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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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
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 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
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 (illness) is officially active for Sunday's division matchup with the Bills.

Howard was listed as questionable but seemed on track to play given his practice work this week. The 24-year-old should slot in as the Dolphins' top cornerback Sunday, with Cordrea Tankersley (ankle, shouler) inactive and will hope to extend his interception streak to three games.

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 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
Bushrod (foot) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Bushrod was a limited participant Thursday but was unable to practice the rest of the week. Jesse Davis is likely to see another start at right guard in his absence.

Foot - Inactive for Week 15 at Buffalo
Sean Hickey
No Updates
Michael Thomas
Thomas (knee) was downgraded to out and won't travel with the team to Buffalo, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Thomas was originally listed as questionable and was expected to play, but the knee injury seems to have acted up. The 28-year-old has been playing through a partially torn PCL for a few weeks and his availability is subject to change day-to-day. He will likely require surgery once the season is over.

Knee - Inactive for Week 15 at Buffalo
Andre Branch
Branch (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Bills.

The 28-year-old defensive lineman played 50 snaps in defense in the Week 14 win over the Patriots, but he was only able to turn in one limited Friday practice this week. Branch has 20 tackles and four sacks this season opposite Cameron Wake, and his absence should open up a starting opportunity for 2017 first-round pick Charles Harris.

Knee - Inactive for Week 15 at Buffalo
Ted Larsen
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
Drake ran for 78 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and added 35 yards on six catches during Sunday's 24-16 loss to Buffalo.

Drake provided Miami with its lone touchdown of the game midway through the fourth quarter when he burrowed through the Buffalo defense for a one-yard scoring run. Somewhere, opposing defensive coordinators are sitting in Jerry's living room with George, Elaine, and Kramer lamenting about how much they "Hate the Drake." The dynamic second-year back has now topped 100 total yards in three straight games after just one such outing during the first 12 weeks of the season. Look for him to continue to find room to run as the season winds to a close. Drake takes on a Kansas City defense that has averaged the seventh-most opponents yards per carry this season before a rematch against Buffalo in Week 17.

Damien Williams
The Dolphins ruled out Williams (shoulder) for Sunday's game in Buffalo, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

After a limited showing at Thursday's practice, Williams seemed to test out the state of his left shoulder, but ultimately a lack of activity Friday and a doubtful designation for Week 15 sealed his fate. Out of the lineup for a third consecutive game, he'll yield the backfield to Kenyan Drake, who has reeled off 334 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown the last two contests.

Shoulder - Inactive for Week 15 at Buffalo
Jake Brendel
No Updates
DeVante Parker
Parker nabbed six of 12 targets for 89 yards during Sunday's 24-16 loss to Buffalo.

The targets were Parker's most since Week 2 of 2016. The third-year target has run hot and mostly cold after a strong start to the season. While the season hasn't been pretty with injuries and ineffectiveness in the middle, he has an opportunity to bookend it with solid production. Parker ends the season against Kansas City's bottom-five pass defense before seeing Buffalo again in Week 17.

Matt Moore
Moore (foot) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 game against the Bills.

As expected, Moore will miss a third consecutive game, despite the fact he logged limited practices Thursday and Friday. The veteran's absence will afford David Fales backup duties behind starter Jay Cutler once again.

Foot - Inactive for Week 15 at Buffalo
De'Veon Smith
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
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
A.J. Derby
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
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.

Abdomen - Injured Reserve
Anthony Steen
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.

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

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

Isaac Asiata
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.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 15 at Buffalo
Jay Cutler
Cutler completed 28 of 49 passes for 274 yards and tossed three interceptions during Sunday's 24-16 loss to Buffalo. He also fumbled four times during the contest but recovered all four.

Miami fell behind early, trailing 21-6 at the break, and Cutler responded with interceptions to end Miami's first two possessions after halftime and another in the game's closing seconds. It was an ugly encore after Monday's gem against New England, and it effectively knocks the Dolphins out of the playoff race. The veteran has thrown multiple picks in three of his last four games, after no such performances in his eight games to start the season, and takes on the chore of facing division-leading Kansas City and Buffalo again to end the season.

T.J. McDonald
McDonald is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bills due to a shoulder injury.

McDonald has played almost every snap in the five weeks since returning from his eight-game absence due to a suspension. In that span, he logged 29 tackles, two pass breakups and one interception. Expect Jordan Lucas to slot in at free safety for the time being.

Shoulder - Questionable for Week 16 at Kansas City
Lawrence Timmons
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
Phillips (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Phillips was listed as questionable after practicing fully to finish the week, so there was never really much doubt he would play. The 25-year-old should be slated for his usual workload at defensive tackle for the Dolphins on Sunday.

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

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

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

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

Cordrea Tankersley
Tankersley (ankle, shoulder) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Tankersley was actually downgraded to out on Saturday and did not travel with the team to Buffalo. Bobby McCain will start at cornerback in his place, with Alterraun Verner serving as the team's primary nickel corner.

Ankle - Inactive for Week 15 at Buffalo
Stephone Anthony
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Suh accrued three tackles (two solo) and one sack in Monday's 27-20 win over the Patriots.

Suh played all 61 of the Dolphins' defensive snaps Monday, with the full workload becoming the norm for the veteran defensive lineman. He has a good opportunity to add to his sack total against the Bills in Week 15, given that Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been sacked on 9.4 percent of his dropbacks this season.

Jarvis Landry
Landry snagged 10 of 13 targets for 99 yards during Sunday's 24-16 loss to Buffalo.

The 10 catches marked a season high for Landry. Turnovers effectively doomed Miami's chances at the playoffs, and it'll be interesting to see how the team responds with little left to play for against Kansas City and Buffalo to close out the season. If there is someone worth depending on, however, it's Landry. The fourth-year receiver has caught at least five passes in every game this season and is already three scores above his previous career high. Expect him to feast on a weak Kansas City pass defense next weekend.

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 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.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Kiko Alonso
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
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
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
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.

Senorise Perry
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
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.

Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Bobby McCain
McCain (hamstring) has been cleared to play in Monday's game against the Panthers.

McCain was slapped with the questionable tag due to a hamstring injury he suffered last week against the Raiders. He's seen around 30 snaps on defense per game this season, averaging three tackles per contest. Those numbers are a reasonable expectation for him Monday now that he's been given the green light to play.

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 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
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 caught one of six targets for eight yards during Sunday's 24-16 loss to Buffalo.

Like Monday's win against New England, Stills was quiet while his fellow targets went off on Sunday. The speedster entered Sunday with more than twice as many plays of at least 20 yards than any other Dolphin. The problem is Stills' production often lives and dies by the deep ball, and he tends to struggle when he's kept underneath. While Stills will end the year with a difficult rematch against Buffalo, look out for him next weekend against Kansas City, when he might be able to add to his collection of 14 plays of at least 20 yards. Kansas City enters this week allowing the third-highest yards-per-catch average to opponent receivers this year, through Sunday.

David Rivers
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.

Hamstring - Injured Reserve
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.

Calf - Injured Reserve