Ex-Dolphins Find Work, Miami Relies On Sims


Aug 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins tight end Dion Sims (80) catches a pass as New Orleans Saints inside linebacker Kevin Reddick (52) makes the tackle in the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins are now six days away from their opening game against the Cleveland Browns.  The practice squad is set and the team continues to work out a player here and there.  When the team does make it to Cleveland they will see a familiar face across the field.  CB Julian Posey has joined the Browns and it’s likely that he will be used to gather as much information as possible on the Dolphins defensive front.

Posey was released prior to the game plan installation but he does know the system and you can bet he will be needled for information all week.

Posey isn’t the only former Phin to catch on elsewhere today.  In Buffalo, Dan Carpenter has joined the Bills after the teams incumbent kicker hurt his groin.  In Baltimore RB Jonas Gray has been added to their practice squad.

In Miami, the Dolphins are said to be working out former Eagles brute offensive lineman Danny Watkins.  The former number 1 pick in 2011 busted out of Philly after failing to live up to the lofty expectations of a first round guard.  Perhaps a change of scenery may sway him back to the college impressions that got him noticed and thus taken as a first rounder.

With the season opener closing fast the Dolphins have done nothing to aid their suspect TE position.  It appears they will stand pat on the combination of Dion Sims, Michael Egnew, and Charles Clay.  While most of the focus seems to be on Clay’s ability to lead the group as a veteran, it’s rookie Dion Sims that appears to be ready to launch in the NFL.

Sims will see plenty of time this week with the number one unit and should see plenty of real action this weekend.  For the Dolphins, relying on Sims is more than just a passing hope.  Sims could make Miami fans forget about Dustin Keller’s injury or he can remind everyone just how much the Dolphins need to swing a trade and bring someone in.  More is expected of Sims than any of the other TE’s.  Mainly because he showed far more during pre-season than any of the others.

Finally, Dion Jordan is not only back at practice but DC Kevin Coyle says they have a game plan in place that will get him plenty of opportunity to make plays.  It will be a welcoming option in the pass rush if he does indeed get on the field.