Bubble Game – Preseason Game IV

The preseason finale game won’t mean anything to the starters, but it will mean everything to so many players desperately wanting to show enough to secure a roster spot.  The Dolphins at this moment have 90 players on the roster and they must cut that down to 53 by Saturday.  Think about that, 37 players will be removed from the roster.  There are a couple that may end up on the 8 game IR, and still others will eligible to be placed on the practice squad.  For all the others, this is at least temporarily, the end of their quest to be on an NFL roster.  Some will get picked up by other teams quickly, and others may get picked up when a need arises.

Another factor involved in the cut downs is the strategy by the FO and coaches as to how many players they want to carry at certain positions.  I’ll start on offense with the QB’s.  Historically, we have carried only 2 QB’s, and I expect that to continue.  I think David Fales will get the #2 spot, and Brock Osweiler will be cut.   At WR, it depends on whether we carry 5 or 6WR’s, but last year it was 5.  If we stretch it to 6, then it’s between Leonte Carroo, Francis Owusu, Rashawn Scott and Malcolm Lewis.  When we drafted LC3, and tried to look at the bright side, I hoped maybe he would be like Anquan Boldin lite and maybe push Parker for a starting job.  Now, LCIII is on the cusp of getting removed from the roster, and it’s real.  My hope is if we do carry 6, Owusu gets the nod.

The RB’s will most likely be 4, and I expect those to be Frank Gore, Kenyan Drake, Kalen Ballage and Senorise Perry.  I know Langford has history with Gase, but Perry plays ST’s as a KR and he has shown some ability to make some tough runs, so he gets the edge.

At TE, the obvious 2 are the recent draft picks Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe, and I personally like Gray for his ability to block both in line and also as an H-back/FB, and I believe they like Derby’s potential, so that makes 4 TE’s.

On the O-line, the injury to Ted Larsen will probably open a roster spot, unless he’ll be OK for the opener.  We know it’s probably not serious, but still may keep him out for a weeks.  Guys that were on the bubble like C Mike Matthews and OG Connor Hilland may get a shot if Larsen will be out for a while.  Asiata definitely just moved up and should make the roster.

On the D-line, there will definitely be some tough cuts.  With the trade that brought us Robert Quinn, and the draft pick of Charles Harris last season, we have a lot of DE’s, but at least one of them (William Hayes) can slide inside in rush packages, which gives us more flexibility, and may bump a potential DT off the roster.  We know Quinn, Wake, Phillips, Godchaux, Spence, Hayes, Branch,  and Taylor are in, that’s 8, which leaves maybe 2 more spots for any combo of Malveaux, Langford, Pittman and Woodard.  Tough cuts indeed!

In the secondary, it won’t be easy either, and ST’s may play a big part as to who gets to stay.  X and Good Ole Bobby are IN, Reshad Jones, T.J. McDonald, Minkah Fitzpatrick IN, and then I’d have to think Maurice Smith and probably Cordrea Tankersley and Torry McTyer, but Tony Lippett’s health may put him on the IR (8 game), and Walt Aikens and Jordan Lucas are both excellent ST’s players, so that’s maybe one or 2 more roster spots for guys like Cornell Armstrong, Jalen Davis and Tavese Calhoun.

At LB, it’s a little muddled, with Stephone Anthony not really showing up, he could be in danger of getting cut.  We know Kiko Alonso, Raekwon McMillan and Jerome Baker are starters, but Mike Hull’s availability, or lack thereof may open up an opportunity for someone else.  Garvin is a solid vet who is a ST’s ace, so he’s in, Chase Allen was a former starter for us due to injuries, and he showed well enough, but the injury to Hull could possibly open the door for either Frank Ginda or Quentin Poling.

The final battle is ST’s, where kickers Jason Sanders and Greg Joseph have squared off all during TC and the preseason.  I think Sanders is in, and then we have P Matt Haack, LS God John Denney.

So that’s what I think about the roster, and Preseason Game IV is tomorrow against the Falcons in Atlanta at 7PM, the game will be replayed on NFL Network on Saturday morning at 6AM.


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1,248 Responses to Bubble Game – Preseason Game IV

  1. steveccnv says:

    I forgot about Asiata, I know his pass blocking is suspect, but his run blocking looks great. Couldn’t they at least work with him on his pass blocking while using him in games in short yardage situations?

    It can be tough keeping him active, just to use him on a few plays a game, but it’s important downs and may be worth it.

  2. naplesfan2010 says:

    wow try to see that first Tua Tagovailoa TD pass. OMG

  3. stangerx says:

    Some other team will probably pick him up, but Asiata has to be PS eligible if not.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      We kept him on the 53 all last year but he was inactive most weeks so I would imagine he has PS eligibility. Not really sure of the criteria.

  4. son of a son of a shula says:

    I bet the Jags will take Perriman, Bortles is probably campaigning for him right now.

  5. olddolphan says:

    I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG when I predicted FAU would stay within the 21-point spread vs. OKLAHOMA! Oh, well, at least I also said “bet the over” (which was 71 points total, versus an actual total of 77 total points). I absolutely could not believe how easily the Sooners destroyed FAU’s veteran defense. And FAU’s 5 penalties in the first few minutes destroyed two promising drives deep into Oklahoma territory. CAN’T make those mistakes and hang with a team as good as this one. It will be interesting to see how Kiffin & Company respond in next Saturday’s home opener vs. Air Force.
    SPEAKING OF THE SOONERS, Alabama and Oklahoma were the two best teams I saw yesterday. Clemson also appeared rock-solid and seems destined for College Football’s Final Four. Both Notre Dame and Michigan failed to impress me. And Penn State was lucky to avoid losing to App. State in overtime. I’ve got no idea right now which team I’d vote #4, altho’ I would NOT discount Son’s UCF Knights, especially if they run the table in the regular season and extend their unbeaten streak to 25 games!
    Saw this bumper sticker on a Michigan plated car down here: “Hey OSU: U should FIRE URBAN LIAR!”
    FINALLY: Dolfans should be insulted by the fact that the Titans are favored to beat the Fins in Sunday’s opening game. Jameis Winston (no threat to Marino) passed for 226 yards IN ONE QUARTER vs. Tennessee in the Bucs’ recent preseason game. Here’s hoping GARSE opens up the passing playbook and calls for several medium to long range passes against what I believe is a vulnerable Titan’s secondary!

  6. stangerx says:

    Jerick McKinnon tore his ACL. If you are in a 10 team or more FF league might want to consider Alfred Morris or Matt Breida off waivers. Morris has the bigger potential but the Niners could bring in someone else. Breida should remain FF worthy unless they do a real huge trade to replace.

  7. New Age says:

    Putting my predictions out on a slow Sunday. 8-8 for the year and 23-21 over Tenn. I think our new kicker has some growing pains as he misses both a FG and XP to make this game a nail-biter.

  8. Tim Knight says:

    Keeping 3 QBs has nothing to do with Tannehill not being good to go. To me it’s that if something was to happen Gase doesn’t want to go the Cutler route again. He wants in-house options.

    Maybe we do explore other options at QB at some point but I think Gase feels that one extra QB doesn’t effect much as far as a game day roster. We’ll always have 7 inactives on game day so what’s the big deal if one is a QB?

  9. BailBondMike says:

    Naples, I will keep my eyes out for a lockdown LB. LOL Michigan’s LB Devin Bush Jr. looked good last night before he started cramping up. He’s only 5’11” but is 234, fast and athletic. Last year, “Bush made plays all over the field, missing only three tackles on 94 attempts while notching an impressive seven sacks, three QB hits, and 16 hurries on 99 rushes” as a freshman. Will have to watch him more this year.

  10. Phindog says:

    Dolphins claime QB Luke Faulk off waivers.

  11. Phindog says:

    Dolphins claim 6’6 WR Tanney McEvoy

  12. Mike E. says:

    Glad we Falked up, so now which of the two QB’s go, or do we put Falk on the PS?

    Also, can we really have another Tanny on the team? Sheesh!

  13. Phindog says:

    Now we need to cut a guy 🤔

  14. Ken says:

    Like the addition of Falk. Please let us say goodbye to Osweiler

  15. naplesfan2010 says:

    It’s Tanner mcevoy. And we are over the 53 by 2 now. I don’t think you can get a guy off waivers, And put him right on PS.

  16. naplesfan2010 says:

    Do we cut perry and fales or fales and derby?

  17. naplesfan2010 says:

    We have 2 hurt wideouts …maybe they go on short IR.

  18. mf13ss says:

    Leonte Carroo will be on #Dolphins practice squad, per source. #Rutgers product.— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) September 2, 2018


  19. Tim Knight says:

    Naples, you may be right on PS signings.

  20. mf13ss says:

    CB Jalen Davis is joining Dolphins practice squad after being released by Miami on Saturday, per source.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 2, 2018


  21. ElephantRider says:

    Phins don’t need to cut anybody. They had 1 spot still open.

    • stangerx says:

      ER — what are the chances of you making the Fest? Know you said were looking into it and will be getting the tix in the next couple days. But even if not sure there will always be tickets to be had and often end with extras in the group section.

  22. Mike E. says:

    C’mon ER – Come to the Fest man!

  23. naplesfan2010 says:

    ER is correct. We only have 52, as we traded Lucas.

  24. naplesfan2010 says:

    these about Caroo and Davis are twitter rumors…not saying they won’t happen, but they are unofficial.
    I would like to keep those 2.For the next 24 hrs (or whatever) anyone can bid on any cut players who eligible for PS and the highest bidder wins unless the player opts to sign for less.

  25. 13kvFINS says:

    Isn’t the dress 46 thing the same as it once was where you can actually only dress 45 unless the 46th is a #3 QB,

    and once the #3 QB enters the game,
    you can’t go back to the QB 1 or 2

    Or has that rule changed ???

  26. naplesfan2010 says:

    Some guys naturally want to stay with “their” team. Some hate “their” team for cutting them and want to get away.
    Some will take less $$ to play for NE or the SB champ or if they think their position is weak on a particular team.
    Some teams cut a guy and tell him they want him back on the PS in the same conversation, but I don’t think they can actually sign him until the waiting period is over.

    Their agents are supposed to advise them about all of this.

  27. naplesfan2010 says:

    Chargers cut Cardale Jones and Denver cut Paxton Lynch.
    No thanks on those 2.

  28. naplesfan2010 says:

    I like all of these rumors:
    Quentin Poling, linebacker – per Joe Schad
    Isaac Asiata, guard – per Barry Jackson
    Leonte Carroo , wide receiver – per Field Yates
    Jalen Davis, cornerback – per Barry Jackson
    Cameron Malveaux, defensive end – per Barry Jackson
    Jonathan Woodard, defensive end – per Barry Jackson
    Jamiyus Pittman, defensive tackle – per Barry Jackson

    • olddolphan says:

      NOOO-O-O-O on cafeteria star Asiata and the unmotivated Carroo!! Give FAU’s Buddy Howell, who reportedly busted his ass this summer camp, a reward for his hard work and dedication!!

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      Quentin Poling, linebacker – per Joe Schad
      Isaac Asiata, guard – per Barry Jackson
      Leonte Carroo , wide receiver – per Field Yates
      Jalen Davis, cornerback – per Barry Jackson
      Cameron Malveaux, defensive end – per Barry Jackson
      Jonathan Woodard, defensive end – per Barry Jackson
      Jamiyus Pittman, defensive tackle – per Barry Jackson
      Isaiah Ford, wide receiver – per Armando Salguero
      Jeremy Langford, running back – per Omar Kelly

      thank god on adding Langford

  29. 13kvFINS says:

    Neither of our 2 current hindered WR’s ate hindered anywhere close to being put on 8 week IR, (broken finger, & concussion) from weeks on Grant and a month plus on DP finger…

    Shoot, a broken finger in today’s pregame warm-ups isn’t keeping me from playing in that same game, and a 3 week old concussion isn’t either!!!


    I’d find a way to play every week no matter what,
    even for the NFL minimum wage of 7,500 a week!!!

    • 13kvFINS says:

      PS, I hate the I word, just asking for a jinx!!!

      • olddolphan says:

        KV: DUDE, if the Doctor puts you in protocol for a concussion, you’ll STAY in that protocol until he CLEARS YOU TO PLAY!!! This prevents FOOLS from playing when the symptoms, no matter how minor, are still evident. Leaving protocol early is not a macho thing to do. It’s a STUPID thing to do! –But I DO appreciate your dedication, which is something missing in at least 1-2 of our cuts!!

      • 13kvFINS says:

        I be a “”FOOL”” then, cuz I’m EARNING my 7,500 a week minimum wage!!!

        Just an example as I’m not an NFL player,
        though I’m more than aware of the protocol…

        I haven’t missed a day of work in 20 years
        while suffering through far more than a broken finger or concussion every day of those years!!!

        I’m Doin whatever it takes to not miss playing a game for my EARNED income, but again, just an example,
        didn’t expect to be taken literally 😁

  30. olddolphan says:

    NEW AGE: IF you are right and our new kicker misses BOTH a FG and an extra point against the Titans, it will be sayonara Sanders and welcome back Joseph!

    • stangerx says:

      Joseph did everything he should have done and liked what read about the kid. Sanders looked real good too though. And that 56-yarder was real impressive…. has one deep leg.

      • olddolphan says:

        YOUNG STANGER: I’ve got some interesting news about my Brother-In-Law (Jim) when I see you Sunday.

  31. stangerx says:

    Tanner McEvoy is a 6’5″ and 230 lbs. Been playing WR, but has also played S and went into a college as a QB. And since was taken off waivers will be on the 53 unless cut. Interesting pick up.

  32. ElephantRider says:


    What’s the deadline?

    • stangerx says:

      Was planning on buying tmrw. But why don’t you tell me how likely you are to come. As big as the ticket number is, not a purely exact science.

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        Stanger — how do we settle up? Can I just give you cash when i get to Miami that weekend or do you need the money now? And if so, do you venmo? or paypal or …?

      • stangerx says:

        You just give me cash when you come. That part is the easiest one. But need to know if you want the things. 🙂

  33. D says:

    Hell yeah. Falk to Miami

  34. 13kvFINS says:

    Did Owusu make it back to PS ??

  35. naplesfan2010 says:

    Sorry sir but what are the things?

  36. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stanger, son + 7
    Final answer

    • stangerx says:

      Gonna be a big one Son. Remember when I said the dude ordered more than I asked for? Turns out yeah we needed them. Will trust for you to collect for your whole group, and bring a guitar and tent. Also sounds like Toba is gonna need to rent a bigger bus. 🙂

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        No need for a bigger bus, gonna get an orange lot pass to cover most of the group. And yes I’ll collect for my group.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        I’ll have tent and guitar as well

      • stangerx says:

        Cool — that’ll make a 4 car spread at the tailgate since Damian wants a pass too. But don’t get that pass till you hear from me. Parking is different this year cause of the tennis building stuff. Gonna check out what is up when go next week.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        Ok let me know

  37. naplesfan2010 says:

    Writer says dolphins will sweep the patties.

  38. Krishna says:

    It’s because Hull is on IR; Lucas was traded.

  39. 13kvFINS says:

    Patrick new piece is up

    I’ll try to offering link below this comment


  40. naplesfan2010 says:

    We are so gonna kick Tennessee tail.

  41. steveccnv says:

    Buddy Howell was claimed by Houston.

    • naplesfan2010 says:


      • olddolphan says:

        WELL SHIT!!!! I’ve got a feeling the FO is going to regret this! Yet ANOTHER lump of coal for T-BOMB!! When our first running back suffers an injury, his replacement will cost more and perform worse than Buddy Howell!!

  42. BailBondMike says:

    The Miami Dolphins have announced a series of roster moves completed on Sunday, stemming from the league awarding them quarterback Luke Falk and wide receiver Tanner McEvoy off waivers. To make roster space, the Dolphins placed linebacker Mike Hull and center Jake Brendel on injured reserve. The team also released tackle Sam Young.
    OK WTF is going on today? Does this mean we are down to 8 OL or even 7 OL? 4 QB’s on the roster? WTF

  43. naplesfan2010 says:

    So we will carry 6 WRs after all.

  44. BailBondMike says:

    I figured they would be bringing Young back, but right now we are heading into week 1 with 7 OL which includes one who is injured and questionable for week 1 So only have 6 healthy OL heading into week 1. We will have to wait for the injury report to come out and see if Larsen has been upgraded.

  45. BailBondMike says:

    A comment on Phinsider:
    Falk was the 199 pick in the draft
    same exact pick as Tom Brady. So at least he has that going for him.
    Posted by madcitydave on Sep 2, 2018 | 5:55 PM

  46. steveccnv says:

    Now that we have a 2018 QB draftee on the roster we should move way up in the power polls, since that was the reason we were so low.

  47. Tim Knight says:

    OD, you think Howell is needed with Drake, Gore, Ballage and Perry?

  48. D says:

    Falk was someone the coaches and fo liked. He was brought in and made multiple visits with our coaches.

  49. steveccnv says:

    Gase really likes Senorise, because of the way he’s progressed and he’s a 3 tool RB, like our other 3 and Buddy Howell.

  50. mf13ss says:

  51. steveccnv says:

    Not sure how much of an advantage we’ll get playing Titans in Sept at 1pm. The last 3 times I was in Nashville it was extremely hot and humid, not quite Miami, but…

    • stangerx says:

      Way they have it set up now the first half at least the visitors are in the sun and the Phins in the shade. No matter where they travel in from.

  52. Tim Knight says:

    How is Jeremy Langford PS eligible? I had him on my FF team a couple of years ago?

    • Rockphin says:

      they changed the rules last season or the year before to allow veteran players in some way.

      In 2016, the NFL adopted a modification to the practice squad rules that allows up to four players per practice squad to have two accrued seasons, making it easier for teams to have experienced players on their practice squad. In the previous agreement, only two players with two accrued seasons were allowed to be on a practice squad.

      • steveccnv says:

        They should use the practice squad like a minor league and let them scrimmage the team’s current opponent on Saturday’s. Of course they’d have to add several more players and the rules would have to be different, like 30 of the 37 cut on Saturday would go to the PS and they wouldn’t have to clear waivers and teams wouldn’t be able to poach.

  53. Rockphin says:

    guard Isaac Asiata, wide receiver Leonte Carroo, cornerback Jalen Davis, wide receiver Isaiah Ford, center Connor Hilland, running back Jeremy Langford, defensive end Cameron Malveaux, defensive tackle Jamiyus Pittman, linebacker Quentin Poling and defensive end Jonathan Woodard.

  54. steveccnv says:

    The U coming up shortly on ABC

  55. Rockphin says:

    Other than those four players, eligibility is limited to players who have been on an active roster for fewer than six games, or were on a 46-man active gameday roster for fewer than nine games.

    A player is allowed on the practice squad for up to two years, with one year counting as six weeks in a season. A third year on the practice squad is only allowed if the team keeps 53 players on their active roster at all times (which every team does).

  56. mf13ss says:

    MY Phins Mock Draft (4/19/16)

    Sign (AFTER May 12th): RB Arian Foster (<– IF Arian's Achilles is healthy)

    R1P13: William Jackson III, CB, Houston
    R2P11: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
    R3P10: Connor McGovern, OG/OT, Missouri
    R4P9: Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State
    R5P8: Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee
    R6P11: Willie Beavers, OT/OG, Western Michigan
    R7P6: Tanner McEvoy, TE/FS/QB/LB, Wisconsin
    R7P10: Luther Maddy, DT, Virginia Tech
    WELCOME TO MIAMI, Tanner McEvoy!!!

  57. Rockphin says:

    Luke Falk huh? I mocked him like every other draft I did. but but 4 QB’s? I bet they keep him on the 53 and then try to slip him to the practice squad after the required waiting time.

  58. olddolphan says:

    Tim asks if we really need Howell since we already have Drake, Gore, Ballage and Perry. Naples says we’re already flush at RB. I think BOTH of you missed my main point. To wit, “When the first of our four running backs suffers an injury (a SIGNIFICANT injury, that is),the guy who is signed to replace him will cost more and perform below Buddy Howell’s level.” I STAND BY THAT STATEMENT. –NOW, if NONE of our 4 running backs misses any time due to injury this entire season, then my concerns about the COST of his replacement and the PERFORMANCE of his replacement is meaningless. But I’ll bet that at least ONE of these 4 backs misses time during the regular season, necessitating acquiring a back up who is healthy enough to play.

    • steveccnv says:

      I like Howell almost as much as you, but…you must’ve been one heck of a chess player to be thinking about so many moves out.

      • olddolphan says:

        Betting that all 4 running backs avoid serious injuries an entire season is NOT a smart move in the NFL. Alas, “NOT smart moves” is what T-BOMB is all about. Hopefully, we WON’T regret letting Howell get away to Houston in the future.
        And, yes, Steve, planning ahead “many moves out” is part of what I get paid to do.

  59. steveccnv says:

    So is McEvoy WR, QB or Safety?

  60. Rockphin says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 2, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    They should use the practice squad like a minor league and let them scrimmage the team’s current opponent on Saturday’s.

    Now that NFL Europe et al are no longer around they need to do something to improve the play and develop better players. Especially with the CBA rules that limit practice time, contact, etc. They have pussified the game of football and watered it down.

  61. mf13ss says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm
    He’s an incredible athlete who can do it all. He can flex out wide from the TE position, he can come inside from the WR position, he can line up at RB, he can throw the ball on trick plays, and he’s got HANDS.

  62. ElephantRider says:


    I will hopefully have final answer tomorrow or Tuesday.

  63. The Flying Pig says:

    I’m excited about Falk

    He had a reputation of an overachiever with a str g work ethic at Washington

    Not a strong arm but I know he will put in the work to
    So his job

    Don’t know if he is just signed for intel, but it’s f we stick with him, I think he might pay off

  64. mf13ss says:

  65. 13kvFINS says:

    Perry was every bit as impressive vs better players as was Howell vs the currently unemployed!!! Perry had the 4spot locked down before final PS game as he was in Jersey only on the sidelines, he did well in o17 too!!!

    5th string RB’s are a dime a dozen

    We usually carry just 3 RB’s goin in,
    a 5th isn’t likely to be any more useful than a QB3

    Had to keep both Oz & Fales to give’Em time to figure out who should actually be the 2 (via Reg season standard practices) if not the misfortune of In Games


  66. 13kvFINS says:

    Watched Falk last year and wanted nothing to do with him as he looked unimpressive in college games that I watched intently…

    Nothing to see here IMHO,
    rather have numerous others recently cut,
    but Brass went and got him, so go Fall

    though he’ll never take THills job as long as 17’s under contract!!!


  67. mf13ss says:

    pheloniusphish says:
    September 2, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    WTF – You actually keep two year old posts?
    It’s not the ‘post’ that I keep… rather, I keep a record of who I selected for us in past drafts. I need to be able to gauge whether I should give up on this hobby or not. 🙂

  68. steveccnv says:

    Rosier sucks

  69. naplesfan2010 says:

    the U looks awful.

  70. The Flying Pig says:

    I’m glad Carroo, ford and Asiata are on the ps

    Not ready to give up on those draftees

    • D says:

      I’m ready to give up on caroo. I really don’t see anything there. The other two yeah I think the need other chances.

      • The Flying Pig says:


        If it didn’t happen by now it probably won’t

        I’m just happy we get some use out of the picks

  71. Tim Knight says:

    OD, well that’s a lot of ifs if anyone goes down. It’s football, if Howell is that important to us we might as well do something else rather than follow the Dolphins or the NFL. Betting that all 4 RBs avoid serious injuries is not a smart move? Seriously? LOL

  72. naplesfan2010 says:

    Rozier makes bad pre-snap reads. Like, Middle school bad.

  73. naplesfan2010 says:

    Miami looks like a dumb team.

  74. naplesfan2010 says:

    I thought Caroo was going to be Anquan Boldin 2.0, but maybe that skillset’s day is past anyway.

  75. ElephantRider says:

    Asiata can run blocks very well. He just needs time, 8 guess, to work on his pass protection. I haven’t given up on him…

  76. naplesfan2010 says:

    2018 Draft picks for Tennessee Titans

    Rd1, Evans, hasn’t played his first NFL snap yet due to mystery illness/injury
    Rd2, Landry,. Has high ankle sprain, available when?
    Rd5, Cruikshank. Hurt arm/shoulder 1st preseason game, returns??
    Rd6, Falk, On the Dolphins.

  77. naplesfan2010 says:

    Gililslee to the Saints

  78. naplesfan2010 says:

    The Dolphins kept 0 UDFAs this year. I can not remember that ever happening.

  79. naplesfan2010 says:

    Seven of the eight 2018 draft picks made the initial 53-man roster, the only exception being seventh-round pick Quentin Poling, and he made the PSquad. The other draft picks were DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, TE Mike Gesicki, LB Jerome Baker, TE Durham Smythe, RB Kalen Ballage, CB Cornell Armstrong and K Jason Sanders.

    Of 8 draft picks, 4 will be starters their rookie year, which is a great ratio. And Smythe will eventually be that quasi first stringer in 2-TE sets. And Ballage looks like the sleeper in the draft. He has a very high level of talent, physique, and attitude.

  80. wyoming85 says:

  81. Rockphin says:

    olddolphan says:
    September 3, 2018 at 8:18 am


    I’m pretty sure it’ll be the same people

  82. naplesfan2010 says:

    RB Lamar Miller 5’10 220 lbs born in Miami, went to UMiami, played for a short time with the Dolphins, now on the Texans.
    RB Buddy Howell 6’1 225 lbs born in Miami, went to FAU, played for a short time with the Dolphins, now on the Texans.

    Actually, Howell has a very good chance to stick and get playing time, as I seem to recall that Miller is known to get nicked up a lot.

  83. naplesfan2010 says:

    For the first time in as long as I can remember, no undrafted rookies made the 53-man roster, though three made the 10-man practice squad: cornerback Jalen Davis, defensive tackle Jamiyus Pittman and center Connor Hilland, which can’t be discounted. Having said that, there just weren’t that many spots available on this team. Let’s hope that a positive sign.

    I do think that is a good sign that we didn’t have a roster with too many holes to fill with just the draft or that we did not have a good draft. I can remember years when we found starters in the UDFAs. That’s desperation.

  84. naplesfan2010 says:

    This year we cut guys with years of pro experience (Garvin, Escobar, Langford, and Gabe Wright)
    You snicker as do I but in the past we “found” these “vets” to help us. Now they can’t make the cut.

    We also moved on from former draft picks. In the past we had no alternative but to keep hoping.
    I mean I do hope Ford and Caroo and Asiata finally contribute to victories, and Kendall Langford i am sure has been told to stay in shape as next man up if our DL can’t stop the run or a DT goes down for the season. He’s a NFL quality player.

    But the difference is this team is better than the ones recycling DT3, Dallas Thomas, Anthony Fasano, and Lawrence Timmons as starters

    and hoping Ocho Cinco has something left in the tank.

  85. Rockphin says:

    Of 8 draft picks, 4 will be starters their rookie year, which is a great ratio. And Smythe will eventually be that quasi first stringer in 2-TE sets. And Ballage looks like the sleeper in the draft. He has a very high level of talent, physique, and attitude

    Not one of my typical tounge in cheek shots at Mike E, seriously, Smythe may end up starting more games then Gesicki due to his strengths and the propensity to need an additional run blocker on first down.

  86. Rockphin says:

    If we are cursing the season in week 12 because we do not have Howell on the roster than we are fucked

  87. mf13ss says:

    • Mike E. says:

      They gave up on Luke Falk pretty quickly. I wonder why

      • olddolphan says:

        OBVIOUSLY, MIKE, they think Gabbert is better than Falk!! SOOO-O-O our decision to acquire Falk and not to keep Howell on the roster speaks volumes.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      looks bad … as in they did not want Falk …
      but i was reading on a Titans website that their beat writer(?) and some fans were pissed that we stole their guy when they really needed to have a young QB to develop and who knows their system already in case Mariota gets injured AGAIN.

      because …
      Their back-up is BLAINE GABBERT.

      • Mike E. says:

        I get that, but they did pick up Logan Woodside, so if they really liked Falk, they could have kept him

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        We swiped him onto our PS before they could.
        Woodside is their plan B because he does not know their nomenclature.

        Their Week 1 opponent DOES know their playbook. They are royally pissed.

  88. naplesfan2010 says:

    Logan Woodside couldn’t beat out Jeff Driskel for the Bengals back-up spot.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      and no one signed Woodside onto their PS in the Big Rush first wave of signings.
      He sat there for 32 teams till now. Falk was signed onto our 53 (correction of my error above).

    • Ken says:

      I was never too high on Woodside. I like Faulk much better as a prospect

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        same here

      • olddolphan says:

        KEN;Isn’t FAULK already retired and in the Hall-of-Fame in Canton?? –Just pulling yer chain, man! But I’ve gotta say “FALK” has yet to SHOW ME in the NFL, unlike Marshall FAULK!

        LOOKIN’ forward to seeing you at the Fest!!!

  89. olddolphan says:

    BOTTOM LINE IS THIS: WE absolutely should win at home against a mediocre Titans team. IF Miami truly is a playoff contender, beating Tennessee by double figures is a minimum expectation.
    SO I’m gonna take an extra swig of kool aid and predict:
    Mia-27 Ten-17

  90. naplesfan2010 says:

    I wonder what is going through the minds of Fales and Osweiler in light of signing a young arm.

    We certainly won’t keep 4 QBs, but maybe they hope to hold onto Falk until other teams are set and then move him down to the PS. Which means one of those 10 guys I like will be cut.

    Or maybe Gase is crazy enough to keep 4 QBs for a while until … some goal in his mind is met.

  91. Mike E. says:

    OD – It’s never quite that simple, and those correlations you made are a reach. A lot fans liked Howell, but there may be shortcomings that our coaches saw that we don’t get to see. I like our RB depth a lot, and always felt it would be the 4 we have now. Perry is a good St’s player and KR, so he had more value than Howell, and Ballage has more talent. Don’t sweat it. Not sure Falk or Woodside or Howell for that matter are anyone’s roster come week 8.

  92. 13kvFINS says:

    “””””MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed center Travis Swanson.

    Swanson played four seasons with Detroit (2014-17), appearing in 53 games with 42 starts. He signed as an unrestricted free agent with the N.Y. Jets on April 4, 2018 before being released on Aug. 31, 2018. He originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (76th overall) by Detroit in the 2014 NFL draft.””””

  93. 13kvFINS says:

    Wanted badly to keep Owusu cuz of being Parker stature clone,

    but this new guy McEvoy is an even better big guy option,
    so not bummed about Owusu!!!

    At 6 feet 6, 230 pounds, McEvoy brings great size to the Dolphins wide receiver group, “””””


    “””””McEvoy is a third-year player from Wisconsin who spent the past two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and ((((( caught 14 passes for 253 yards (impressive 18.1 average))))) and two touchdowns, both of them in 2017.””””


  94. Ken says:

    Posting a new article. It will be up in a few minutes

  95. Ken says:

    New blog up

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