Miami Dolphins: News You May Have Missed

With the season starting this week, let's look at who was kept and who was released.

On Monday, left tackle Brandon Albert (knee) did have a full day of practice, which is great news. Hopefully he will be ready to suit up this Sunday.

Wide receiver rookie DeVante Parker performed well on his injured foot in the last preseason game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Miami Dolphins will have an explosive receiving core with wide outs Kenny Stills, Jarvis Landry, Rishard Matthews, Greg Jennings, and Matt Hazel.

Some bad news on the running back front. Rookie Jay Ajayi was placed on the Dolphins' reserve/injured list with a cracked rib. Ajayi will be unavailable until mid-season; he will be eligible to return to practice after week six and can return to the field hopefully, by week nine. Former New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray has rejoined the Dolphins practice squad; he had a stint with the team in 2012. With standout running back Lamar Miller and backups Damien Williams, and LaMichael James the Dolphins will be just fine in this position and will be even more potent when Jay Ajayi returns.

After a long training camp and preseason for the kickers of the Miami Dolphins, Caleb Sturgis was released as the Dolphins elected to keep rookie Andrew Franks, who will take over at this position.

There was news that cornerback Will Davis was being shopped around to other teams, but after weeks of nothing happening the Dolphins did not trade Davis and will remain with the team.

In a bit of a surprise to me, the Miami Dolphins released quarterback Josh Freeman after the final pre-season game. I thought he was on his way to having a comeback year with the Dolphins. The Dolphins also released QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson and went on to claim quarterback Logan Thomas off of waivers. The Arizona Cardinals cut Thomas, earlier this week. Logan Thomas is a young talented quarterback who has a big arm and will be the third string QB where he can develop and learn from number one Ryan Tannehill and his backup Matt Moore.

I'm so excited to see the Dolphins offense this year, they have so much talent in every position and I really believe it will be the year of the Dolphin. Don't forget the defense.... Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake, that's all that needs to be said.


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