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Tua Notes, Dolphins Begin Cutting Players, and more…

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

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

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

Wide Receiver Antonio Callaway working out for Tampa Bay Vipers during practice (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times).

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

Dec 10, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins (34) runs on an eight yard touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

Nov 25, 2017; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Josh Jacobs (8) is brought down by Auburn Tigers defensive lineman Nick Coe (91) during the fourth quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

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

Nov 18, 2017; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive back Javaris Davis (13) celebrates with Jason Smith (24) after intercepting a UL Monroe pass during the third quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers beat the Warhawks 42-14. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

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

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Janarion Grant (84) is stopped by Buffalo Bills running back Patrick DiMarco (42), linebacker Ramon Humber (50) and cornerback Lafayette Pitts (30) during the first half of an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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

MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 21: Michael Roberts #80 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after scoreing a touchdown in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

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

Aug 30, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Jake Rudock (14) throws the ball during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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

Offensive Players

Nov 17, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Defensive Players

Jun 13, 2018; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams safety Nate Holley (42) during minicamp at Cal Lutheran University. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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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