Fitzpatrick is expected as the team's starting nickelback, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Fitzpatrick, this year's 11th overall pick, has lived up to his draft slotting this preseason. The 21-year-old is in line to replace Bobby McCain as Miami's starting nickelback and seems capable of playing on all three downs, considering he seems to be holding his ground in the running game.

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