In what is typically the slow months for the NFL, the Dolphins began the process of learning the Adam Gase and Vance Joseph systems with mini-camps and OTA sessions.
With the draft now behind them, the Dolphins begin filling out other remaining holes with street free agents. One of those is Jason Jones who would play a big role for the Dolphins at the defensive end position. In addition the Dolphins would give Cameron Wake an extension. Wake missed most of the 2015 games with a torn Achilles.
Early Las Vegas betting odds give Miami an over/under of seven wins for the 2016 season.
On June 7th the Miami Dolphins learned that former CEO and President Bryan Wiedmeir had passed away after a long battle with cancer. Wiedmeir had spent 29 seasons with the Dolphins before moving on to the Cleveland Browns following the 2008 season.
As the team continued off-season work, Pro-Bowl safety continued his “hold-out” for a new contract. The Dolphins refused to renegotiate the current deal which still had two seasons left. Jones would return to the team after missing little practice time.
On June 6th the Dolphins and the NFL announced that the Dolphins first home pre-season game would be moved to Orlando, Fl. The league said they wanted to see how Orlando was prepared for the 2016 Pro-Bowl and thought this would be a good test run. The Dolphins bought themselves another week to finish the stadium renovations.
On the 18th of July the Dolphins finally found a veteran running back to use behind and compete against 2nd year runner Jay Ajayi when they signed former Texans running back Arian Foster. Foster would miss the first few days of practices but would be ready for training camp.
Dion Jordan is reinstated after missing the previous two seasons. He is put on the inactive list with a non-football related injury. He would not be added to the Dolphins 53 man roster for the entire 2016 season.
On July 30th, former Dolphins linebacker Antonio Armstrong along with his wife were murdered by their own 16 year old son. Armstrong played only one season for the Dolphins in 1995.
The Dolphins open their 2016 training camp under first time head coach Adam Gase. Players immediately inform the media that they are impressed with the way Gase conducts his practices and speaks to his players. It’s reported that Gase also trash talks with his players as well.