|Offense||25th||86.8 (28th)||220.9 (17th)|
|Defense||16th||110.5 (13th)||225.2 (16th)|
|59||Allen, Chase||LB||6-3||250||8/29/1993||2||Southern Illinois|
|29||Allen, Nate (FA)||DB||6-1||214||11/30/1987||9||South Florida|
|41||Alston, Johnathan||DB||6-0||210||10/17/1994||R||NC State|
|80||Amendola, Danny||WR||5-11||190||11/2/1985||10||Texas Tech|
|31||Armstrong, Cornell||DB||5-11||180||9/22/1995||R||Southern Miss|
|55||Baker, Jerome||LB||6-1||225||12/25/1996||R||Ohio State|
|33||Ballage, Kalen||RB||6-3||229||12/22/1995||R||Arizona State|
|49||Barrow, Lamin (FA)||LB||6-1||237||11/29/1990||5||LSU|
|40||Calhoun, Taveze||CB||6-1||188||12/26/1992||1||Mississippi State|
|53||Collins, Cayson||LB||6-1||230||11/10/1995||R||North Carolina|
|Cutler, Jay (FA)||QB||6-3||231||4/29/1983||13||Vanderbilt|
|1||Davis, Jalen||CB||5-10||185||2/2/1996||R||Utah State|
|92||Denney, John||LS||6-5||242||12/13/1978||14||Brigham Young|
|27||Elston, Trae||DB||6-0||190||2/16/1994||2||Ole Miss|
|89||Escobar, Gavin||TE||6-6||260||2/3/1991||5||San Diego State|
|9||Fales, David||QB||6-2||213||10/4/1990||4||San Jose State|
|80||Fasano, Anthony (FA)||TE||6-4||258||4/20/1984||13||Notre Dame|
|84||Ford, Isaiah||WR||6-2||195||2/9/1996||2||Virginia Tech|
|57||Garvin, Terence||LB||6-3||235||1/1/1991||6||West Virginia|
|86||Gesicki, Mike||TE||6-6||249||10/3/1995||R||Penn State|
|21||Gore, Frank||RB||5-9||212||5/14/1983||14||Miami (Fla.)|
|19||Grant, Jakeem||WR||5-7||169||10/30/1992||3||Texas Tech|
|2||Haack, Matt||P||6-0||205||7/25/1994||2||Arizona State|
|95||Hayes, William||DE||6-3||278||5/2/1985||11||Winston-Salem State|
|61||Hilland, Connor||C||6-4||303||6/18/1995||R||William & Mary|
|38||Howell, Gregory||RB||6-1||215||3/27/1996||R||Florida Atlantic|
|45||Hull, Mike||LB||6-0||232||5/25/1991||3||Penn State|
|5||Joseph, Greg||K||6-1||210||8/4/1994||R||Florida Atlantic|
|67||Kilgore, Daniel||C||6-3||308||12/18/1987||8||Appalachian State|
|62||Larsen, Ted||C||6-3||320||6/13/1987||9||NC State|
|18||Lewis, Malcolm||WR||5-10||194||10/27/1993||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|36||Lippett, Tony||DB||6-3||192||7/2/1992||4||Michigan State|
|23||Lucas, Jordan||DB||6-0||202||8/2/1993||3||Penn State|
|60||Mathieu, Claudy||DE||6-6||250||1/18/1993||R||Notre Dame College (Ohio)|
|62||Matthews, Mike||C||6-2||300||1/27/1994||2||Texas A&M|
|22||McDonald, T.J.||DB||6-2||223||1/26/1991||6||Southern California|
|52||McMillan, Raekwon||LB||6-2||248||11/17/1995||2||Ohio State|
|55||Misi, Koa (FA)||LB||6-3||265||1/17/1987||9||Utah|
|8||Moore, Matt (FA)||QB||6-3||219||8/9/1984||11||Oregon State|
|43||Moten, Anthony||DT||6-4||295||7/12/1995||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|8||Osweiler, Brock||QB||6-7||240||11/22/1990||6||Arizona State|
|94||Quinn, Robert||DE||6-4||250||5/18/1990||8||North Carolina|
|66||Redmon, Quincy||DE||6-6||250||12/11/1993||R||Fairmont State|
|7||Sanders, Jason||K||5-11||186||11/16/1995||R||New Mexico|
|87||Scott, Rashawn||WR||6-0||199||1/29/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|46||Smythe, Durham||TE||6-4||253||8/9/1995||R||Notre Dame|
|65||Steen, Anthony (FA)||C||6-4||320||5/9/1990||3||Alabama|
|17||Tannehill, Ryan||QB||6-4||216||7/27/1988||7||Texas A&M|
|96||Taylor, Vincent||DT||6-3||296||1/5/1994||2||Oklahoma State|
|89||Thomas, Julius (FA)||TE||6-5||262||6/27/1988||8||Portland State|
|94||Timmons, Lawrence (FA)||LB||6-1||242||5/14/1986||12||Florida State|
|78||Tunsil, Laremy||T||6-5||318||8/2/1994||3||Ole Miss|
|42||Verner, Alterraun (FA)||DB||5-10||187||12/13/1988||9||UCLA|
|91||Wake, Cameron||DE||6-3||263||1/30/1982||10||Penn State|
|15||Wilson, Albert||WR||5-9||200||7/12/1992||5||Georgia State|
|76||Woodard, Jonathan||DE||6-6||287||9/19/1993||1||Central Arkansas|
|79||Young, Sam||T||6-8||306||6/24/1987||9||Notre Dame|
Gray was never a significant part of the offensive gameplan, as most of his work came as a blocker on special teams. However, we saw him tote the rock for the first time since his rookie year, so his offensive role did evolve to some degree. Gray remains under contract with Miami in 2018 but, as usual, shouldn't be counted on to emerge as a fantasy contributor.
Matthews spent the entire 2017 season on the Steelers' injured reserve list due to a torn patella tendon. Presumably recovered, the center will now look to compete for the starting center job vacated by Mike Pouncey, who the Dolphins let walk in free agency this offseason.
The Dolphins are beat up on the offensive line, which necessitates Davis' move from left guard to right tackle. How he handles the position switch will go a long way towards determining the success of the Miami offense Monday.
Lippett missed the entire 2017 due to a torn Achilles he suffered in training camp. It's no surprise that the Dolphins want to be smart with his return, as the Michigan State product is expected to be a top competitor for depth slotting behind Cordrea Tankersley and Xavien Howard in advance of the 2018 season.
The Dolphins haven't had a reliable tight end since they let Charles Clay walk in 2015 and will kick the tires on Escobar, a 2013 second-rounder who is yet to live up to his lofty pedigree. Escobar won't provide much in terms of in-line blocking, but he profiles as a dangerous receiving threat and could realistically make a name for himself on a depth chart headed by the uninspiring MarQuies Gray and A.J. Derby.
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.
Howard returned to practice without limitations Friday after sitting out to start the week, making him seem likely to play in Week 15, despite the questionable tag. The Dolphins can ill afford to be without the services of the 24-year-old, who has four interceptions over the past two games, with rookie cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (ankle/shoulder) listed as doubtful.
Wilson was highly coveted during the offseason, ultimately signing a three-year contract with the Dolphins. His versatility early in practice is a good sign, suggesting the team hopes to get him involved in different fashions. Miami also added Danny Amendola this offseason and retained DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills, giving the club four established options at receiver in 2018.
Ford racked up back-to-back, 1,000-plus-yard seasons in college before entering the NFL in 2017, but knee surgery derailed his entire rookie campaign. Head coach Adam Gase pointed out the improvements Ford has made while preparing for the 2018 season. Therefore, with a sixth wideout position up for grabs in Miami, the Virginia Tech product will be given every opportunity to take it.
Fasano, now 34 years old, is set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year but is strongly considering retirement in the name of his long-term health. However, the veteran has never been much of a fantasy factor and that remained true with the Dolphins this year, as he only caught 12 of 16 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in 16 games. He'd almost certainly remain a blocking specialist if he does return for a 13th professional season in 2018.
Spence recorded 39 tackles (19 solo) and three sacks while logging a career-high 661 snaps on defense. However, new head coach Matt Patricia likes to employ multiple defensive fronts and it appears Spence didn't fit the mold of a player Patricia wants along the defensive line. As a result, Spence will join a Miami front that lost the services of Ndamukong Suh this offseason, putting Spence in a good situation for playing time. The Lions restructured Spence's three-year deal earlier in the day, which has two years remaining on it as he heads to Miami.
Though Branch didn't specify what part of the body required surgery, it's believed the procedure addressed the knee injury that forced him to miss time during the 2017 season. After signing a three-year, $24 million contract prior to last season, Branch was a disappointment while playing through the knee issue, producing 4.5 sacks and 23 tackles in 14 games. It's expected that the surgery will put the 28-year-old at full strength by the time training camp commences.
While we won't read too much into Drake's modest weight gain, his comments support the notion that he's prepping himself for a large workload this coming season. The 24-year-old had 133 carries for 644 yards and 32 catches for 239 yards (four TDs) last year, with the bulk of that production coming in December as he eventually moved into a high-volume role following the trade of Jay Ajayi to the Eagles. The Dolphins added steady veteran Frank Gore instead of re-signing Damien Williams (Chiefs), but the more explosive Drake still figures to lead the way in Miami's 2018 backfield.
Brendel was a pleasant surprise when the team needed him to step in for an injured Mike Pouncey at center last season. With Pouncey having since signed with the Chargers, Brendel should be in the mix for a starting job in 2018.
While he hasn't quite lived up to his status as the 14th overall pick from the 2015 draft, Parker has done enough to convince Miami that he's worth keeping under contract through 2019, given that his salary will only be guaranteed if an injury prevents him from passing a physical next offseason. He has a shot to replace Jarvis Landry as the top receiving threat in Adam Gase's offense, though free-agent additions Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola leave the Dolphins at least four-deep at wide receiver, with Kenny Stills also a clear part of the plan. Gase said in March that he still has full confidence in Parker, noting that the 25-year-old wideout was severely impacted by an ankle injury last season. The return of Ryan Tannehill (knee) should help matters, after Parker averaged only 11.8 yards on 57 receptions last season while playing with Jay Cutler, Matt Moore and David Fales.
Garvin appeared in 15 games for Seattle in 2017 -- starting three of them -- and played a career-high 198 defensive snaps and produced 25 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. He'll need to carve out a more significant role with the Dolphins in order to attain IDP relevance, however.
The report suggests that Moore is inclined to explore other options in order to see if he could be a better fit with another franchise. The veteran quarterback, who has been with the Dolphins since 2011, is said to have been disappointed with the team's decision to replace injured starter Ryan Tannehill with Jay Cutler, rather than hand the offense over to Moore. It's still possible that Moore -- who turns 34 in August -- re-signs with Miami, but it wouldn't surprise us if the team elects to draft a young signal-caller to develop behind Tannehill, who is currently under contract through the 2020 season.
McMillan tore his ACL last August and has made steady and setback-free progress in his recovery ever since. Now back in action, the 2017 second-rounder is serving as the "quarterback" of the Dolphins defense, which is a responsibility that head coach Adam Gase describes as a way to lighten fellow linebacker Kiko Alonso's workload. McMillan could be quite an IDP asset as the middle linebacker in the team's 4-3 defensive front, and at the very least he should serve as a clear upgrade over last year's combination of Rey Maualuga and Stephone Anthony.
Gesicki (second round) and Smythe (fourth round) look like roster locks considering the draft capital needed to acquire them. With that in mind, Derby figures to battle with MarQueis Gray, Gavin Escobar and Thomas Duarte for slotting on the Dolphins' TE depth chart.
Smith didn't practice this week after sitting out the Week 12 loss to the Patriots. The 22-year-old has one tackle this season, seeing most of his snaps on special teams when he has played.
Steen suffered the injury two weeks ago in the Dolphins' win over the Jets but had been unable to practice since. With Steen now likely done for the year, Jesse Davis is expected to continue starting at left guard.
Aikens provides the Dolphins with some veteran depth in the secondary as he has spent his entire four-year career in Miami. In 16 games last season, Aikens recorded nine tackles (six solo) and one forced fumble.
Asiata will return to his role as Jermon Bushrod's backup at right guard.
Osweiler was once tabbed the heir apparent to Peyton Manning in Denver, but he could never replicate his initial success after being handed the job. He appeared in six games for the Broncos last season, completing just 55.8 percent of his pass attempts while posting a 5:5 TD:INT ratio. Osweiler signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins this offseason and will attempt to slot in as the top backup behind Ryan Tannehill.
The Dolphins lured Cutler out of retirement last season after Ryan Tannehill (knee) went down with a torn ACL. Playing on a one-year, $10 million contract, Cutler struggled to elevate Miami's offense and ultimately finished the 2018 season with 2,666 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 14 games. The 34-year-old quarterback wasn't expected to continue his playing career, so his retirement is more of a formality than anything else.
The terms of McDonald's probation for the DUI arrest required him to complete 200 hours of community service and a three-month alcohol program, but a report surfaced in January that the veteran safety hadn't met either of those conditions. The courts granted him an extension to complete the obligations before he's scheduled to appear in front of a judge again in March, and it appears the offseason has opened up more free time for get himself back in good legal standing. After inking a lucrative four-year contract extension with Miami last September, McDonald should be locked into a starting role in 2018.
After spending a decade in Pittsburgh to begin his career, Timmons found new home in Miami last offseason. The marriage got off to a rocky start when he went AWOL in Week 2, which spurred a one-game suspension. Upon his return Week 4, he proceeded to rank among the Dolphins' leading tacklers, finishing the campaign with 84, his fewest since 2009. A reunion with the Steelers is possible, but his old spot on the strong side is currently occupied by dynamic second-year linebacker T.J. Watt. In the end, Timmons' new employer will determine whether he'll continue to churn out tackles during his age-32 season.
Phillips ultimately played after being listed as questionable with an ankle injury heading into the last couple of contests, and he will keep that streak alive Thursday. Barring any setbacks, the 25-year-old figures to take on his usual workload at defensive tackle.
It's still not clear what was ailing Harris, but he'll be ready to fill in when necessary Sunday. The rookie first-round pick has 19 tackles (15 solo) and two sacks through 15 games this season, so until he can make a move up the depth chart in 2018 he won't be a viable IDP asset.
Calhoun hasn't played a professional snap, but that could change Sunday against the Falcons since the Saints are dealing with a hefty amount of injuries to their secondary. The rookie received the promotion because Ken Crawley (kneecap) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Radcliff spent the preseason with the Titans before ultimately being let go prior to the start of the regular season. He eventually signed with the Dolphins' practice squad on Nov. 29. The Miami native will look to impress during offseason workouts and earn a spot on the 53-man roster heading into next season.
Woodard didn't see the field last season after tearing his Achilles in the Jaguars' offseason program. His extended run in the preseason suggests he has a strong chance of earning a backup slot with the club.
Grant hauled in 13 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns in 2017, including 10 catches for 188 yards (and both TDs) over the final four weeks. The late-season success should ensure him of a roster spot, but he'll have a tough time earning offensive snaps after the Dolphins replaced Jarvis Landry with Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson. Grant does have a chance to serve as the team's primary return man for both kickoffs and punts, just as he did the past two seasons.
The move to ship Kilgore to Miami is a bit puzzling, considering the 49ers inked him to three-year extension back in February. However, they did sign Weston Richburg to a five-year deal on Wednesday, who has played guard and center the past three seasons. Kilgore figures to slide into the starting center role immediately after the Dolphins parted ways with Mike Pouncey.
After the quarterback position became far too crowded in New York, Petty was let go Thursday, but the former Baylor standout landed on his feet with the Dolphins on Friday afternoon. Miami doesn't currently have the strongest depth at quarterback behind starter Ryan Tannehill (knee), with Brock Osweiller and David Fales expected to fight for the backup job this offseason. Petty, however, will now be thrown into the mix and should be given a legitimate chance to make the team's final roster, even if it is as a No. 3 option at the position.
Duarte has seen action in just one regular season game with Miami since being selected by the team in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He's once again battling for a roster spot this offseason, so the injury is certainly a tough blow for the 6-foot-2 tight end's chances of doing so. He's expected to miss practice Wednesday as well, though it's unclear if the injury is severe enough to sideline him into training camp.
Gore will join the mix for just the third different team in his extensive NFL career, but it appears he will take his time learning the playbook and reserving reps for his 35-year-old body for minicamp or possibly even training camp. There's no discussion of an injury at this point, so it's quite possible this is just a preservative measure.
Elston was waived by the Bills on Thursday, but found a new home quickly. Mainly a special teams contributor in Buffalo, he figures to do the same for the Dolphins, as well as provide depth at strong safety, not to mention the coaching staff might pick his brain a bit for some pregame strategy since Elston's new team squares off against his previous employer Sunday.
Wright replaces fellow defensive tackle Vincent Taylor (knee), who was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move. It's expected that Wright, who has appeared in 12 NFL games with the Lions and Browns since turning pro in 2015, will work in a depth role for the Dolphins in their season finale against Buffalo.
Tankersley has missed back-to-back games due to an ankle injury, and the Dolphins may elect to continue proceeding cautiously with their rookie cornerback in Week 16. If he's held out, Bobby McCain and Alterraun Verner would likely see additional snaps alongside starter Xavien Howard.
Anthony, who the Dolphins acquired last September in a trade with the Saints, played just eight games in his first season in Miami while struggling to stay healthy. With Anthony due $9.2 million in 2019 if his fifth-year option was picked up, the Dolphins understandably declined it. That will force Anthony to play for his next contract during the upcoming season, so he'll likely do everything he can to stay healthy and improve across the board as a defender.
It doesn't sound like Carroo experienced a serious setback, but he's all but guaranteed to miss next week's minicamp, which only hurts his case for earning a larger role with the Dolphins in 2018. With incumbents DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Jakeem Grant joined this offseason by free-agent acquisitions Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola, Carroo may have to worry about securing a roster spot first before making a serious run at securing meaningful snaps.
Morgan was waived at roster cutdowns in September and spent the 2017 season on the Dolphins' practice squad. The 23-year-old made a solid impression in his rookie training camp and should only improve as he enters the team's offseason program.
As expected, the Dolphins cut Thomas at the beginning of the new league year after he caught 41 of 63 targets for 388 yards and three scores in 14 games in 2017. He only has one season with 500 or more receiving yards on his resume, and he hasn't found any real success since parting ways with the Broncos after the 2014 campaign. Set to turn 30 years old later this offseason, Thomas may struggle to find a starting job on the open market. It's unclear if the foot injury he suffered in December is still a concern.
Fales re-signed with the Dolphins back in March and is currently set to compete with Brock Osweiler and Bryce Petty for the top backup slot behind starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Fales started in Week 17 last season, throwing for 265 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 29 of 42 passing. While the team lost and Fales stat line wasn't eye popping, the coaching staff, including head coach Adam Gase, was impressed enough that Fales could have given himself a boost for the backup gig. He'll have to maintain solid play in the preseason, but he has a solid chance to earn a roster slot in 2018.
The trade can't officially go through until March 14 when the new league year begins. The Rams figure to recoup some of the draft capital they lost in the recent trade for CB Marcus Peters, also clearing up cap room as they prepare to sign DT Aaron Donald to a massive contract. A 2011 first-round selection, Quinn has struggled to stay healthy since piling up 40 sacks from 2012 to 2014, but he did bounce back to some extent with 8.5 sacks in 15 games in 2017. An outside linebacker under Wade Phillips last year, Quinn presumably will move back to defensive end in Miami.
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.
The offensive lineman hit IR in early October with the knee injury, but after returning to practice three weeks ago, the Dolphins determined that he would be available for the final two games. Look for Smith to serve in a reserve role at tackle.
Alonso matched the 115 tackles he netted in 2016 during his first year with Miami and was very consistent in doing so. In fact, he logged at least seven tackles in 10 of 16 games while reaching double digits in that category twice. The Oregon product remains under contract with the Dolphins for the next three years and should return in 2018 worthy of IDP consideration.
The 6-foot-9, 325-pound Sterup had been a member of the Browns' practice squad. His signing comes on the heels of Ja'Wuan James, one of the Dolphins' starting tackles, having suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's loss to the Raiders. Sterup likely would dress for the Dolphins' Week 10 game against the Panthers if James is unable to play in that contest.
Hull actually started two games at linebacker earlier this season, but he was mainly used on special teams after Week 4. He provides the team with depth at OLB, which is likely where his future lies should he remain with the team.
Seeing his first NFL action since the 2014 season when he was with the Bears, Perry was exclusively relegated to special teams for the Dolphins in 2017 until fellow tailback Damien Williams dislocated his shoulder in Week 14. He still wasn't much of a factor in the offense thereafter, though, as No. 1 runner Kenyan Drake proved capable of handling an every-down role. However, with Williams set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, Perry figures to enter the offseason second on the depth chart behind Drake.
With the signing of the extension, McCain made himself the league's highest paid nickelback. The defensive back is coming off a career-best season in 2017, where he recorded 48 total tackles, two interceptions and one sack. The contract locks McCain in with the Dolphins through 2022.
Owusu spent part of the preseason with the Dolphins but was reached an injury settlement with the team after suffering an undisclosed injury. The undrafted free agent will now get another crack at making the team this offseason.
Lewis spent the 2017 season on the Dolphins' practice squad after being waived at roster cutdowns in September. The former Miami Hurricane and Florida native will have a steep climb with hopes of cracking the Dolphins' 53-man roster in 2018.
Sitton played in Chicago the last two-years and the team declined his third-year option. Now in Miami, Sitton will likely take over as one of the team's starting guards looking to protect quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee), who will be returning from an ACL injury.
Wake continues to distance himself from the devasting 2015 rupture of his Achilles tendon by churning out his second consecutive season with double-digit sacks. His playing time hasn't decreased despite his advanced age, as his 615 defensive snaps was a three-year high and checked in second to Ndamukong Suh among Dolphins defensive lineman. The veteran, who turns 36 on Jan. 30, remains under contract with Miami for one more season and should return in 2018 as a viable IDP prospect.
Stills seemingly suffered the injury in Week 3 against the Jets considering he wasn't available to catch passes in practice leading up to Week 4. Despite the impairment, Stills went on to log one the best seasons of his career and finished the year with 58 receptions for 847 yards and six touchdowns while maintaining his reputation as a valuable downfield threat, considering his 14.6 average registered as 22nd-best in the league. He remains under contract with the Dolphins through 2020 and could possibly take on a larger workload in 2018 if teammate and team target-leader Jarvis Landry, who's an unrestricted free agent, doesn't re-sign with Miami this offseason.
Although he logged a full practice Saturday, Godchaux earned a questionable designation heading into Monday's game. The 23-year-old figures to resume his role as a reserve defensive tackle assuming he avoids any setbacks throughout the contest.
Taylor injured his knee in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs and wasn't going to progress quickly enough to suit up for the season finale against the Bills. The rookie sixth-round pick compiled 18 tackles and played 185 defensive snaps in 13 games this season.
Tunsil was listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report, so his out designation Sunday isn't much of a surprise. Expect Zach Sterup to fill in at left tackle.
Jones didn't take a pay cut by any means but effectively gets a $4.05 million bonus while creating roughly $6.6 million in cap space for the Dolphins. It's a win-win situation for player and team alike that should allow Miami to field a more competitive team around Jones in 2018.
Per the Boston Globe, Amendola's deal is for two years and worth $12 million. After having re-worked his deal with the Patriots prior to each of the last three seasons, the 32-year-old slot man will now cash in with his new deal with the Dolphins. From a fantasy perspective, Amendola could provide a degree of utility in PPR formats as Miami looks to fill the void created by the departure of the target-gobbling Jarvis Landry, but he'll have some competition to that end. DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills profile as the team's top two wideouts, with Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant also on hand to jostle for looks in the team's offense with Amendola, who hauled in 61 passes for 659 yards and two TDs in 15 regular-season games for New England in 2017.
Nine months removed from reconstructive surgery, Tannehill was expected to participate in OTAs this week without restrictions, so Schad's report seemingly supports that notion. Given the extent and nature of his injury, it wouldn't be surprising if the team manages Tannehill's snaps under center during training camp in an effort to keep him healthy for the start of the regular season. Given the other options on the roster (Brock Osweiler, David Fales and Bryce Petty) the Dolphins seem to be all in on Tannehill bouncing back from the injury and reclaiming his starting role in 2018.
Despite a full practice Thursday, the Dolphins opted to rest Verner as to not risk an aggravation in a game without playoff implications for the Dolphins. In his place, expect Bobby McCain and Torry Mctyer to fill in at cornerback.
Scott will slot in fifth on the depth chart at wideout for the Dolphins in advance of Sunday's season finale against the Bills, replacing Leonte Carroo, who was placed on the reserve/Non-Football Injury list due to an undisclosed medical situation. Since going undrafted in 2016, Scott has appeared in three games with the Dolphins over the past two seasons, but has yet to record a catch in the NFL.
The surgery stems from a lingering back issue that Hayes has been dealing with for some time but it's unknown how long the recovery process will be. The defensive lineman recently signed a one-year extension to remain in Miami after finishing with one sack in 10 games last season.
Lucas is expected to serve as a depth cornerback should he stick on Miami's roster throughout the 2018 campaign. Entering his third season with the Dolphins, Lucas has appeared in 19 games and tallied just eight combined tackles.
The arrest happened in 2015 before Allen signed with the Raiders. Allen remains the starting safety for Miami and has 17 tackles this season but could be relegated to a backup role when T.J. McDonald returns from suspension on Nov. 13.