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Dolphins Notes: Rosen Trade Rumors, and more…

Welcome to the Daily Miami Dolphins Notes, on September 3rd, 2020. The topics are, Josh Rosen trade rumors, lots of camp details, and more…

Josh Rosen Potentially Being Traded

After Tua Tagovailoa has been playing amazing and Ryan Fitzpatrick is projected to start week one, Rosen is once again potentially being traded. Some potential teams that could want the former first-round pick are Lions, Buccaneers, and Colts. Rosen could be a good back-up quarterback and if he was Tom Brady’s back-up he could really be a difference-maker. Overall, expect to either see Rosen get put into a trade or cut from the organization in the coming weeks.

Xavien Howard’s Progress

Oct 14, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins corner back Xavien Howard (25) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Xavien Howard was out a couple of weeks ago because of potentially having COVID-19 in the offseason. Howard is projected to be the cornerback number two on the Miami Dolphins. He will join Byron Jones and Noah Igbinoghene in the Dolphins secondary. Brian Flores told the media today that Xavien Howard is “trending in the right direction”, which is a good sign for the team. Overall, this is good for the Dolphins, since they will need everyone they can get in the week one matchup against the Patriots. 

Three Players did not Practice

Sep 17, 2017; Carson, CA, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) is pursued by Los Angeles Chargers free safety Tre Boston (33) in the third quarter during a NFL football game at StubHub Center. The Dolphins defeated the Chargers 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Another three players did not attend practice today, which is concerning for the week one matchup against the Patriots. The three players not present are starting wide receiver, DeVante Parker, Kirk Merritt, and starting edge rusher Shaq Lawson. If the Dolphins don’t have Parker, then their receiving core will be even weaker than it was before. The Dolphins receiving core would be Preston Williams, Jakeem Grant, and Isaiah Ford, against a top secondary. Overall, hopefully, Lawson and Parker will return for week one of the regular season, so they have a better chance to beat New England.

Jakeem Grant Returns to Practice

Aug 25, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant (19) runs the ball around Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Deion Jones (45) during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Thankfully at least one wide receiver has returned to practice today. “Jakeem Grant appears to be practicing today,” says Adam Beasley. Grant looks to be back for week one of the regular season, which is a positive sign for the Dolphins team. Most likely, Grant will be the slot wide receiver for the Dolphins this season, after he has been the team’s returner for a couple of years.

Jordan Howard on Tua Tagovailoa

Oct 6, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (24) runs with the ball past New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins signed Jordan Howard this offseason expecting him to be the running back that the team has needs. So, when the Dolphins see the good relationship between Howard and Tagovailoa that is a good sign. Howard says today “With the way Tua is moving around, nobody would even know he had a major injury last November.” This is a good sign for the Dolphins since Tua is going to be the future quarterback for the team.

Noah Igbinoghene Feelings During Practice

Nov 30, 2019; Auburn, AL, USA; The ball goes loose as Auburn Tigers defensive back Noah Igbinoghene (4) defends Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) during the first quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins drafted Noah Igbinoghene in the first round of the NFL Draft this year. Igbinoghene is expected to be cornerback number three for the Dolphins, so he has had the jitters at the beginning of training camp. He tells reporters today that the game is beginning to slow down for him. He also mentions how he has grown mentally during camp this year. Overall, this is a good sign for a young cornerback on the Miami Dolphins, who will be receiving a major role this year. 

Adam Shaheen Transition

Sep 15, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Adam Shaheen (87) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Dolphins trade for Chicago Bears former tight end this offseason. So far, Adam Shaheen tells reporters that he does not feel like he is far behind his teammates on the field, since he feels conditioned. Also, he mentions how he has been spending lots of time in the classroom to learn the Dolphins playbook. Overall, it is good to hear of the amount of work Shaheen is putting in for the Dolphins. 

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