Player News - Dolphins

Date: Team: Pos:

Dolphins MLB Raekwon McMillan (knee) has been cleared for OTAs.

McMillan missed his entire rookie season to ACL surgery. He'll likely be limited for next week's workouts, but continues to trend in the right direction. McMillan should be close to 100 percent for training camp.
May 19 - 8:21 PM

The Miami Herald reports Ryan Tannehill (knee) is expected to have "little or no limitations" in OTAs.

That's per "Dolphins sources." Coach Adam Gase has previously said that Tannehill would be ready. The Dolphins flirted with taking a quarterback in the early rounds of April's draft but ultimately signed up for another year of the Tannehill show. Going on 30, Tannehill hasn't attempted a regular season pass since Dec. 11, 2016.
May 15 - 4:17 PM

Dolphins OC Dowell Loggains said he wants to run more 13 personnel and no-huddle this season.

Loggains coordinated the Bears' offense last season, which finished 28th-overall in no-huddle plays run and 13th-overall in 13 personnel (one running back, three tight ends). It's possible he had his hands tied under John Fox and a slower, less innovative offense. The coaches obviously think highly of No. 42 overall pick Mike Gesicki and want to keep the 99th-percentile SPARQ athlete on the field as much as possible. Gesicki should be a Week 1 starter.
May 12 - 11:50 AM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase has been impressed with fourth-round RB Kalen Ballage's performance in rookie minicamp.

"He’s a big man that runs fast and can catch the ball well," Gase said Thursday. "He really has all of the things that you’re looking for in an all-around back. It’ll be fun to see how he progresses and how things go … how quick he learns everything and how he fits in with the group." Any time you hear a coach refer to a runner as a potential every-down player, it's noteworthy. Kenyan Drake leads the Dolphins' backfield after his impressive finish to 2017 but it is quite possible Ballage gets some legitimate 2018 run.
May 10 - 5:33 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said DeVante Parker has "done a great job so far this offseason."

Parker also received heaps of praise last offseason before catching 57 passes for 670 yards and one measly touchdown. Gase blames the lack of a breakout on injuries and a "little bad luck," however. "We felt like things were going really well last year. He had a really good camp," Gase said. "And then he gets the ankle. And it was legitimate." Parker's history suggests injuries could once again be a concern this year, but Jarvis Landry leaving opens up a big potential opportunity for the 2015 first-rounder if he can stay healthy.
May 10 - 12:19 PM

Dolphins third-year WR Leonte Carroo is believed to be competing for a roster spot this summer.

Another wasted pick by the Mike Tannenbaum regime. Carroo was the 86th overall pick in the 2016 draft and has caught just 10 balls for 98 yards and one score on 18 targets across two seasons. All five of DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola, Albert Wilson, and Jakeem Grant are ahead of Carroo on the depth chart. Miami would have to keep six wideouts for Carroo to make it.
May 8 - 9:27 PM

Dolphins claimed QB Bryce Petty off waivers from the Jets.

Petty was dumped by the Jets after they drafted Sam Darnold. He lands in a good spot in Miami, with only Brock Osweiler and David Fales behind Ryan Tannehill. Owed a non-guaranteed $705K salary, Petty isn't a lock to make it past the Dolphins' final cuts.
May 4 - 4:50 PM

Dolphins acquired DT Akeem Spence from the Lions in exchange for a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick.

It's likely contingent on Spence making the 53-man roster. The Dolphins had a strong need for a defensive tackle. Spence made it just one season into his "three-year, $9 million deal" with the Lions but had a serviceable campaign. He notched three sacks and forced a fumble in 16 games/11 starts, earning slightly negative marks from Pro Football Focus. He's not going to make Dolphins fans forget Ndamukong Suh.
May 3 - 4:02 PM

Jets waived QB Bryce Petty.

The Jets were always going to cut a quarterback after drafting Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick, and Petty was always the most likely to go. A fourth-round pick in 2015, Petty started seven games for the Jets over the last two seasons, compiling 1,353 yards and four touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He is extremely unlikely to develop into a viable starter, but he could be scooped up by a quarterback-needy team on waivers.
May 3 - 12:47 PM

Lions restructured DT Akeem Spence's contract.

It looks like Spence took a straight $575,000 pay cut, creating $500,000 in cap space for the Lions. He can earn some of that money back via incentives. The relatively inconsequential cap move is odd considering Spence is coming off a pretty good season.
May 3 - 9:12 AM

Dolphins declined LB Stephone Anthony's 2019 team option.

This was never going to get picked up. Anthony appeared in eight games with Miami after coming over from the Saints last season. He should compete with third-round LB Jerome Baker for the strongside job opposite Kiko Alonso.
May 2 - 4:50 PM

Dolphins signed Memphis QB Riley Ferguson.

Ferguson (6’3/212) spent two years at Memphis after transferring from community college, completing 63.1% of his career passes with a 70:19 TD-to-INT ratio and 8.7 YPA. He went 18-8 across 26 starts. Ferguson offers good-enough athleticism and a vertical-passing background in Memphis’ downfield offense, but his accuracy comes and goes, and Ferguson’s arm strength is average. His game tape also reveals a finicky quarterback under pressure. Ferguson’s probable ceiling is a long-term backup.
Apr 29 - 9:58 AM

Dolphins selected New Mexico K Jason Sanders with the No. 229 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Even considering his position, Sanders (5'11/185) is a complete unknown amongst draft prospects. Sanders attempted just 35 field goals in three years, missing a concerning 10 of them. He was 10-of-15 as a senior. He must have a big leg. Any time a draft pick is used on a kicker, even a seventh-rounder, there's a good chance they make the 53-man roster.
Apr 28 - 5:51 PM

Dolphins selected Ohio LB Quentin Poling with the No. 227 pick of the 2018 NFL draft.

Poling was extremely productive at Ohio, recording 373 tackles, 18 sacks, and 7 interceptions in four seasons, but he likely earned his spot in the seventh round at his Pro Day. He ran a 4.58 forty with a 38-inch vertical and a 10-foot-7 broad jump. He should look to earn a roster spot on special teams.
Apr 28 - 5:46 PM

Dolphins selected Southern Miss CB Cornell Armstrong with the No. 209 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

A four-year player at Southern Miss, Armstrong recorded five interceptions and 110 tackles in his college career. He was not invited to the Combine, but he measured in at 5-foot-11, 193 pounds at his Pro Day with 4.45 wheels, a 37.5-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-5 broad jump, and a 7-flat three-cone.
Apr 28 - 5:10 PM


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