Player News - Dolphins

Date: Team: Pos:

Dolphins SS Reshad Jones is not participating at OTAs.

Jones plans to skip the entire offseason. His holdout could carry into mandatory camp despite having two years and $14.285 million remaining on his deal. Already one of the highest-paid safeties, Jones wants an extension closer to $10M-plus annually.
May 28 - 6:12 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said CB Byron Maxwell "hasn't disappointed" during OTAs.

Maxwell has waged several battles against sophomore DeVante Parker early in the offseason program, and Gase believes those matchups can only be good for the young receiver. "He has challenged the wideouts," Gase said. "I know, offensively, he makes our guys better, because they know they’re going to get a tough matchup every time that they go out there." Without any proven depth behind him, the Dolphins are relying on Maxwell to be a true No. 1 corner after the role looked too big for him last year in Philadelphia.
May 28 - 11:30 AM

The Dolphins could use DeVante Parker to try to create mismatches in the slot this season.

Jarvis Landry is locked in as the primary slot man, but the Dolphins want to get Parker some snaps inside. "I'm expecting him to be a heck of a football player, a guy that other teams fear, because he can make big plays down the field, inside," Ryan Tannehill said. "He's a big-bodied guy. He's a guy we're going to want to use in the red zone, on third downs and to stretch the field as well." Parker's main job will be to make big plays on the boundary, but creative coach Adam Gase won't leave him stationary. Parker comes with a ton of upside as a WR3.
May 26 - 6:08 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirms Ryan Tannehill will have more freedom at the line of scrimmage this season.

Infamously, Tannehill wasn't allowed to audible in Bill Lazor's offense. "In this offense, you're not really locked in on what the play call is," Gase said. "For (Tannehill) to have the ability to know what to get to — that kind of flexibility — being able to do that as a quarterback is very valuable." Gase went on to say Tannehill's intelligence is "off the charts." Coming off a season where he revived Jay Cutler's career, Gase has the capability to put Tannehill's in motion.
May 26 - 5:50 PM

Dolphins LB Koa Misi was "detained" following a weekend nightclub brawl in Fort Lauderdale, but not arrested.

Misi allegedly struck someone in the head before struggling to be subdued by police. He was released without being arrested after the alleged victim declined to press charges. It's a silly, regrettable incident, but it doesn't sound like much in the way of legal problems is going to come from it.
Source: TMZ.com
May 26 - 2:45 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase is confident DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') will be ready for training camp.

"It's probably us holding him back," Gase continued. Every report on Wake's rehab has been positive throughout the entire offseason. If he is not 100 percent when training camp opens, he will not be far from it.
May 26 - 1:22 PM

Mario Williams said he is "very fortunate" to be returning to a scheme he feels comfortable playing.

"[DC Vance Joseph] is really relying on the guys up front to turn it loose and get after it, which is what most of us are accustomed to doing," Williams said. "It’s exciting for us knowing [we can] cut it loose." Williams showed little effort playing in a system he was openly unhappy with last year in Buffalo, but he has had nothing but praise for his new coaching staff. The Dolphins are banking on a bounceback season for the 31-year-old.
May 26 - 8:50 AM

Dolphins signed seventh-round WR/TE Thomas Duarte to a four-year contract.

Standing in at 6-foot-2, 231 pounds, Duarte is a slot prospect. He needs to drastically improve his blocking to be considered a tight end at the NFL level. Duarte will likely spend his rookie campaign on the practice squad.
May 24 - 4:17 PM

Dolphins signed third-round WR Leonte Carroo to a four-year contract.

The Dolphins traded three picks to move up for Carroo on day two, suggesting he'll have a real shot at carving out a role this season. Carroo is just 6-foot-0, 211 pounds, but has good speed and elite ball skills. He's unlikely to make much of a re-draft impact in 2016, but is an intriguing Dynasty league stash.
May 24 - 4:17 PM

Dolphins RT Ja'Wuan James confirms he's remained on the right side this spring.

James was a candidate to kick inside after the Dolphins used their first-round pick on Laremy Tunsil, but at least for now, it's Tunsil who is playing guard. James is coming off an ineffective, injury-shortened season. He doesn't have much room for error with Tunsil waiting in the wings.
May 24 - 2:39 PM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson suggested Ifo Ekpre-Olomu could compete for the Dolphins' slot corner job.

Bobby McCain is currently penciled in for the job, but Miami should give Ekpre-Olomu and Tyler Patmon every opportunity to unseat him. The Dolphins could also look to the free agent market for some extra bodies. Leon Hall is recovering from offseason back surgery, but he would represent a major upgrade if healthy.
May 21 - 11:42 AM

Dolphins EVP Mike Tannenbaum said DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') has "exceeded expectations" in his recovery.

Wake's recovery is going well enough the Dolphins felt comfortable giving him a two-year, $15 million extension this month. Wake will transition into more of a situational role at age 34, but his healthy return will still be a big boost.
May 21 - 10:38 AM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Jay Ajayi has taken control of the starting running back job.

"He’s been here every day. Done everything right," Gase said. "The rest of that group has done a good job to try and keep up, but obviously he’s kind of separated himself." Ajayi has drawn praise from Gase multiple times this offseason. He’s the odds-on favorite to start and get all early-down carries. Third-rounder Kenyan Drake doesn’t profile for more than a complementary role.
May 20 - 5:20 PM

According to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, the Dolphins are "puzzled, borderline angry" about Bleacher Report's Jason Cole's report that first-round T/G Laremy Tunsil has a "pre-arthritic" ankle condition.

"None. Zero," Tannenbaum said when asked if there were any concerns about Tunsil's ankle. "He's full go. He's fine. We never had concerns about his ankle." Almost immediately, Cole's report seemed a bit overblown. At the end of the day, it doesn't move the needle and is more or less offseason filler content.
May 20 - 10:52 AM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) said he's 100 percent healthy.

Pouncey underwent hip surgery after the season, but it sounds like it was minor. He's also recovering from foot surgery after injuring it in Week 15. Keeping Pouncey healthy is key for the Dolphins' makeshift interior line situation.
May 20 - 9:15 AM


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