T-four days until the Miami Dolphins take on the New York Giants in week one of the 2016 NFL preseason. Then again, there’s always a possibility that the NFL just cancels the game I guess.
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Honestly, what am I saying, that’s nothing to joke about. Sure we miss out on football but it was all in favor of the players’ health. In a time that 0% of the population believes the NFL is trying to keep the players safe it was a bold – but good – move by the NFL in putting a halt to the game.
The biggest news to come out of Dolphins camp today was the release of the first depth chart of the season, which you can see down below. There really isn’t any big news about the first depth chart of the year but it’s cool to see nonetheless what the coaches are thinking heading into week one of the preseason.
The biggest news of the depth chart may be Jay Ajayi listed as the first team running back over Arian Foster. Ajayi has missed some time throughout camp, and Gase has said Foster is the leading back. Maybe Gase is using this as a confidence boost and loyalty towards Ajayi for the work he’s put in this offseason?
I also want to see DE Terrance Fede higher on the depth chart. Clearly he won’t unseat Wake on or Williams but I believe once either of them are gone he’s going to fit right in. His motor never stops and I hope he gets more playing time this season.
As far as practice goes today, I follow Omar Kelly and Chris Perkins on Twitter throughout. By the sounds of things QB Ryan Tannehill and the offensive line all struggled, WR Jakeem Grant redeemed himself a bit after a rough end to last week and had a great day, and WR Kenny Stills couldn’t catch a cold against CB Byron Maxwell.
- Miami released CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu after tearing his other ACL in practice. I was hoping he could stick at the very least as a special teamer but after another ACL tear it may be the end for him in the NFL. You can read more about his release here.
- Miami signed CB Al Louis-Jean as a replacement for Ekpre-Olomu. He’s in his second season out of Boston College. He appeared in nine games with the Chicago Bears last season, making nine tackles and defending one pass.
- DE’s Mario Williams and Cam Wake were both on rest days today. Defense still pressured the offense all day in practice.
- DE/OLB/Whatever you think he is Dion Jordan isn’t listed on the depth chart at this time. I don’t think there’s any way he gets cut in favor of anyone else, though.
- WR Devante Parker is still nursing an injured hamstring as is rookie RB Kenyan Drake.
- Rookie CB Xavien Howard is running full speed in straight lines. No full-speed cuts yet, however.