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Date: Team: Pos:

Charles Clay (knee) remained limited on Thursday.

The Dolphins have adopted a Patriots-esque strategy with Clay's injury-report statuses, "limiting" him every day the past two weeks. He's in zero danger of missing Week 3, and remains a borderline TE1.
Sep 18 - 5:20 PM

Damien Williams will be the Dolphins No. 2 running back Sunday.

With Knowshon Moreno (elbow) out 4-8 weeks, Williams is on the deep league radar. He went undrafted out of Oklahoma after getting kicked off the team for multiple team violations, but possesses 4.45 speed and excellent receiving skills. The jury remains out on Miller as a workhorse kind of back, leaving Williams with a real shot at 10 touches this week.
Sep 18 - 9:52 AM

Ryan Tannehill is blaming poor footwork for an inaccurate start to the season.

Even a lot of Tannehill's completions haven't been in the ideal spot. Through two games, he ranks 29th in completion percentage (60.5) and 29th in passer rating (76.1). It's a troubling step back for a player that appeared poised to take the next step in his third NFL season. The good news is that footwork is correctable, and Tannehill gets to face a bad Chiefs secondary at home on Sunday. He's still firmly in the QB2 conversation.
Sep 18 - 8:47 AM

Lamar Miller (ankle) is absent from the Week 3 injury report.

Miller tweaked his ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss, but it wasn't serious enough to limit his reps this week. Taking over as the No. 1 back in the absence of Knowshon Moreno (elbow), Miller has RB2 appeal in the Dolphins' newly run-heavy offense.
Sep 17 - 10:15 PM

Charles Clay (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Clay is still not completely over his knee issue, but his status for Week 3 isn't in doubt. He'll be on the TE1 borderline against the Chiefs.
Sep 17 - 6:15 PM

Lamar Miller (ankle) practiced on Tuesday.

The Dolphins don't issue official injury reports for their Tuesday sessions, but it obviously puts Miller on track to start Sunday's game against the Chiefs. With Knowshon Moreno (elbow) out 4-8 weeks, Miller is getting yet another chance to establish himself as an RB2.
Sep 16 - 7:04 PM

"Barring a setback," Dolphins MLB Koa Misi (ankle) is expected to return for Week 3.

Misi missed last week's game after going down in Week 1. A strong run defender, Misi's presence will be a plus as the Dolphins' banged up linebacker corps looks to slow down the Jamaal Charles-less Chiefs.
Sep 16 - 4:45 PM

The Miami Herald reports DE Dion Jordan will not be immediately reinstated once the NFL and NFLPA agree to a new drug policy.

Currently two games through a four-game suspension, Jordan had been reported as a player who would have his ban reduced. It suggests that, unlike Wes Welker and Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick, Jordan's positive PED test was not triggered by an amphetamine. Barring reinstatement, Jordan will be eligible to return in Week 6.
Sep 16 - 3:27 PM

Mike Pouncey (hip) returned to Dolphins practice on Tuesday.

It's Pouncey's first practice since he went down in OTAs. He'll likely be listed as "limited," but it's a huge step in the right direction. Pouncey is unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but has been targeting a Week 4 return since August. If Pouncey isn't quite right next week, the Dolphins could elect to hold him out until after their Week 5 bye.
Sep 16 - 2:14 PM

Rookie Jarvis Landry appears to have bypassed Brandon Gibson and Rishard Matthews as the Dolphins' No. 3 receiver.

After sharing time with Gibson in Week 1, Landry played more snaps than both in Week 2, finishing with five receptions for 49 yards. The 63rd overall pick in May's draft, Landry could flirt with lower-end WR4 value in PPR leagues as Miami's slot receiver. The outside guys are Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline.
Sep 15 - 2:24 PM

The Dolphins have benched FS Louis Delmas in favor of Michael Thomas.

Asked Monday when they made the move, Fins coach Joe Philbin replied "everything." Thomas has simply outplayed Delmas, whom Miami signed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal in the offseason. Thomas finished Week 2 with six tackles (four solo) and should not be of much interest in IDP league owners.
Sep 15 - 1:24 PM

Dolphins RG Shelley Smith (knee) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.

Smith sustained a Grade 2 knee sprain in Sunday's loss at Buffalo. Dallas Thomas came on in his absence, getting a neutral grade from PFF on 41 snaps.
Sep 15 - 1:03 PM

Dolphins re-signed RB Daniel Thomas.

The Dolphins lost Knowshon Moreno (elbow) for at least four weeks and Lamar Miller (ankle) is day to day. So they call on Thomas, who was just released at final cuts after losing a camp battle to UDFA Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa. He'll slide in as pass-down depth behind finesse back Miller, who is tentatively expected to heal up and start against the Chiefs in Week 3.
Sep 15 - 10:48 AM

Orleans Darkwa had three catches for 31 yards in Week 2 against the Bills.

Darkwa came on late after Lamar Miller left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. He played behind fellow UDFA Damien Williams, but was the more effective back. With Knowshon Moreno out 4-8 weeks, Darkwa could push for passing down work.
Sep 14 - 6:51 PM

Damien Williams had five carries for 19 yards in Week 2 against the Bills.

Filling in for an injured Knowshon Moreno, Williams was a chance-of-pace behind Lamar Miller. With Moreno expected to miss 4-8 weeks, he's likely to handle No. 2 duties going forward. Miller is going to get the majority of carries, but Williams could push for 10-plus weekly touches. UDFA Orleans Darkwa was active this week and is also a candidate for an expanded role.
Sep 14 - 6:48 PM


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