Miami Dolphins

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium | Coach: Adam Gase
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense25th86.8 (28th)220.9 (17th)
Defense16th110.5 (13th)225.2 (16th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
35Aikens, Walt DB6-12126/19/19915Liberty
59Allen, Chase LB6-32508/29/19932Southern Illinois
29Allen, Nate (FA) DB6-121411/30/19879South Florida
47Alonso, Kiko LB6-32338/14/19906Oregon
41Alston, Johnathan DB6-021010/17/1994RNC State
80Amendola, Danny WR5-1119011/2/198510Texas Tech
44Anthony, Stephone LB6-32457/28/19924Clemson
31Armstrong, Cornell DB5-111809/22/1995RSouthern Miss
68Asiata, Isaac G6-334112/29/19922Utah
55Baker, Jerome LB6-122512/25/1996ROhio State
33Ballage, Kalen RB6-322912/22/1995RArizona State
49Barrow, Lamin (FA) LB6-123711/29/19905LSU
50Branch, Andre DE6-52637/14/19897Clemson
64Brendel, Jake C6-42999/10/19923UCLA
40Calhoun, Taveze CB6-118812/26/19921Mississippi State
88Carroo, Leonte WR6-12151/24/19943Rutgers
53Collins, Cayson LB6-123011/10/1995RNorth Carolina
 Cutler, Jay (FA) QB6-32314/29/198313Vanderbilt
77Davis, Jesse G6-63219/15/19912Idaho
1Davis, Jalen CB5-101852/2/1996RUtah State
92Denney, John LS6-524212/13/197814Brigham Young
85Derby, A.J. TE6-52559/20/19914Arkansas
32Drake, Kenyan RB6-12111/26/19943Alabama
83Duarte, Thomas TE6-22443/30/19952UCLA
27Elston, Trae DB6-01902/16/19942Ole Miss
89Escobar, Gavin TE6-62602/3/19915San Diego State
9Fales, David QB6-221310/4/19904San Jose State
80Fasano, Anthony (FA) TE6-42584/20/198413Notre Dame
29Fitzpatrick, Minkah DB6-120211/17/1996RAlabama
84Ford, Isaiah WR6-21952/9/19962Virginia Tech
57Garvin, Terence LB6-32351/1/19916West Virginia
86Gesicki, Mike TE6-624910/3/1995RPenn State
56Godchaux, Davon DT6-330511/11/19942LSU
21Gore, Frank RB5-92125/14/198314Miami (Fla.)
19Grant, Jakeem WR5-716910/30/19923Texas Tech
49Gravelle, Lucas LS6-02247/28/1995RTCU
48Gray, MarQueis TE6-426311/7/19896Minnesota
2Haack, Matt P6-02057/25/19942Arizona State
90Harris, Charles DE6-32503/6/19952Missouri
95Hayes, William DE6-32785/2/198511Winston-Salem State
61Hilland, Connor C6-43036/18/1995RWilliam & Mary
25Howard, Xavien CB6-11967/4/19933Baylor
38Howell, Gregory RB6-12153/27/1996RFlorida Atlantic
45Hull, Mike LB6-02325/25/19913Penn State
70James, Ja'Wuan T6-63076/3/19925Tennessee
20Jones, Reshad DB6-12232/25/19889Georgia
5Joseph, Greg K6-12108/4/1994RFlorida Atlantic
73Joseph, Roubbens T6-431212/21/19941Buffalo
67Kilgore, Daniel C6-330812/18/19878Appalachian State
62Larsen, Ted C6-33206/13/19879NC State
18Lewis, Malcolm WR5-1019410/27/19931Miami (Fla.)
36Lippett, Tony DB6-31927/2/19924Michigan State
23Lucas, Jordan DB6-02028/2/19933Penn State
75Malveaux, Cameron DE6-52769/22/19941Houston
60Mathieu, Claudy DE6-62501/18/1993RNotre Dame College (Ohio)
62Matthews, Mike C6-23001/27/19942Texas A&M
28McCain, Bobby CB5-111928/18/19934Memphis
58McCray, Mike LB6-42428/3/1994RMichigan
22McDonald, T.J. DB6-22231/26/19916Southern California
52McMillan, Raekwon LB6-224811/17/19952Ohio State
24McTyer, Torry CB5-111844/10/19952UNLV
55Misi, Koa (FA) LB6-32651/17/19879Utah
8Moore, Matt (FA) QB6-32198/9/198411Oregon State
81Morgan, Drew WR6-018712/2/19941Arkansas
43Moten, Anthony DT6-42957/12/1995RMiami (Fla.)
8Osweiler, Brock QB6-724011/22/19906Arizona State
82Owusu, Francis WR6-321012/27/19941Stanford
11Parker, DeVante WR6-32121/20/19934Louisville
34Perry, Senorise RB6-02109/19/19914Louisville
14Petty, Bryce QB6-32305/31/19914Baylor
97Phillips, Jordan DT6-633310/15/19924Oklahoma
65Pittman, Jamiyus DT6-131910/23/1994RUCF
51Poling, Quentin LB6-02358/17/1994ROhio
94Quinn, Robert DE6-42505/18/19908North Carolina
37Radcliff, Brandon RB5-92163/18/19931Louisville
66Redmon, Quincy DE6-625012/11/1993RFairmont State
7Sanders, Jason K5-1118611/16/1995RNew Mexico
87Scott, Rashawn WR6-01991/29/19922Miami (Fla.)
71Sitton, Josh G6-33206/16/198611UCF
26Smith, Maurice DB6-01976/14/19952Georgia
72Smith, Eric T6-43219/2/19952Virginia
46Smythe, Durham TE6-42538/9/1995RNotre Dame
93Spence, Akeem DT6-130711/29/19916Illinois
65Steen, Anthony (FA) C6-43205/9/19903Alabama
69Steinmetz, David T6-83103/1/1995RPurdue
74Sterup, Zach T6-93185/14/19922Nebraska
10Stills, Kenny WR6-11964/22/19926Oklahoma
30Tankersley, Cordrea CB6-119611/19/19932Clemson
17Tannehill, Ryan QB6-42167/27/19887Texas A&M
96Taylor, Vincent DT6-32961/5/19942Oklahoma State
89Thomas, Julius (FA) TE6-52626/27/19888Portland State
94Timmons, Lawrence (FA) LB6-12425/14/198612Florida State
78Tunsil, Laremy T6-53188/2/19943Ole Miss
42Verner, Alterraun (FA) DB5-1018712/13/19889UCLA
91Wake, Cameron DE6-32631/30/198210Penn State
15Wilson, Albert WR5-92007/12/19925Georgia State
76Woodard, Jonathan DE6-62879/19/19931Central Arkansas
98Wright, Gabe DT6-33054/3/19923Auburn
79Young, Sam T6-83066/24/19879Notre Dame
 
 
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
News
Gray recorded one reception for 10 yards (on two targets) and 14 rushing yards on five attempts in 2017.

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.

Mike Gesicki
No Updates
Mike Matthews
News
Matthews signed a contract with the Dolphins on Friday.

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.

Jesse Davis
News
Davis is likely to start at right tackle in the Dolphins' Week 11 matchup against Carolina, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins website reports.

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.

Tony Lippett
News
Head coach Adam Gase said Lippett (Achilles) will see limited reps while he works his way back to full health, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Gregory Howell
No Updates
Gavin Escobar
News
Escobar signed a contract with the Dolphins on Monday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Koa Misi
News
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.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
Xavien Howard
News
Howard (illness) is listed a questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, James Walker of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Albert Wilson
News
Wilson has lined up at three different positions during the first couple days of OTAs, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

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.

Isaiah Ford
News
Ford (knee) is healthy and will battle for a depth position during training camp, Andy Cohen of the Dolphins' official site reports.

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.

Connor Hilland
No Updates
Jason Sanders
No Updates
Anthony Fasano
News
Fasano is undecided if he will return for the 2018 season, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports.

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.

Greg Joseph
No Updates
Akeem Spence
News
Spence was traded from the Lions to the Dolphins on Thursday in exchange for an undisclosed 2019 draft pick, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

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.

Andre Branch
News
Branch underwent successful surgery Wednesday to address an undisclosed injury, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ted Larsen
News
Larsen (biceps) is officially active for Monday night's game against the Panthers.

Larsen was activated off injured reserve Saturday after returning to practice last week. The 30-year-old is expected to start at left guard for the Dolphins.

Kenyan Drake
News
Drake relayed Friday that he has added five or 10 pounds since the 2017 season ended, the Palm Beach Post reports. "So I'm about 215 right now," Drake noted. "I know as I run around I'll probably lose that weight. But maintaining it is definitely something I want to do. Get to that weight to begin with, sustain it during the offseason program. Then when training camp hits, I might lose five pounds, but I'll still be at an optimal weight for the season."

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.

Jake Brendel
News
Brendel signed his restricted free-agent tender Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

DeVante Parker
News
The Dolphins are picking up the fifth-year option on Parker's rookie contract, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Terence Garvin
News
Garvin agreed Wednesday on a contract with the Dolphins, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

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.

Matt Moore
News
Moore is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Raekwon McMillan
News
McMillan (knee) has been medically cleared to practice and doesn't appear to be operating under any limitations, Omar Kelly of the Miami Sun Sentinel reports.

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.

A.J. Derby
News
Derby faces added competition for a role in Miami's offense following the addition of Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe in the draft, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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.

Maurice Smith
News
Smith has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos with an abdominal injury.

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.

Injury
Abdomen - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cornell Armstrong
No Updates
Anthony Steen
News
Steen (foot) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Walt Aikens
News
Aikens will sign a two-year extension with the Dolphins, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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.

Claudy Mathieu
No Updates
Isaac Asiata
News
Asiata (ankle) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report and will be available Sunday against the Titans barring any setbacks, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports

Asiata will return to his role as Jermon Bushrod's backup at right guard.

Brock Osweiler
News
Head coach Adam Gase indicated Wednesday that Osweiler is working on a few mechanical adjustments, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

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.

Jay Cutler
News
Cutler is expected to retire from the NFL this offseason, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

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.

T.J. McDonald
News
McDonald said Saturday that he was confident that he would complete his court-mandated obligations stemming from his plea deal for a May 2016 DUI arrest before the start of the 2018 season, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. "I'm in the process of doing all of my community service and making sure I knock everything out," McDonald said.

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.

Lawrence Timmons
News
The Dolphins released Timmons on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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.

Jordan Phillips
News
Phillips (ankle) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Ravens.

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.

Charles Harris
News
Harris (undisclosed) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

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.

Taveze Calhoun
News
Calhoun was promoted to the active roster Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Johnathan Alston
No Updates
Matt Haack
No Updates
Brandon Radcliff
News
The Dolphins signed Radcliff to a reserve/future contract Tuesday.

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.

Jonathan Woodard
News
Woodard played 30 snaps in the Jaguars' preseason opener against the Patriots, recording three tackles in the game.

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.

Cameron Malveaux
No Updates
Sam Young
News
Young will re-sign with the Dolphins on a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Young's continued availability bodes well for Miami skill players as he serves as a capable backup at tackle in case anything happens to 2016 first-rounder Laremy Tunsil or 2014 first-rounder Ja'Wuan James.

Jakeem Grant
News
Grant appears to be in line for the fifth wideout spot in 2018, Andy Cohen of the Dolphins' official site reports.

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.

Daniel Kilgore
News
Kilgore was traded to the Dolphins along with 2018 seventh-round pick in exchange for the 49ers 2018 seventh-round pick, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

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.

Bryce Petty
News
Petty was claimed off waivers by the Dolphins on Friday.

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.

Mike McCray
No Updates
Thomas Duarte
News
Duarte suffered a shoulder injury during Tuesday's OTA session, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Frank Gore
News
Gore isn't expected to participate much, if at all, during team drills this spring, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Trae Elston
News
The Dolphins claimed Elston off waivers Friday.

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.

Gabe Wright
News
The Dolphins promoted Wright from their practice squad Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Cordrea Tankersley
News
Tankersley (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Stephone Anthony
News
The Dolphins declined Anthony's fifth-year option for the 2019 season Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

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.

Leonte Carroo
News
Carroo is slated to undergo minor knee surgery in the near future but should be healthy for the start of training camp in July, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jalen Davis
No Updates
Drew Morgan
News
Morgan signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday.

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.

Julius Thomas
News
Thomas (foot) was officially released by the Dophins on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
David Fales
News
Fales is competing for the top backup quarterback spot in Miami, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.

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.

Chase Allen
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Allen (concussion) isn't listed on the Dolphins' injury report Wednesday.

Allen previously exited Sunday's game against Tampa Bay to be evaluated for a concussion, but it appears he was never placed in the protocol. As a result, he should be good to go for the Week 12 matchup with the Patriots.

Robert Quinn
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Quinn will be traded to the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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.

Minkah Fitzpatrick
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Cayson Collins
No Updates
Lamin Barrow
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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.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Eric Smith
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The Dolphins activated Smith (knee) from injured reserve Wednesday.

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.

Kiko Alonso
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Alonso (neck) recorded 115 tackles, one sack, one PBU and two forced fumbles across 16 games in 2017.

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.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
Zach Sterup
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Sterup's agent, Brett Tessler, posted on his personal Twitter account that his client signed with the Dolphins on Tuesday.

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.

Mike Hull
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Hull had 35 tackles and a fumble recovery in 16 games for Miami during the 2017 season.

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.

Jamiyus Pittman
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Senorise Perry
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Perry gained 30 yards on eight carries and three yards on his one reception across 16 games in 2017. He also gained 202 yards on 10 kickoff returns.

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.

Ja'Wuan James
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The Dolphins are keeping the fifth-year option on James, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

The decision was made in May of 2017 to sign the fifth-year option, but there was a chance the Dolphins released him anyway. It's expected that James slots in as the starting right tackle.

Bobby McCain
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McCain signed a four-year, $27 million extension with the Dolphins on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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.

Anthony Moten
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Francis Owusu
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Owusu signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on Thursday, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

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.

Malcolm Lewis
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Lewis signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday.

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.

David Steinmetz
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Josh Sitton
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Sitton intends to sign a two-year deal with the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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.

Quentin Poling
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Cameron Wake
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Wake recorded 36 tackles and 10.5 sacks in 16 games for the Dolphins in 2017.

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.

Kenny Stills
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Stills revealed he played through a torn tendon on a finger in his right hand most of the 2017 season but he will not require surgery this offseason, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports.

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.

Kalen Ballage
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Davon Godchaux
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The Dolphins have listed Godchaux (knee) as active for Monday's tilt against the Patriots.

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.

Quincy Redmon
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Vincent Taylor
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The Dolphins placed Taylor (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Roubbens Joseph
No Updates
Laremy Tunsil
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Tunsil (ankle) won't play Sunday against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jerome Baker
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Reshad Jones
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Jones agreed to restructure his contract with the Dolphins, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

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.

Torry McTyer
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Danny Amendola
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Amendola has officially signed with the Dolphins, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

Ryan Tannehill
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Tannehill participated in team drills Wednesday without a brace on his surgically repaired left knee, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

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.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Alterraun Verner
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Verner (hamstring) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

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.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Rashawn Scott
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The Dolphins promoted Scott from their practice squad Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

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.

John Denney
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Lucas Gravelle
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Durham Smythe
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William Hayes
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Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Hayes underwent back surgery earlier in the offseason, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports.

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.

Injury
Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jordan Lucas
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Lucas re-signed Wednesday with the Dolphins, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports.

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.

Nate Allen
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Allen has settled a wrongful arrest lawsuit with the City of Fort Myers, Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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.

Injury
Calf - Questionable for the start of training camp