Player News - Dolphins

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Jesse Davis is the frontrunner to start at left guard for the Dolphins in Week 1.

The Dolphins had hoped Ted Larsen would win this job, but he tore his biceps and is a candidate for I.R./return. Rookie Isaac Asiata has not stepped forward. Davis is a third-year undrafted free agent out of Idaho who previously spent time with the Jets. Both of the Dolphins' guard spots are significant concerns.
Aug 21 - 1:20 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said OG Kraig Urbik (knee) is likely to miss Week 1.

The coach said he could be headed for a scope. It is another blow to a guard corps which was already among the worst in the league.
Aug 21 - 1:07 PM

The Miami Herald expects MLB Rey Maualuga to be the Week 1 starter.

Maualuga has been out of the league since March, but knows DC Matt Burke's scheme from their Cincy overlap. The Dolphins view Maualuga as an early-down upgrade on Mike Hull. Maualuga gives Miami a run stopper, but shouldn't play more than 30 snaps per game.
Aug 19 - 6:39 PM

Dolphins signed MLB Rey Maualuga to a one-year, $900,000 contract.

The Dolphins need linebacker help after second-round MLB Raekwon McMillan tore his ACL in the preseason opener. As of now, Mike Hull is lightly penciled in as the starting MIKE, but he's a third-year UDFA who has played just 132 career snaps. Maualuga doesn't have a whole lot left in the tank, but he knows the defense after playing for DC Matt Burke in Cincinnati.
Aug 19 - 1:37 PM

Dolphins waived/injured WR Isaiah Ford.

Ford is recovering from an early August knee scope. A seventh-round pick, Ford should spend his entire rookie year on injured reserve.
Aug 18 - 4:51 PM

Speaking after Thursday night's preseason game, Jay Cutler called DeVante Parker a "faster Alshon."

"Alshon," of course, is Cutler's old battery mate in Chicago, Alshon Jeffery. Cutler certainly targeted Parker like his new version of Jeffery on Thursday night, sending a team-high four attempts in Parker's direction during Cutler's time under center and hitting Parker twice for big plays, one of which was negated by penalty. Parker will indeed take a third-year leap if Cutler is willing to pepper him with targets in tight coverage.
Aug 17 - 11:11 PM

DeVante Parker caught 1-of-4 targets for 16 yards in the Dolphins' second preseason game.

Parker drew four targets from Jay Cutler in only two drives. The stats don't pop on paper, but one of the duo's missed connections was a 31-yard completion called back by holding. Parker also muffed a screen on 3rd-and-forever. Frankly, Cutler looked to be playing pitch and catch with Parker like he did Alshon Jeffery in Chicago. The Dolphins have spent the entire offseason talking Parker up. They walked the walk on Thursday.
Aug 17 - 8:05 PM

Jay Cutler completed 3-of-6 passes for 24 yards in Thursday's preseason game.

The numbers don't tell the whole story, as Cutler had a 31-yard completion to DeVante Parker called back by penalty. The Dolphins also got trapped into a 3rd-and-27 thanks to a pair of holding calls. Cutler came out assertive, aggressively throwing the ball down the field and locking onto Parker like he was an Alshon Jeffery clone. It was two drives in a mid-August exhibition game, but it was promising. The Dolphins will remain run heavy, but their passing attack is going to look much different under aggressive Cutler than timid Ryan Tannehill.
Aug 17 - 7:37 PM

Jay Ajayi (concussion) will start Thursday's preseason game.

In case you needed any more proof Ajayi is over his concussion. Kenyan Drake, however, is not, and will be sidelined.
Aug 17 - 5:39 PM

Ryan Tannehill's ACL operation will take place on Thursday.

Tannehill will require 10-12 months of rehab. Now 29 and coming off two ACL injuries in eight months, Tannehill is due a guaranteed $17.47 million in 2018.
Aug 17 - 1:26 PM

Free agent ILB Rey Maualuga is working out for the Dolphins.

The Dolphins have a huge hole in the middle after losing second-rounder Raekwon McMillan to a torn ACL. Right now, "Mike Hull" is in line to be the Week 1 starter. A longtime Bengal, Maualuga was released in March. This is his first-known visit. Maualuga hasn't been effective in a while, but would probably be the favorite to start over Hull.
Aug 15 - 4:20 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Jay Cutler will make his debut Thursday night against the Ravens.

The coach suggested that would be the case earlier this week, and it became obvious after Cutler took all of the first-team snaps during Tuesday's walkthrough. It is not clear how long he will play, but Cutler needs as many live reps as he can get before Week 1. Matt Moore will return to his backup role.
Source: ESPN
Aug 15 - 10:40 AM

Dolphins CB Tony Lippett is done for the year with an Achilles' tear.

Lippett suffered the injury during practice. A 13-game starter last year, Lippett was likely ticketed for a reserve job this season, but it is still a big blow to Miami's depth. Lippett should be ready to go by the start of camp next year.
Aug 15 - 10:37 AM

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is in the concussion protocol.

Much like starter Jay Ajayi a couple weeks ago, Drake took a helmet to helmet hit during Monday's practice and had to be helped into the locker room. Drake is competing with Damien Williams for the No. 2 job.
Aug 15 - 8:56 AM

Jay Ajayi is no longer in the concussion protocol.

Coach Adam Gase said that was the case on Sunday, but reports on Monday suggested he still had one hurdle to clear. Either way, he is cleared now. Ajayi has been getting in limited practices of late and should return to full sessions in the near future.
Aug 15 - 8:53 AM


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