With this here lengthy and uneventful time during the 2013 NFL offseason, I thought it would be an excellent time to start a new weekly development informing YOU, the fans, on what you may have missed during the past week. So let’s recap some headlines involving the Miami Dolphins throughout the past week…
Phinphanatic‘s own Brian Miller is reporting that long-shot wide receiver, Joe Hastings, is retiring at the age of 26.
NFL.com‘s Gregg Rosenthal has Miami on his list of the NFL’s thinnest back fields. Is Miami’s back field truly thin? Or is the group just insanely unproven?
Brian Miller of Phinphanatic.com also pointed out that Miami’s current “franchise” player, DT Randy Starks, needs to strike a long-term deal with the team before the July 15th deadline. If Dolphin GM Jeff Ireland and Starks’ camp cannot agree to terms, Starks will play the whole season on his franchise tender of $8.4 mill(?).
The Palm Beach Post’s Andrew Abramson is reporting that many Dolphins defenders are quite impressed with second-year QB Ryan Tannehill’s progression. DB Jimmy Wilson said Tannehill looks bigger, quicker, faster and more comfortable.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk, DT Paul Soliai has donated $25,000 to the University of Utah’s football program. Soliai was thankful for the opportunity the university gave him and wanted to give back a bit to his Alma-mater.
According to Sean Logan of The Finsiders, Dolphin great, Jason Taylor, believes this year’s third overall selection, Dion Jordan, is more NFL ready than Taylor was during his rookie season. Both Taylor and Jordan see why many compare the two, but Jordan wants to be himself, not Jason Taylor (Although that wouldn’t be a bad thing…).
Miamidolphins.com‘s Andy Kent has been doing training camp previews. Today he takes a look at the team’s defensive line.
NFL.com‘s Adam Schein has ranked Miami Dolphin QB Ryan Tannehill as the fifth most fascinating player to watch during the 2013-2014 NFL season.