarvis Landry
Landry secured six of 11 targets for 72 yards in Sunday's 20-10 victory over the Patriots.

The 23-year-old received double-digit targets for the fourth straight week, and finished the season with a whopping 165 looks from Ryan Tannehill. He impressively converted 110 of those into receptions, which netted 1157 yards. Landry is undoubtedly one of the best short-to-intermediate receivers in the NFL, while also ranking favorably in the yards-after-catch category. With a new coaching staff--and with it, a new offensive system--on its way to South Florida, Landry should nevertheless continue as one of the focal points of the Dolphins' aerial attack.

Jordan Cameron
Cameron said a talk with Julius Thomas helped convince him to stick around with the Dolphins under new head coach Adam Gase, who served as Thomas' offensive coordinator with the Broncos in 2013 and 2014, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Following his disappointing first season in Miami, the 27-year-old Cameron was going to be released if he didn't agree to a pay cut. His comments suggest he strongly considered moving on, yet ultimately decided to give things a chance in a Dolphins offense that could place more emphasis on the tight ends. Cameron thus accepted a pay cut from $7.5 million to $6 million, but with only one-third of the salary guaranteed, it's still possible a poor training camp could lead to his release. Cameron had an ugly 2015 campaign, catching just 35 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns, despite seeing 70 targets (5.5 YPT) while playing all 16 games. Health was his biggest issue prior to last season, as he was mostly efficient with his targets during a four-year run with the Browns.

Griff Whalen
Whalen has signed with the Dolphins.

Whalen arrives in Miami after finishing last season with 19 catches for 205 yards and one touchdown in 14 games played. Waived by the Colts in January, Whalen adds depth to the Dolphins' options at wide receiver and on special teams.

Ryan DiSalvo
No Updates
Jacques McClendon
The Dolphins have reportedly signed offensive lineman Jacques McClendon, according to the Sun Sentinel.

McClendon played the most games of his career in 2014, playing in 13 games. He's played a total of 22 games, with five starts in six seasons.

Cleyon Laing
No Updates
Kiko Alonso
Alonso, regarding the possibility of taking snaps at tight end in 2016, said, "In a goal-line situation, I'm ready to jump into the field. I have some specific plays at hand, but I won't reveal them," reports.

Alonso played some tight end in high school, and although he may be fully capable of playing on the offensive side of the ball, Miami resigned Jordan Cameron, added MarQueis Gray and retained Dion Sims this offseason. However, Cameron and Sims both disappointed in 2015, and Gray is coming off a season spent largely on IR with a broken forearm. The most significant aspect of Alonso's remarks is how he mentioned there are already plays designed for him, but the Dolphins may simply be constructing an insurance policy should their top-3 tight ends suffer injuries or prove ineffective yet again.

Marshall Koehn
No Updates
Andrew Franks
Franks was 13-16 on field goal attempts this season and 33-36 on point after tries.

Only 16 field goal attempts is a bit low but still an 81.3 success rate is solid. The Dolphins could always look to upgrade the position in training camp and will likely bring in some competition for Franks but he will still go into 2016 as the favorite to win the job.

Mike Hull
Hull was promoted from the Dolphins' practice squad on Saturday.

With Spencer Paysinger doubtful to play Sunday, Hull will offer some extra linebacker depth. To make room for Hull the Dolphins waived A.J. Francis.

Mike Pouncey
After suffering a knee injury in Saturday's preseason game, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey didn't express much concern, a feeling that would prove to be valid, as an MRI came back negative and the lineman was back at practice Monday, per the Miami Herald.

Pouncey said that he expects to be ready for the season opener. He recently signed an extension worth more than $40 million. 

Dion Jordan
Jordan is still waiting to hear word from the NFL about his application for reinstatement, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Jordan was suspended for the entire 2015 NFL season for violating the substance abuse policy. His suspension could be lifted at anytime and with training camp starting on July 29 the Dolphins are hoping it's lifted sooner rather than later. Jordan is said to be in the best shape of his short career and if he can get his head on straight, would be a quality addition to what could be a stacked defensive line in Miami.

Suspension - Eligible to apply for reinstatement
Ja'Wuan James
The Dolphins have labeled linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hamstring) and cornerback Jamar Taylor (shoulder) out for Sunday's pivotal game against Baltimore. Guard Nate Garner (illness), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle) and linebacker Chris McCain (ankle) were deemed doubtful for Week 14.

Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was the only player on the report deemed questionable. He was a limited participant all week leading up to Sunday.

Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Wide receiver Brian Hartline (knee), tackle Ja'Wuan James (neck), linebacker Jelani Jenkins (shoulder), center Samson Satele (ribs), wide receiver Mike Wallace (chest) and safety Jimmy Wilson (hamstring).

Bobby McCain
McCain missed practice Wednesday with a concussion, reports the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

There is no word yet as to where in the concussion protocol McCain stands but it would seem unlikely at this point in time that he would play Sunday in San Diego.

Spencer Paysinger
Paysinger (neck) returned to game action Sunday with two tackles in a loss to the Jets.

Paysinger had missed two games due to the injury but was deemed healthy enough to return Sunday. After getting demolished by the Jets perhaps he wishes he was held out another week.

Jake Stoneburner
Dolphins tight end Dion Sims has been ruled out for the Sunday clash in London, reports Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post.

Sims hasn't played since sustaining a concussion in Week 1. And considering he didn't make the flight to England, it's clear he won't play against the Jets. Jake Stoneburner (three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown in two games) will once again fill in behind Jordan Cameron.

Terrence Fede
The Dolphins have listed Cortland Finnegan, LaMichael James, Chris McCain, Daryn Colledge, Anthony Johnson, Billy Turner and Terrence Fede as inactive Week 11 against the Bills.

Finnegan had been ruled out prior to the contest. Colledge came into the game listed as doubtful. The other five players are healthy scratches. 

Cameron Wake
Wake (Achilles) was a participant in team drills Wednesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Wake had only participated in individual drills in front of the media prior to Wednesday. It was thought that Wake may not practice with the team until training camp but apparently the Achilles has healed enough that the doctors have cleared him. Those fantasy owners in IDP leagues that reward sacks heavily should not forget about Wake come draft time.

Achilles - Probable for start of season
Brandon Doughty
The Dolphins selected Doughty in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 223rd overall.

Doughty is old for a rookie and showed some problems with decision making earlier in his career, but he was extremely productive for the last two. After falling just short of 10,000 yards and 100 passing touchdowns over the last two years, Doughty will hope his video game numbers translate to NFL success.

Kenny Stills
Head coach Adam Gase said Stills will be more involved in the offense in 2016, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Stills had a disappointing first season in Miami, catching just 27 passes for 440 yards and three touchdowns. Greg Jennings is no longer on the roster, but with DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry likely to account for a huge portion of the targets, Stills is still slated for a complementary role. That being said, he doesn't appear to have much competition, if any, for the No. 3 wide receiver job.

Jay Ajayi
Joining Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake in the Dolphins' backfield is newcomer Arian Foster, who signed with the team Monday, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Prior to the signing, Ajayi had topped the Dolphins' running back depth chart following the departure of Lamar Miller, with Drake a candidate to see change-of-pace duty. Now that Foster is in the fold, Ajayi will now face legit competition for the team's starting job, though the highly-accomplished Foster has much to prove, health-wise, given that he is bouncing back from a ruptured Achilles. In any case, Ajayi's fantasy stock takes a hit due to the addition of Foster and the possibility that some form of a time-share could be on tap. Meanwhile, the odds of the likes of Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas or Isaiah Pead making a significant impact for Miami this season appear diminished by Monday' roster move.

Dominique Jones
The Broncos have listed S T.J. Ward, RB Juwan Thompson, LB Brandon Marshall , OL Paul Cornick, OL Michael Schofield, TE Dominique Jones and DT Mitch Unrein as inactive Week 17 against the Raiders. 

Marshall was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Cornick and Ward were listed as questionable. Cornick is dealing with a toe injury. Ward has a neck issue. Thompson was actually listed as probable, but will not play. He has both hip and knee injuries. Unrein was also listed as probable. He's dealing with an illness. The other two players listed are healthy scratches. 

Byron Maxwell
The Dolphins are slated to acquire Maxwell, along with Kiko Alonso and the 13th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft from the Eagles in exchange for the eighth overall pick in the draft, reports.

For a time Wednesday morning, there was talk that the deal may be off due to reported concerns about Maxwell's shoulder, but evidently the Dolphins' medical staff cleared the cornerback, and he's now slated to join the 2016 Miami secondary. In his only season with the Eagles after signing a six-year, $63 million deal with the team, the 28-year-old recorded 64 tackles and two interceptions in 14 games.

Chimdi Chekwa
Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa has agreed to a one-year deal with the Raiders, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus, per

Chekwa, who has spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Raiders, signed with the Patriots in March. He was released Monday.

Chekwa has totaled 51 tackles (44 solo) and no interceptions in 32 career games.

Laremy Tunsil
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Reshad Jones
Jones returned to practice Wednesday.

After skipping the first day of the Dolphins' mandatory minicamp Tuesday, with said absence accompanied by reports that Jones is looking to redo his contract, the safety rejoined his teammates Wednesday. In any case, Jones relayed to the Miami Herald that his brief holdout is behind him, while adding that he'll report for the start of training camp. He'll thus reprise his role as the Dolphins' starting strong safety this coming season, on the heels of recording 135 tackles and five picks in 2015.

Dion Sims
Sims had four receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown as Miami wrecked Tennessee 38-10 Sunday.

Sims didn't out target starting tight end Jordan Cameron (8-4), but he did have more receptions, yardage, and the same number of scores. All in all it was just good to see Sims back on the field after that scary looking concussion in England.

Tyler Gray
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Ryan Tannehill
Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said he wants Tannehill and the rest of the offense to play up-tempo the majority of the time, the Miami Herald reports.

Christensen and new head coach Adam Gase are expected to give Tannehill more freedom to audible at the line of scrimmage -- and playing at a faster pace gives him more time to make good decisions. Tannehill has never lacked for volume, attempting between 586 and 590 passes in each of the last three years, but it's quite possible he could set a new career-best mark if the new coaching staff stays true to its stated intentions. Miami is returning the key members of last year's receiving corps. and should have an improved offensive line, but it's unclear how well they'll run the ball with Jay Ajayi expected to replace Lamar Miller as the lead back.

Daniel Thomas
The Dolphins and Thomas (knee) agreed to a contract Thursday, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.

After dabbling in but ultimately losing out on C.J. Anderson and Chris Johnson, the Dolphins are following a cheap path to production out of the backfield with the additions of Thomas and Isaiah Pead on Thursday. Thomas himself remained unemployed last season following his release from the Bears near the tail end of the preseason slate. In four previous campaigns with the Dolphins, he didn't exactly turn heads, averaging 3.6 YPC, hauling in 55 passes, and scoring 13 touchdowns in 52 games. If he's still with the team out of training camp, he'll more than likely play second fiddle, at best, to sophomore RB Jay Ajayi.

Rashawn Scott
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John Denney
Dolphins tight end Charles Clay is active Week 11 against the Bills.

Clay came into the game listed as questionable due to a knee injury. Clay was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. The team will also have John Denney, Kelvin Sheppard and Dion Sims available for the contest. All three players were also listed as questionable going into the game. 

Jordan Lucas
The Dolphins selected Lucas in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 204th overall.

Lucas played safety in 2015 but played cornerback before that. It's not clear which he might play for Miami. Lucas (6-foot, 201) certainly displayed cornerback athleticism at his pro day, running the 40 in 4.45 seconds while displaying a 38.5-inch vertical.

Lafayette Pitts
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