Players Protected, a Long Snapper Tryout, and more…

Sep 22, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams (18) cannot catch a pass while defended by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (24) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Miami Dolphins Notes, on September 8th, 2020. The topics are, four players protected on the practice squad, a long snapper tryout, and more…

Dolphins Tryout a Long Snapper

Surprisingly, the Dolphins have long snapper, Matt Orzech, trying out for the team today. The Dolphins took Blake Ferguson in the sixth round of the NFL Draft, so it was a surprise to see Orzech on the tryout list. Orzech was the long snapper for the Jaguars last season but did not get re-signed. Overall, I see no chance in Orzech making the roster but could be an emergency long snapper for an NFL team.

Injury Details

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Dec 11, 2017; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) stiff arm New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Dolphins star wide receivers, DeVante Parker and Preston Williams, both have an injury update today. Parker is practicing, but he was seen wearing a white compression sleeve on his right thigh or hamstring. After a couple of weeks, we finally found out the reason why Parker was going half speed. Next, after Williams tore his ACL last season, he has been attempting to rehab back to full health. He tells reports today that he feels close to how good he felt in November, which is a good sign for the Dolphins heading into week one. In the end, the Dolphins will have both Parker and Williams healthy for the week one matchup against New England. 

Four Practice Squad Players Protected

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Jun 11, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Tae Hayes (30) walks off of the field during mandatory minicamp #1 at the Dream Finders Homes practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Each NFL team is allowed to protect four players each week, so the Dolphins were one of the first teams to select their players. First, is cornerback, Tae Hayes, who played two games for Miami last season. Second is tight end Chris Myarick, who competed for the third-string tight end position, but lost it to Adam Shaheen. Third, is quarterback, Jake Rudock, who is the emergency quarterback for Miami. Fourth is cornerback, Ken Webster, who started five games for Miami last season. All in all, the Dolphins will be able to choose four players to protect each week of the regular season.

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