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 (FA) SS6-11968/3/19897Fordham
35Aikens, Walt FS6-12186/19/19914Liberty
23Ajayi, Jay RB6-02296/15/19933Boise State
 Allen, Nate DB6-021011/30/19878South Florida
47Alonso, Kiko MLB6-32398/14/19905Oregon
 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
 Douglas, Jamil DB6-43082/28/19922Arizona State
32Drake, Kenyan RB6-12161/26/19942Alabama
 Duarte, Thomas TE6-22413/30/19952UCLA
 Fasano, Anthony TE6-42554/20/198412Notre Dame
78Fede, Terrence DE6-426711/19/19914Marist
3Franks, Andrew K6-12021/11/19933RPI
19Grant, Jakeem WR5-717210/30/19922Texas Tech
48Gray, MarQueis (FA) TE6-425511/7/19895Minnesota
 Hayes, William DE6-32785/2/198510Winston-Salem State
37Hendy, A.J. DB6-02094/8/19931Maryland
46Hewitt, Neville OLB6-22324/6/19933Marshall
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
95Jordan, Dion DE6-62753/5/19903Oregon
14Landry, Jarvis WR5-1120611/28/19924Louisiana State
 Larsen, Ted G6-23156/13/19878North Carolina State
36Lippett, Tony CB6-31947/2/19923Michigan State
21Lucas, Jordan SS6-02048/2/19932Penn State
41Maxwell, Byron CB6-12032/23/19887Clemson
28McCain, Bobby CB5-111928/18/19933Memphis
 Miley, Arthur DE6-62703/3/19932Southern University
55Misi, Koa OLB6-32561/17/19878Utah
8Moore, Matt QB6-32258/9/198410Oregon State
 Okoye, Lawrence T6-630410/6/19912No College
 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 FS6-02116/27/19905Georgia
57Reilly, Trevor LB6-52451/17/19883Utah
87Scott, Rashawn WR6-22041/29/19921Miami (Fla.)
65Steen, Anthony C6-33135/9/19902Alabama
10Stills, Kenny WR6-01954/22/19925Oklahoma
93Suh, Ndamukong DT6-43051/6/19878Nebraska
17Tannehill, Ryan QB6-42167/27/19886Texas A&M
31Thomas, Michael (FA) 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
16Yates, T.J. (FA) QB6-42175/28/19876North Carolina
 Young, Avery T6-630511/12/19921Auburn
 Young, Sam (FA) T6-83206/24/19878Notre Dame
Practice Squad
 Brown, Da'Ron WR6-01999/21/19911Northern Illinois
Roster Analysis
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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.

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) 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.

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.

Anthony Fasano
Fasano and the Dolphins have reached an agreement, ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports.

Fasano was previously five season (2008-2012) 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
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.

Winston Chapman
No Updates
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
Branch will sign a long-term extension with the Dolphins, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Branch performed well for Miami in 2016, recording 5.5 sacks, 49 tackles, 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.

Isa Abdul-Quddus
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 they'll be without Abdul-Quddus, who was second on the team with 78 tackles in 2016.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ted Larsen
Cardinals offensive lineman Mike Iupati (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 20, Iupati will wait another week to make his Cardinals debut. In his place, Ted Larsen will again start at left guard.

Kenyan Drake
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 chance-of-pace option in his rookie campaign, taking a backseat 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 largely depend on his ability to contribute on passing downs. At the very least, he should have a key role on special teams, after returning 13 kickoffs for 397 yards (30.5 average) and a touchdown last season.

Damien Williams
Williams signed a one-year, $1.797 million tender with the Dolphins on Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Williams will therefore be able to have any offer in 2017 free agency matched by the Dolphins. The fourth-year back recorded 35 attempts for 115 yards and three touchdowns in 2016, but fellow backs Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake will likely limit Williams' production going forward.

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.

Avery Young
Young (undisclosed) signed a contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, ESPN's James Walker reports.

After trading Branden Albert to the Jaguars last month, the Dolphins were in need of depth at offensive tackle behind Laremy Tunsil and Ja'Wuan James. Young, who was waived by the Saints in February, will provide just that.

Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

Lawrence Timmons
Timmons signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Dolphins on Friday, Adam Schefter of reports.

Over the past ten seasons with the Steelers, Timmons established himself as a leader on defense, only missing two games in his career. He now heads to Miami, where 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
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 need to prove that he can operate at a consistently effective level in order to maintain the first-string gig.

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
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 three 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
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
Duarte signed an exclusive rights contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Omar Kelley 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.

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 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 three wideouts, Carroo likely will enter training camp competing with Scott and Grant for the No. 4 job.

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.

Julius Thomas
Thomas restructured his contract to eliminate $12.6 million, essentially turning it into a two-year, $12.2 million deal with $7.5 million guaranteed, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Thomas wouldn't have been traded if he wasn't willing to restructure the five-year, $46 million contract he signed with the Jaguars in March of 2015. He was still dealt for a pittance -- a seventh-round pick -- but the willingness to renegotiate at least helped him land with a team that looks like an excellent fit. In addition to having a clear need at tight end, the Dolphins are coached by Adam Gase, who was Thomas' offensive coordinator with the Broncos in 2013 and 2014. The 28-year-old tight end had 24 touchdowns in 27 games between those two seasons, highlighted by a 65-788-12 receiving line in 2013 (14 games)

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."

Ndamukong Suh
Suh (knee) remains on track to be ready for the Dolphins' offseason workouts in April, The Oregonian reports.

Suh was unable to attend this year's Pro Bowl after undergoing a cleanup knee procedure in January. Considering the 30-year-old will have had roughly two and a half months to recuperate by the time the Dolphins' offseason program starts up on April 17th, he should have had more than enough time to return to full strength given the minor nature of his surgery. Thus, the expectation for his full availability for the start of offseason workouts is certainly warranted.

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
Cameron (concussion) announced his retirement Friday, 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.

Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kiko Alonso
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.

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 signed an exclusive rights tender with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Omar Kelley 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
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) is not part of Miami's plans for 2017, the Miami Herald reports.

The third overall pick in the 2013 draft, Jordan has three sacks in 26 career games, with his last appearance coming in 2014. Held back by a mixture of suspensions, injuries and conditioning concerns, the 27-year-old defensive end likely will be released by the Dolphins at some point this offseason. He could catch on elsewhere as a reclamation project, though it sounds as if knee injuries have sapped much of his athleticism.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ja'Wuan James
James' fifth-year contract option won't be decided on by the Dolphins until after the upcoming draft, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

James joined Miami as the 19th overall pick of the 2014 Draft, making his fifth-year option worth about $8.1 million. That hefty evaluation leaves the Dolphins with an important decision ahead of them, particularly after they parted ways with fellow offensive tackle Branden Albert this offseason. With Laremy Tunsil set to fill Albert's left tackle position long-term, the Dolphins now must determine how long their commitment to James at right tackle will last, but it appears a ruling won't be made until after next month's draft.

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
Stills signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The Dolphins traded for Stills two seasons ago, and while his first year in Miami was largely considered a disappointment, he proved his worth this past season by collecting a career-high nine touchdowns while serving as the team's primary deep threat. However, with Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Leonte Caroo and Julius Thomas set to round out QB Ryan Tannehill's receiving corps in 2017, Stills will be hard-pressed to improve upon his 2016 numbers as there are only so many targets to go around in what's turning into a run-centric Dolphins offense.

Jay Ajayi
Head coach Adam Gase wants Ajayi to play more snaps next season, the Miami Herald reports.

Gase also said he wants to find ways to get Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams more involved without taking touches away from Ajayi, who had 260 carries but just 27 catches in 2016. He'll enter offseason workouts serving as Miami's unquestioned lead runner, with the potential to take on even more work if he displays improvement as a receiver and pass blocker. It's also worth noting that the 2016 Dolphins ranked last in the league by a wide margin with just 57.4 offensive snaps per game, which means there should be more total work up for grabs next season.

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) expects to be ready for OTAs, 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.

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 signing a five-year, $60 million extension that includes $35 million guaranteed,'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 offseason program.

Arthur Miley
No Updates
Ryan Tannehill
Head coach Adam Gase said Tannehill (knee) does not have any restrictions, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports.

Tannehill missed the end of the 2016 season with a sprained MCL and partially-torn ACL, but Gase said Tuesday that Tannehill likely would've played in the playoffs if the Dolphins had advanced beyond the opening round. The 28-year-old quarterback is expected to participate in the team's offseason program, albeit while wearing a knee brace that he'll likely continue to wear throughout the regular season. Gase doesn't expect the brace to impact his signal-caller's mobility, which has been one of Tannehill's consistent assets during a not-so-consistent career. If he does need to stay in the pocket more, he should at least benefit from an improved supporting cast that now includes TE Julius Thomas.

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. 

William Hayes
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
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 signed an exclusive free agent tender with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Omar Kelley 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
Allen (concussion) signed a contract with the Dolphins on Friday.

Allen spent the past two seasons in Oakland but was merely a reserve option behind first-round rookie Karl Joseph in 2016. However, he'll look to compete for a starting role now that he's in Miami.


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