Miami Dolphins: 3 things to watch for in preseason Week 2 game

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What to watch in Miami Dolphins preseason Week 2:

How is the cornerback situation going to play out?

One of the positions where we knew depth would be an issue was the cornerbacks, and things got even more concerning over the last weekend.

With Byron Jones yet to practice while recovering from offseason surgery, the Dolphins have undoubtedly been looking for answers for the last three weeks. One player that fans and the coaching staff alike had their eyes on was Noah Igbinoghene, who is likely being given one last chance to prove his worth as a first-round pick, something he has failed miserably to do. Things haven’t improved for him during camp, as he has routinely been getting torched, both in practice and during the team’s first preseason game.

To add to the troubles, backup Trill Williams suffered a season-ending injury in the game against the Buccaneers, leaving the team even thinner on the back end and in desperate need of some help. The front office went out and signed Mackensie Alexander this past week, who has started 25 games during the first six years of his career, with three interceptions and 32 passes defended.

The Dolphins are top-heavy at the cornerback position, and there are depth issues even when Byron Jones is 100 percent healthy. Without him, Miami could be in trouble if they don’t figure something out quickly. Saturday’s game against the Raiders could be telling for the coaching staff about who is ready to hit the field and who isn’t.