Dolphins 2015 year in review
By Brian Miller
Sep 27, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) catches as Buffalo Bills safety Corey Graham (20) moves in at Sun Life Stadium where Buffalo defeated the Dolphins 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Innerarity-USA TODAY Sports
Needing more quarterback depth the Dolphins signed free agent and former first round pick Josh Freeman. Freemans time in Miami would be short-lived as he struggled throughout training camp.
With the third and fourth tier free agents still on the market the Dolphins began adding more depth ahead of the start of off-season workouts. On the 13th the team added CB Zach Bowman. Bowman’s signing however would take a backseat to Mike Pouncey.
In a press conference filled with emotion, the Dolphins former 16th overall pick was signed to a contract extension. The five-year deal was for $52.5 million.
Needing depth along the offensive line (and starters) the Dolphins signed free agents Jeff Linkenbach and Jacques McClendon. McClendon would eventually be released, re-signed, released, and re-signed.
The Dolphins and the NFL announced that defensive end Dion Jordan would sit out the entire season after a second failed substance abuse test. Jordan, the Dolphins former 3rd overall pick in 2013 had yet to make his mark on the team.
The Dolphins announce that they will pick up the 2016 option on the contract of Ryan Tannehill. On the same day the start their 2015 draft.
Miami drafts Louisville wide-receiver De’Vante Parker with their first pick in round one. The following day they add defensive lineman Jordan Phillips. In round four, on May 2nd they added Jamil Douglas, Bobby McCain, Tony Lippett, Cedrick Thompson, and Jay Ajayi. The Dolphins would draft four players in round five and their draft would be over.