Miami Dolphins

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium | Coach: Adam Gase
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th87.4 (29th)210.5 (19th)
Defense16th109.5 (15th)223.4 (14th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
35Aikens, Walt FS6-12126/19/19914Liberty
59Allen, Chase OLB6-32508/29/1993RSouthern Illinois
47Alonso, Kiko MLB6-32338/14/19905Oregon
44Anthony, 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
85Derby, A.J. TE6-52559/20/19913Arkansas
32Drake, Kenyan RB6-12111/26/19942Alabama
9Fales, David QB6-221210/4/19903San Jose State
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
46Hewitt, Neville LB6-22344/6/19933Marshall
25Howard, Xavien CB6-11967/4/19932Baylor
45Hull, Mike OLB6-02325/25/19912Penn State
20Jones, Reshad FS6-12232/25/19888Georgia
14Landry, Jarvis WR5-1120811/28/19924LSU
62Larsen, Ted G6-33206/13/19878NC State
21Lucas, Jordan SS6-02028/2/19932Penn State
75Malveaux, Cameron DE6-52769/22/1994RHouston
28McCain, Bobby CB5-111928/18/19933Memphis
22McDonald, T.J. SS6-22231/26/19915Southern California
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
38Smith, De'Veon RB5-1122111/8/1994RMichigan
27Smith, Maurice DB5-111976/14/1995RGeorgia
71Smith, Eric T6-43219/2/1995RVirginia
71Sterup, Zach T6-93185/14/19921Nebraska
10Stills, Kenny WR6-11964/22/19925Oklahoma
93Suh, Ndamukong DT6-43051/6/19878Nebraska
30Tankersley, Cordrea CB6-119611/19/1993RClemson
96Taylor, Vincent DT6-22961/5/1994ROklahoma State
31Thomas, Michael SS5-111953/17/19905Stanford
89Thomas, Julius TE6-52626/27/19887Portland State
94Timmons, Lawrence OLB6-12425/14/198611Florida 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
29Allen, Nate (IR) SS6-121411/30/19878South Florida
49Barrow, Lamin (IR) LB6-123711/29/19904LSU
15Ford, Isaiah (IR) WR6-21952/9/1996RVirginia Tech
95Hayes, William (IR) DE6-32785/2/198510Winston-Salem State
70James, Ja'Wuan (IR) T6-63076/3/19924Tennessee
36Lippett, Tony (IR) CB6-31927/2/19923Michigan State
52McMillan, Raekwon (IR) LB6-224811/17/1995ROhio State
55Misi, Koa (IR) OLB6-32651/17/19878Utah
65Steen, Anthony (IR) G6-43205/9/19902Alabama
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.)
81Morgan, Drew WR6-018712/2/1994RArkansas
 Radcliff, Brandon RB5-92163/18/1993RLouisville
 Rivers, David CB6-01857/23/1994RYoungstown State
 Scott, Rashawn WR6-01991/29/19921Miami (Fla.)
 Woodard, Jonathan DE6-62879/19/19931Central Arkansas
 Wright, Gabe DT6-33054/3/19923Auburn
 
 
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
News
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
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
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.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
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 - Injured Reserve
Xavien Howard
News
Howard recorded two interceptions in Monday night's 27-20 victory over the Patriots.

Howard did not have a tackle in the game, but that was the direct result of his blanket coverage on Brandin Cooks, who was held without a reception until the closing minutes of the game. The second-year cornerback has two interceptions in each of the last two games and will hope to victimize Tyrod Taylor and the Bills similarly in Week 15.

Injury
Illness - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Buffalo
Isaiah Ford
News
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.

Injury
Knee - Meniscus - Injured Reserve
Anthony Fasano
News
Fasano brought in both of his targets for 11 yards in Thursday's 40-0 loss to Baltimore.

Fasano was catchless through five games but has come alive with five catches -- including a touchdown -- over the past two weeks. Offseason acquisition Julius Thomas has been a disappointment this season, and the Dolphins may be working Fasano into the fold. Each saw 36 snaps on offense Thursday.

Jermon Bushrod
News
Bushrod (foot) wasn't able to practice Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

It's starting to look like Jesse Davis may get another start at right guard this week as Bushrod has been slow to recover from the foot ailment. With the success the Dolphins had on the ground Monday versus New England, the team may not be anxious to make any changes along the offensive line even if Bushrod were healthy enough to play.

Injury
Foot - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Buffalo
Sean Hickey
No Updates
Michael Thomas
News
Thomas (knee) is likely to play Sunday in Buffalo, Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Thomas has a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He has been playing with the injury for a couple of weeks. The Dolphins have only allowed him to practice once each week in order to assure that he can play when it counts. Thomas is likely to require surgery at the end of the season to repair his knee. Thomas is also a free agent at the end of the season and a long rehab could hurt his future earning potential.

Injury
Knee - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Buffalo
Andre Branch
News
Branch (groin) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Branch was able to practice with limitations ahead of Week 8's matchup with the Ravens, but he was still inactive when the game rolled around. Therefore, there isn't much reason for optimism that he'll return, and Branch hasn't been performing at a level worthy of fantasy owners' attention anyway.

Injury
Knee - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Buffalo
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 rushed 25 times for 114 yards and caught five of six targets for 79 yards in Monday night's 27-20 win over the Patriots.

Drake dominated for the second straight week against an accomplished defense. Last Sunday, he ripped off 120 rushing yards and a score versus the Broncos, and he totaled nearly 200 offensive yards at the hands of the reigning champs. The second-year pro is emerging as a dynamic every-down tailback, as he led the Dolphins in receiving Monday while also picking up a number of blocks in pass protection. With a rush of at least 30 yards in four of six games since Jay Ajayi was shipped out of town, Drake also possesses big-play ability. Overall, Drake is peaking as the fantasy season enters its most important stretch, making him a hot commodity as Miami heads north to Buffalo this Sunday.

Damien Williams
News
Williams (shoulder) returned to a limited practice Thursday.

Per Chris Perkins of the Sun-Sentinel, if Williams is able to return to action Sunday against the Bills following a two-game absence, he could help ease the workload of Kenyan Drake, who has logged 56 touches over Miami's past two games. Given that Drake racked up 234 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in that span, Williams would likely be limited to complementary duty in a scenario where he is available this weekend.

Injury
Shoulder - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Buffalo
Jake Brendel
No Updates
DeVante Parker
News
Parker caught four of six targets for 40 yards as the Dolphins defeated the Patriots 27-20 on Monday.

Those numbers were the best for Parker since Week 10 at Carolina when had had six receptions for 66 yards. It was originally thought that with Jay Cutler behind center, Parker would be the main beneficiary as his speed would match up well with Cutler's arm strength. That hasn't materialized this season however as the Dolphins are still searching for answers as to why Parker has performed so poorly for a majority of the season.

Matt Moore
News
Moore (foot) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Moore was unavailable for the Dolphins' past two games with the foot injury, but could be ready to back up Jay Cutler in Sunday's game against the Bills. The Dolphins would probably likely to see Moore put in a full practice Friday before handing him the No. 2 quarterback role over David Fales in Week 15.

Injury
Foot - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Buffalo
De'Veon Smith
News
The Dolphins promoted Smith from their practice squad to the active roster Wednesday.

Smith's addition seemed inevitable after the Dolphins' co-starting running back, Damien Williams, dislocated his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, while third-string back Senorise Perry exited with a concussion. It's looking like the Dolphins will be without both players for the Week 13 matchup with the Broncos, so Smith could be called upon to fill the top backup role behind Kenyan Drake, the only other healthy back on the roster. It's expected that Drake will handle a three-down workload during the contest, so Smith may only be summoned on offense when Drake requires a breather.

Raekwon McMillan
News
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.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
A.J. Derby
News
Derby (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 13 tilt against the Broncos.

Derby had been claimed off waivers by the Dolphins last Tuesday after the Broncos had jettisoned him from injured reserve, but the shoulder injury that had earned him that designation didn't prevent him from practicing fully with his new team both Thursday and Friday. Therefore, while Derby was evidently healthy enough to take the field against his former teammates Sunday, he'll apparently have to wait at least one more week for his Miami debut.

Maurice Smith
News
The Dolphins placed Smith (abdomen) injured reserve Saturday.

Smith didn't practice this week and had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, but now his 2017 season is officially over. Defensive lineman Cameron Malveaux takes the safety's place on the Dolphins' 53-man roster.

Injury
Abdomen - Injured Reserve
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 - Injured Reserve
Walt Aikens
News
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
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.

Jay Cutler
News
Cutler completed 25 of 38 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns in Monday night's 27-20 win over the Patriots.

Cutler was tremendous. He threw three touchdowns for the second time this season and won his first career game against New England in the process. The veteran found top target Jarvis Landry for a red-zone touchdown on both sides of halftime and sandwiched an exciting 25-yarder to Jakeem Grant in between. Although Grant dropped a bomb that would've resulted in another score during the fourth quarter, Cutler should still be plenty pleased with his performance. The quarterback will ride back-to-back wins into Sunday's trip to Buffalo.

T.J. McDonald
News
McDonald (suspension) was added to the Dolphins' 53-man roster Saturday.

McDonald's eight-game suspension stemming from a 2016 DUI arrest concluded earlier this week, so it was only a matter of time until he was activated. The 26-year-old has been unable to practice with the team since the end of the preseason, so there may be a bit of rust to shake off. Even so, the Dolphins expect him to contribute significantly right away alongside veteran safety Reshad Jones.

Lawrence Timmons
News
The Dolphins reinstated Timmons from his indefinite suspension Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Timmons will play in Sunday's game against the Saints.

After Timmons went AWOL ahead of the Dolphins' Week 2 win over the Chargers to tend to a personal matter, the team suspended the linebacker and didn't provide any indication when he would return. His suspension will last a little over a week, and the expectation is that he'll resume practicing with the team Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's game. Chase Allen ended up filling in at outside linebacker in the Week 3 loss to the Jets and recorded seven tackles, but is expected to see his snap count drop dramatically in Week 4 with Timmons back in the fold.

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 signed his rookie contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Harris, the 22nd overall pick in the draft, is expected to provide the Dolphins with an additional pass-rushing threat, but may not see a full snap load in 2017. As the depth chart currently shakes out, Harris is expected to work as the primary backup to fellow defensive ends Cameron Wake and Andre Branch.

Matt Haack
No Updates
Brandon Radcliff
News
Radcliff signed with the Dolphins' practice squad Wednesday, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

With Damien Williams (shoulder) and Senorise Perry (concussion) both in danger of missing Sunday's game against Denver, it isn't out of the question that Radcliff gets a promotion to the active roster by the end of the week. The undrafted rookie out of Louisville signed with the Titans in August and was waived at final cuts. Radcliff likely will just provide emergency depth behind Kenyan Drake and De'Veon Smith if he does join the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's game.

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 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.

Jakeem Grant
News
Grant (illness) has been cleared to play in Monday's game against the Panthers.

Grant missed some practice time this week due to an unspecified illness and was handed the questionable tag entering Monday night. Now that he's been given the thumbs up to play, the Texas Tech product should be set to continue in his role as the team's top return man, with the potential to see a handful of snaps on offense.

Thomas Duarte
News
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
News
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
News
Tankersley (ankle) wasn't able to practice Thursday and seems unlikely to play Sunday in Buffalo, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Tankersley also missed the Miami win over New England on Monday due to the injury. Bobby McCain will likely start once again in his place as coach Adam Gase stated Thursday that he doesn't know when Tankersley will be able to return to practice.

Injury
Ankle - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Buffalo
Stephone Anthony
News
Anthony (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Anthony was able to play in Week 11's game against the Bucs, but he was limited to only 21 total snaps. He's in line to play Sunday against the Patriots, yet he isn't slated for many snaps behind Kiko Alonso.

Leonte Carroo
News
Carroo brought in six of eight targets for 48 yards in Thursday's 40-0 loss to the Ravens.

Both Carroo's reception and target totals were career highs, as he was a primary beneficiary of the absence of DeVante Parker (ankle). The 23-year-old had only one reception on the season coming into Thursday's contest, so it's difficult to put much stock into the sudden bump in production. Carroo remains a relative afterthought in the offense when the receiving corps is at full strength, which could well be the case for a Week 9 tilt against the Raiders.

Neville Hewitt
News
Hewitt (shoulder) was waived by Miami on Saturday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

This move was somewhat of a surprise as the Dolphins are woefully thin at linebacker after Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons. Perhaps the shoulder injury is more bothersome than they have let on or perhaps they will sign him at the conclusion of Week 1 when they won't have to guarantee his salary for the entire season.

Drew Morgan
News
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
News
Thomas snagged two of four targets for 11 yards during Monday's 27-20 win over the Patriots. He fumbled during the contest.

Thomas entered Monday with at least 50 yards or a touchdown in four of five games. He narrowly missed keeping that streak going when he and Jay Cutler failed to connect on a deep ball down the left sideline in the third quarter. The veteran tight end is clearly improving from earlier in the season, but at the same time, he had just one more offensive snap, 43 to 42, than fellow tight end Anthony Fasano.

David Fales
News
Fales is in line to dress as the backup to Jay Cutler in Sunday's game against the Broncos with Matt Moore (foot) ruled out for the contest, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports.

Fales has appeared in just one NFL game (in 2016 with Chicago) during his four-year career, but he'll be a Cutler injury away from seeing the field Sunday. Once Moore is back to full strength, however, Fales will fall to third on the depth chart and will likely be inactive for any subsequent contests.

Chase Allen
News
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.

Ndamukong Suh
News
Suh (undisclosed) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Nothing surfaced about the nature of Suh's injury, so it was likely a maintenance day or a hiccup from his previous knee injury. Either way, he'll look to increase his sack count against QB Tom Brady on Sunday.

Jarvis Landry
News
Landry caught all eight of his targets for 46 yards and had two touchdown receptions in Monday night's 27-20 win over the Patriots.

Landry did his usual work on underneath routes, but Monday's display also included him scoring twice for the first time since October 2015. Trailing only Antonio Brown in receptions, Landry caught a pass in the flat before powering through a defender for a five-yard touchdown during the second quarter. In the second half, he was uncovered in the end zone for a four-yard score. In doing so, Landry's touchdown total (eight) this season now matches that of his previous two campaigns combined. For someone who's topped 65 yards just four times through 13 games, that newfound scoring punch has made Landry a more diverse fantasy contributor, boosting his already impressive stock.

Lamin Barrow
News
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 - Injured Reserve
Eric Smith
News
Smith (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Smith originally landed on IR in early October with the knee issue, but his return to practice Wednesday initiates a 21-day window in which the Dolphins will either have to add him to the 53-man roster or shut him down for the season.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Kiko Alonso
News
Alonso recorded nine tackles (three solo) in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Alonso is averaging just over seven tackles per game this season and his season total is now up to 78 (53 solo). He'll look to continue disrupting offenses next week when he faces the Broncos.

Zach Sterup
News
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
News
Hull is the player most likely to take over at starting middle linebacker for the recently released Rey Maualuga, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Hull was also the starter earlier this season as the Dolphins waited for Maualuga to get into playing shape. Hull has 24 tackles and a fumble recovery in nine games for the Dolphins this season. He is likely to be flanked by Lawrence Timmons and Kiko Alonso for Sunday's game versus Tampa Bay.

Mike Pouncey
News
Pouncey (hamstring) won't carry an injury designation into Monday night's game against the Patriots.

Pouncey returned to practice as a full participant Saturday after being limited earlier in the week to avoid the questionable tag. The 28-year-old sustained the injury against the Broncos in Week 13, but will not miss any game action.

Injury
Hip - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 15 at Buffalo
Senorise Perry
News
Perry (concussion) is active for Sunday's Week 13 tilt against the Broncos.

Perry will thus be available to give starting tailback Kenyan Drake the occasional breather against the stingy Broncos run defense. With Damien Williams (shoulder) sidelined, Perry should see snaps from scrimmage for the first time this season, although Drake is still expected to carry the bulk of the rushing workload.

Ja'Wuan James
News
The Dolphins placed James (hamstring) on injured reserve Saturday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Surgery was a consideration as James was evaluated for Monday's game against the Panthers, and it is still a definite possibility, but there has not been an official announcement yet. The 2014 first-round pick sustained the injury in Sunday's loss to the Raiders and was originally questionable to return. Jesse Davis will step in at right tackle for the Dolphins.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Bobby McCain
News
McCain had three solo tackles, one sack and three pass breakups in Sunday's win against the Broncos.

McCain only had three pass breakups before Sunday, so he effectively doubled his season total. Most importantly, he played a season-high 67 defensive snaps, the most out of any cornerback, which may have been caused by Cordrea Tankersley leaving in the first quarter with an ankle injury. Depending on Tankersley's availability in Week 14, McCain could be called upon to be a workhorse again.

Malcolm Lewis
No Updates
Terrence Fede
News
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
News
Wake recorded three tackles, all solo, and one sack Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Wake recorded a sack for the second straight week, bringing his season total to eight. He also managed three tackles for the second straight week and now has 29 tackles on the year -- tying his season total from last season. He'll look to continue to rack up the tackles next week against the Broncos.

Brandon Doughty
News
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
News
Stills only had two receptions for 18 yards as Miami defeated New England 27-20 on Monday night.

While this was certainly a disappointing performance for Stills, he's still a big part of the Miami passing game and has taken over the deep role from DeVante Parker. Stills could be a risky fantasy play, however, for the next two weeks as Miami will play at Buffalo and Kansas City. Those aren't the two friendliest of road venues to visit in December. The Chiefs have been one of the easiest matchups for fantasy wide receivers, though, so good weather conditions could prove beneficial for his statistical upside.

David Rivers
News
Rivers (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Rivers had been waived Wednesday but subsequently cleared waivers and thus reverted to injured reserve. While he may seem like a long shot to be the Packers' lone activation from IR this season, keep in mind that fellow undrafted corner Makinton Dorleant (knee) was given that honor in 2016.

Davon Godchaux
News
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.

Vincent Taylor
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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
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Tunsil returned to practice Friday after missing a couple of days due to an illness, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins can't afford to lose Tunsil, not with Jermon Bushrod already set to miss Sunday's contest due to a foot injury. The Dolphins' offensive line has been adequate at best this season, but they will need to be at full strength Sunday to keep up with Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Cody Parkey
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Parkey made a 37-yard field goal and all four of his extra-point tries en route to seven points in Sunday's 35-9 win over the Broncos.

Parkey has now gone four consecutive games without missing a kick, bringing his season total to 59 points.

Reshad Jones
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Jones is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Jones was absent from the injury report all week so the specifics of the injury remain unclear. Maurice Smith (abdomen) was placed on injured reserve Saturday and Michael Thomas (knee) is also listed as questionable, which could leave the Dolphins extremely shallow in safety depth.

Torry McTyer
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Ryan Tannehill
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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.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Alterraun Verner
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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
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The Dolphins signed Scott to their practice squad Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Scott cleared waivers after being dropped from Miami's 53-man roster earlier in the week, so he'll stick around in the organization in the hopes of eventually receiving another promotion. The 25-year-old has made three appearances with the Dolphins over the past two seasons, but is still looking for his first NFL reception.

John Denney
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William Hayes
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Hayes (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Although Hayes is a backup on the depth chart, he's still logged 30 or more snaps in each of his last three matchups. However, he hasn't been able to post a high tackle count in his limited snaps, which keeps him off fantasy owners' radars.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Jordan Lucas
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Lucas was promoted to the Dolphins active roster on Tuesday.

Lucas joins the active roster after tackle Eric Smith was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. The 24-year-old defensive back will likely play a role as a backup and on special teams.

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 - Injured Reserve