On the roster: Erik Walden, Cameron Wake, William Kershaw, Tearrius George, Channing Crowder, Akin Ayodele, Reggie Torbor, J.D. Folsom, Orion Martin, Quentin Moses, Jason Taylor, Matt Roth, Charlie Anderson, Joey Porter
Number likely to be kept: 8
On the 2008 opening-day roster: Matt Roth, Channing Crowder, Akin Ayodele, Joey Porter, Reggie Torbor, Charlie Anderson, Quentin Moses
The big training camp question: Just exactly how are the Dolphins going to use Jason Taylor on defense, particularly in terms of lining up on the field with Joey Porter?
Analysis: Getting some pass-rushing help for Joey Porter was the priority of the offseason, and that likely was accomplished with the signing of two-time CFL defensive MVP Cameron Wake and, of course, the signing of Jason Taylor. What the Dolphins have now is a deep group of linebackers with a nice mix of experience, playmaking ability and special teams contributors. What the Dolphins need, besides Taylor or Wake to make an impact in the pass rush, is for starting inside linebackers Channing Crowder and Akin Ayodele to make a few more impact plays. But this has the makings of a very good group.
Who will make the team: Porter, Crowder, Ayodele, Roth, Taylor, Walden, Torbor, Wake