Miami Dolphins

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium | Coach: Adam Gase
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense24th114.0 (9th)218.8 (26th)
Defense29th140.4 (30th)242.2 (15th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
24Abdul-Quddus, Isa (FA) SS6-11968/3/19897Fordham
35Aikens, Walt FS6-12186/19/19914Liberty
23Ajayi, Jay RB6-02296/15/19933Boise State
 Allen, Chase LB6-3225//RSouthern Illinois
 Allen, Nate DB6-021011/30/19878South Florida
47Alonso, Kiko MLB6-32398/14/19905Oregon
 Asiata, Isaac G6-332512/29/1992RUtah
 Barrow, Lamin LB6-123711/29/19904Louisiana State
50Branch, Andre DE6-52637/14/19896Clemson
64Brendel, Jake C6-43059/10/19922UCLA
74Bushrod, Jermon G6-53208/19/198411Towson
56Butler, Donald (FA) OLB6-124210/17/19888Washington
84Cameron, Jordan (FA) TE6-52658/7/19887USC
88Carroo, Leonte WR6-02171/24/19942Rutgers
 Chapman, Winston LS6-22364/15/1992RMississippi State
38Chekwa, Chimdi (FA) DB6-01901/7/19885Ohio State
4Darr, Matt P6-12147/2/19923Tennessee
 Davis, Jesse T6-63099/15/19911Idaho
92Denney, John LS6-524212/13/197813Brigham Young
 Doughty, Brandon QB6-321710/6/19911Western Kentucky
32Drake, Kenyan RB6-12161/26/19942Alabama
 Duarte, Thomas TE6-22413/30/19952UCLA
 Fales, David QB6-121210/4/19903San Jose State
 Fasano, Anthony TE6-42554/20/198412Notre Dame
78Fede, Terrence DE6-426711/19/19914Marist
 Ford, Isaiah WR6-21952/9/1996RVirginia Tech
3Franks, Andrew K6-12021/11/19933RPI
 Godchaux, Davon DT6-429911/11/1994RLouisiana State
19Grant, Jakeem WR5-717210/30/19922Texas Tech
48Gray, MarQueis (FA) TE6-425511/7/19895Minnesota
 Haack, Matt P6-1185//RArizona State
 Harris, Charles DE6-326011/30/1994RMissouri
 Hayes, William DE6-32785/2/198510Winston-Salem State
37Hendy, A.J. DB6-02094/8/19931Maryland
46Hewitt, Neville OLB6-22324/6/19933Marshall
 Hope, Larry DB6-0183//RAkron
25Howard, Xavien CB6-11987/4/19932Baylor
45Hull, Mike LB6-02335/25/19912Penn State
70James, Ja'Wuan T6-63076/3/19924Tennessee
 Johnson, Storm RB6-02167/10/19922Central Florida
 Jones, Dominique (FA) TE6-32708/15/19875Shepherd
20Jones, Reshad FS6-12142/25/19888Georgia
14Landry, Jarvis WR5-1120611/28/19924Louisiana State
 Larsen, Ted G6-23156/13/19878North Carolina State
 Lewis, Malcolm WR6-0187//RMiami (Fla.)
36Lippett, Tony CB6-31947/2/19923Michigan State
21Lucas, Jordan SS6-02048/2/19932Penn State
 Malveaux, Cameron DE6-6251//RHouston
 Martin-Oguike, Praise DE6-2250//RTemple
41Maxwell, Byron CB6-12032/23/19887Clemson
28McCain, Bobby CB5-111928/18/19933Memphis
 McDonald, T.J. DB6-22171/26/19915USC
 McMillan, Raekwon LB6-224311/17/1996ROhio State
 McTyer, Torry DB6-01744/10/1995RNevada-Las Vegas
 Miley, Arthur DE6-62703/3/19932Southern University
55Misi, Koa OLB6-32561/17/19878Utah
8Moore, Matt QB6-32258/9/198410Oregon State
 Morgan, Drew WR6-019012/2/1994RArkansas
 Okoye, Lawrence T6-630410/6/19912No College
 Owusu, Francis WR6-3209//RStanford
 Pantale, Chris TE6-52543/22/19901Boston College
11Parker, DeVante WR6-32121/20/19933Louisville
42Paysinger, Spencer (FA) LB6-22496/28/19887Oregon
 Perry, Senorise RB6-02119/19/19913Louisville
97Phillips, Jordan DT6-633510/15/19923Oklahoma
40Pitts, Lafayette DB5-101969/24/19922Pittsburgh
 Poole, Terry T6-53002/27/19922San Diego State
51Pouncey, Mike C6-52997/24/19897Florida
30Rambo, Bacarri (FA) FS6-02116/27/19905Georgia
57Reilly, Trevor LB6-52451/17/19883Utah
 Saint Fleur, Joby DE6-524511/22/1992RNorthwestern Oklahoma State
87Scott, Rashawn WR6-22041/29/19921Miami (Fla.)
 Smith, De'Veon RB5-1122311/8/1994RMichigan
 Smith, Maurice DB6-01956/14/1995RGeorgia
 Smith, Eric T6-5300//RVirginia
65Steen, Anthony C6-33135/9/19902Alabama
10Stills, Kenny WR6-01954/22/19925Oklahoma
 Stringfellow, Damore'ea WR6-221910/18/1994RMississippi
93Suh, Ndamukong DT6-43051/6/19878Nebraska
 Tankersley, Cordrea CB6-120011/19/1993RClemson
17Tannehill, Ryan QB6-42167/27/19886Texas A&M
 Taylor, Vincent DT6-33101/5/1994ROklahoma State
31Thomas, Michael FS5-111933/17/19905Stanford
 Thomas, Julius TE6-52566/27/19887Portland State
 Timmons, Lawrence LB6-12345/14/198611Florida State
67Tunsil, Laremy G6-53168/2/19942Mississippi
60Urbik, Kraig C6-53349/23/19859Wisconsin
91Wake, Cameron DE6-32631/30/19829Penn State
 Warmsley, Julius DE6-12945/16/19902Tulane
 Watts, Brandon LB6-22311/21/19913Georgia Tech
26Williams, Damien RB5-112284/3/19924Oklahoma
94Williams, Mario (FA) DE6-63001/31/198512North Carolina State
75Williams, Nick DT6-43092/21/19904Samford
 Young, Avery T6-630511/12/19921Auburn
 Young, Sam (FA) T6-83206/24/19878Notre Dame
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Miami6-4310.16-4280.025.72038
 
 
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
News
Gray played on just one of 59 offensive snaps during the Dolphins' season finale against the Patriots.

Despite possessing status as Miami's No. 2 tight end behind Dion Sims, Gray was almost exclusively contained to special teams work on Sunday. This is nothing new as the converted college quarterback has only been involved in the passing attack in games this season when both Sims and Jordan Cameron (concussion) sat out (forcing Gray to start). With Cameron an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, there's a chance Gray will maintain his current slotting on the depth chart in 2017, but his role in the offense is unlikely to change considering the Dolphins' indifference towards featuring tight ends.

Larry Hope
No Updates
Jesse Davis
No Updates
Lawrence Okoye
No Updates
Tony Lippett
News
Lippett (concussion) was not on the Dolphins' injury report Wednesday.

Lippett suffered a potential concussion during Sunday's game against the Ravens, but he appears to have cleared the league's protocol and figures to be available for Week 14 versus the Cardinals.

Koa Misi
News
Misi (neck) restructured his contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Misi's contract was originally set to have a cap hit of $6.5 million but the restructured deal is undoubtedly less. The veteran linebacker played in just three games last season and has yet to be cleared to return to full activity. When healthy, he'll be one of the team's top reserve linebackers behind starters Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons and Neville Hewitt.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
Xavien Howard
News
Howard (knee) will return from a lengthy absence in Week 15 against the Jets, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Howard had already amassed 28 tackles throughout the first four weeks of the season before going down with a knee injury, so his return should be a boost for the Dolphins' secondary unit.

Isaiah Ford
No Updates
Anthony Fasano
News
Fasano and the Dolphins have reached an agreement, ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports.

Fasano previously spent five seasons (2008-12) in Miami, where he cemented his reputation as one of the league's better in-line blocking tight ends. He had a career-low eight receptions last season in Tennessee, despite playing in all 16 games for the sixth time in his 11-year career. With recently-acquired Julius Thomas serving as the receiving threat, Fasano's role in Miami will he heavily tilted toward the blocking side.

Jermon Bushrod
No Updates
Matt Darr
No Updates
Winston Chapman
No Updates
Trevor Reilly
News
Reilly was signed to the Dolphins' active roster on Monday.

Reilly has spent the season on the Patriots' practice squad since being cut by the Jets in early September. His major impact will come on special teams, though he could see some time on defense if injuries force him into the rotation.

Chris Pantale
News
Pantale signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins.

Pantale spent the 2016 offseason with the Eagles but was released days before the beginning of the regular season due to a head injury. He also has spent time with the Jets and the Bears.

Michael Thomas
News
Thomas signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins on Monday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Thomas played well as a nickel corner and backup safety in Miami last season, finishing the year with 85 tackles. He'll likely see a similar role in 2017.

Kraig Urbik
No Updates
Andre Branch
News
Branch will sign a long-term extension with the Dolphins, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Branch performed well for Miami in 2016, recording 49 tackles, including 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. The specifics of his contract haven't been released, but he'll likely be locked up with the team for at least the next few years. He'll figure to again start for the team at defensive end.

Praise Martin-Oguike
No Updates
Isa Abdul-Quddus
News
Abdul-Quddus (shoulder) will be waived by the Dolphins due to a failed physical, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Abdul-Quddus suffered nerve damage in his neck and shoulder prior to being placed on injured reserve in December. At this point it is unclear if he'll ever play again. Neck injuries are not taken lightly and he'll have to make a full recovery in order for teams to look at signing the safety. Miami may need to prioritize the safety position in free agency and the draft now that the team will be without Abdul-Quddus, who was second with 78 tackles in 2016.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ted Larsen
No Updates
Kenyan Drake
News
Head coach Adam Gase wants to get Drake more involved in the offense next season, the Miami Herald reports.

Drake mostly just served as a change-of-pace option in his rookie campaign, taking a back seat to lead runner Jay Ajayi while also competing with Damien Williams for touches. With Ajayi seemingly locked in as the workhorse and Williams set to become a restricted free agent, Drake's shot at an expanded role may depend largely on his ability to contribute on passing downs. He should at least have a key role on special teams, after returning 13 kickoffs for 397 yards (30.5 average) and a touchdown last season.

Damien Williams
News
Williams signed his restricted free agent tender with the Dolphins on Thursday, Chris Perkins of The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Williams contract is worth around $1.8 million for the 2017 season. He held out from signing for two months after he was initially tendered, but it doesn't appear as though he had any better offers. He figures to be in the backup mix in Miami behind Jay Ajayi this season.

Jake Brendel
No Updates
DeVante Parker
News
Parker is completely healthy and is expected to report to training camp without any medical issues, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Parker has had a couple of foot issues since being drafted by Miami that has hurt his performance. The Dolphins are hoping that a complete bill of health will allow Parker to be a legitimate threat on the outside opposite Jarvis Landry. The Dolphins have the pieces in place to be one of the better offenses in the AFC and a healthy and productive Parker can only help to speed up that process.

Matt Moore
News
Moore completed 29 of 36 passes for 289 yards with a touchdown and interception in Sunday's 30-12 wild-card loss to the Steelers. He also gained two yards on one rush and lost two fumbles.

The final numbers look more than adequate from a fantasy perspective, but three untimely mistakes ultimately defined Moore's afternoon and sealed the Dolphins' fate. Moore lost the handle on a late second-quarter sack by James Harrison deep in Steelers territory, and then repeated the dubious feat on the opening possession of the third quarter when he was separated from the ball by Mike Mitchell at the Steelers' 42. The veteran signal-caller then failed to see Ryan Shazier on a pass over the middle for Jarvis Landry on the next possession, leading to an interception and return by the former to Dolphins' 25-yard line. Moore otherwise hung tough on a day when he was brought down five times overall and hit on many other occasions, including one instance when he had to leave the game for one play after a hard hit by Bud Dupree. Although he ultimately couldn't get his team past the opening postseason game, Moore once again validated his reputation as one of the NFL's most capable backups with his performance over the last three weeks of the regular season and Sunday's contest.

De'Veon Smith
News
Smith signed a contract with the Dolphins, WKBN.com reports.

Smith wasn't picked during the 2017 NFL Draft, but the Dolphins are going to give him a shot as an undrafted free agent after signing him to a contract. In his senior campaign with Michigan, Smith carried the ball 180 times for 846 yards and 10 touchdowns. While he could provide depth as a big, bruising back that can fight through tackles, his overall speed may hurt his chances of making the final roster.

Mario Williams
News
Williams was released by the Dolphins on Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Considering Williams' poor 2016 season, during which he recorded only 1.5 sacks and was eventually replaced as a starter by Andre Branch, it is not surprising to see him get the axe. He would have been owed $10.5 million against the cap in 2017, of which the Dolphins save $8.5 million by releasing him. With Williams gone, Branch could yet again be called upon to start on the Dolphins defensive line.

A.J. Hendy
No Updates
Raekwon McMillan
News
The Dolphins selected McMillan in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 54th overall.

McMillan (6-foot-2, 240 pounds) is a former top recruit who proved a standout performer in a tough Ohio State defense, finishing the 2016 season with 102 tackles, including seven for a loss. With 4.61-second speed, McMillan profiles as an eventual three-down player for the Dolphins.

Storm Johnson
News
Johnson has signed a futures contract with the Dolphins, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Johnson appeared in six games with the Jaguars during his rookie season in 2014, but he's bounced around since then without landing on an active roster. He'll have an opportunity throughout the upcoming offseason to prove himself in Miami.

Maurice Smith
No Updates
Anthony Steen
No Updates
Walt Aikens
News
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.

Avery Young
No Updates
Isaac Asiata
No Updates
Julius Warmsley
News
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.

Damore'ea Stringfellow
No Updates
T.J. McDonald
News
McDonald (suspension) signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins on Friday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

This is an interesting signing for the Dolphins, considering that McDonald is suspended for the first eight games of the season due to a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. The 26-year-old recorded 64 tackles, two interceptions and a sack last season with the Rams. He figures to serve as a reserve safety and possible special-teams contributor once he returns from his suspension in early November.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 9 vs. Oakland
Lawrence Timmons
News
Timmons signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Dolphins on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

Over the past 10 seasons with the Steelers, Timmons established himself as a leader on defense, only missing two games in his career. In Miami, he'll play alongside linebackers Kiko Alonso (thumb) and Koa Misi (neck). Last season Timmons recorded 114 tackles (78 solo), five pass deflections, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble through 16 games.

Jordan Phillips
News
Phillips is expected to assume a starting role in 2017, ESPN reports.

The Dolphins let go of Earl Mitchell earlier in the offseason to free up cap space, leaving a starting defensive tackle job up for the taking. While Phillips has indeed shown flashes of becoming an impact player the past two seasons, the 2015 second-rounder has also performed poorly at times, and will therefore need to prove that he can operate at a consistently effective level in order to maintain the first-string gig.

Charles Harris
News
The Dolphins selected Harris in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 22nd overall.

Harris (6-foot-3, 253 pounds) isn't unlike fellow 2017 first-round pick Derek Barnett in that he's a small SEC defensive end who was highly productive in college despite concerning workout metrics. A 4.82-second 40, 109-inch broad jump and 32-inch vertical put a red flag into Harris' prospect profile, but at the Missouri pro day he improved his broad jump to 118 inches, and his vertical to 37.5. Those improvements were quite reassuring, and his 30.5 tackles for loss over the last two years give reason to believe in his skill set.

Terry Poole
No Updates
Matt Haack
No Updates
Donald Butler
News
Butler would start Thursday if Koa Misi (neck) can't play, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Butler is being prepared to play as Misi looks to be a game time decision. He has only been with the team for a little over two weeks but the team has been anxious to see what he can do with an expanded role and they just might get to see it Thursday.

Brandon Watts
News
Watts recorded seven tackles in the Vikings' final preseason game.

Watts sat out the team's first two preseason contests with an undisclosed injury and only saw limited action in the third game, not recording any tackles. It remains to be seen if he'll make the 53-man roster, if he does it'll likely be due to special teams play rather than for his linebacker play, since he's played with the third team defense.

Nick Williams
News
WIlliams recorded two tackles (one solo) against the Chargers in Week 1.

Williams hasn't had much success in his career, but, if Week 1 is any indication, 2016 could be his best. He had just nine tackles since being drafted in 2013, all of which came last season. He's one of the primary backups at defensive end in Kansas City and will likely continue to see a mild number of snaps each week.

Cameron Malveaux
No Updates
Sam Young
No Updates
Jakeem Grant
News
Grant will have a hard time earning a key role in the Dolphins' offense, the Miami Herald reports.

The 2016 sixth-round selection logged only 19 offensive snaps as a rookie, buried on the wideout depth chart behind Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, and (at times) fellow rookie Leonte Carroo. Listed at only 5-foot-6 and 165 pounds, Grant primarily contributed on special teams, returning 19 kicks for 439 yards and 20 punts for 165 yards and a touchdown. With Landry, Parker, and Stills all returning, Grant will have to compete with Carroo and Rashawn Scott for the No. 4 and 5 receiver spots. In the event of an injury to one of Miami's top-3 wideouts, Carroo would be the best bet to step into a regular role. Grant likely will need to earn his keep as a return specialist and occasional gadget player.

Bacarri Rambo
News
Rambo was signed by the Dolphins on Wednesday.

Rambo enters his fourth season in the league after a 2015 campaign with the Bills in which he appeared in 15 games and racked up 58 tackles (44 solo), one sack, one interception, six passes defensed, and two forced fumbles. He figures to serve as Walt Aikens' backup at strong safety.

Thomas Duarte
News
Duarte signed an exclusive rights contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Omar Kelly of the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Duarte didn't appear in any games as an undrafted rookie with the Dolphins in 2016, though he was on the active roster for a few weeks. He'll look to make the opening week roster and see some on-field action in 2017.

Cordrea Tankersley
News
The Dolphins selected Tankersley in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 97th overall.

Tankersley looks like a nice pick here. He's a big corner at 6-foot-1, 199 pounds with 32 and 1/4-inch arms, but showed good speed with a 4.4-second 40 at the Combine. With Byron Maxwell and Tony Lippett already in Miami, the Dolphins are loaded with big corners.

Leonte Carroo
News
Carroo will have a tough time earning a larger role as he enters his second season, the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins made an aggressive trade to move up and select Carroo in the third round of last year's draft, despite already having fellow wideouts Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Kenny Stills on the roster. Stills was entering the final year of his contract after an ugly 2015 season, but he bounced back strong in 2016 and then re-signed with the team this offseason. Carroo is coming off a debut season in which he only caught three passes on 103 snaps and was ultimately dropped to the bottom of the depth chart behind fellow rookies Rashawn Scott and Jakeem Grant. Barring an injury to one of Miami's top-3 wideouts, Carroo likely will enter training camp competing with Scott and Grant for the No. 4 job.

Neville Hewitt
News
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.

Drew Morgan
No Updates
Julius Thomas
News
The Dolphins plan to use Thomas in the red zone much more frequently than Jacksonville did, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Adam Gase coached Thomas when he scored 24 touchdowns over two seasons with Denver and plans once again to take advantage of his skills in the red zone. While a return to those glory days would seem unlikely, Thomas should reach pay dirt more than the nine times he did with the Jaguars over the past two seasons.

David Fales
News
Fales signed with the Dolphins on Wednesday, ESPN.com's James Walker reports.

A 2014 sixth-round selection, Fales will be reunited with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, who served as the Bears' offensive coordinator in 2015 while Fales was with the team. The 26-year-old quarterback made his first career regular-season appearance in Week 17 last season, attempting five passes at the end of a blowout. He's a long shot to make it through final cuts, as the Dolphins have one of the NFL's top backup quarterbacks in Matt Moore.

Chase Allen
No Updates
Ndamukong Suh
News
Suh has elected not to participate in the Dolphins offseason conditioning program, Armando Salguero reports.

Suh didn't participate in the first half of the program earlier this spring also as is his right in the CBA. The good news is that he has completely recovered from knee surgery and should once again be one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL.

Jarvis Landry
News
Landry was present for the start of the Dolphins' offseason workout program Monday, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Landry is currently set to earn under $1 million this season, which comes after he's led the Dolphins in receptions in each of his first three NFL campaigns. As not only Miami's top offensive playmaker, but also one of the team's leaders in the locker room, he's someone the organization hopes to secure to a long-term contract. Knowing that initiative, and after seeing many of his teammates taken care of financially this offseason, Landry's faith in striking a deal is evidenced by his decision to attend the Dolphins' voluntary workouts, keeping a harmonious relationship between he and the team as preparations turn toward the 2017 campaign.

Lamin Barrow
News
Barrow (foot) was released from IR on Monday.

Barrow was waived with an injury designation in the preseason and reverted to IR after clearing waivers. He could latch on with a team in need of special teams help or depth at linebacker.

Eric Smith
No Updates
Jordan Cameron
News
Cameron (concussion) announced his retirement Friday, NFL.com reports.

A fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, Cameron emerged in a big way during the 2013 season, catching 80 passes for 917 yards and seven touchdowns for an otherwise unremarkable Cleveland team. He's subsequently been hampered by a series of concussions, which arguably impacted his play even when he was healthy. Cameron acknowledged as much in his retirement statement, saying he had started thinking about the concussions while on the field. He'll wisely put his long-term health above the possibility of squeezing out a few more seasons, hanging up his cleats at the age of 28. The Dolphins have already moved on, acquiring pass-catching tight end Julius Thomas in a February trade with the Jaguars.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kiko Alonso
News
Alonso (thumb) signed a four-year, $29 million contract extension with the Dolphins on Tuesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Alonso agreed to a first-round tender with the team earlier in the month but it's no secret the two sides have been trying to reach a long-term deal throughout the offseason. The fifth-year linebacker, who led the Dolphins with 115 tackles last season while adding six tackles for loss, two interceptions and a forced fumble, will now be staying in South Beach through the 2020 season.

Injury
Thumb - Questionable for the start of training camp
Andrew Franks
News
Franks finished the 2016 season 16-21 on his field goal attempts.

That comes out to a 76.2% success rate which is well below the norm in today's NFL. Franks has a big leg but only attempted two FG over 50-yards this season which could lead you to wonder if the coaching staff just doesn't trust him. Franks was 41-42 on extra point attempts but that won't be enough to solidify his job for next season.

Mike Hull
News
Hull signed an exclusive rights tender with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Omar Kelly of the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Hull played in all 16 games for Miami last season, registering one start and recording 33 tackles and an interception. He'll figure to be a backup linebacker again in 2017, but he could see a slightly increased role on defense.

Mike Pouncey
Injury
Hip - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Senorise Perry
News
Perry has signed a futures contract with the Dolphins, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Perry hasn't appeared in an NFL regular season game since his rookie season in 2014 with the Bears, but he'll have an opportunity to compete for a roster spot in Miami throughout the upcoming offseason.

Ja'Wuan James
News
James' fifth-year option was picked up by the Dolphins on Monday.

James fifth-year option will be worth roughly $8.1 million since he was the 19th pick of the 2014 draft. The decision to pick up the option likely means that James will be the Dolphins' starting right tackle for at least the next two years.

Bobby McCain
News
McCain (knee/hand) is active for Saturday's matchup with Buffalo.

McCain was able to practice in full during the week and likely won't be limited Saturday. He's expected start opposite Tony Lippett once again.

Francis Owusu
No Updates
Malcolm Lewis
No Updates
Spencer Paysinger
News
Paysinger (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup with New England.

Paysinger was held out of practice early in the week but was able to work his way up to a full participation in Friday's practice and was ultimately expected to play.

Terrence Fede
News
Fede will remain at defensive end this season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

There was a school of thought that Fede would be best used on the inside but for now that plan has been scratched. Fede will have a difficult time getting on the field with Cameron Wake and Charles Harris among several ends that will be ahead of him on the depth chart.

Cameron Wake
News
Wake signed a contract extension with the Dolphins that will run through the 2018 season.

The 35-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down, as recorded 29 tackles to go along with 11.5 sacks through 16 games last season. He'll remain a staple of the Miami defense for at least the next two seasons.

Brandon Doughty
News
Doughty was released by the Dolphins on Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Doughty's release leaves the Dolphins with just two options at quarterback in Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore, while the team had to make room for defensive tackle Chris Jones who they signed Wednesday. Given he clears waivers, Doughty figures to be added to Miami's practice squad in hopes they can keep him as part of the organization moving forward. The rookie is expected to get another shot at an NFL roster in the future.

Kenny Stills
News
Stills will likely be fined for participating in an arm wrestling competition at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas last week, NFL.com reports.

The NFL has a policy against gambling in which players are barred from being a part of promotional events in casinos. Despite the impending fine, he'll soon embark upon his third offseason program with the Dolphins acting within a passing attack led by QB Ryan Tannehill, wideouts Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker, and tight end Julius Thomas.

Jay Ajayi
News
Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said Ajay's receiving skills have improved 200 percent in comparison to last season, ESPN.com's James Walker reports.

Ajayi had 50 receptions for 535 yards and four touchdowns in his final season at Boise State, but that pass-catching ability has yet to translate to the NFL, with the 2015 fifth-round selection catching only 34 passes for 241 yards in 24 professional appearances. He broke out for a 260-1,272-8 rushing line last season, adding 27 catches (on 34 targets) for a meager 151 yards -- managing nearly as many yards per carry (4.9) as yards per reception (5.6). While he still figures to cede at least a portion of the passing-down snaps to Damien Williams and/or Kenyan Drake, it sounds as if Ajayi will be more involved as a receiver this season.

Dominique Jones
News
Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt versus the Patriots, the team's official site reports.

The backup tight end will thus close out the regular season on the sidelines, with Dion Sims and MarQueis Gray helming the position once again.

Davon Godchaux
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The Dolphins selected Godchaux in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 178th overall.

Godchaux (6-foot-3, 310 pounds) is a pure run stopper who played on a strong LSU defense last year. He'll try to stick in Miami as a space eater.

Byron Maxwell
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Maxwell (ankle) expects to be ready for OTAs, PalmBeachPost.com reports.

Maxwell missed the final two games of the regular season as well as the Dolphins' lone playoff appearance due to an unspecified ankle issue. It isn't clear if he required corrective surgery this offseason or what his rehab regimen entails, but it doesn't appear as if Maxwell will miss a beat this offseason in regard to preparation for the 2017 campaign.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Vincent Taylor
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The Dolphins selected Taylor in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 194th overall.

Taylor (6-foot-3, 304 pounds) looks like a very nice pick for Miami here. He totaled 21.5 tackles for loss over the last two years at Oklahoma State, and at the Combine he showed encouraging athletic metrics -- his 5.07-second 40, 108-inch broad jump, and 7.58-second three-cone drill were all good for his size.

Chimdi Chekwa
News
Chekwa (hamstring) was waived/injured by the Dolphins on Monday, The Washington Times reports.

Chekwa signed on with Miami in early October, but didn't register in the box score during any game. However, he went down with a hamstring injury Sunday against the Jets and appears to be sidelined for an uncertain period of time.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Laremy Tunsil
No Updates
Reshad Jones
News
Jones (shoulder) is signing a five-year, $60 million extension with the Dolphins that includes $35 million guaranteed, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Jones had a brief holdout last year during offseason activities, unhappy with the terms of his team-friendly contract that had two years remaining. Despite missing the final 10 games of last season with a torn rotator cuff, he finally gets the deal he has wanted all along, becoming one of the highest-paid safeties in the NFL. The contract strongly suggests Miami isn't worried about Jones' shoulder, as reported back in February. He's expected to participate in the team's offseason program.

Torry McTyer
No Updates
Joby Saint Fleur
No Updates
Arthur Miley
No Updates
Ryan Tannehill
News
According to Dolphins coach Adam Gase, Tannehill is no longer impacted by last year's knee injury and boasts a better understanding of the team's offense heading into this season, the Miami Herald reports.

Tannehill is five months removed from spraining the ACL and MCL in his knee, but the quarterback was reported to be free of restrictions by March. With Gase saying Tannehill, "looks just like he did last year", it seems his injury is no longer something fantasy owners should carry any concern over. If anything, they should be encouraged by his grasp of Gase's offense as they enter a second season together, and his improved supporting cast provides further reason to be excited about his stock.

Rashawn Scott
News
Scott was signed to the Dolphins' active roster Wednesday, Armando Alguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Scott's promotion makes him the sixth receiver on the Dolphins' roster, and suggests that DeVante Parker (back), who missed practice Wednesday, might not be ready to play by the time Sunday rolls around. If Parker does sit, Scott is still the fifth wide receiver on the depth chart, curbing his fantasy value.

John Denney
No Updates
William Hayes
News
Hayes was traded to the Dolphins in exchange for a sixth-round pick on Thursday, ESPN's Alden Gonzalez reports.

The Rams are also sending their seventh round pick to Miami to secure the 206th selection in the upcoming draft. Hayes, 31, is entering the second year of a three-year, $17.5 million contract. He'll add depth at defensive end for the Dolphins, but the team's edge depth will likely result in a reduction in snaps for Hayes in 2017.

Jordan Lucas
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Lucas played just four special teams snaps during the Dolphins 12-10 loss to the Seahawks.

Lucas appears to have cemented his role as a depth corner in Miami. Despite overcoming the leg injury that he suffered back in early August, the Penn State product is not expected to take on a bigger role with the defense this season.

Lafayette Pitts
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Pitts signed an exclusive free agent tender with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Omar Kelly of the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

A rookie in 2016, Pitts had three tackles in eight appearances. He'll be a depth secondary and special teams player once again in 2017, but he could earn some extra time on the field.

Nate Allen
News
Allen (concussion) signed a contract with the Dolphins on Friday.

Allen spent the past two seasons in Oakland, but he was merely a reserve option behind first-round rookie Karl Joseph in 2016. He also dealt with a bad MCL injury throughout the year and didn't participate in the Raiders' lone playoff game due to a concussion. However, with The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reporting that Allen has returned to full strength, look for the 2010 second-rounder to compete for a starting gig now that he's with the Dolphins.

 

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