Welcome to the Daily Miami Dolphins Notes, on September 4th, 2020. The topics are Tua details, players are beginning to get cut, and more…
Tua Tagovailoa Notes
Tua Tagovailoa is impressing the whole team each and every day. As long as Tua stays healthy, he can be the franchise quarterback that the Dolphins need. Emmanuel Ogbah says “He (Tua) can scramble on you and Tua’s pretty mobile. Tua has a nice deep ball, throws the ball really well. You have to do your best to stay contained and keep Tua in the pocket; he might get out.” Ogbah is one of the new additions to the Dolphins defensive line. Overall, Tua is impressing the whole team as we see more and more players talk about him in a positive way.
Dolphins Injuries Details
DeVante Parker is absent most days lately, but today he is doing conditioning. This is a good sign, since Parker is the Dolphins best wide receiver, since his break-out season last year. Since suffering a minor injury earlier in training camp, Patrick Laird was wearing a red-shirt, which means no contact. Today, he is without the red t-shirt, which shows he is back and healthy to do full contact. Kyle Van Noy was the last addition onto the injury details list today. Van Noy is with a soft cast on his right-hand today at practice. Overall, each of these players is currently on track to play in week one, unless something major happens to them.
Eight Players Tryout Today
Antonio Callaway, Wide Receiver
Antonio Callaway is part of the tryout group that came to the Dolphins organization today. He has been part of the Browns organization from 2018 – 2019 until he ran into some drug and injury problems. In his two seasons with the Browns, Callaway received 51 receptions, 675 receiving yards, and five touchdowns. Callaway was a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Vipers until he suffered a lower-body injury, then the XFL shut down. Overall, Callaway is a young, good talent, and could really compete.
Alex Collins, Running Back
Alex Collins is a running back, who was also part of the tryout group for the Dolphins organization. His past two teams were the Seahawks (2016) and the Ravens (2017 – 2018). While on the Ravens, Collins faces a gun charge and drug charge, which lead to his release. His career stats is 357 attempts, 1,509 rushing yards, and 14 touchdowns. Overall, if Collins gets a second chance he could truly be a franchise back for a team.
Nick Coe, Defensive End/Linebacker
Nick Coe is a defensive end and a linebacker, who was also part of the tryout group for the Dolphins. He is a rookie this season and he was part of Auburn University last season, which the Dolphins have an obsession with. In his three seasons for Auburn, Coe has 70 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, and nine sacks. Overall, Coe could potentially compete for an edge-rushing position, but it’s doubtful.
Brian Cole, Safety
Brian Cole is a safety, who was also part of the tryout group for the Dolphins. Also, Cole is a rookie this season and he was part of Mississippi State. He only played his junior and senior season at Mississippi State but had a decent two seasons. In his whole career, Cole had 78 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and three sacks. Overall, I doubt the Dolphins will sign Cole, but he could possibly make the practice squad.
Javaris Davis, Cornerback
Javaris Davis is a cornerback, who was also part of the tryout group for the Dolphins. He is also a rookie this season and he was on the Auburn team, which the Dolphins love. In his four seasons at Auburn Davis has 150 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and eight interceptions. Overall, Davis is another player that has a good shot to make the practice squad.
Janarion Grant, Kick/Punt Returner
Janarion Grant is a kick and punt returner, who was part of the Ravens in 2018. With Grant possibly playing receiver, Grant can compete for a returner position on the team. In his one season as a returner Grant has 52 punt return yards and 56 kick return yards. Overall, Grant has a chance, but it is doubtful he will make the team.
Michael Roberts, Tight End
Michael Roberts is a tight end, who was part of the Lions roster in 2017 and 2018. The tight end position is already pretty final, but he could compete with Adam Shaheen for tight end number three. In his two seasons with the Lions, he has 13 receptions, 146 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. Overall, Roberts could possibly make the roster, but it is doubtful.
Jake Rudock, Quarterback
Jake Rudock is a quarterback, who was part of the Lions roster in 2017. Also, he has been off and on the Dolphins roster but has never played a snap on the team. Rudock could be a decent back-up, but nothing special for the Dolphins. Overall, it is doubtful he can make the roster, but you never know.
Fifteen Players Released Today
Chris Myarick, tight end, is the first player the Dolphins release. Danny Isidora, an offensive guard, is the fourth player the Dolphins release. Nate Wieting, tight end, is the fifth player the Dolphins release. His career stats from Iowa are 13 receptions, 185 receiving yards, in eight games. Matt Cole, wide receiver, is the sixth player the Dolphins release. Jonathan Hubbard, offensive tackle, is the seventh player the Dolphins release. Kirk Merritt, wide receiver is the ninth player the Dolphins release. His Career stats from Oregon and Arkansas State is 158 receptions, 1.872 receiving yards, and 19 touchdowns. Keaton Sutherland, an offensive guard, is the tenth player the Dolphins release. Josh Rosen, a quarterback, is the fourteenth player the Dolphins release. His career stats are 2,845 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, and 19 interceptions. Shaq Calhoun, an offensive lineman, is the fifteenth player the Dolphins release.
Breon Borders, a cornerback, is the second player the Dolphins release. His career stats are seven tackles, one fumble recovery, and one quarterback hit. Brandin Bryant, defensive tackle, is the third player the Dolphins release. His career stats are three tackles in four games. Nate Brooks, safety, is the eighth player the Dolphins release. His career stats are 11 tackles, two passes deflections, and two starts. Tyshun Render, defensive end, is the eleventh player the Dolphins release. His career stats from Middle Tennessee State is 119 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks. Ken Webster, a cornerback, is the twelfth player the Dolphins release. His career stats for the Dolphins are 19 tackles, one pass deflection, and five starts. Nate Holley, safety, is the thirteenth player the Dolphins release. In the CFL, Holley had 78 tackles, one interception, and one sack.
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