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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24Abdul-Quddus, Isa DB6-11968/3/19896Fordham
35Aikens, Walt DB6-12186/19/19913Liberty
23Ajayi, Jay RB6-02296/15/19932Boise State
76Albert, Branden T6-531411/4/19849Virginia
47Alonso, Kiko LB6-32398/14/19904Oregon
 Barrow, Lamin LB6-123711/29/19903Louisiana State
50Branch, Andre DE6-52637/14/19895Clemson
64Brendel, Jake C6-43059/10/1992RUCLA
74Bushrod, Jermon T6-53208/19/19849Towson
56Butler, Donald LB6-124210/17/19887Washington
84Cameron, Jordan TE6-52658/7/19886USC
88Carroo, Leonte WR6-02171/24/1994RRutgers
38Chekwa, Chimdi DB6-01901/7/19884Ohio State
4Darr, Matt P6-12147/2/19922Tennessee
 Davie, Daniel DB6-11858/4/1993RNebraska
 Davis, Jesse T6-63099/15/1991RIdaho
92Denney, John DE6-524212/13/197812Brigham Young
 Doughty, Brandon QB6-321710/6/1991RWestern Kentucky
 Douglas, Jamil DB6-43082/28/19922Arizona State
32Drake, Kenyan RB6-12161/26/1994RAlabama
 Duarte, Thomas TE6-22413/30/1995RUCLA
78Fede, Terrence DE6-426711/19/19913Marist
3Franks, Andrew K6-12021/11/19932RPI
19Grant, Jakeem WR5-717210/30/1992RTexas Tech
48Gray, MarQueis TE6-425511/7/19894Minnesota
37Hendy, A.J. SAF6-02094/8/1993RMaryland
46Hewitt, Neville LB6-22324/6/19932Marshall
25Howard, Xavien CB6-11987/4/1993RBaylor
45Hull, Mike LB6-02335/25/19911Penn State
70James, Ja'Wuan T6-63076/3/19923Tennessee
53Jenkins, Jelani LB6-02403/13/19924Florida
 Johnson, Storm RB6-02167/10/1992RCentral Florida
 Jones, Dominique TE6-32708/15/19874Shepherd
20Jones, Reshad DB6-12142/25/19887Georgia
95Jordan, Dion DE6-62753/5/19903Oregon
14Landry, Jarvis WR5-1120611/28/19923Louisiana State
36Lippett, Tony WR6-31947/2/19922Michigan State
21Lucas, Jordan SAF6-02048/2/1993RPenn State
41Maxwell, Byron DB6-12032/23/19886Clemson
28McCain, Bobby CB5-111928/18/19932Memphis
 Miley, Arthur DE6-62703/3/19932Southern University
55Misi, Koa LB6-32561/17/19877Utah
90Mitchell, Earl DT6-33109/25/19877Arizona
8Moore, Matt QB6-32258/9/19849Oregon State
 Okoye, Lawrence DE6-630410/6/19912No College
 Pantale, Chris TE6-52543/22/19901Boston College
11Parker, DeVante WR6-32121/20/19932Louisville
42Paysinger, Spencer LB6-22496/28/19886Oregon
 Perry, Senorise RB6-02119/19/19913Louisville
97Phillips, Jordan DT6-633510/15/19922Oklahoma
40Pitts, Lafayette CB5-101969/24/1992RPittsburgh
 Poole, Terry T6-53002/27/19921San Diego State
51Pouncey, Mike C6-52997/24/19896Florida
30Rambo, Bacarri DB6-02116/27/19904Georgia
57Reilly, Trevor LB6-52451/17/19883Utah
87Scott, Rashawn WR6-22041/29/1992RMiami (Fla.)
80Sims, Dion TE6-42712/18/19914Michigan State
65Steen, Anthony C6-33135/9/19901Alabama
10Stills, Kenny WR6-01954/22/19924Oklahoma
93Suh, Ndamukong DT6-43051/6/19877Nebraska
17Tannehill, Ryan QB6-42167/27/19885Texas A&M
31Thomas, Michael DB5-111933/17/19904Stanford
67Tunsil, Laremy T6-53168/2/1994RMississippi
60Urbik, Kraig T6-53349/23/19858Wisconsin
91Wake, Cameron DE6-32631/30/19828Penn State
 Warmsley, Julius DE6-12945/16/19901Tulane
 Watts, Brandon LB6-22311/21/19913Georgia Tech
26Williams, Damien RB5-112284/3/19923Oklahoma
94Williams, Mario (FA) DE6-63001/31/198511North Carolina State
75Williams, Nick DE6-43092/21/19903Samford
16Yates, T.J. QB6-42175/28/19876North Carolina
 Young, Sam T6-83206/24/19877Notre Dame
Practice Squad
 Brown, Da'Ron WR6-01999/21/19911Northern Illinois
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
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.

Daniel Davie
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.

Jesse Davis
No Updates
Lawrence Okoye
Okoye recorded seven tackles in Thursday's preseason finale against the Texans.

He was hampered by nagging injuries early in training camp but Okoye was able to play in the Cowboys' final two preseason games and showed a strong motor. If he survives final roster cuts he'll provide DE depth for the club through the first month of the season as they deal with suspensions to DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory.

Tony Lippett
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
Misi (neck) is a potential salary-cap cut in the offseason, ESPN reports.

Misi hasn't stayed healthy for an entire season since 2010 and made it through just three games in 2017 before landing on injured reserve with a neck injury. The Dolphins, who are expected to have a major overhaul at linebacker this offseason after ranking 29th in total defense and 30th against the run, could save $4.2 million by letting him go.

Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
Xavien Howard
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.

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
T.J. Yates
Yates is signing with the Dolphins, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Yates will join the Dolphins to provide the team with quarterback depth in the wake of the knee injury starting signal-caller Ryan Tannehill suffered in Week 14. It's not clear how long Tannehill will be out, but Yates will serve as the Dolphins' backup quarterback behind Matt Moore for as long as Tannehill is sidelined.

Trevor Reilly
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
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
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.

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
The Dolphins will meet with the agent for Branch while at the Senior Bowl, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Branch had a solid season for Miami in 2016 with 5.5 sacks, 49 tackles, and two forced fumbles. Pass rushers don't grow on trees in the NFL and although the Dolphins would like to keep him, Branch could get more lucrative offers from several other teams once he hits free agency.

Isa Abdul-Quddus
Abdul-Quddus (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Abdul-Quddus suffered the shoulder injury in the Week 16 win over the Bills and was spotted in a sling in the locker room afterward, so the Dolphins quickly determined he wouldn't be available for the regular-season finale or the playoffs. After Reshad Jones (shoulder) previously landed on IR as well, the Dolphins will now be without both of their starting safeties going forward. Abdul Quddus, who finishes the season with 77 tackles, two interceptions and one sack in 15 games, will be replaced on the 53-man roster by safety A.J. Hendy, who was signed from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kenyan Drake
Drake carried four times for 10 yards during the Dolphins' season finale Sunday versus the Patriots.

Despite being listed as the No. 3 running back on the depth chart, Drake has out-carried No. 2 runner Damien Williams in each of the past three games to close the season. Williams has still remained involved in the offense though, so it isn't clear the rookie is being afforded a chance to claim direct backup duties behind workhorse Jay Ajayi. Nonetheless, both reserve tailbacks merely project as touchdown-reliant fantasy options for this Sunday's playoff game against Pittsburgh.

Damien Williams
Williams rushed twice for five yards and caught three of four targets for 23 yards during the Dolphins' season finale Sunday versus the Patriots.

Despite checking in as the No. 2 running back on the Dolphins' depth chart, Williams saw less carries than No. 3 option Kenyan Drake in each of the season's last three games. While it isn't clear if Drake is in line to take over Williams' spot, the gap between the two certainly appears to be shrinking. No matter, both players represent risky fantasy options for Sunday's postseason matchup with the Steelers.

Jake Brendel
Brendel was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday.

The Dolphins waived cornerback Chris Culliver in a corresponding roster move. Brendel will presumably provide depth at center for the team.

DeVante Parker
Parker secured four of six targets for 55 yards in Sunday's 30-12 wild-card loss to the Steelers.

Parker was modestly involved in the blowout defeat, but fellow wideouts Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills outpace him in both receptions and yardage. However, the second-year receiver did log a team-high 37-yard reception, and checked in second overall in targets. Although he clearly has plenty of room for improvement, Parker did turn in a much better sophomore campaign, tallying new career highs in receptions (56), yards (744) and touchdowns (four) over just one more game than he played in 2015.

Matt Moore
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.

Mario Williams
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
Storm Johnson
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.

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.

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
Terry Poole
The Seahawks have six of their eight draft picks under contract.

Picks that have signed are:

Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.

The only picks yet to sign with the team are second-round defensive end Frank Clark and third-round receiver Tyler Lockett.

Donald Butler
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
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
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.

Sam Young
Young was signed by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Young signs on after Miami parted ways with linemen Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas earlier in the day. The Dolphins line allowed six sacks in Sunday's loss to the Titans and while Young is expected to start anytime soon, he could be thrust into a starting opportunity if injuries emerge.

Jakeem Grant
The Dolphins are designing plays to get Grant more involved in the offense, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen believes Grant is a big play waiting to happen and wants to get him more involved in the offense. Grant may have a few more targets coming his way but Jarvis Landry is still the number one WR in this offense so this may be more coach speak than anything else to give the Chargers something else to worry about this week.

Bacarri Rambo
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.

Earl Mitchell
Mitchell was released by the Dolphins on Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Mitchell was scheduled to earn $4.5 million in 2017, of which the Dolphins save $4 million by cutting him. The defensive tackle shouldn't be out of a job for long, however, as he is very talented and is an asset when it comes to stopping the run. With Mitchell gone, Jordan Phillips is expected to take over as the Dolphins' starting defensive tackle opposite Ndamukong Suh.

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

Duarte will join fellow backup tight end Dominique Jones on the sideline, while Dion Sims and MarQueis Gray soak up the reps at the position against New England.

Da'Ron Brown
The Chiefs have signed six of their draft picks on Monday including: Mitch Morse, Ramik Wilson, D.J. Alexander, James O'Shaughnessy, Rakeem Nunez-Roches and Da'Ron Brown, the team announced.

Morse, a center out of Missouri, was selected in the second round by the Kansas City after starting 39 out of 52 games in college.

Leonte Carroo
Carroo (coach's decision) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Carroo will be held to the sidelines by coach Adam Gase for the third consecutive game as he continues to struggle with earning a role in the Dolphins' offense. Jakeem Grant and Rashawn Scott will be active instead as they serve as depth options at wide receiver.

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 (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Jenkins will return to game action in the Dolphins' wild-card matchup after missing back-to-back tilts due to a knee issue. He's slated to start at outside linebacker per usual.

Ndamukong Suh
Suh had a knee cleanup procedure, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Suh's surgery was described as "very minor" by the team and it isn't expected to limit him at all in offseason practices, though it was enough to prevent him from partaking in the Pro Bowl.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jarvis Landry
Landry secured 11 of 14 targets for 102 yards in Sunday's 30-12 wild-card loss to the Steelers.

In what was an otherwise dismal afternoon, Landry stepped up with a remarkable performance and served as Matt Moore's most trusted target on the afternoon. The third-year receiver made catches all over the short and intermediate passing windows, and was typically proficient tacking on yards after receptions as well. Although he saw a slight reduction in targets overall during his first season in new head coach Adam Gase's offense, Landry still posted the second-best reception (94) and yardage totals (1,136) of his career.

Lamin Barrow
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.

Jordan Cameron
The Dolphins are moving on from Cameron (concussion) this offseason, the Miami Herald reports.

Cameron, an unrestricted free agent, appeared in just three games for the Dolphins this past season due to concussion issues and is known to be considering retirement. Should he continue his career, it doesn't look like he'll do it in Miami.

Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kiko Alonso
Alonso underwent surgery on his right thumb following the Dolphins' wild-card loss, Adam Caplan of reports. The recovery time is expected to be around six weeks.

Alonso will focus on rehabbing his thumb in order to return in time for the team's offseason workouts. He consistently played through the aliment last season, as he underwent surgery on the thumb in early December. The linebacker may be moving to the weakside linebacker position this season, so the more time he has to get acclimated to the position the better. Look for more updates to come throughout the offseason.

Thumb - Questionable for the start of training camp
Andrew Franks
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
Hull will start Sunday versus Arizona, Alain Poupart of reports.

Hull will take over for the injured Kiko Alonso. He could be in for a busy day as the Cardinals are expected to feature David Johnson in this game.

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. 

Hip - Questionable for the start of training camp
Senorise Perry
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.

Dion Jordan
Jordan (knee) and the Dolphins are expected to part ways, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Jordan didn't play this season due to multiple suspensions (PED/drugs) and two knee surgeries. The former third overall pick has been a bust with Miami and is expected to be cut.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
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 (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.

Spencer Paysinger
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
Fede is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Bills.

Fede wasn't listed on the injury report and is likely a coach's decision inactive. As a depth corner his absence won't impact the Dolphins's secondary greatly.

Cameron Wake
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
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
The Dolphins will meet with the agent for Stills while at the Senior Bowl, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Stills had what may be his best season to date for Miami as he led the team with nine touchdown receptions and had 42 receptions and 726 yards, both second best marks in his career. The Dolphins are hoping that when they exchange numbers with his representatives that a deal can be worked out. Stills isn't a top priority but he is someone the Dolphins would like to have back in their offense.

Jay Ajayi
Ajayi rushed for 33 yards on 16 carries and secured all three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 30-12 wild-card loss to the Steelers.

Ajayi ran into a Steelers' run defense determined to avenge the embarrassment he'd caused them back in Week 6 down in South Florida, when he'd rumbled for 204 yards and two touchdowns, his first of what would be three 200-yard tallies on the season. Ajayi found running room at a premium from the opening possession, and ultimately counted an eight-yard run as his longest of the afternoon. The 23-year-old, who appeared to have been injured late in the regular-season finale against the Patriots, also left the field with a shoulder stinger in the latter stages of Sunday's contest. Despite the disappointing finish to the season, the 23-year-old served notice to the rest of the league this season with a 1,272-yard campaign that also included eight touchdowns, even as he failed to see double-digit carries in a game until Week 5.

Dominique Jones
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.

Byron Maxwell
Maxwell (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Steelers.

Maxwell wasn't expected to play entering the weekend due to an ankle issue, while his absence will certainly be felt by the Dolphins' defense as he usually serves at their top corner. Bobby McCain and Jordan Lucas figure to see expanded roles behind Tony Lippett.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Chimdi Chekwa
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.

Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Laremy Tunsil
No Updates
Reshad Jones
Jones (shoulder) is scheduled to begin offseason workouts after making a full recovery from shoulder surgery, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Jones was forced to sit out of the team's last 10 games of the season due to a shoulder injury. According to the report, Jones claims that he "feels great" and should be a full go for the start of the season barring any setbacks. Jones figures to function as a depth secondary weapon next year.

Dion Sims
Sims secured all five of his targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 30-12 wild-card loss to the Steelers.

The jumbo-sized tight end was once again a trusted part of the short passing game, with his five receptions surpassing his total from any regular-season game in 2016. Sims upped his involvement in the offense after Jordan Cameron went on injured reserve in early November with a concussion, and he served as a reliable target for both Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore. In the process, Sims set a new career high in receptions (26) and touchdowns (four).

Arthur Miley
No Updates
Ryan Tannehill
Tannehill's (knee) advanced progress through rehab makes it unlikely that he'll require reconstructive surgery this offseason,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

Tannehill sustained a partial ACL tear and MCL sprain on Dec. 11 but has since improved his knee's stability through many strength-focused exercises. In fact, Tannehill's knee is doing so well that he's already able to include playing basketball as part of his rehab. While that has proven his knee's ability to tolerate sudden movements, Tannehill still has a checkup MRI scheduled for Monday, at which point his outlook could be updated. As it stands, the quarterback is not believed to need full ACL surgery, but it's still possible that Tannehill could travel to Germany to undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy to promote further healing. Whether that happens or not, there's currently confidence that Tannehill's knee will be stable enough for him to be ready to start next season.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Rashawn Scott
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
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
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
Pitts (back) has been a full participant at practice this week.

Pitts suffered a back injury in Sunday's win over the 49ers but returned to the field this week. Look for him to resume his role on special teams this Sunday against the Ravens.


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