• RB Moreno Injured RB Moreno Injured Expected to be out at least a month. Fins resign RB Daniel Thomas
  • Fins rout Pats in 2nd half 33-20 Fins rout Pats in 2nd half 33-20 Miami scored 23 unanswered points in the 2nd half to beat Pats
  • Fins finish preseason with a win Fins finish preseason with a win The Fins scored two TDs in the 4th quarter to beat the Rams 14-13
  • Marino to join front office Marino to join front office Miami has hired Marino as a special adviser to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and CEO Tom Garfinkel

     

Richard Marshall

Release of CB Marshall has questionable timing

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Richard Marshall’s departure could leave the Fins thin at CB.

Yesterday, the Miami Dolphins released CB Richard Marshall. The cut will save the Dolphins almost $3.5 million in cap space. But for a team that was under the salary cap by about $16 million before the move, I am not sure if that was really a big issue.

During training camp and preseason, Marshall had be rotating with Dimitri Patterson for the starting spot opposite Brent Grimes. By all accounts, Patterson has had a solid preseason.

But there are no reports that Marshall had played poorly. Although his play has not been stellar, many believed he had played well enough to at least warrant a roster spot despite his salary cap hit. ($4.55 million this season.)

According to a team source, Marshall was a great locker room guy and calming influence.

The Dolphins have to be excited about the additions of Will Davis and Jamar Taylor. But Davis, for all of his outstanding plays, still shows his inexperience. And Taylor has been battling injuries throughout camp. Multiple sources stated it appeared Taylorwasagainbattling Continue reading

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AFC East Positional Grades – DBs

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It will be up to DC Mike Pettine to fix a secondary that has consistently underachieved. Pro Bowl FS Jarius Byrd (76 tackles, 5 INT’s, 4 FF’s in 2012) received a $6.9 million dollar franchise tag, and might be the NFL’s best at 26 years old. CB Stephon Gilmore showed the athleticism and body type that made him a Top-10 pick in the 2012 draft, and could be a star under Pettine’s guidance. The Bills re-signed CB Leodis McKelvin (#11 pick in the 2008 draft) to a modest 4-year, $17-million dollar contract in hopes that he’ll remove the bust tag. The team is high on third-year SS Da’Norris Searcy (5-11, 216) despite having only 3 career starts. FS Aaron Williams will move to FS, where he is a better fit, after a dismal 2012 season at CB. Nimble-footed Justin Rogers is a solid #3 CB who appeared in all 16 games last season. 4th and 5th round rookies Duke Williams and Jonathan Meeks will likely make the team and challenge for starting roles in 2014.
Grade: C+

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QB Tannehill to start against Colts

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Ryan Tannehill will start today against the Colts.

According to multiple sources, including the Miami Dolphins official site, QB Ryan Tannehill will be starting today against the Colts.

In other news, DT Tony McDaniel will be out of the game with an injury. QB Pat Devlin, CB Richard Marshall, DB Anderson Russell, LB Josh Kaddu, OT Will Yeatman and TE Michael Egnew on the inactive list. Nolan Carroll will get his fourth consecutive start at cornerback in place of the injured Richard Marshall.

The Colts will be without CB Vontae Davis and TE Coby Fleener. WR Nathan Palmer, CB Marshay Green, DE Clifton Geathers, DE Lawrence Guy, and OT Tony Hillis will be on the inactives list.

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Dolphins release 1st Depth Chart

While it’s still early and a lot can change, fans get their first glimpse of what the Dolphins would look like if they fielded the team today.

The notables:

  • Legedu Naanee a starting WR. I wouldn’t have guessed that a month ago.
  • Roberto Wallace 4th behind Chad Johnson on one side – meaning he’s 8th or 9th at the position behind Marlon Moore and Jeff Fuller, possibly Rishard Matthews also (who has the advantage of being drafted by this regime).
  • Lydon Murtha back-up LT, meaning Jonathan Martin has locked up the starting position at RT; and fellow rookie Andrew McDonald the back up RT.
  • RG John Jerry 3rd and looking like a long shot to make the final 53 man roster.
  • Undrafted rookie FA Derrick Shelby @ 2nd RDE. The undersized 6’3″ 270 lb DE from Utah isn’t particularly fast (4.85 to 5.0 in the 40 yard dash) or big, didn’t produce a lot sacks in college and went undrafted because he was inconsistent.
  • CB Vontae Davis 2nd behind Richard Marshall. Based on reports Davis hasn’t improved his practice efforts.
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Fins sign Marshall

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The Fins signed CB Richard Marshall to a 3 year contract.

The Miami Dolphins announced today the signing of free agent CB Richard Marshall to a 3 year deal. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Marshall was a second round draft pick for the Carolina Panthers in 2006 where he played as a nickleback behind Chris Gamble and Ken Lucas.

Last season, he played for the Arizona Cardinals where he posted 78 tackles, 2 sacks, and 3 INTs.

In other news, free agent OT Eric Winstom will apparently be continuing his free agent visits with other teams. It remains to be seen whether or not he will sign with the Dolphins.

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