|Offense||13th||111.0 (12th)||225.0 (17th)|
|Defense||27th||44.0 (2nd)||323.0 (30th)|
|23||Ajayi, Jay||RB||6-0||223||6/15/1993||3||Boise State|
|59||Allen, Chase||LB||6-3||250||8/29/1993||R||Southern Illinois|
|29||Allen, Nate||DB||6-1||214||11/30/1987||8||South Florida|
|92||Denney, John||LS||6-5||242||12/13/1978||13||Brigham Young|
|80||Fasano, Anthony||TE||6-4||258||4/20/1984||12||Notre Dame|
|19||Grant, Jakeem||WR||5-7||169||10/30/1992||2||Texas Tech|
|16||Haack, Matt||P||6-0||205||7/25/1994||R||Arizona State|
|95||Hayes, William||DE||6-3||278||5/2/1985||10||Winston-Salem State|
|45||Hull, Mike||LB||6-0||232||5/25/1991||2||Penn State|
|58||Maualuga, Rey||LB||6-2||258||1/20/1987||9||Southern California|
|8||Moore, Matt||QB||6-3||219||8/9/1984||10||Oregon State|
|87||Scott, Rashawn||WR||6-0||199||1/29/1992||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|98||Taylor, Vincent||DT||6-3||296||1/5/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|89||Thomas, Julius||TE||6-5||262||6/27/1988||7||Portland State|
|94||Timmons, Lawrence||LB||6-1||242||5/14/1986||11||Florida State|
|67||Tunsil, Laremy||G||6-5||318||8/2/1994||2||Ole Miss|
|91||Wake, Cameron||DE||6-3||263||1/30/1982||9||Penn State|
|79||Young, Sam||T||6-8||306||6/24/1987||8||Notre Dame|
|49||Barrow, Lamin (IR)||LB||6-1||237||11/29/1990||4||LSU|
|15||Ford, Isaiah (IR)||WR||6-2||195||2/9/1996||R||Virginia Tech|
|62||Larsen, Ted (IR)||G||6-3||320||6/13/1987||8||NC State|
|36||Lippett, Tony (IR)||CB||6-3||192||7/2/1992||3||Michigan State|
|52||McMillan, Raekwon (IR)||LB||6-2||248||11/17/1995||R||Ohio State|
|55||Misi, Koa (IR)||OLB||6-3||265||1/17/1987||8||Utah|
|17||Tannehill, Ryan (IR)||QB||6-4||216||7/27/1988||6||Texas A&M|
|6||Doughty, Brandon||QB||6-3||212||10/6/1991||1||Western Kentucky|
|18||Lewis, Malcolm||WR||5-10||194||10/27/1993||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|21||Lucas, Jordan||SS||6-0||202||8/2/1993||2||Penn State|
|22||McDonald, T.J.||DB||6-2||223||1/26/1991||5||Southern California|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
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.
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.
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.
Misi, who underwent season-ending neck surgery in 2016, recently failed a test that would've declared him healthy enough to play in 2017 if passed. The Dolphins selected Raekwon McMillan in the second round of this year's draft, so he'll now have a more direct route to playing time as a rookie with Misi likely sidelined for the year. It's an unfortunate series of events for the 30-year-old veteran, while it remains to be seen if Misi will ever be able to return to his original level of play.
Howard had already amassed 28 tackles throughout the first four weeks of the season before going down with a knee injury, so his return should be a boost for the Dolphins' secondary unit.
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.
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.
Maualuga sustained a hamstring injury at some point and did not practice this week. The former second-round pick was still returning to football shape prior to the injury, so his status beyond Week 2 remains unclear.
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.
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.
Drake's rushing attempt was his lone offensive snap of the game, and he saw 16 snaps on special teams. The good news for Drake is that Damien Williams saw only three offensive snaps and did not receive a carry, but both backup running backs had nearly nonexistent roles in the Dolphins' offense for Week 2.
While the stat line obviously doesn't look good, Williams did mix in a bit with the first-team offense, and then got the first carry after Jay Ajayi left the game. That being said, Williams also had a couple carries in the second half, while Kenyan Drake got each of his six touches in the second quarter, gaining 21 yards on four carries and two yards on two catches. While there's been no clear winner in the battle for backup work, it's quite clear the Dolphins will keep Ajayi busy, marginalizing both Drake and Williams' importance so long as the starter stays healthy.
The promising third-year man got his 2017 campaign off to a solid start, pacing the Dolphins in receiving yards while checking in second to Jarvis Landry in targets. Parker also likely prevented an interception when he reached over safety Tre Boston to make an acrobatic 31-yard catch late in the third quarter. Parker's productive offseason and summer have raised expectations coming into the season, and his effort in the opener largely served to fulfill those. He'll look to be even more productive against the Jets in Week 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The report further claimed, per a source, that there was no physical violence with his girlfriend, but that his phone was smashed.
Cutler was a reasonable facsimile of Ryan Tannehill in the opener, firing a 29-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills in the third quarter and remaining largely conservative while averaging 7.0 yards per attempt. The veteran signal caller likely benefited from the absence of ballhawk Jason Verrett (knee) and displayed an outstanding rapport with Jarvis Landry, who he connected with on a whopping 13 occasions on the afternoon. Cutler also may have gotten a bit fortunate on DeVante Parker's impressive 31-yard catch late in the third quarter, as the third-year wideout likely prevented an interception by reaching over the top of safety Tre Boston to make the catch on a slightly underthrown ball. A balanced offensive attack that saw Jay Ajayi grind out 122 yards also worked in Cutler's favor, and given the overall results, Sunday's recipe is likely one that head coach Adam Gase will strive to replicate as often as possible this season. Cutler will look to build on his solid Dolphins debut in a Week 3 road tilt versus the Jets.
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.
There have been no details surrounding Timmons' situation, as head coach Adam Gase said Monday that he needed to know all the details before commenting. Per the Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the maximum amount of time the Dolphins can suspend Timmons is four weeks, but the team may release a more exact timetable once they are able to release more information.
The Dolphins have been unhappy with Phillips and his inconsistent play since last season. They've tried to bring in competition for his job via free agency and the draft in order to get his attention, but so far nothing has worked to their satisfaction. The 2015 second-round pick could be in danger of beginning the season as a backup if rookie fifth-round pick Davon Godchaux continues to perform well during camp.
Harris was taken in the first round this past May and so far, so good. He has been in the backfield on a consistent basis and has been the Dolphins' best defensive player so far this offseason. If Harris were to continue this type of play, he could push Williams Hayes for the starting job at right defensive end.
If there were ever any doubts about Grant making the team, those were erased by this performance. In addition to the raw numbers, Grant also drew three defensive penalties in just one half of play. How much action Grant receives during the regular season has yet to be determined, though, as he's still behind Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills in the pecking order at wide receiver.
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.
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.
Tankersley was taken in the third round of the NFL Draft this past April and is considered to be a work in progress at this point in time. Miami coaches believe he is playing too "stiff," which will limit his ability to change directions and stick with a receiver. Tankersley could still see work when the Dolphins are in their nickel defense but probably won't start to open the season.
Carroo only logged 12 offensive snaps Thursday, compared to 15 on special teams. He didn't look to be anything more than the fifth or sixth option in the passing game and could struggle to find enough targets to warrant fantasy consideration this year.
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.
Thomas did manage to catch each of his targets but more was expected from him now that he has been reunited with Adam Gase. Thomas had the best seasons of his career playing under Gase but then again, he also had Peyton Manning throwing him the ball in a pass happy offense, something he doesn't have now.
The undrafted rookie will make his NFL debut at strongside linebacker Sunday. There is a serious lack of depth in the Dolphins' linebacker corps, but if Allen doesn't perform well, Justin March-Lillard is the only other option to fill in. It'll be interesting to see how Miami's defense fares since it only has one truly experienced, active linebacker in Kiko Alonso.
Suh didn't participate in the first half of the program earlier this spring as is his right in the CBA. The good news is that he has completely recovered from knee surgery and should once again be one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL.
Landry took advantage of a Chargers secondary missing star cornerback Jason Verrett (knee), equaling his career high in catches while serving as Jay Cutler's favorite target on the day. The fourth-year wideout showed no ill effects from the minor knee ailment that had afflicted him late in the practice week, and his rapport with Cutler certainly provides plenty of reason for optimism going forward. He'll look to build on his season-opening effort versus the Jets in Week 3.
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.
It was unclear what type of injury Smith was dealing with, but his activation from the PUP list is imperative to his hopes of making the final roster. The Virginia product is looking to secure a role providing depth on the offensive line.
The loss of Koa MIsi (neck) and Raekwon McMillan (knee) for the season had some thinking that Alonso could move back to MLB, a position he has played in the past, but the team doesn't believe that would be in the best interest of keeping Alonso healthy and productive all season. Miami will keep Alonso at WLB, with Lawrence Timmons at SLB and Mike Hull in the middle for the immediate future.
Hull was only starting due to multiple injuries that Miami has suffered at the position. The Dolphins need Hull to step up and stay healthy as linebacker is now the thinnest position on the roster. So far so good as he proved he could handle himself in Week 1. Whether or not he starts in Week 2 likely depends upon the health of Ray Maualuga (hamstring) and the status of Lawrence Timmons.
This is good news for Jay Ajayi and Jay Cutler, as Pouncey is the Dolphins best offensive lineman and one of the best centers in the NFL. A healthy Pouncey should help open up holes for Ajayi and help to protect Cutler.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At this point last season we were wondering if Wake could return to being a dominating pass rusher coming off the Achilles tendon tear. Well, he proved he could last year with 11.5 sacks, a number he is hoping to surpass this year. Wake shouldn't be forgotten about in IDP leagues that offer big points for sacks and quarterback hits.
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.
Stills was the clear third choice for Jay Cutler as he only garnered five targets compared to 15 for Jarvis Landry and nine for DeVante Parker. He did however make the most of his two catches by reeling in a 29-yard strike for a score.
Ajayi played the role of a true workhorse back, as Kenyan Drake was the only other running back to log a backfield touch, and a single one at that. Otherwise, Ajayi saw the second-highest rushing workload of his career, with only the 32 rushes he tallied in a Week 16 overtime victory over the Bills last season eclipsing Sunday's total number of totes. The 24-year-old is likely to be leaned on heavily this season as head coach Adam Gase tries to not overexpose the mistake-prone Jay Cutler, keeping Ajayi's fantasy prospects very high going forward. He'll look to put up a successful encore to his Week 1 effort when the Dolphins do battle with the Jets in Week 3.
Maxwell had a terrible game Thursday versus the Eagles and hasn't performed all that well in practice, either. Coach Adam Gase stated Sunday that all options are on the table and that the best players will play. At this point in time, Maxwell seems to be competing with Alterraun Verner for the starting job, and the Dolphins may use the fourth preseason game to determine who starts and who doesn't.
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.
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.
Parkey converted a clutch 54-yard kick with 1:10 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Dolphins the lead for good. It was a fantastic start to the season for the 25-year-old, which he will hope to continue against the Jets in Week 3.
Jones' return to the active roster comes as a good sign for Miami. The projected Week 1 starting safety had been dealing with a lingering calf issue for the beginning part of training camp, but it looks as if he's good to go now. The 29-year-old logged 51 tackles and a pick over the course of six games last season. When healthy, he's a reliable source of tackles in IDP formats, which was very much the case in 2015, when Jones racked up 135 stops.
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.
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.
Given his placement on this list, Scott won't be eligible to return to the field until Week 7.
The Rams are also sending their seventh round pick to Miami to secure the 206th selection in the upcoming draft. Hayes, 31, is entering the second year of a three-year, $17.5 million contract. He'll add depth at defensive end for the Dolphins, but the team's edge depth will likely result in a reduction in snaps for Hayes in 2017.
Lucas appears to have cemented his role as a depth corner in Miami. Despite overcoming the leg injury that he suffered back in early August, the Penn State product is not expected to take on a bigger role with the defense this season.
Allen had been dealing with a groin injury that kept him out of practice for about two weeks, but with his participation in Thursday's contest, it looks like it's now behind him. Allen is expected to start at free safety in Miami this season.