Miami Dolphins Week One Fifty-Three Man Roster Projection

The Miami Dolphins 2016 Training Camp begins today Friday, July 29th, and two weeks later they play a pre-season game at the NY Giants.

Here is whats likely to be concluded over the next six weeks.

Top 46 active upon the regular seasons Kickoff . (Starters Emboldened)
(Players 47 thru 53 could churn their way into the active 46 roster for any given games needs).

Offensive Twenty-Two
Quarterback (Game-Day ACTIVE Two)
1 - Ryan Tannehill
41 - Matt Moore

ACTIVE Eight, Game Day Offensive Lineman
Left Tackle
3 - Brandon Albert
30 - Jermon Bushrod career left tackle to play (guard & right tackle also), 2016 Free Agent

Left Guard
6- Laremy Tunsil (left tackle extraordinaire) rookie
49 - Dallas Thomas (likely on occasion to unseat right tackle Sam Young for the 45th spot)

4 - Mike Pouncey
42 - Kraig Urbik (experienced C & G starter may win the right guard position), Free Agent

Right Guard could go either way including K. Urbik. (May the best man win)!
10 - Jamil Douglas
48 - Billy Turner (tough to put him out of the 46) but he's the least versatile while coach Adam Gase suggest that just 7 are likely to dress, and I'm already carrying 8. Meanwhile, he could very well take the job and force Douglas or right tackle Young outside the 46. Urbik is too important to the backup center position to be outside the 46.

Right Tackle
5 - JuWaun James
45 - Sam Young (guard also), Free Agent

Tight End (ACTIVE Two)
17 - Jordon Cameron
28 - Dion Sims

Running Back (ACTIVE Three)
13 - Jay Ajayi
27 - Arian Foster (Free Agent)
29 - Kenyan Drake (rookie)

Wide Receiver (ACTIVE Five)
14 - Jarvis Landry
15 - DeVante Parker
16 - Kenny Stills

39 - Leonte Carroo (rookie)
40 - Jakeem Grant (rookie)

Special Teams (ACTIVE Three)
23 - Andrew Franks
24 - Matt Darr
25 - John Denney

Toe The Line Twenty-Eight
Defensive Tackle (ACTIVE Four)
2 - Ndamukong Suh
9 - Jordan Phillips

32 - Earl Mitchell
33 - Chris Jones (Free Agent)

Defensive End (ACTIVE Five), could go with four if in need of TE, RB, QB, OL, LB or DB
7 - Cameron Wake
8 - Mario Williams
(Free Agent)
34 - Jason Jones (Free Agent)
43 - Terrance Fede
44 - Andre Branch (Free Agent)
52 - Chris McCain (A great camp could potentially put he & DJ at 43/44), bad camp gets them cut.
53 - Dion Jordan (?????) Was drafted 2013 to be the eventual replacement to Cam Wake
Position is loaded with four highly experienced starters. Youth, size, plays made & reliability advances Fede.

Line Backer (ACTIVE Five)
11 - Kiko Alonso (Free Agent)
18 - Jelani Jenkins
19 - Koa Misi

37 - Neville Hewitt
38 - Zach Vigil
50 - Spencer Paysinger
51 - Mike Hull

Corner Back (ACTIVE Five)
20 - Byron Maxwell (Free Agent)
21 - Xavien Howard
(rookie) currently on the PUP until week one. (Enter Lippett, Ifo, or Lucas)
26 - Bobby McCain (Slot Starter)
31 - Tony Lippett
46 - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (Free Agent/Waiver-Wire Pickup)
47 - Jordan Lucas (rookie)

Safety (ACTIVE Four)
12 - Rashad Jones
22 - Isa Abdul-Quddus
(Free Agent)
35 - Mike Thomas
36 - Walt Aikens

Others looking to make a training camp splash towards the 53 man roster, or ten man practice squad.
Zac Dysert FA
Brandon Doughty (rookie)

Tight Ends (at least one and/or another teams cut needs to step up into the 53, if not the 46)
Thomas Duarte (rookie)
Jake Stoneburner (2015 Dolphin)
Marqueis Gray FA

Running Back (same as outside looking in TE's)
Damien Williams (2015 Dolphin)
Isaiah Pead FA
Daniel Thomas FA

Wide Receiver
Griff Whalen FA
A.J. Cruz FA

Offensive Line
Jacques McClendon (2015 Dolphin) C/G
Ryan DiSalvo (rookie) Long Snapper

Defensive End
Cleyon Laing FA

Line Backer
James-Michael Johnson FA
Akil Blount UDFA
James Burgess UDFA

Corner Back
Lafayette Pitts UDFA
Tyler Patmon (2015 Dolphin)

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Miami Dolphins Add Do-It-All Veteran Running Back Arian Foster

The Dolphins core tailback tandem of second year man Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake became a viable NFL threesome today with the addition of a proven do-it-all veteran in Arian Foster.

Foster has accrued 6,472 rushing yards with a 4.5 career average and 54 touchdowns in seven seasons while in three of those years he participated in eight or fewer games. As a receiver out of the backfield he's covered 2,268 yards with 14 touchdowns.

Arian a 2009 Houston Texan un-drafted rookie with 6 games played became superstar material in 2010, 11, 12, and 2014. Foster played in just eight 2013, and four 2015 games due to injury. His most recent injury (achilles) came in week seven of 2015 versus the Miami franchise at which he now resides.

Miami signed 6-1, 227 Arian Foster (30 in August) to a one year deal at 1.5 million with another 2 million worth of incentives on the table. At his best he's a proven threat in every phase of the game and will easily earn such incentives. At the very least he offers proven veteran leadership! Along with the leadership aspect. Foster (once 100% healthy while working out for the Dolphins on numerous occasions during the process) has the superior skill-sets and all-around game which didn't exist in the (break glass in case of emergency) scenario of Damian Williams, Daniel Thomas, or Isaiah Pead.

Training Camp begins in TEN DAYS on July 28th.
The Miami Dolphins will play 2016's first pre-season game at the N.Y. Giants 15 days later on August 12th.