Miami Dolphins

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium | Coach: Adam Gase
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th70.5 (28th)210.0 (21st)
Defense25th73.5 (5th)278.0 (28th)
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35Aikens, Walt FS6-12126/19/19914Liberty
23Ajayi, Jay RB6-02236/15/19933Boise State
59Allen, Chase OLB6-32508/29/1993RSouthern Illinois
29Allen, Nate SS6-121411/30/19878South Florida
47Alonso, Kiko MLB6-32338/14/19905Oregon
 Anthony, Stephone OLB6-32457/28/19923Clemson
68Asiata, Isaac G6-334112/29/1992RUtah
50Branch, Andre DE6-52637/14/19896Clemson
64Brendel, Jake C6-42999/10/19922UCLA
74Bushrod, Jermon G6-53188/19/198411Towson
88Carroo, Leonte WR6-12151/24/19942Rutgers
6Cutler, Jay QB6-32314/29/198312Vanderbilt
77Davis, Jesse T6-63219/15/19911Idaho
92Denney, John LS6-524212/13/197813Brigham Young
32Drake, Kenyan RB6-12111/26/19942Alabama
80Fasano, Anthony TE6-42584/20/198412Notre Dame
78Fede, Terrence DE6-426711/19/19914Marist
56Godchaux, Davon DT6-330511/11/1994RLSU
19Grant, Jakeem WR5-716910/30/19922Texas Tech
48Gray, MarQueis TE6-426311/7/19895Minnesota
16Haack, Matt P6-02057/25/1994RArizona State
90Harris, Charles DE6-32503/6/1995RMissouri
95Hayes, William DE6-32785/2/198510Winston-Salem State
25Howard, Xavien CB6-11967/4/19932Baylor
45Hull, Mike OLB6-02325/25/19912Penn State
70James, Ja'Wuan T6-63076/3/19924Tennessee
20Jones, Reshad FS6-12232/25/19888Georgia
14Landry, Jarvis WR5-1120811/28/19924LSU
53March-Lillard, Justin LB6-02227/5/19933Akron
58Maualuga, Rey LB6-22581/20/19879Southern California
41Maxwell, Byron CB6-11982/23/19887Clemson
28McCain, Bobby CB5-111928/18/19933Memphis
5McTyer, Torry DB5-111844/10/1995RUNLV
8Moore, Matt QB6-32198/9/198410Oregon State
11Parker, DeVante WR6-32121/20/19933Louisville
1Parkey, Cody K6-01902/19/19924Auburn
34Perry, Senorise RB6-02109/19/19913Louisville
97Phillips, Jordan DT6-633310/15/19923Oklahoma
51Pouncey, Mike C6-52987/24/19897Florida
87Scott, Rashawn WR6-01991/29/19921Miami (Fla.)
2Smith, Maurice DB6-01976/14/1995RGeorgia
71Smith, Eric T6-43219/2/1995RVirginia
65Steen, Anthony G6-43205/9/19902Alabama
10Stills, Kenny WR6-11964/22/19925Oklahoma
93Suh, Ndamukong DT6-43051/6/19878Nebraska
30Tankersley, Cordrea CB6-119611/19/1993RClemson
98Taylor, Vincent DT6-32961/5/1994ROklahoma State
31Thomas, Michael FS5-111953/17/19905Stanford
89Thomas, Julius TE6-52626/27/19887Portland State
67Tunsil, Laremy T6-53188/2/19942Ole Miss
42Verner, Alterraun DB5-1018712/13/19888UCLA
91Wake, Cameron DE6-32631/30/19829Penn State
26Williams, Damien RB5-112244/3/19924Oklahoma
79Young, Sam T6-83066/24/19878Notre Dame
Injured Players
49Barrow, Lamin (IR) LB6-123711/29/19904LSU
15Ford, Isaiah (IR) WR6-21952/9/1996RVirginia Tech
62Larsen, Ted (IR) G6-33206/13/19878NC State
36Lippett, Tony (IR) CB6-31927/2/19923Michigan State
52McMillan, Raekwon (IR) LB6-224811/17/1995ROhio State
55Misi, Koa (IR) OLB6-32651/17/19878Utah
17Tannehill, Ryan (IR) QB6-42167/27/19886Texas A&M
Practice Squad
6Doughty, Brandon QB6-321210/6/19911Western Kentucky
83Duarte, Thomas TE6-22443/30/19952UCLA
63Hickey, Sean T6-63069/29/19911Syracuse
18Lewis, Malcolm WR5-1019410/27/1993RMiami (Fla.)
21Lucas, Jordan SS6-02028/2/19932Penn State
75Malveaux, Cameron DE6-52769/22/1994RHouston
81Morgan, Drew WR6-018712/2/1994RArkansas
 Reilly, Trevor LB6-52401/17/19883Utah
38Smith, De'Veon RB5-1122111/8/1994RMichigan
 Wright, Gabe DT6-33054/3/19923Auburn
Suspended Players
22McDonald, T.J. DB6-22231/26/19915Southern California
94Timmons, Lawrence LB6-12425/14/198611Florida State
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
Davis could start the Dolphins' season opener at left guard, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins' offensive line has been decimated by injuries throughout camp, with the likely long-term absence of guard Ted Larsen (biceps) leaving the team unsettled on the interior. Davis is listed as a backup at tackle, but he could see more reps alongside center in the team's upcoming practices as the Dolphins look to assess if he's a fit at that spot with the first unit.

Tony Lippett
Lippett has a torn Achilles tendon and is out for the season, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins were expecting Lippett to miss some time but the confirmation of a torn Achilles tendon is worse than they could have anticipated. Lippett was projected to enter the season as a serviceable depth corner for the Miami secondary. With the 25-year-old no longer in the short-term picture, the Dolphins will presumably count on Alterraun Verner and Lafayette Pitts to step in where needed.

Foot - Injured Reserve
Koa Misi
Misi (neck) was placed on the Dolphins' injured reserve list Tuesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Misi, who underwent season-ending neck surgery in 2016, recently failed a test that would've declared him healthy enough to play in 2017 if passed. The Dolphins selected Raekwon McMillan in the second round of this year's draft, so he'll now have a more direct route to playing time as a rookie with Misi likely sidelined for the year. It's an unfortunate series of events for the 30-year-old veteran, while it remains to be seen if Misi will ever be able to return to his original level of play.

Neck - Injured Reserve
Xavien Howard
Howard recorded seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

Howard made his presence felt in the Dolphins' first game of the season as he had the second-highest tackle count on defense. His 55 defensive snaps (95 percent) were good for fifth on the team.

Isaiah Ford
Ford (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Ford underwent meniscus surgery Aug. 2 and isn't close to returning, so he was waived with an injury designation Friday. Upon clearing waivers, he reverts to IR. He's likely stuck there for the entire season unless he agrees to an injury settlement.

Knee - Meniscus - Injured Reserve
Anthony Fasano
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
Sean Hickey
No Updates
Rey Maualuga
Maualuga (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Maualuga did not practice this week and will not make his debut with the Dolphins on Sunday. Second-year linebacker Mike Hull is coming off a big came against the Chargers and is trying to solidify his role at middle linebacker, as Maualuga has yet to make any impact since joining Miami just over a month ago.

Hamstring - Inactive for Week 3 at N.Y. Jets
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.

Michael Thomas
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.

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 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.

Ted Larsen
Larsen (biceps) was placed on IR/designated to return list Saturday and is expected to be practicing by Week 6 and game-ready by Week 8, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Larsen, an eight-year veteran, tore his biceps during practice in early August. The team will certainly miss his presence, as he was a candidate to start at guard.

Biceps - Injured Reserve
Kenyan Drake
Drake rushed one time for negative-three yards and returned three kicks for 71 yards in Sunday's victory over the Chargers.

Drake's rushing attempt was his lone offensive snap of the game, and he saw 16 snaps on special teams. The good news for Drake is that Damien Williams saw only three offensive snaps and did not receive a carry, but both backup running backs had nearly nonexistent roles in the Dolphins' offense for Week 2.

Damien Williams
Williams (ribs) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jets in New York, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Heraldreports.

Despite being tabbed as questionable in Week 3, Williams' availability wasn't really up in the air after full practices Thursday and Friday. In a backfield with a workhorse like Jay Ajayi, though, Williams won't be ultilized much, if at all, on a game-to-game basis.

Jake Brendel
No Updates
DeVante Parker
Parker brought in eight of 10 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Jets.

Parker's final line was one much more befitting of target monster Jarvis Landry, who typically fills the short passing game role that Parker frequently carried out Sunday. However, that was more of a product of a passing game that surprisingly couldn't find any success down the field, regardless of who was targeted. Parker did log a game-long reception of 26 yards for the Dolphins and also helped salvage his fantasy day with a three-yard touchdown as time expired. Despite the disappointing team outcome, Parker does seem to be clicking with QB Jay Cutler thus far, as he's already amassed 12 receptions on 19 targets. He'll look to once again play a pivotal role in a potential Week 4 shootout against the Saints in London.

Matt Moore
Moore stepped in at quarterback after starter Ryan Tannehill left practice Thursday with a possible left knee injury, the Palm Beach Post reports.

The severity of Tannehill's injury has yet to be clarified, but at first glance it's not hard to imagine him missing some time. In such a scenario, Moore would step in as the Dolphins' top signal-caller. While Moore doesn't possess the level of upside that Tannehill does, he is a capable veteran option who could carve out fantasy utility while working with targets such as top wideouts Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker, along with new tight end Julius Thomas.

De'Veon Smith
The Dolphins signed Smith to their practice squad Monday, Omar Kelly of The Sun Sentinel reports.

Smith, an undrafted free agent, was unable to make it through final cuts Saturday. However, he impressed enough in camp to earn a spot with the team's practice unit. Barring injuries at running back on the 53-man roster, the Michigan product will presumably spend the season there.

Raekwon McMillan
McMillan suffered from a torn ACL in Thursday's preseason opener against the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

It is what the Dolphins feared after McMillan left Thursday's contest early, but an MRI on Friday confirmed the linebacker would be done for the season. Mike Hall, who appeared in all 16 games and recorded 33 tackles for Miami last season, could be promoted from backup to starter at linebacker in McMillan's stead.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Maurice Smith
No Updates
Anthony Steen
Steen will open the season as the starting left guard, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Steen started seven games at guard for Miami last season. How well or poorly the Miami offensive line performs this season will go a long way towards determining their success this year.

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.

Isaac Asiata
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 at N.Y. Jets
No Updates
Jay Cutler
Cutler completed 26 of 44 passes for 220 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Jets. He also gained nine yards on his sole rush.

Cutler finally got the Dolphins into the end zone as time expired, hitting DeVante Parker from eight yards out. However, he, along with the rest of his offensive teammates, were otherwise largely ineffective while generating just 225 total yards. Cutler also averaged a paltry 5.0 yards per attempt and could only help convert one of 12 third-down opportunities. Even though the 34-year-old's final line was not that different in terms of yardage from his Week 2 effort, the two performances were drastically different. It's obviously still difficult to gauge how effective Cutler can ultimately be within the team's current system, but he'll have an opportunity to make amends when Miami takes on the vulnerable Saints defense in London in Week 4.

T.J. McDonald
McDonald (suspension) signed a four-year contract worth $24 million with the Dolphins on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The deal apparently includes $10 million in guarantees, which makes it pretty clear how the Dolphins feel about McDonald. The 26-year-old will miss the first eight games of 2017 with a suspension, but will likely replace Nate Allen as starting safety when he returns, if this contract is any indication.

Suspension - Suspended until Week 10 at Carolina
Lawrence Timmons
Timmons was suspended indefinitely Tuesday by the Dolphins.

There have been no details surrounding Timmons' situation, as head coach Adam Gase said Monday that he needed to know all the details before commenting. Per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the maximum amount of time the Dolphins can suspend Timmons is four weeks, but the team may release a more exact timetable later.

Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Jordan Phillips
Phillips (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Phillips was doubtful for Sunday's game after wearing a walking boot as late as Thursday and not practicing during the week. Look for Davon Godchaux to see a spot start in Phillips' absence.

Ankle - Inactive for Week 3 at N.Y. Jets
Charles Harris
Harris has shown during practice why the Dolphins were so high on him, Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel reports.

Harris was taken in the first round this past May and so far, so good. He has been in the backfield on a consistent basis and has been the Dolphins' best defensive player so far this offseason. If Harris were to continue this type of play, he could push Williams Hayes for the starting job at right defensive end.

Matt Haack
No Updates
Justin March-Lillard
The Dolphins claimed March-Lillard off waivers from the Chiefs on Sunday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

March-Lillard will provide the Dolphins with some depth at OLB after the loss of Raekwon McMillan (knee) and Koa Misi (neck) to injured reserve.

Cameron Malveaux
No Updates
Sam Young
Young resigned with the Dolphins on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Young returns to Miami after the team placed guard Ted Larsen (biceps) on injured reserve. After joining the team in late October, Young played in eight games last season for the Dolphins, including one start.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 at N.Y. Jets
Jakeem Grant
Grant had a big game Thursday, reeling in four receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings.

If there were ever any doubts about Grant making the team, those were erased by this performance. In addition to the raw numbers, Grant also drew three defensive penalties in just one half of play. How much action Grant receives during the regular season has yet to be determined, though, as he's still behind Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills in the pecking order at wide receiver.

Thomas Duarte
Duarte was waived by the Dolphins on Saturday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

The fact Duarte wasn't waived with an injury designation implies he's since been cleared after suffering a concussion in the third preseason game.

Gabe Wright
Wright signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Monday, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports.

The Eagles have been short on depth at defensive tackle throughout offseason activities, so Wright's addition will provide the team with a little more depth at the position. The 25-year-old has appeared in 12 career games with the Lions and Browns since being drafted in the fourth round in 2015, logging 10 total stops.

Cordrea Tankersley
Tankersley is not expected to be a big part of the Miami defense in the early part of the season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Tankersley was taken in the third round of the NFL Draft this past April and is considered to be a work in progress at this point in time. Miami coaches believe he is playing too "stiff," which will limit his ability to change directions and stick with a receiver. Tankersley could still see work when the Dolphins are in their nickel defense but probably won't start to open the season.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 at N.Y. Jets
Stephone Anthony
Anthony (ankle) is not present on the Dolphins' injury report Wednesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

This comes as no surprise as Anthony is reportedly ready to play against the Jets on Sunday. The 2015 first-round pick will have an immediate opportunity to make a first impression with the Dolphins, but he remains a hail-mary IDP option until he illustrates some consistency and can stay on the field.

Leonte Carroo
Carroo hauled in his only target for five yards during Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

Carroo only logged 12 offensive snaps Thursday, compared to 15 on special teams. He didn't look to be anything more than the fifth or sixth option in the passing game and could struggle to find enough targets to warrant fantasy consideration this year.

Drew Morgan
The Dolphins waived Morgan on Saturday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Morgan made an impression early in camp, as he jumped up the depth chart relatively quick. However, he was ultimately unable to make it through the team's final cuts. The Dolphins are reportedly seeking to keep him on their practice squad.

Julius Thomas
Thomas hauled in three receptions for 26 yards as the Dolphins defeated San Diego 19-17 on Sunday.

Thomas did manage to catch each of his targets but more was expected from him now that he has been reunited with Adam Gase. Thomas had the best seasons of his career playing under Gase but then again, he also had Peyton Manning throwing him the ball in a pass happy offense, something he doesn't have now.

Chase Allen
Allen will start at linebacker Sunday against the Chargers due to Lawrence Timmons (coach's decision) being listed as inactive, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The undrafted rookie will make his NFL debut at strongside linebacker Sunday. There is a serious lack of depth in the Dolphins' linebacker corps, but if Allen doesn't perform well, Justin March-Lillard is the only other option to fill in. It'll be interesting to see how Miami's defense fares since it only has one truly experienced, active linebacker in Kiko Alonso.

Ndamukong Suh
Suh has elected to not participate in the Dolphins' offseason conditioning program, Armando Salguero reports.

Suh didn't participate in the first half of the program earlier this spring 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
Landry (knee) hauled in six of 11 targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Jets.

Landry checked in second on the team in receptions behind DeVante Parker and saw double-digit targets for the second time in as many games to open 2017. The 24-year-old has opened the season displaying encouraging rapport with new signal caller Jay Cutler, as he's been able to bring in 19 of 26 looks for 126 yards. While he won't typically produce much downfield, Landry sports one of the safer fantasy floors in any format due to his sure hands and robust target share. He'll look to continue his strong start in Week 4 showdown versus the Saints in London.

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.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Eric Smith
The Dolphins activated Smith (undisclosed) from the physically unable to perform list Wednesday.

It was unclear what type of injury Smith was dealing with, but his activation from the PUP list is imperative to his hopes of making the final roster. The Virginia product is looking to secure a role providing depth on the offensive line.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 at N.Y. Jets
Kiko Alonso
The Dolphins currently have no plans to move Alonso to middle linebacker, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

The loss of Koa MIsi (neck) and Raekwon McMillan (knee) for the season had some thinking that Alonso could move back to MLB, a position he has played in the past, but the team doesn't believe that would be in the best interest of keeping Alonso healthy and productive all season. Miami will keep Alonso at WLB, with Lawrence Timmons at SLB and Mike Hull in the middle for the immediate future.

Mike Hull
Hull had 10 tackles in the Dolphins 19-17 win over San Diego on Sunday.

Hull was only starting due to multiple injuries that Miami has suffered at the position. The Dolphins need Hull to step up and stay healthy, as linebacker is now the thinnest position on the roster. So far so good, as he proved he could handle himself in Week 1. Whether he starts in Week 2 likely depends upon the health of Ray Maualuga (hamstring) and the status of Lawrence Timmons.

Mike Pouncey
Pouncey (hip) will start Thursday in Philadelphia, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

This is good news for Jay Ajayi and Jay Cutler, as Pouncey is the Dolphins best offensive lineman and one of the best centers in the NFL. A healthy Pouncey should help open up holes for Ajayi and help to protect Cutler.

Senorise Perry
Perry (knee) returns to practice Monday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

The return of Perry means the Dolphins will be at full strength as far as running backs are concerned. Perry won't have a huge role on offense this season, but he could become a valuable member on special teams. That value is the main reason Perry survived the final roster cut over Storm Johnson.

Ja'Wuan James
James (shoulder) returned to practice Monday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

James had missed practice Sunday due to the injury, but the quick return indicates that the ailment was not serious. The former first-round pick is expected once again start at offensive tackle for the Dolphins this season.

Bobby McCain
McCain left practice early Sunday due to a right knee injury, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

McCain suffered the injury while covering a pass route in which a quick change of direction by the receiver led to the corner's knee giving out. The Dolphins have stated that he was pulled from practice for precautionary reasons only, but McCain will go in for further tests before Monday's practice session.

Malcolm Lewis
No Updates
Terrence Fede
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
Wake is off to a productive start in training camp, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

At this point last season we were wondering if Wake could return to being a dominating pass rusher coming off the Achilles tendon tear. Well, he proved he could last year with 11.5 sacks, a number he is hoping to surpass this year. Wake shouldn't be forgotten about in IDP leagues that offer big points for sacks and quarterback hits.

Brandon Doughty
Doughty signed with the Dolphins' practice squad, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins elected to keep just two active quarterbacks on their final roster in Jay Cutler and Matt Moore. Doughty will remain within the organization and essentially serve as the No. 3 quarterback for the team.

Kenny Stills
Stills notched four receptions (10 targets) for 51 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Jets.

Stills didn't exactly have the smoothest of connections with quarterback Jay Cutler, but he did encouragingly double his target share from that of Week 2. The fifth-year pro couldn't get anything going downfield, however, with a 17-yard reception serving as his longest of the contest. Stills remains a clear third option behind the prolific duo of DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry, with a solid bulk of his production likely to come as a downfield threat. He'll look to generate his first breakout effort of 2017 when he takes on his old Saints teammates in a Week 4 London showdown.

Jay Ajayi
Ajayi rushed 11 times for just 16 yards and brought in two of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Jets.

Ajayi exited the game briefly in the first quarter with an undisclosed injury, but his overall ineffectiveness didn't seem to be a product of any physical setback. Rather, the Dolphins simply struggled to open up any running lanes against a feisty Jets front seven, and Ajayi's role was limited after Miami fell behind by 20-0 in the third quarter. The performance was a stark departure from Ajayi's bruising 122-yard season debut against the Chargers in Week 2, and Sunday's rushing yardage total was his lowest since Week 2 of 2016. He'll look to prove that the subpar effort was an outlier when the Dolphins face off with the Saints in London in Week 4.

Davon Godchaux
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
It is not written in stone that Maxwell will open the season as a starting cornerback for Miami, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Maxwell had a terrible game Thursday versus the Eagles and hasn't performed all that well in practice, either. Coach Adam Gase stated Sunday that all options are on the table and that the best players will play. At this point in time, Maxwell seems to be competing with Alterraun Verner for the starting job, and the Dolphins may use the fourth preseason game to determine who starts and who doesn't.

Vincent Taylor
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.

Laremy Tunsil
Tunsil started at left tackle in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

Tunsil had been away from the team for personal reasons, but his unrestricted participation in Thursday's contest confirmed his return. Expect the tackle to be good to go for the start of the regular season.

Cody Parkey
Parkey made four field-goals and an extra-point attempt in the Dolphins' season-opening victory over the Chargers on Sunday.

Parkey converted a clutch 54-yard kick with 1:10 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Dolphins the lead for good. It was a fantastic start to the season for the 25-year-old, which he will hope to continue against the Jets in Week 3.

Reshad Jones
Jones (calf) has been activated off the Dolphins' non-football injury list.

Jones' return to the active roster comes as a good sign for Miami. The projected Week 1 starting safety had been dealing with a lingering calf issue for the beginning part of training camp, but it looks as if he's good to go now. The 29-year-old logged 51 tackles and a pick over the course of six games last season. When healthy, he's a reliable source of tackles in IDP formats, which was very much the case in 2015, when Jones racked up 135 stops.

Torry McTyer
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 3 at N.Y. Jets
No Updates
Ryan Tannehill
Tannehill (knee) is recovering from surgery and is anticipated to return to the Dolphins' facility to rehab in the coming days, Chris Perkins of the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Tannehill is already going through the early stages of rehab, but he'll soon do it with the help of Miami's medical staff. The quarterback's knee injury is anticipated to sideline him for around eight to 12 months. With him out, Jay Cutler will start for the Dolphins this season.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Alterraun Verner
Verner was signed by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Verner was released by the Buccaneers in February after notching a career-low 16 tackles in 16 games throughout the 2016 season. He added just 11 total passes defensed and two interceptions during the last two seasons combined. He'll have a solid shot at making the Dolphins' final roster, but Byron Maxwell (ankle), Xavien Howard and Bobby McCain will likely be ahead of Verner on the Week 1 depth chart.

Rashawn Scott
Scott (foot) was moved to the reserve/PUP list Saturday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Given his placement on this list, Scott won't be eligible to return to the field until Week 7.

Foot - Physically Unable to Perform
John Denney
No Updates
William Hayes
Hayes made use of his only solo tackle in his debut with the Dolphins on Sunday, as it was a sack of opposing quarterback Phillip Rivers on third-down.

Hayes was dealt to the Dolphins by the Rams during the offseason. The veteran projects to mainly provide depth on the defensive line going forward this season. He saw 25 snaps (43%) in Sunday's win over the Chargers, and figures to continue seeing a similar workload.

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.

Nate Allen
Allen (hamstring) left Sunday's game against the Jets and is questionable to return, James Walker of reports.

Allen was Miami's starter in both its games this season, posting five tackles (three solo). He's unlikely to return to the game with little time left, so his focus will shift to being ready to face the Saints in Week 4.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 4 vs. New Orleans

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