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The Dolphins have had no contract talks with contract-year RE Olivier Vernon.

Vernon is entering his age-24 season and the final year of his rookie deal. He's recorded 18 sacks over the past two seasons and plays above-average run defense. Vernon is expected to command Cameron Jordan money -- five years and $55 million with $33.5 million guaranteed -- at the very least and may be a candidate for the Dolphins' franchise tag. Miami may have to choose between on-the-rise Vernon or aging veteran LE Cameron Wake next offseason.
Jul 28 - 9:40 PM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says the team is open to giving Lamar Miller more carries in 2015.

Miller notoriously failed to hit 20 carries in any game last year, despite averaging an explosive 5.09 yards per tote in one of the NFL's most efficient rushing offenses. Miller did handle 19 carries in each of Miami's final two games, however, and Philbin left the door open for Miller to be treated more like a workhorse this year. "I would tell you I’ve never been in a meeting where I’ve said to [OC] Bill [Lazor] or [RBs coach] Jeff Nixon or the offensive line coaches (that) ‘Lamar can’t carry the ball 20 times a game. He can’t do it,’" Philbin insisted. "I’ve never heard that. That’s never come out of my mouth. ... I would tell you, if he’s cranking and he got it 24 times a game and he’s healthy and he’s fast and he’s explosive, it doesn’t bother me one bit." If Philbin stays true to his word, Miller will offer high-end RB1 upside after finishing 2014 as fantasy's No. 9 overall back.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 1:28 PM

Dolphins re-signed QB Josh Freeman.

It's an odd transaction as Freeman was just cut by the Dolphins on Friday. Regardless, he'll be a camp arm behind Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
Jul 28 - 10:20 AM

Dolphins CB Will Davis (ACL) is expected to be ready for the preseason.

Davis has progressed without setbacks since tearing up his knee last November. He participated in team drills in last month's minicamp. Although technically in the mix to start opposite Brent Grimes, Davis is fighting for his roster spot and a reserve role.
Jul 27 - 3:09 PM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin expects first-round WR DeVante Parker (foot surgery) to be ready for Week 1.

Parker will open camp on the active/PUP list, but Philbin remains optimistic about his regular-season status. "It's hard to predict if Week 1 he'll be ready for 30 snaps or 60 snaps," Philbin said. "We're not there yet. Right now he's been working, doing what he can do. And you got to let that stuff heal." Parker was given a 2-3 month timeline after going under the knife in early June. Parker should avoid the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him the first six games of the season.
Jul 25 - 11:44 AM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is hopeful LT Branden Albert (ACL/MCL surgery) can avoid the active/PUP list to begin camp.

"The hope is ... to move him out of the rehab portion and into the football portion," Philbin said Saturday. By nearly every account, Albert's rehab has been seamless, and he's progressed without setbacks. Even if he ends up spending a week or two on the active/PUP list to open camp, his Week 1 status is not in doubt.
Jul 25 - 11:40 AM

Dolphins released QB Josh Freeman.

Freeman spent the offseason as Miami's No. 3 quarterback, but didn't show enough to make it to training camp. After sitting out the 2014 season, his NFL career is in doubt. The Dolphins will move forward with McLeod Bethel-Thompson behind Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore.
Jul 24 - 4:45 PM

Lamar Miller never got 20 carries in a game last year and only went over 15 carries in 6-of-16 games.

Miller was highly productive, averaging a gaudy 5.08 YPC, catching 38 balls and scoring nine total touchdowns. But he was handed the ball just 13.5 times per game even though the Dolphins only had pitiful Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams as backups in the wake of Knowshon Moreno's injuries. Now the staff has talented Jay Ajayi to pound between the tackles, giving them another excuse not to turn Miller into a bellcow. We're not expecting more than 13-15 carries per game this year either.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 21 - 8:04 AM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins "remain pleased" with LT Branden Albert's (ACL/MCL surgery) progress.

Per reporter Barry Jackson, Albert "remains determined" to be ready for Week 1. Albert is eight months removed from tearing up his knee in his first season as a Dolphin. Reports surfaced last month that Albert looked "far from ready" at OTAs, but Week 1 is realistic for an offensive lineman who will have had 10 months to recover at that point.
Jul 14 - 5:00 PM

DeVante Parker's (foot surgery) agent says everything is going "perfect" in his rehab, and that he remains on track for Week 1.

Parker's agent is also confident he won't need further surgeries after having a screw replaced in June. "I don’t think it will happen again," the rep said. "They got it right." We'd expect nothing but optimism from Parker's agent, but it's still better than the opposite. Parker will likely begin camp on the active/PUP list, but most signs suggest he'll be ready to go for the regular season.
Jul 14 - 4:44 PM

According to the Miami Herald, Greg Jennings "could be anywhere from second to fourth" in the Dolphins' wide receiver pecking order.

Miami beat writers have Jarvis Landry penciled in as the Dolphins' nominal No. 1 receiver. Behind him, Jennings, Kenny Stills, and eventually first-round pick DeVante Parker (foot surgery) will vie for snaps and targets. Ryan Tannehill recently talked up Jennings' crisp route running. "It’s unbelievable how he can break corners down, with his savviness of how to get guys leaning." In an ideal world, Parker (X), Stills (Z), and Landry (slot) would emerge as Miami's top-three wideouts, with Jennings as the primary backup to each position.
Jul 10 - 11:14 PM

Jarvis Landry is working out at Pete Bommarito Performance Systems in Davie (FL) in an effort to improve his straight-line speed.

Landry ran a brutal 4.77 forty at the 2014 Scouting Combine, and 4.61 at the LSU Pro Day. He wants to show the coaching staff he can be more than a rugged slot receiver. "Absolutely," Landry replied when asked if his speed has improved. "I can't wait to show it." Landry remains ticketed for the slot on the Dolphins, with Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, and Greg Jennings on the outside.
Jul 9 - 11:17 PM

The Miami Herald reports some Dolphins players believe WR Rishard Matthews would "thrive if he had a larger role."

Matthews tried to force a trade earlier this offseason, but it doesn't appear to have hurt his standing amongst his teammates. Matthews has always offered promise in the slot, but is a redundant talent on a team with Jarvis Landry and Greg Jennings. Coming off a 12-catch season, Matthews will be no higher than No. 5 on the depth chart if DeVante Parker (foot surgery) is ready for Week 1.
Jul 3 - 1:27 AM

The Miami Herald reports there's "definitely concern" about the Dolphins' situation at guard.

Reporter Barry Jackson is citing "(feedback) from Dolphins players." Neither of coach Joe Philbin's guard spots are settled, though Jackson does pass along that fourth-rounder Jamil Douglas has "had some good moments" this offseason. Douglas should get every opportunity to unseat Dallas Thomas.
Jul 3 - 1:23 AM

According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins "aren't actively trying" to recoup money from suspended DE Dion Jordan's signing bonus and may keep him beyond the 2015 season.

Jordan seems to have distanced himself from the organization after getting suspended for the entire 2015 campaign. Despite Jordan's troubles away from the gridiron and his inconsistency on it, the Dolphins aren't ready to throw in the towel on the former No. 3 overall pick. Jordan's four-year, $20.572 million contract is fully guaranteed.
Jun 28 - 10:27 AM


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