Miami Dolphins

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium | Coach: Adam Gase
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense32nd87.4 (27th)155.4 (32nd)
Defense11th80.4 (4th)235.0 (22nd)
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35Aikens, Walt FS6-12126/19/19914Liberty
23Ajayi, Jay RB6-02236/15/19933Boise State
59Allen, Chase OLB6-32508/29/1993RSouthern Illinois
29Allen, Nate SS6-121411/30/19878South Florida
47Alonso, Kiko MLB6-32338/14/19905Oregon
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
32Drake, Kenyan RB6-12111/26/19942Alabama
80Fasano, Anthony TE6-42584/20/198412Notre Dame
78Fede, Terrence DE6-426711/19/19914Marist
56Godchaux, Davon DT6-330511/11/1994RLSU
19Grant, Jakeem WR5-716910/30/19922Texas Tech
48Gray, MarQueis TE6-426311/7/19895Minnesota
16Haack, Matt P6-02057/25/1994RArizona State
90Harris, Charles DE6-32503/6/1995RMissouri
95Hayes, William DE6-32785/2/198510Winston-Salem State
25Howard, Xavien CB6-11967/4/19932Baylor
45Hull, Mike OLB6-02325/25/19912Penn State
70James, Ja'Wuan T6-63076/3/19924Tennessee
20Jones, Reshad FS6-12232/25/19888Georgia
14Landry, Jarvis WR5-1120811/28/19924LSU
21Lucas, Jordan SS6-02028/2/19932Penn State
58Maualuga, Rey OLB6-22581/20/19879Southern California
41Maxwell, Byron CB6-11982/23/19887Clemson
28McCain, Bobby CB5-111928/18/19933Memphis
5McTyer, Torry DB5-111844/10/1995RUNLV
8Moore, Matt QB6-32198/9/198410Oregon State
11Parker, DeVante WR6-32121/20/19933Louisville
1Parkey, Cody K6-01902/19/19924Auburn
34Perry, Senorise RB6-02109/19/19913Louisville
97Phillips, Jordan DT6-633310/15/19923Oklahoma
51Pouncey, Mike C6-52987/24/19897Florida
87Scott, Rashawn WR6-01991/29/19921Miami (Fla.)
2Smith, Maurice DB5-111976/14/1995RGeorgia
65Steen, Anthony G6-43205/9/19902Alabama
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 FS5-111953/17/19905Stanford
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
49Barrow, Lamin (IR) LB6-123711/29/19904LSU
15Ford, Isaiah (IR) WR6-21952/9/1996RVirginia Tech
62Larsen, Ted (IR) G6-33206/13/19878NC State
36Lippett, Tony (IR) CB6-31927/2/19923Michigan State
52McMillan, Raekwon (IR) LB6-224811/17/1995ROhio State
55Misi, Koa (IR) OLB6-32651/17/19878Utah
71Smith, Eric (IR) T6-43219/2/1995RVirginia
17Tannehill, Ryan (IR) QB6-42167/27/19886Texas A&M
Practice Squad
6Doughty, Brandon QB6-321210/6/19911Western Kentucky
83Duarte, Thomas TE6-22443/30/19952UCLA
 Hewitt, Neville LB6-22344/6/19933Marshall
63Hickey, Sean T6-63069/29/19911Syracuse
18Lewis, Malcolm WR5-1019410/27/1993RMiami (Fla.)
 Listenbee, Kolby WR6-11831/25/19941TCU
75Malveaux, Cameron DE6-52769/22/1994RHouston
81Morgan, Drew WR6-018712/2/1994RArkansas
38Smith, De'Veon RB5-1122111/8/1994RMichigan
 Wright, Gabe DT6-33054/3/19923Auburn
Suspended Players
22McDonald, T.J. DB6-22231/26/19915Southern California
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
Gray played on just one of 59 offensive snaps during the Dolphins' season finale against the Patriots.

Despite possessing status as Miami's No. 2 tight end behind Dion Sims, Gray was almost exclusively contained to special teams work on Sunday. This is nothing new as the converted college quarterback has only been involved in the passing attack in games this season when both Sims and Jordan Cameron (concussion) sat out (forcing Gray to start). With Cameron an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, there's a chance Gray will maintain his current slotting on the depth chart in 2017, but his role in the offense is unlikely to change considering the Dolphins' indifference towards featuring tight ends.

Jesse Davis
Davis could start the Dolphins' season opener at left guard, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

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

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

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

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

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

Neck - Injured Reserve
Xavien Howard
Howard (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Expect Howard to start at corner, where he shouldn't be limited at all due to his injury.

Ankle - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. N.Y. Jets
Isaiah Ford
Ford (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

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

Knee - Meniscus - Injured Reserve
Anthony Fasano
Fasano and the Dolphins have reached an agreement, ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports.

Fasano previously spent five seasons (2008-12) in Miami, where he cemented his reputation as one of the league's better in-line blocking tight ends. He had a career-low eight receptions last season in Tennessee, despite playing in all 16 games for the sixth time in his 11-year career. With recently-acquired Julius Thomas serving as the receiving threat, Fasano's role in Miami will he heavily tilted toward the blocking side.

Jermon Bushrod
No Updates
Sean Hickey
No Updates
Rey Maualuga
Maualuga will start at middle linebacker Sunday versus the Titans, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Maualuga has been practicing with the first team all week and will start on first and second down but come out in passing situations. He's expected to see between 25-35 snaps, as the Dolphins may still be worried about his conditioning after just having signed him in late August.

Michael Thomas
Thomas signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins on Monday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Thomas played well as a nickel corner and backup safety in Miami last season, finishing the year with 85 tackles. He'll likely see a similar role in 2017.

Andre Branch
Branch will sign a long-term extension with the Dolphins, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Branch performed well for Miami in 2016, recording 49 tackles, including 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. The specifics of his contract haven't been released, but he'll likely be locked up with the team for at least the next few years. He'll figure to again start for the team at defensive end.

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

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

Biceps - Injured Reserve
Kenyan Drake
Drake did not record a touch during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.

Earlier this month, reports out of Miami said the Dolphins were going to begin phasing their 2016 third-round pick into the offense more behind starter Jay Ajayi. In the two games since, he has a grand total of one carry and no yardage, and he saw the field for just one offensive snap on Sunday. This offense still runs through Ajayi, and it continues to be Damien Williams, not Drake, who adds the pass-catching ability and change of pace in Miami's backfield.

Damien Williams
Williams tallied 15 yards on three carries to go along with one catch for four yards in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Titans.

Williams role remains limited to giving Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake an occasional breather. His longest run was a nine-yard scamper early in the second quarter. He logged just 10 snaps (17.0 percent) in the contest and figures to continue seeing a light workload.

Jake Brendel
No Updates
DeVante Parker
Offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen acknowledged Thursday that the Dolphins are game-planning as though Parker (ankle) is not playing Sunday against the Jets, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

The team still holds out some hope that Parker will rebound in time for the contest, but at the moment that outcome doesn't seem especially likely. If Parker remains out Sunday, Leonte Carroo would figure to continue to see added snaps in the team's passing offense working behind fellow wideouts Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry.

Ankle - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. N.Y. Jets
Matt Moore
Moore stepped in at quarterback after starter Ryan Tannehill left practice Thursday with a possible left knee injury, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walt Aikens
Dolphins cornerback Walt Aikens was suspended for the season finale Sunday for missing a team meeting after he was involved in a domestic dispute at his Sunrise home, per WINZ-AM.

The report further claimed, per a source, that there was no physical violence with his girlfriend, but that his phone was smashed.

Kolby Listenbee
Listenbee (groin) was waived with a non-football injury designation by the Bills on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Listenbee was waived in order to make room on the roster for wideout Rashad Ross. The 23-year-old has had complications stemming from groin surgery he underwent over a year ago. If he can prove his health, Listenbee has a shot of making another roster before training camp begins.

Groin - Questionable for Week 7 vs. N.Y. Jets
Isaac Asiata
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
Cutler completed 19 of 33 pass attempts for 151 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.

Cutler posted an underwhelming 4.6 yards per attempt on the day, but third quarter touchdown passes to Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry afforded him a palatable fantasy performance. He struggled in the first half, but a marked improvement after the break coincided with an impressive comeback to earn the victory. The veteran has totaled just 407 yards over the last three games, throwing interceptions in each contest, and he's seemingly taking his time adjusting to his new surroundings. Solid contributions from the running game and the defense have Miami sitting at 3-2, but Cutler remains a lackluster fantasy option next week against the Jets.

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

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

Suspension - Suspended until Week 10 at Carolina
Lawrence Timmons
Timmons is slated to make his debut with the Dolphins on Sunday against the Saints, the team's official site reports.

Per the report, Timmons -- who the Dolphins reinstated earlier this week -- is expected to start at linebacker Sunday along with Kiko Alonso and Mike Hull, in the event that the Miami defense opens up the contest in a 4-3 alignment.

Jordan Phillips
Phillips (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday for Miami, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Phillips missed the game this past Sunday versus Tennessee, but his return to practice is a positive sign toward his availability this week against Atlanta. He will be relied upon to keep the high-scoring Atlanta offense in check.

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

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

Jakeem Grant
Grant (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Grant has just one catch for 12 yards in two games to date, but his availability Sunday has special-teams implications with the wideout normally serving as the Dolphins' top punt returner.

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

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

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

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

Cordrea Tankersley
The Dolphins selected Tankersley in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 97th overall.

Tankersley looks like a nice pick here. He's a big corner at 6-foot-1, 199 pounds with 32 and 1/4-inch arms, but showed good speed with a 4.4-second 40 at the Combine. With Byron Maxwell and Tony Lippett already in Miami, the Dolphins are loaded with big corners.

Stephone Anthony
Anthony (ankle) wasn't listed on the Dolphins' injury report Wednesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

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

Leonte Carroo
Carroo will enter the starting lineup Sunday for the Dolphins' Week 6 matchup with the Falcons with DeVante Parker (ankle) inactive, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Jakeem Grant was the primary beneficiary of Parker's early departure in the Dophins' Week 5 win over the Titans, but it appears head coach Adam Gase will turn to Carroo as the club's No. 3 wideout Sunday. Carroo, who has caught three career passes over 18 games, has typically seen most of his involvement on special teams this season, but he should earn his largest offensive snap count of 2017 in Week 6. That being said, the Dolphins' passing game is averaging a NFL-worst 157 yards per game, which significantly limits Carroo's fantasy upside.

Neville Hewitt
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.

Shoulder - Questionable for Week 7 vs. N.Y. Jets
Drew Morgan
The Dolphins waived Morgan on Saturday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

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

Julius Thomas
Thomas snatched three of five targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over Atlanta.

The receptions and targets both matched season highs. There was some hope that head coach Adam Gase could coax some of the magic he found in quarterback Jay Cutler in Chicago and Thomas in Denver, but that has not been the case thus far this season as Miami's offense has sputtered more often than not. Thomas remains a quality red-zone target, despite having not scored a touchdown thus far this season, but he doesn't seem to have the same catch-and-run ability of his earlier days and it's difficult for him to make too much of an impact with so many options outside for the Dolphins. The fact that he's averaged just 21.6 yards per game thus far this season should be proof enough to leave him on your bench.

Chase Allen
No Updates
Ndamukong Suh
Suh recorded a sack for the second consecutive week in Sunday's 20-17 victory over the Falcons.

Suh had three tackles (two solo) to go along with his second sack of the season. The veteran defensive tackle saw 47 snaps (82.0 percent) in the contest and will presumably continue seeing a similar workload.

Jarvis Landry
Landry caught eight of 14 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.

Landry mustered just 7.8 yards per reception in this one, but a seven-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter gave him a respectable stat line for the day. While he's been peppered with targets from Jay Cutler all season, Landry's production had yet to really take off due to a lack of significant yardage totals or touchdowns. He's now scored in back-to-back games, however, and should experience a bump in fantasy value if his red zone usage remains at this level. Landry will look to continue his recent success next week against the Jets.

Lamin Barrow
Barrow (foot) was released from IR on Monday.

Barrow was waived with an injury designation in the preseason and reverted to IR after clearing waivers. He could latch on with a team in need of special teams help or depth at linebacker.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Eric Smith
Smith (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Smith missed Sunday's loss to the Saints and will now most likely miss the remainder of the season due to an undisclosed knee injury. In a corresponding move, the Dolphins promoted defensive back Jordan Lucas to the active roster.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Kiko Alonso
Alonso notched eight tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Alonso was one of two players to play all 63 snaps on defense and figures to continue seeing a heavy workload going forward. The 27-year-old has yet to record a sack or force a turnover this season, but will look to make his presence felt in Sunday's tilt against the Saints.

Mike Hull
Hull (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Hull spent the first three games as the Dolphins' top middle linebacker, racking up 20 tackles (13 solo). With Rey Maualuga (hamstring) reclaiming a starting role, though, Hull will likely see a decrease in his snap count and fantasy potential.

Mike Pouncey
Pouncey (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

The timetable for his return is still hazy, and Kraig Urbik will fill in Sunday against the Jets if Pouncey can't go.

Concussion - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. N.Y. Jets
Senorise Perry
Perry (knee) returns to practice Monday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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

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

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

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

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

Malcolm Lewis
No Updates
Terrence Fede
Fede will remain at defensive end this season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

There was a school of thought that Fede would be best used on the inside but for now that plan has been scratched. Fede will have a difficult time getting on the field with Cameron Wake and Charles Harris among several ends that will be ahead of him on the depth chart.

Cameron Wake
Wake recorded two solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 20-17 victory over the Falcons.

Wake has now tallied a sack or half-sack in four consecutive weeks. The veteran defensive end was on the field for 43 snaps (75.0 percent) and figures to continue seeing a workload at that rate. He should remain a threat on passing downs as the season unfolds.

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

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

Kenny Stills
Stills hauled in all four of his targets for 49 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.

Though stills wasn't heavily targeted on the day, he maximized his output by snaring every ball thrown his way. He found the end zone from 11 yards out in the third quarter to get his team on the board as they began what was an impressive comeback to earn the victory. Typically a deep threat, Stills has yet to break off any big plays this season as Jay Cutler's focus has been on the short and intermediate areas of the field. The wideout is unlikely to produce this type of output consistently this season, but he will have the opportunity to build on this effort next week against the Jets.

Jay Ajayi
Ajayi (knee) was not spotted at practice Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

With no reported setbacks in Week 6's 20-17 win over the Falcons, Ajayi's absence is likely the running back's customary Thursday off. Look for Ajayi to return to a full practice Friday and head into Sunday's game against the Jets without an injury designation.

Knee - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. N.Y. Jets
Davon Godchaux
The Dolphins selected Godchaux in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 178th overall.

Godchaux (6-foot-3, 310 pounds) is a pure run stopper who played on a strong LSU defense last year. He'll try to stick in Miami as a space eater.

Byron Maxwell
Maxwell (foot) practiced Wednesday without limitations and is in line to play Sunday against the Jets, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Maxwell was last active for a game in Week 2 against the Jets, where he notched four solo tackles and a forced fumble. When he's healthy, he plays nearly a full snap count, and if he can rack up more tackles, Maxwell will develop into a solid IDP option.

Vincent Taylor
The Dolphins selected Taylor in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 194th overall.

Taylor (6-foot-3, 304 pounds) looks like a very nice pick for Miami here. He totaled 21.5 tackles for loss over the last two years at Oklahoma State, and at the Combine he showed encouraging athletic metrics -- his 5.07-second 40, 108-inch broad jump, and 7.58-second three-cone drill were all good for his size.

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

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

Cody Parkey
Parkey missed his second extra point of the season in Sunday's 16-10 victory over the Titans.

Parkey converted on a 41-yard field goal attempt but made just one of his extra-point tries. The sluggish Dolphins offense has limited the 25-year-old's scoring opportunities so far this season. He is now 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts, but he's made just two of four extra-point tries.

Reshad Jones
Jones hauled in his first interception of the season during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.

Jones logged seven tackles (five solo) to go along with the pick. The interception came late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory for the Dolphins. The veteran safety was on the field for all 57 defensive snaps.

Torry McTyer
No Updates
Ryan Tannehill
Tannehill (knee) is recovering from surgery and is anticipated to return to the Dolphins' facility to rehab in the coming days, Chris Perkins of the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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

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

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

Rashawn Scott
Scott (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Scott has stated that he feels like he is ready to play, but head coach Adam Gase will make the final call. Whether Scott plays Sunday versus the Jets could come down to the status of DeVante Parker who likely will be a game-time decision with an ankle injury.

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

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

Jordan Lucas
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
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.


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