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  • Dolphins' T.J. McDonald: Ends solid season inactive

    McDonald (ankle) recorded 86 tackles, five passes defended, three interceptions and one fumble recovery during the regular season.

    McDonald stepped up as a playmaker in Miami's secondary before sitting out the final two games of the regular season due to an undisclosed ankle issue. The 27-year-old did appear to have a small chance to suit up Week 16 and Week 17, so it's reasonable to speculate that he'll be able to recover from the injury in time to participate in offseason workouts. McDonald, whose three interceptions in 2018 were a career high, is entering the second year of his four-year contract with the Dolphins.

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  • Dolphins' Jake Rudock: Inks with Miami

    Rudock signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Rudock has spent his first two seasons in Detroit, but mainly on its practice squad. He did suit up three times this past season, and completed three passes on five attempts of 24 yards and an interception. He will now look to make an impression in Miami to the and earn a spot on the Dolphins 53-man roster.

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  • Dolphins' Raekwon McMillan: Productive in comeback season

    McMillan complied 105 tackles, one pass defended, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 2018.

    After losing his entire rookie season to a torn ACL, McMillan came on as a leader in the Dolphins' defense in 2018. The middle linebacker position was one of Miami's most notable weaknesses heading into the season, but the 2017 second-round pick's strong play has put any worries at ease. Following up an inconsistent start to the year, McMillan greatly improved during the second half of the season and averaged 7.9 tackles per game from Week 10 to Week 17. McMillan racked up the second-most tackles of any Dolphins player in 2018, trailing only Kiko Alonso, and he'll remain an integral part of the team's plans for the future.

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  • Dolphins' Brock Osweiler: Mixed bag in 2018

    ,Osweiler threw for 1247 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions during the 2018 season.

    Osweiler did not throw a pass during Miami's final six games of the season due to the return of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The 28-year-old was thrust into the starting lineup from Week 6 to Week 10, leading the Dolphins to two wins and three losses during that stretch, while completing 63 percent of his passing attempts. After throwing for 380 yards and three touchdowns in his first start, a Week 6 win over the Bears, Osweiler achieved mixed results through the next four games. Once thought of as a potential franchise quarterback, Osweiler looked much more serviceable playing a backup role during the 2018 season. With Osweiler set to become a free agent this offseason, if Miami doesn't chose to bring him back, it seems likely that he'll land a No. 2 job elsewhere in the league.

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  • Dolphins' Brice Butler: Six catches in 2018

    Butler caught six of 10 targets for 60 yards and one touchdown in 2018.

    Butler played two games with the Cowboys, during which time he failed to bring in his only target, before signing a two-year contract with the Dolphins. The 28-year-old will compete for a depth role in Miami this offseason and carries a cap hit of $805,000 in 2019.

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  • Dolphins' Senorise Perry: Limited to special teams in 2018

    Perry didn't record an offensive snap in 2018.

    Perry played 303 snaps on special teams, racking up 164 kick return yards in limited usage. Even after Frank Gore (foot) was placed on injured reserve, Perry remained firmly behind Kenyan Drake, Kalen Ballage and Brandon Bolden on the offensive depth chart. Set to become a restricted free agent this offseason, it remains to be seen whether the 27-year-old will suit up with the Dolphins in 2019.

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  • Dolphins' Brandon Bolden: One reception to cap season

    Bolden caught his sole target for nine yards during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He ends the season with eight rushes for 91 yards and two touchdowns, and three receptions for 13 yards and one touchdown.

    Bolden remained in a depth role with the Dolphins all season, even after Frank Gore suffered a season-ending foot injury in Week 15, and only played 25 offensive snaps through 16 games. Most of Bolden's limited usage came in the red zone, allowing him to achieve slight fantasy value with three total touchdowns during the Dolphins' last four games. The 28-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and will remain squarely behind Kalen Ballage and Kenyan Drake on the depth chart if Miami chooses to re-sign him.

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  • Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Career-high catches Week 17

    Smythe caught three of four targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He ends the season with six receptions for 50 yards.

    Smythe led the Dolphins' tight ends in receiving during the season-finale, though his stats don't stand out. The 2018 fourth-round pick progressed well in his development through his rookie season, and even managed to overtake Nick O'Leary (listed as the No. 1 tight end on Miami's depth chart) in terms of offensive snaps during the last two games of the season. Likely to be primarily used as a blocker to pair with Mike Gesicki's receiving chops, Smythe is a key part of the Dolphins' plans for 2019 and beyond.

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  • Dolphins' Nick O'Leary: Not targeted in season finale

    O'Leary was not targeted during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He finishes the season with eight receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown.

    O'Leary logged the bulk of his offensive stats in Week 6 and Week 7, during which time he caught six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown from quarterback Brock Osweiler. Following the return of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill under center in Week 12, O'Leary was held to one catch for nine yards across seven games. The 26-year-old signed a contract extension with the Dolphins in December and will return to the team in 2019, but it seems likely that he'll be overtaken by Mike Gesicki, and possibly Durham Smythe, this offseason.

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  • Dolphins' Cameron Wake: Four tackles in season finale

    Wake recorded four tackles (all solo) during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He finishes the year with 36 tackles, six sacks, one pass defended and one forced fumble.

    Wake ends the 2018 season with his lowest sack total since 2011, but he nonetheless remains a reliable piece of the Dolphins' defensive front. The 36-year-old veteran has expressed an intent to continue playing in 2019, although he's set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Wake's contract situation will be worth monitoring, but it's difficult to imagine that the Dolphins would chose not to bring back the five-time Pro Bowler -- especially considering that Wake has made his desire to remain in Miami clear, according to Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post.

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  • Dolphins' Minkah Fitzpatrick: Caps rookie campaign quietly

    Fitzpatrick logged two tackles (one solo) during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He finishes the year with 80 tackles, nine passes defended and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

    Fitzpatrick underperformed during Miami's season finale, but that doesn't take much away from what was an impressive rookie season as a whole. The 2018 first-round pick played over 95 percent of the Dolphins' defensive snaps from Week 9 to Week 17 and drew the start at four positions during that time -- nickel, slot and outside cornerback, in addition to safety -- sometimes even shifting positions on a weekly basis. The 22-year-old's outstanding versatility all but guarantees his position as a key piece of Miami's defense for the foreseeable future.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 108.6
(18th)
206.8
(28th)
289.9
(31st)
Def. 145.3
(31st)
258.8
(20th)
391.1
(29th)