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ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker doesn't expected Daniel Thomas to make the 53-man roster.

Thomas made his preseason debut Thursday, rushing 13 times for 38 yards (2.9 YPC) and one touchdown. He simply hasn't done enough this summer to earn a roster spot. Walker expects the Dolphins to keep just three running backs, Lamar Miller, Knowshon Moreno, and UDFA Damien Williams.
Aug 29 - 10:42 AM

Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis (groin) resumed kicking Tuesday.

Sturgis is in a rush to get back on the field as he tries to hang on to his job. The 2013 fifth-rounder was a disappointment as a rookie, going 26-of-34 (76.4 percent) on field goals. Fantasy owners should be aiming for safer options even if Sturgis gets his groin right.
Aug 28 - 8:10 AM

Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will play in the Dolphins' preseason finale.

He better. Thomas is on the roster bubble. He's missed most of camp and the first three preseason games with a balky hamstring. Thomas is competing with UDFAs Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa for the No. 3 job. No longer on scholarship under ex-GM Jeff Ireland, Thomas needs to turn heads Thursday.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 27 - 2:08 PM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin suggested Lamar Miller remains ahead Knowshon Moreno for the starting running back job.

"I like everything Lamar has done since he's gotten here," Philbin said. "He's had an excellent offseason and camp. I like everything he's done since April 21." Miller has been splitting first-team reps this week, but is expected to open the season as Miami's primary early-down back. Moreno is the favorite for third down and pass protection snaps.
Aug 26 - 10:57 PM

The Dolphins are "strongly considering" not putting Mike Pouncey (hip) on the reserve/PUP list with the hope he can play in late September.

Pouncey is targeting Week 4 for his return. The Dolphins are "encouraged by his progress," but have yet to make a decision on his status. By not placing Pouncey on PUP, he would be allowed to practice with the team and not have to miss the first six games. The Dolphins would be taking a risk by using a roster spot on him. Pouncey is two months removed from hip surgery.
Aug 26 - 10:48 PM

Dolphins placed TE Arthur Lynch on injured reserve with a back injury, ending his season.

A fifth-round blocker, Lynch missed the entire preseason. He'll be back to compete for one of the Dolphins' final roster spots in 2015.
Aug 26 - 4:33 PM

Dolphins placed RB Mike Gillislee on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

It's possible Gillislee is eventually cut loose with an injury settlement. A 2013 fifth-rounder, Gillislee managed only three appearances as a rookie, turning in six carries for 21 yards. If Gillislee survives the season and offseason on the roster, he'll be a long-shot to crack the 53-man roster in 2015.
Aug 26 - 4:29 PM

Updating a previous item, Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) remains on the active/PUP list.

We misinterpreted Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald's tweet earlier on Tuesday. Pouncey was simply in attendance at practice; he's still in the rehab phase of his recovery from hip surgery. He remains a strong candidate to begin the year on reserve/PUP, which would force Pouncey to miss the first six games.
Aug 26 - 11:50 AM

Dolphins waived/injured K John Potter.

Potter was competing with Caleb Sturgis, but was sidelined by a thigh/hip injury. Considering the league-wide carnage at kicker, Potter might not make it through waivers unclaimed, but his health will be key. Even if Potter does revert to injured reserve, he should eventually be released with an injury settlement.
Aug 25 - 6:00 PM

Coach Joe Philbin hasn't been satisfied with the Dolphins' tempo on offense this summer.

New OC Bill Lazor was supposed to bring an Eagles-like pace to the offense, but it's yet to materialize. Philbin has pulled Lazor aside a "couple of times" because he thought "we could have been pushing the pace a little faster." Philbin added it's "something that has to get a little quicker." No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace agrees: "You feel like you’re going fast. ... And then you realize you’re not going fast, and then it’s time to come out." There's still every reason to believe Lazor will be an improvement on Mike Sherman. Ryan Tannehill has looked comfortable in the new offense, and Miami finally got its running game on track in its third preseason game (albeit against the defense-less Cowboys).
Aug 25 - 5:49 PM

Following Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys, coach Joe Philbin said he's "still evaluating" his starting running back situation.

"We haven't released anything," Philbin said. "We're still evaluating right up until we name our starter." Lamar Miller started last night, but was outplayed by Knowshon Moreno -- who was making his preseason debut as he comes off knee and conditioning issues. Still, Moreno's 64 yards on 10 carries needs to be taken with a grain of salt as it came against Dallas' woeful defense, and beat man James Walker says the once-inconsistent Miller has been the most consistent back on the roster since OTAs. We still like Miller to start, leaving Moreno to be the third-down and short-yardage back.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 24 - 11:34 AM

RB Damien Williams rushed for 33 yards and a touchdown on seven carries in the Dolphins' third preseason game.

Williams entered the game as the third back behind Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno. An undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma, Williams has a great shot to make the Dolphins' 53-man roster. Williams has rushed 24 times for 55 yards (2.3 YPC) this preseason.
Aug 23 - 11:25 PM

Shelley Smith started the Dolphins' third preseason game at right guard, but rotated series with Dallas Thomas.

Thomas struggled while Smith was solid throughout. After a failed experiment at center, Smith is now back in his more comfortable guard position. He should open the season as the starting right guard.
Aug 23 - 11:09 PM

Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) caught one pass for 18 yards in his first action this preseason Saturday night.

Clay made a nice catch-and-run play on a crossing route during the Dolphins' first drive, and was not seen much after that. Clay looked healthy, and should be good to go Week 1. He is a low-end TE1.
Aug 23 - 11:05 PM

WR Rishard Matthews did not catch his lone target in the Dolphins' third preseason game.

Matthews has shown well this preseason with 5 catches for 83 yards, but seems to be behind Brandon Gibson and maybe even rookie Jarvis Landry in the pecking order. He is not on the re-draft radar right now.
Aug 23 - 11:01 PM


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