Miami Dolphins

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium | Coach: Adam Gase
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense25th86.8 (28th)220.9 (17th)
Defense16th110.5 (13th)225.2 (16th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
35Aikens, Walt 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
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
83Duarte, Thomas TE6-22443/30/19952UCLA
43Elston, Trae FS5-111902/16/19941Ole Miss
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
87Scott, Rashawn WR6-01991/29/19921Miami (Fla.)
38Smith, De'Veon RB5-1122111/8/1994RMichigan
27Smith, Maurice DB5-111976/14/1995RGeorgia
72Smith, 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
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
98Wright, Gabe DT6-33054/3/19923Auburn
79Young, Sam T6-83066/24/19878Notre Dame
Injured Players
29Allen, Nate (IR) SS6-121411/30/19878South Florida
49Barrow, Lamin (IR) LB6-123711/29/19904LSU
74Bushrod, Jermon (IR) G6-53188/19/198411Towson
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
96Taylor, Vincent (IR) DT6-22961/5/1994ROklahoma State
31Thomas, Michael (IR) SS5-111953/17/19905Stanford
89Thomas, Julius (IR) TE6-52626/27/19887Portland State
Practice Squad
6Doughty, Brandon QB6-321210/6/19911Western Kentucky
18Lewis, Malcolm WR5-1019410/27/1993RMiami (Fla.)
63Hickey, Sean T6-63069/29/19911Syracuse
81Morgan, Drew WR6-018712/2/1994RArkansas
 Radcliff, Brandon RB5-92163/18/1993RLouisville
 Howard, Tracy CB5-101854/29/19942Miami (Fla.)
 Woodard, Jonathan DE6-62879/19/19931Central Arkansas
 Calhoun, Taveze CB6-118812/26/19921Mississippi State
 
 
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
News
Gray recorded one reception for 10 yards (on two targets) and 14 rushing yards on five attempts in 2017.

Gray was never a significant part of the offensive gameplan, as most of his work came as a blocker on special teams. However, we saw him tote the rock for the first time since his rookie year, so his offensive role did evolve to some degree. Gray remains under contract with Miami in 2018 but, as usual, shouldn't be counted on to emerge as a fantasy contributor.

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 (illness) is listed a questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, James Walker of ESPN.com reports.

Howard returned to practice without limitations Friday after sitting out to start the week, making him seem likely to play in Week 15, despite the questionable tag. The Dolphins can ill afford to be without the services of the 24-year-old, who has four interceptions over the past two games, with rookie cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (ankle/shoulder) listed as doubtful.

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 is undecided if he will return for the 2018 season, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Fasano, now 34 years old, is set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year but is strongly considering retirement in the name of his long-term health. However, the veteran has never been much of a fantasy factor and that remained true with the Dolphins this year, as he only caught 12 of 16 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in 16 games. He'd almost certainly remain a blocking specialist if he does return for a 13th professional season in 2018.

Jermon Bushrod
News
Bushrod (foot) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

The veteran lineman has been dealing with the foot injury for more than a month and has made limited progress in his recovery, so the Dolphins decided to shutter him for the remainder of 2017. Bushrod's absence likely locks in Jesse Davis as the team's starting right guard for the final two games.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Sean Hickey
No Updates
Michael Thomas
News
Thomas (undisclosed) landed on the Dolphins' injured reserve list Friday.

Thomas' season will end with a final count of 27 tackles (16 solo) and one pass defended. In his absence, Trae Elston has been promoted to the team's active roster to help provide depth at strong safety.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Andre Branch
News
Branch (knee) was a limited participant at the Dolphins' practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Branch was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Bills, but starting off Week 16 preparations on the practice field is a positive sign. The 28-year-old's participation Thursday and Friday should provide a better indication of his status for this weekend's matchup with the Chiefs.

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 14 times for 75 yards and brought in all three of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Bills. He was ultimately ejected from the game with 6:16 remaining in the fourth quarter due to his part in a fight following a Jarvis Landry one-yard touchdown.

Drake was enjoying his fifth consecutive productive effort as a starter before getting embroiled in a post-play scuffle following Landry's score. The second-year running back was eventually pinned to the ground by defensive end Ryan Davis before managing to get back to his feet and heaving the latter's helmet toward the sideline. The entirety of his actions earned him an ejection, but despite the unsightly end to his season, there's plenty of reason for optimism heading into 2018. Drake logged a pair of 100-yard rushing efforts and 444 rushing yards over his five-game stint as a clear-cut lead back to wrap up the season, and his steady presence in the passing game only serves to further his fantasy stock, particularly in keeper and dynasty formats.

Damien Williams
News
Williams (shoulder) will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year but hopes to return to the Dolphins in 2018, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins are the only team Williams has ever known since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and then re-signing on a one-year contract last offseason. While he was never more than a change-of-pace runner during his first three years, Miami seemingly signaled their faith in Williams' potential when they traded away then-starting running back Jay Ajayi to the Eagles last October. The Oklahoma product fared well in Ajayi's absence, averaging 4.4 yards per carry while splitting the workload with teammate Kenyan Drake. However, his season ended when he dislocated his shoulder in Week 13, which paved the way for Drake to shine as the lead back. Drake -- who averaged 126.1 total yards in the four games he started and finished -- is under contract through the 2019 campaign and now clearly proceeds into the offseason as No. 1 on the depth chart, with Senorise Perry set to return in 2018 as well. To date, there have been no signs on the Dolphins front that indicate Williams will be joining those two, though he would appear to be a low-cost option for the Dolphins who could take on a large workload on special teams.

Jake Brendel
No Updates
DeVante Parker
News
Parker is slated to work under a new offensive coordinator in Dowell Loggains next season, Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel reports. Loggains, who served as the Bears offensive coordinator the last two seasons, worked with Miami coach Adam Gase in 2015. He'll replace Clyde Christensen, who will remain with the Dolphins in a different role.

Big things were expected of Parker heading into the 2017 season, but the 2015 first-rounder largely underwhelmed, hauling in 57 of his 96 targets for 670 yards and a TD in 13 games. At 24 years of age, Parker still has the talent to put things together in 2018, but in order to do so he'll have to avoid the sort of nagging injuries that have slowed him through his first three years as a pro. Perhaps Loggains will find ways to maximize Parker's skills, plus the wideout's prospects could be boosted by the return of quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee), who spent this past season on IR. Moreover, Jarvis Landry, who caught 112 passes on 160 targets this past season, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent, and if he doesn't re-sign with Miami, there would obliviously be added opportunities for the likes of Parker and Kenny Stills, as well as Jakeem Grant and Leonte Carroo.

Matt Moore
News
Moore (foot) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Moore hasn't played since Week 12 against the Patriots, but even without this injury, it's unclear if he would've played since then. Moore will end his season completing 61 percent of his passes for 861 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. Ryan Tannehill (knee) is expected to be back for the 2018 season, which likely will lead to Moore being left on the bench or possibly being shown the door in Miami.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
De'Veon Smith
News
Smith had three receptions for 27 yards in five games for the Dolphins in 2017.

Smith was signed to Miami's 53-man roster in late November and did not register a carry on the season. All three receptions came in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Bills, allowing the 23-year-old to finish the season on a high note. Smith is under contract with Miami through next season, but will likely need to make quite an impression in training camp to garner consideration for a potential offensive role.

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 finished the season with 21 receptions for 244 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games.

Derby began the season with the Broncos, for whom he recorded 19 receptions, 220 receiving yards and both of his touchdowns in nine games. However, he was then waived mid-season, claimed by the Dolphins, and didn't see game action again until the second-to-last week of the season. Derby didn't hit the ground running with his new team, as he caught just two of nine targets for 20 yards in his two appearances with Miami. With that said, he remains under contract through the 2018 campaign and, with veteran Anthony Fasano contemplating retirement, could possibly return as No. 2 on the depth chart, depending on what the team does in the draft and free agency.

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

Smith didn't practice this week after sitting out the Week 12 loss to the Patriots. The 22-year-old has one tackle this season, seeing most of his snaps on special teams when he has played.

Injury
Abdomen - 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
Aikens finished the 2017 season with nine tackles and one forced fumble.

The 2017 season marked the final one on his contract and with 16 tackles over the past two seasons it would seem unlikely that the Dolphins will bring him back. Aikens will look to sign with a team that needs depth at the safety position once free agency starts on March 14.

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
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that he didn't expect Cutler to return to the team in 2018, the Associated Press reports.

Gase was able to lure Cutler from the Fox broadcast booth in September to serve as the Dolphins' starter in 2017, but with franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee) on the mend and expected back for the start of next season, the 34-year-old signal caller's marriage with Miami was never bound to be a long-term one. Cutler is set to become a free agent this offseason and has stated that he would entertain keeping his playing career going elsewhere if he's given the opportunity to start, but it's unclear if other teams would be interested in bringing him aboard in that capacity. With a 19:14 TD:INT ratio, 62 percent completion rate and 80.8 passer rating across his 14 starts this past season, Cutler was a below-average starter league-wide.

T.J. McDonald
News
McDonald received an extension this week to complete the court-ordered obligations stemming from a May 2016 arrest, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

McDonald initially faced a misdemeanor DUI charge in the incident, only to plead guilty to a lesser charge that netted the Dolphins safety three years probation and required him to complete 200 hours of community service and a three-month alcohol program. TMZ Sports was first to report Wednesday that McDonald hasn't met either of the last two conditions, but he'll be granted additional time to satisfy the terms of his probation before returning to court in March. Since the Dolphins' offseason program isn't scheduled to begin until mid-April, McDonald should be a full participant if he fulfills his legal obligations.

Lawrence Timmons
News
Timmons is expected to be cut by Miami in a move to clear up salary cap space, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Timmons had 84 tackles and three passes defensed in 14 games for Miami this season. Those are hardly numbers that justify the Dolphins bringing him back for another season. His release would save $5.5 million versus the salary cap for Miami but there would also be a $2.75 million charge in dead money.

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

Phillips ultimately played after being listed as questionable with an ankle injury heading into the last couple of contests, and he will keep that streak alive Thursday. Barring any setbacks, the 25-year-old figures to take on his usual workload at defensive tackle.

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

It's still not clear what was ailing Harris, but he'll be ready to fill in when necessary Sunday. The rookie first-round pick has 19 tackles (15 solo) and two sacks through 15 games this season, so until he can make a move up the depth chart in 2018 he won't be a viable IDP asset.

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

Calhoun hasn't played a professional snap, but that could change Sunday against the Falcons since the Saints are dealing with a hefty amount of injuries to their secondary. The rookie received the promotion because Ken Crawley (kneecap) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

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

Radcliff spent the preseason with the Titans before ultimately being let go prior to the start of the regular season. He eventually signed with the Dolphins' practice squad on Nov. 29. The Miami native will look to impress during offseason workouts and earn a spot on the 53-man roster heading into next season.

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

Woodard didn't see the field last season after tearing his Achilles in the Jaguars' offseason program. His extended run in the preseason suggests he has a strong chance of earning a backup slot with the club.

Cameron Malveaux
No Updates
Sam Young
News
Young 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 finished the 2017 season with 13 catches on 22 targets for 203 yards and a two touchdowns in 16 games.

The 2016 sixth-rounder was introduced to the Miami offense this past season, after working as a special-teamer as a rookie. The 25-year-old brings plenty of speed to the table, and he has to at 5-foot-7, 169 pounds. While Grant was not much of a fantasy factor in 2017, he did have a big game in Week 16, hauling in four of his six targets for 107 yards (including a 65-yard TD) in a loss to the Chiefs. Looking ahead, it's not hard to imagine the Dolphins finding ways to take more deep shots in Grant's direction in 2018, but volume will probably remain an issue for the speedster.

Thomas Duarte
News
The Dolphins promoted Duarte from their practice squad Wednesday.

Duarte will give the Dolphins another healthy option at tight end after Julius Thomas (foot) was moved to injured reserve, likely slotting in as the fourth man on the depth chart. Unless the Dolphins suffer another injury at the position, it's difficult to see Duarte suiting up for the Dolphins over the team's final two games.

Trae Elston
News
The Dolphins claimed Elston off waivers Friday.

Elston was waived by the Bills on Thursday, but found a new home quickly. Mainly a special teams contributor in Buffalo, he figures to do the same for the Dolphins, as well as provide depth at strong safety, not to mention the coaching staff might pick his brain a bit for some pregame strategy since Elston's new team squares off against his previous employer Sunday.

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

Wright replaces fellow defensive tackle Vincent Taylor (knee), who was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move. It's expected that Wright, who has appeared in 12 NFL games with the Lions and Browns since turning pro in 2015, will work in a depth role for the Dolphins in their season finale against Buffalo.

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

Tankersley has missed back-to-back games due to an ankle injury, and the Dolphins may elect to continue proceeding cautiously with their rookie cornerback in Week 16. If he's held out, Bobby McCain and Alterraun Verner would likely see additional snaps alongside starter Xavien Howard.

Stephone Anthony
News
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
The Dolphins placed Carroo on the reserve/Non-Football Injury list Wednesday after the receiver required an emergency medical procedure Christmas Day, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

The nature of Carroo's procedure hasn't been revealed, but the report notes that it wasn't a life-threatening situation and the 23-year-old is expected to make a full recovery. After seeing only light work as a rookie, Carroo wasn't able to carve out more consistent snaps with the Dolphins in his second season, as he finished the 2017 campaign with just seven catches for 69 yards across 14 games. The Dolphins promoted Rashawn Scott from the practice squad to take Carroo's spot as the No. 5 wideout on the roster.

Injury
Undisclosed - Out for the start of training camp
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
Morgan signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday.

Morgan was waived at roster cutdowns in September and spent the 2017 season on the Dolphins' practice squad. The 23-year-old made a solid impression in his rookie training camp and should only improve as he enters the team's offseason program.

Julius Thomas
News
Thomas (foot) is expected to be cut by Miami in a move to clear up salary cap space, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Thomas only had 41 receptions for 388 yards and three scores before being placed on injured reserve due to the foot injury. If the Dolphins were to part ways with Thomas they would save $6.6 million against the salary cap. The Dolphins would be forced to acquire a TE if they were to make this move either via the draft or free agency.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
David Fales
News
Fales completed 29 of 42 passes for 265 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Bills. He also rushed four times for eight yards and a touchdown.

Despite a late-game interception that clinched the win, and ultimately, a playoff spot for the Bills, Fales acquitted himself very well in his first NFL start. The second-year pro was able to lead scoring drives of 11, 10 and 10 plays in the second half after Buffalo had jumped out to a 19-3 lead. He closed out the game with a pair of possessions that culminated in a one-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry and a one-yard score on a quarterback sneak, leaving Miami with a chance to put together a game-winning drive following a successful onside kick. While that ultimately failed to come to fruition due to the aforementioned pick, Fales certainly gives the Dolphins' coaching staff something to think about in terms of a potential elevation to the top backup job behind returning signal caller Ryan Tannehill (knee).

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 and the Dolphins will have to talk about more than just money before they come together on a new contract, Miami Herald reports.

Landry can become a free agent in March and wants to be paid among the elite receivers in the league. His numbers say that he does deserve to be among the best paid but the Dolphins have concerns other than just money. Landry doesn't always run precise or even correct routes. His emotions have gotten the best of him on more than just a few occasions. Landry also doesn't always get along with his coaches and at times will even ignore what they say. The problem for Miami is all of this may be true, but if they won't pay him, someone will. If Miami and Landry can't come to a deal, he will likely be one of the more coveted players when free agency begins this March.

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
The Dolphins activated Smith (knee) from injured reserve Wednesday.

The offensive lineman hit IR in early October with the knee injury, but after returning to practice three weeks ago, the Dolphins determined that he would be available for the final two games. Look for Smith to serve in a reserve role at tackle.

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

Alonso matched the 115 tackles he netted in 2016 during his first year with Miami and was very consistent in doing so. In fact, he logged at least seven tackles in 10 of 16 games while reaching double digits in that category twice. The Oregon product remains under contract with the Dolphins for the next three years and should return in 2018 worthy of IDP consideration.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for the start of training camp
Zach Sterup
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 had 35 tackles and a fumble recovery in 16 games for Miami during the 2017 season.

Hull actually started two games at LB for the Dolphins earlier this season but was mainly used on special teams after Week 4. He provides the Dolphins with depth at OLB and that is likely where his future lies should he remain with the team.

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.

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

Seeing his first NFL action since the 2014 season when he was with the Bears, Perry was exclusively relegated to special teams for the Dolphins in 2017 until fellow tailback Damien Williams dislocated his shoulder in Week 14. He still wasn't much of a factor in the offense thereafter, though, as No. 1 runner Kenyan Drake proved capable of handling an every-down role. However, with Williams set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, Perry figures to enter the offseason second on the depth chart behind Drake.

Ja'Wuan James
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The Dolphins 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.

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Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Bobby McCain
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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
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Lewis signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday.

Lewis spent the 2017 season on the Dolphins' practice squad after being waived at roster cutdowns in September. The former Miami Hurricane and Florida native will have a steep climb with hopes of cracking the Dolphins' 53-man roster in 2018.

Terrence Fede
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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
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Wake recorded 36 tackles and 10.5 sacks in 16 games for the Dolphins in 2017.

Wake continues to distance himself from the devasting 2015 rupture of his Achilles tendon by churning out his second consecutive season with double-digit sacks. His playing time hasn't decreased despite his advanced age, as his 615 defensive snaps was a three-year high and checked in second to Ndamukong Suh among Dolphins defensive lineman. The veteran, who turns 36 on Jan. 30, remains under contract with Miami for one more season and should return in 2018 as a viable IDP prospect.

Brandon Doughty
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Doughty signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Dolphins on Tuesday.

Doughty was taken by the Dolphins in the seventh-round of the 2016 Draft, but still has not made his NFL debut with the team. He spent the entirety of the 2017 season, and all but one week of the 2016 season on their practice squad. The Western Kentucky product will look to earn a spot on the 53-man roster in the 2018 season.

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

Stills seemingly suffered the injury in Week 3 against the Jets considering he wasn't available to catch passes in practice leading up to Week 4. Despite the impairment, Stills went on to log one the best seasons of his career and finished the year with 58 receptions for 847 yards and six touchdowns while maintaining his reputation as a valuable downfield threat, considering his 14.6 average registered as 22nd-best in the league. He remains under contract with the Dolphins through 2020 and could possibly take on a larger workload in 2018 if teammate and team target-leader Jarvis Landry, who's an unrestricted free agent, doesn't re-sign with Miami this offseason.

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

Although he logged a full practice Saturday, Godchaux earned a questionable designation heading into Monday's game. The 23-year-old figures to resume his role as a reserve defensive tackle assuming he avoids any setbacks throughout the contest.

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

Taylor injured his knee in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs and wasn't going to progress quickly enough to suit up for the season finale against the Bills. The rookie sixth-round pick compiled 18 tackles and played 185 defensive snaps in 13 games this season.

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Knee - Injured Reserve
Laremy Tunsil
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Tunsil (ankle) won't play Sunday against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Tunsil was listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report, so his out designation Sunday isn't much of a surprise. Expect Zach Sterup to fill in at left tackle.

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Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cody Parkey
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Parkey converted 21 of 23 field-goal attempts and 26 of 29 PATs in 2017.

Parkey started the year on a high note by nailing a 54-yard, game-winning field goal in the Dolphins' season-opener against the Dolphins in Week 2. However, he proved to be just a middling fantasy option the rest of the way, converting more than two field goals in just one of the remaining 15 contests. His underwhelming production is more a result of the Dolphins' lackluster offense than anything, but he was also only trusted to attempt two kicks from beyond 50 yards all season. Parkey will now be a restricted free agent this offseason and isn't guaranteed to return to Miami in 2018.

Reshad Jones
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Jones accumulated 122 tackles, five PBUs, two interceptions, two touchdowns and three fumble recoveries in 2017.

Jones topped the 100-tackle threshold for the third time in the past five years -- and the two times he didn't achieve the feat in that span occurred during injury-shortened seasons. The veteran is about as consistent as they come as an IDP option and doesn't appear to be slowing down with age. He's still under contract with Miami for years to come and should return in 2018 as one of the top fantasy options at defensive back.

Torry McTyer
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Ryan Tannehill
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Tannehill (knee) is expected to participate in some capacity during the Dolphins' offseason program, which begins in April, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

While Tannehill is progressing well since undergoing reconstructive left knee surgery in August, it's uncertain if the Dolphins will clear him to take part in all drills during Organized Team Activities. Nonetheless, the fact that he'll be able to participate at all suggests that he's well on his way to being ready for the start of training camp in the summer. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has already stated that Tannehill will be the team's starting quarterback in 2018 with incumbent Jay Cutler unlikely to be re-signed in free agency.

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Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Alterraun Verner
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Verner (hamstring) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Despite a full practice Thursday, the Dolphins opted to rest Verner as to not risk an aggravation in a game without playoff implications for the Dolphins. In his place, expect Bobby McCain and Torry Mctyer to fill in at cornerback.

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

Scott will slot in fifth on the depth chart at wideout for the Dolphins in advance of Sunday's season finale against the Bills, replacing Leonte Carroo, who was placed on the reserve/Non-Football Injury list due to an undisclosed medical situation. Since going undrafted in 2016, Scott has appeared in three games with the Dolphins over the past two seasons, but has yet to record a catch in the NFL.

John Denney
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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.

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Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Tracy Howard
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Howard was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Friday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Howard appeared in 15 games for the Browns last season as an undrafted rookie out of Miami and racked up 20 tackles and one pass defensed along the way. He will try to crack the Jaguars' 53-man roster as a depth option in the secondary and a possible kickoff return specialist as well.

Jordan Lucas
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Lucas finished the 2017 season with six tackles in 11 games.

Lucas was the sixth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by Miami but has played sparingly in his two years with the club. He has been used as a depth cornerback and special teams player, a role that isn't likely to change should he remain with the team next season.

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