Miami Dolphins

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium | Coach: Adam Gase
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th72.2 (32nd)237.8 (12th)
Defense30th135.4 (27th)262.4 (26th)
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55Baker, Jerome OLB6-222512/25/19963Ohio State
15Bowden, Lynn RB5-1120410/14/1997RKentucky
20Breida, Matt RB5-101952/28/19954Georgia Southern
27Cox, Chandler FB6-12407/29/19962Auburn
70Davenport, Julie'n T6-73131/9/19954Bucknell
77Davis, Jesse T6-63109/15/19914Idaho
98Davis, Raekwon DT6-73308/21/1997RAlabama
63Deiter, Michael G6-63109/3/19962Wisconsin
49Eguavoen, Sam LB6-02362/22/19932Texas Tech
42Fejedelem, Clayton DB6-02056/2/19935Illinois
50Ferguson, Blake LS6-32314/21/1997RLSU
14Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB6-222811/24/198216Harvard
75Flowers, Ereck G6-63434/25/19946Miami (FL)
84Ford, Isaiah WR6-22012/9/19963Virginia Tech
35Frazier, Kavon FS6-02208/11/19945Central Michigan
37Gaskin, Myles RB5-101942/15/19972Washington
88Gesicki, Mike TE6-625010/3/19953Penn State
56Godchaux, Davon DT6-331111/11/19944LSU
19Grant, Jakeem WR5-717110/30/19925Texas Tech
51Grugier-Hill, Kamu OLB6-22235/16/19945Eastern Illinois
2Haack, Matt P6-02057/25/19944Arizona State
86Hollins, Mack WR6-42219/16/19934North Carolina
25Howard, Xavien CB6-11987/4/19935Baylor
34Howard, Jordan RB6-023211/2/19945Indiana
68Hunt, Robert T6-63238/25/1996RLouisiana
23Igbinoghene, Noah CB5-1119711/27/1999RAuburn
73Jackson, Austin T6-53258/11/1999RUSC
29Jones, Brandon FS6-01914/2/1998RTexas
24Jones, Byron CB6-12059/26/19926Connecticut
67Karras, Ted C6-43053/15/19935Illinois
66Kindley, Solomon G6-43397/31/1997RGeorgia
32Laird, Patrick RB6-02058/17/19952California
90Lawson, Shaq DE6-32676/17/19945Clemson
98Ledbetter, Jonathan DE6-42809/12/19972Georgia
28McCain, Bobby SS5-111928/18/19936Memphis
48Munson, Calvin LB6-024512/27/19942San Diego State
40Needham, Nik FS6-019311/4/19962UTEP
91Ogbah, Emmanuel DE6-427511/6/19935Oklahoma State
78Pankey, Adam T6-53062/2/19943West Virginia
11Parker, DeVante WR6-32111/20/19936Louisville
10Perry, Malcolm RB5-101754/19/1997RNavy
33Perry, Jamal CB5-1018910/23/19942Iowa State
44Roberts, Elandon OLB6-02384/22/19945Houston
21Rowe, Eric SAF6-120510/3/19926Utah
7Sanders, Jason K5-1119511/16/19953New Mexico
87Shaheen, Adam TE6-725710/24/19944Ashland
92Sieler, Zach DE6-62979/7/19953Ferris State
81Smythe, Durham TE6-62608/9/19953Notre Dame
58Strowbridge, Jason DE6-52739/10/1996RNorth Carolina
1Tagovailoa, Tua QB6-02173/2/1998RAlabama
43Van Ginkel, Andrew OLB6-42427/1/19952Wisconsin
53Van Noy, Kyle MLB6-32503/26/19917BYU
94Wilkins, Christian DT6-431512/20/19952Clemson
18Williams, Preston WR6-52183/27/19972Colorado State
Injured Players
47Biegel, Vince (IR) LB6-32467/2/19934Wisconsin
30Brooks, Nate (IR) DB6-01929/5/19961North Texas
61Hilland, Connor (IR) C6-42986/18/19951William & Mary
 Rolle, Rob (IR) DB6-11955/12/1996RVillanova
87Scott, Rashawn (IR) WR6-02031/29/19922Miami (FL)
Practice Squad
45Ahmed, Salvon RB5-1119612/29/1998RWashington
97Coe, Nick OLB6-52918/12/1997RAuburn
82Cole, Matt WR5-1019711/7/1996RMcKendree College
41Cole, Brian SAF6-22054/3/1997RMississippi State
38Davis, Javaris CB5-1018012/26/1996RAuburn
30Hayes, Tae CB5-91888/19/19972Appalachian State
36Holley, Nate DB6-020912/5/19941Kent State
71Johnson, Kylan LB6-223012/23/1996RPittsburgh
95Jones, Benito DT6-131611/27/1997ROle Miss
83Merritt, Kirk WR6-02081/5/1997RArkansas State
85Myarick, Chris TE6-525510/6/19951Temple
 Orzech, Matthew LS6-32454/12/19952Azusa Pacific
69Queiroz, Durval DT6-43308/27/19921No College
64Render, Tyshun DE6-42483/28/1997RMiddle Tenn.
17Sinnett, Reid QB6-42252/5/1997RSan Diego
46Tankersley, Cordrea CB6-120011/19/19933Clemson
Suspended Players
 Callaway, Antonio WR5-112001/9/19972Florida
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Position Listing
Mike Gesicki
Gesicki caught one of three targets for a 15-yard touchdown in the Dolphins' 31-13 win over the Jaguars on Thursday.

The third-year tight end was nowhere near as prolific as four days prior against the Bills, but Gesicki still rewarded fantasy managers with his second touchdown grab of the season. The Penn State product may see his reception volume fluctuate depending on game flow, but based on his strong second-half finish in 2019 and early returns this season, it's clear Gesicki's fantasy prospects are on the right trajectory. He'll look to play a bigger role in a Week 4 home matchup against the Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Malcolm Perry
Perry (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Jaguars.

Perry hasn't yet been active for a game this season. The rookie seventh-round pick may not be handed a path to make his NFL debut unless the Dolphins suffer injuries to the running back or wide receiver positions.

Eric Rowe
Rowe recorded five tackles (four solo), one defended pass, and one interception which he returned for a touchdown during Sunday's divisional win over the Patriots.

Rowe nabbed a floated pass from Tom Brady early in the second quarter, returning it 35 yards down the sideline for a touchdown. The former Patriot's interception marked Brady's his first pick-six since Dec. 24, 2017. Rowe set career-high marks across the board during his first season in Miami, recording 81 tackles (54 solo), eight defended passes, one pick-six and one forced fumble across 16 contests. The 2015 second-round pick has the potential to once again provide fantasy value in IDP formats when he returns to the Dolphins in 2020.

Jonathan Ledbetter
Ledbetter (ankle) cleared waivers Wednesday and was placed on the Dolphins' reserve/non-football injury list.

It's unclear if Ledbetter is still battling the ankle injury that landed him on injured reserve after the 2019 season opener. In any case, he's now reverted to the reserve list after being waived by the Dolphins on Tuesday.

Ankle - NFI-R for Week 4 vs. Seattle
Mack Hollins
Hollins played one snap on offense and 18 snaps on special teams during Week 17's win over the Patriots.

Hollins joined the Dolphins in Week 14, and he saw most of his usage with the team come on special teams. Across 12 games with the Eagles in 2019, Hollins caught 10 of 22 targets for 125 yards. In four contests with Miami, he failed to bring in his only target. The 26-year-old is under contract for 2020, but he'll need to spend the offseason competing for a roster spot.

Christian Wilkins
Wilkins recorded six tackles (five solo), one sack, two defended passes and one quarterback hit during Sunday's 21-11 loss to New England.

Wilkins was limited to just two sacks as a rookie in 2019, so it's encouraging to see him already getting off to a hot start Year 2. The second-year pro also matched his career-high tackle total during the Week 1 loss, so he'll be worth monitoring in IDP formats heading into a Week 2 tilt against the Bills.

Jesse Davis
Davis (arm) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Davis appears fully recovered from the arm injury he picked up Week 3 against the Cowboys. He's set to draw the start at left tackle versus Washington.

Kyle Van Noy
Van Noy notched three tackles (one solo) and one strip-sack during Thursday's 31-13 win over the Jaguars.

Van Noy was a force in the pass rush Thursday, and he had a number of plays that didn't show up on the stat sheet but forced Gardner Minshew to abandon reads. He even recovered the fumble after logging a strip-sack in the fourth quarter, a play which essentially sealed the win for Miami. Van Noy has been a solid option in IDP formats through three contests, and he'll look to keep up his momentum against the Seahawks in Week 4.

Reid Sinnett
The Buccaneers signed Sinnett to the practice squad Sunday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The Buccaneers were hoping Sinnett would clear waivers so they could place him on the practice squad, as they gave him a $152,000 signing bonus in April. Sinnett will look to learn a few things from Tom Brady at practice this season.

Xavien Howard
Howard (knee) practiced in full Wednesday and doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Howard played through this knee issue last week against the Bills, and his presence will be vital Thursday with fellow cornerback Byron Jones (groin/Achilles) ruled out.

Isaiah Ford
Ford caught both his targets for 14 yards during Thursday's 31-13 win over the Jaguars.

Ford had seven catches for 76 yards Week 2, but he took a clear back seat to all of DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, Mike Gesicki and Myles Gaskin in the passing game during Thursday's victory. The 24-year-old looks destined to continue splitting No. 3 WR reps with Jakeem Grant, a role which will make him difficult to trust as a fantasy option in Miami's low-floor offense.

Connor Hilland
The Dolphins waived Hilland (undisclosed) from injured reserve, according to the NFL's Transaction page.

Hilland previously spent the 2018 season on the Dolphins' practice squad. When fully recovered from his undisclosed injury, the 24-year-old center may look for a depth role elsewhere.

Jason Sanders
Sanders converted his sole field-goal attempt and all four extra-point tries during Thursday's 31-13 win over the Jaguars.

Sanders remains perfect on the year, though he's now been held to a single field-goal attempt in two of three games. Despite his flawless accuracy, Sanders' low volume of attempts robs him of a reliable fantasy ceiling.

Tyshun Render
No Updates
Adam Pankey
Pankey was claimed off waivers by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Pankey was waived by the Packers on Monday but will now have a new opportunity in South Beach. The 25-year-old hasn't appeared in a game this season despite spending most of the campaign on Green Bay's 53-man roster.

Matt Breida
Breida had three carries for four yards during Thursday's 31-13 win over Jacksonville.

Breida wasn't targeted Thursday, as Myles Gaskin (22 carries and five targets) handled the vast majority of Miami's backfield reps. With Jordan Howard locked into the Dolphins' short-yardage work, it looks as though Breida's only opportunities will come as an occasional change-of-pace option to spell Gaskin. Until such time as his workload increases, Breida can be considered off the fantasy radar in most formats.

Tae Hayes
The Dolphins promoted Hayes to the active roster from the practice squad Thursday.

Hayes will provide Miami with key cornerback depth against the Jaguars during Thursday Night Football with Byron Jones (groin/Achilles) out. He played a rotational role on defense down the stretch for the Dolphins last season.

DeVante Parker
Parker secured all five targets for 69 yards in the Dolphins' 31-13 win over the Jaguars on Thursday.

Parker had shaken his hamstring concerns by putting in a full practice Wednesday, and he was able to put in a normal workload while co-leading the team in receptions and setting the pace in receiving yardage. The 27-year-old has been able to carry over his 2019 rapport with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick into this season despite the limited practice time in a new offense, as he's now brought in 14 of 17 targets for 169 yards and a touchdown through three games. Parker will now have a chance to get his legs some extra rest ahead of a Week 4 home matchup against the Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Zach Sieler
The Dolphins activated Sieler from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Sieler spent just under a full week on the reserve list, but he's now gained clearance to rejoin teammates. The Dolphins are counting on him to step up as a regular contributor in the defensive end rotation this season.

Chandler Cox
Cox did not record a carry during 13 games in 2019.

Cox was limited to contributing as a blocker on offense as a rookie, and he also played a small role on special teams. He's not a candidate to gain any fantasy value in 2020, as Cox will likely reprise a similar role in his sophomore season.

Preston Williams
Williams brought in both his targets for seven yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 31-13 win over the Jaguars on Thursday.

Williams was able to salvage what would have been a complete wash-out of a night for fantasy managers with his three-yard touchdown grab in the first quarter. The Colorado State product has struggled to make an impact in new coordinator Chan Gailey's offense thus far, posting just five catches on 14 targets through three games. The solid amount of looks is encouraging, and Williams may be able to start converting them into better production the more he familiarizes himself with the scheme. He'll look to push his numbers up across the board in a Week 4 road battle against the Bengals on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Kamu Grugier-Hill
Grugier-Hill (back) has a shot to earn a starting job during training camp, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Grugier-Hill is coming off four straight campaigns as a key depth player in Philadelphia's linebacker corps, highlighted by a career-best 2018 performance in which he notched 45 tackles, two sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. The 26-year-old now faces the opportunity to compete for an increased role in Miami's defense, which is in need of playmakers at inside linebacker.

Vince Biegel
The Dolphins placed Biegel (Achilles) on injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Biegel is presumed to be done for the season after suffering a torn left Achilles during Tuesday's practice. The 27-year-old is coming off a career-best 2019 campaign, and he looked on track to build upon that performance with Miami in 2020 prior to becoming injured.

Achilles - Injured Reserve
Andrew Van Ginkel
Van Ginkel was reinstated from injured reserve Wednesday, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.

Van Ginkel has yet to make his NFL debut but figures to do so in the coming weeks after he was activated off IR, fully recovered from a foot injury that has kept him on the shelf since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 draft.

Matthew Orzech
No Updates
Salvon Ahmed
Ahmed was cut by the Dolphins on Saturday, Safid Deen and Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel report.

Ahmed will stick with the franchise in a practice squad role, per Josh Tolentino of The Athletic. He'll compete with fellow Washington product Myles Gaskin for the first spot in line should an injury befall any of the running backs on the 53-man roster.

Matt Cole
The Dolphins waived Cole on Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins gave Cole a chance as an undrafted free agent from Division II McKendree (Ill.), but he didn't make the final roster. He flashed skill as both a receiver and returner in college, so perhaps the Dolphins can develop him on the practice squad.

Javaris Davis
Davis (undisclosed) passed through waivers unclaimed Friday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Cut with a non-football injury designation by the Dolphins one day earlier, Davis didn't revert to the NFI list, making him a free agent. The undrafted rookie will search for a chance with another organization, though he'll need to pass a physical as well.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 4 vs. Seattle
Jordan Howard
Howard had three carries for one yard and a touchdown during Thursday's 31-13 win over the Jaguars.

Howard took the field late in the first quarter to punch in a one-yard score, salvaging his fantasy day with a TD for the third consecutive week. Now that he's been completely relegated to short-yardage duties (0.8 YPC through three contests), Howard's low-ceiling, low-floor fantasy value only comes due to his consistent goal-line work.

Nate Brooks
Brooks (undisclosed) was removed from injured reserve with an injury settlement, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brooks landed on injured reserve Sept. 6 with an undisclosed injury. In addition to the Dolphins, he's also appeared on the Cardinals and Patriots rosters.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 4 vs. Seattle
Ereck Flowers
The Dolphins activated Flowers (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Flowers either tested positive or was in close contact with someone who did. Either way, he's eligible to return to team facilities and start preparing for the 2020 season. The 26-year-old will aim to lock down the starting left guard position in training camp.

Adam Shaheen
Shaheen (foot) was acquired by the Dolphins from the Bears on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The 25-year-old was drafted during the second round by the Bears in 2017, but he's played only 27 games in three seasons and has 26 catches for 249 yards and four touchdowns. Shaheen likely won't be guaranteed a roster spot given his track record with injuries, but a strong camp could put him in the mix for the No. 2 job at tight end with Durham Smythe and Chandler Cox.

Raekwon Davis
The Dolphins have activated Davis from their reserve/COVID-19 list.

Davis, who the Dolphins took in the second round of the 2020 draft, is thus slated to move into a role on the team's revamped front seven. Per Cameron Wolfe of, the Alabama product profiles as a good fit as a 3-4 end in Miami's defense, and at 6-foot-6, 311 pounds, Davis should also be able to make his mark as a run stopper.

Clayton Fejedelem
Fejedelem (pectoral) is inactive for Thursday's match against the Jaguars.

Fejedelem was initially listed as doubtful for Thursday Night Football despite logging a trio of limited practices. He'll look to retake the field versus the Seahawks in Week 4.

Pectoral - Questionable for Week 4 vs. Seattle
Patrick Laird
Laird is not on Wednesday's injury report, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Laird is healthy heading into Miami's season opener. Just how involved he'll be is a different story, as he's currently buried behind Jordan Howard, Matt Breida and Myles Gaskin on the running back depth chart.

Matt Haack
Haack has been tendered by the Dolphins as a restricted free agent, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Haack averaged career-best marks of 45 yards per punt and a net average of 41.1 in 2019. The improvement was enough for the team to keep him in Miami for at least another campaign.

Chris Myarick
Myarick was cut by the Dolphins on Saturday, Safid Deen and Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel report.

Myarick failed to make the roster at tight end. The Dolphins' depth chart at the position consists of Mike Gesicki, Durham Smythe and Adam Shaheen.

Nick Coe
No Updates
Tua Tagovailoa
Tagovailoa will remain Miami's No. 2 quarterback heading into Week 2's divisional matchup against the Bills, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

The Dolphins didn't appear to consider putting Tagovailoa in the game during Sunday's season-opening loss to the Patriots, in which Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three picks and failed to move the offense, so it looks like the team is committed to allowing the rookie time to develop. However, if Fitzpatrick logs a similarly poor performance against Buffalo, Tagovailoa could begin building a case to enter the fray.

Jakeem Grant
Grant hauled in his only target for 19 yards, rushed once for 29 yards returned two kickoffs for 31 yards and brought back two punts for 28 yards in the Dolphins' 31-13 win over the Jaguars on Thursday.

The speedster was fairly busy due to his multiple responsibilities, but he once again played a minimal role as a receiver. The good news is that Grant has caught all five targets he's seen thus far this season, but those have amounted to just 46 yards. Grant has yet to see his blazing speed translate to game action, as Thursday's 19-yard catch counts as the longest of his season-plus as a pro. He'll look to up his production from scrimmage in a Week 4 home matchup against the Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Kirk Merritt
The Dolphins waived Merritt on Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

The undrafted rookie out of Arkansas State enjoyed impressive collegiate production with 153 receptions for 1,811 yards and 19 touchdowns over his final two seasons, but he couldn't secure a roster spot in Miami. If he clears waivers, the Dolphins intend to keep him on the practice squad.

Austin Jackson
Jackson officially signed his rookie contract with the Dolphins on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The 18th overall selection of the 2020 NFL Draft, Jackson possesses the athleticism and frame to push for an immediate starting role in Miami. The team does have a serviceable option available in Julien Davenport, though, in the event that Jackson would benefit from time to develop. In any case, the Dolphins no doubt consider Jackson the left tackle of the future, whether or not he garners a starting gig immediately as a rookie.

Cordrea Tankersley
Tankersley was activated off the reserve/COVID 19 list then waived by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

The 2017 third-round pick had a rough tenure in Miami, especially considering he spent all of the 2019 season rehabbing from a torn ACL. Tankersley has 36 tackles (26 solo) and seven pass breakups through 17 career games in the NFL.

Michael Deiter
No Updates
Brandon Jones
Jones had 10 tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 21-11 loss to the Patriots.

Jones finished second on the team in terms of tackles, behind only Jerome Baker (16). The rookie third-round pick put forth a strong showing in his NFL debut, but fantasy managers will likely need to see more evidence before trusting him as a consistent option in IDP formats. Jones will look to keep up his momentum Week 2 against Buffalo.

Jason Strowbridge
Strowbridge (coach's decision) won't travel with the team for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Strowbridge didn't pop up on the team's injury report, so this is likely a coach's decision to keep him home. The 24-year-old has yet to suit up in game action after he was selected in the fifth round in April's draft, and he'll have to wait another week to make his NFL debut.

Kylan Johnson
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 4 vs. Seattle
No Updates
Robert Hunt
No Updates
Shaq Lawson
Lawson (hip) practiced in full Wednesday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Lawson upped his practice participation after being limited on Monday and Tuesday, and he has been taken off the injury report as a result. He'll be looking for his first sack of the season Thursday after registering 6.5 sacks in 2019.

Brian Cole
The Vikings cut Cole on Wednesday.

The rookie seventh-round pick could be a candidate to resurface on Minnesota's practice squad if no other team pursues him. Cole played a hybrid linebacker/nickel role during his time at Mississippi State.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick completed 18 of 20 passes for 160 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Dolphins' 31-13 win over the Jaguars on Thursday. He also rushed seven times for 38 yards and another score and logged one reception for no gain.

In the Week 2 loss to the Bills, Fitzpatrick went a long way toward resembling the quarterback who knows coordinator Chan Gailey's offense intimately from having run it with ample success in both Buffalo and New York. Thursday, game script didn't call for Fitzpatrick to be anywhere near as active through the air, but the efficiency he demonstrated was that of a quarterback completely comfortable within a system. The veteran finished with a 133.3 rating for the night, misfiring only twice while averaging 8.0 yards per attempt and notching completions to seven different pass catchers. With the air attack now seemingly considerably ahead of where it was just two weeks ago in the opener against the Patriots, Fitzpatrick and his teammates will utilize some much-needed extra time to gear up for a formidable Week 4 interconference challenge in the form of the visiting Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Benito Jones
The Dolphins have activated Jones from their reserve/COVID-19 list.

Jones, who was signed by the team as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi back in April, will now look to secure a depth defensive tackle role with the Dolphins.

Antonio Callaway
Callaway (suspended) will be eligible to return to the field after the Dolphins have played seven games in 2020, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Callaway was handed a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy last November, and he's subsequently had four games added, so his first chance to retake the field will come during Miami's matchup against the Rams in Week 8. The Dolphins are lacking for quality receiving depth, so Callaway, currently a member of the practice squad, could see opportunities to make an impact this season as long as he's able to avoid any further off-field issues.

Suspension - Suspended for 10 games
Elandon Roberts
Roberts (concussion) practiced in full for a third straight day Wednesday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Roberts should be firing on all cylinders in Week 3 after practicing without limitations throughout the week. He seems to be fully over the concussion he suffered in the season opener, which kept him out of last week's loss to the Bills.

Nik Needham
Needham notched 54 tackles (41 solo), one sack, 11 defended passes, two interceptions and one forced fumble across 12 games in 2019.

Needman was promoted from Miami's practice squad in mid-October, when injuries to the secondary thrust him into the starting lineup. The UTEP product never gave back the reigns, and he ultimately concluded the 2019 campaign as a regular starter at cornerback. He's under contract for 2020, but it's worth noting that the Dolphins are a realistic contender to add to the secondary in the offseason.

Blake Ferguson
The Dolphins activated Ferguson (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday.

Ferguson has been cleared to rejoin the active roster and return to practice. He'll face competition from Rex Sunahara for long-snapper reps.

Bobby McCain
McCain (shoulder) stood out as a playmaker during Wednesday's practice, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.

McCain moved all around the field Wednesday, logging two big plays in the form of an interception and a spectacular pass breakup. The starting free safety's strong performance in practice is an indication that he's fully put November's shoulder surgery behind him. Though third-round pick Brandon Jones could earn reps as a rookie, McCain is the clear favorite to begin 2020 as the starter.

Durval Queiroz
Queiroz Neto signed with the Dolphins' practice squad.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that the team waived Queiroz Neto on Saturday. The 27-year-old doesn't count against the practice squad's 10-player limit. Queiroz Neto was originally allocated to Miami through the International Player Pathway Program and made the switch from defensive tackle to offensive guard early in training camp.

Solomon Kindley
The Dolphins have activated Kindley from their reserve/COVID-19 list.

Now that he's been cleared to return to action, Kindley -- who was a fourth-round pick (111th overall) in the 2020 NFL draft -- is poised to compete for a key reserve role along the interior of the Dolphins' offensive line.

Nate Holley
Holley signed a contract with the Dolphins on Saturday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Holley played last season for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, and he recorded 78 tackles over 18 games. The Kent State product played in a hybrid role between linebacker and safety, but he'll likely stick to a special-teams role if he makes the team in Miami.

Julie'n Davenport
Davenport (knee) returned to Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

Davenport left the game briefly in the first quarter to get his knee checked out by the training staff, and was pronounced healthy to return. He'll slot back into his usual role at left tackle across the offensive line.

Noah Igbinoghene
Igbinoghene is starting in place of Byron Jones (groin/Achilles) for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Igbinoghene handled 93 percent of defensive snaps against the Bills in Week 2, after Jones was forced from the lineup, so this news only officially confirms what was already expected. The rookie third-round pick will start across from Xavien Howard and work to contain a Jaguars' receiving corps that will be without D.J. Chark (chest).

Davon Godchaux
The Dolphins activated Godchaux from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Godchaux spent two days on the list before being cleared to return to team facilities. The 25-year-old nose tackle is heading into his fourth year with the Dolphins after marking career highs in tackles (75) and sacks (two) in 2019. However, Godchaux could face competition from rookie second-round pick Raekwon Davis (illness) through training camp.

Rob Rolle
Emmanuel Ogbah
Ogbah (pectoral) said Thursday that he's been cleared to resume workouts, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Ogbah missed the final six games of the 2019 regular season with Kansas City due to a torn pectoral injury he suffered Week 10. The 26-year-old has been a consistent threat in the pass rush since coming into the league in 2016, earning 18 sacks over 50 career games. Now healthy, he's one of a few offseason additions for the Dolphins in a defensive overhaul heading into 2020.

Jerome Baker
Baker racked up six tackles (one solo) in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Bills.

Baker followed up a huge Week 1 performance with a quieter day, but he still played 93-percent of his team's defensive snaps, proving his value to Miami's defensive scheme. Baker and the Dolphins will take on the Jaguars in Week 3.

Ted Karras
Karras agreed Wednesday with the Dolphins on a one-year, $4 million contract, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

The retooling of the Dolphins' offensive line continues, with Karras -- a 2016 sixth-rounder -- now slated to start at center alongside guard Ereck Flowers, whom the team agreed to a deal with Tuesday. Karras, 27, made 20 starts over 60 appearances with the Patriots the past four seasons.

Myles Gaskin
Gaskin rushed 22 times for 66 yards and brought in all five targets for 29 yards in the Dolphins' 31-13 win over the Jaguars on Thursday.

Through the Dolphins' first two games, the backfield wealth was essentially spread amongst Gaskin, Matt Breida and Jordan Howard, with no clear-cut lead back. That clearly changed for at least one game Thursday, as Gaskin outpaced his aforementioned teammates by 19 carries each and also co-led the team in both receptions and targets. The second-year back wasn't anywhere near as efficient on the ground as during the first two games of the season, when he averaged 5.4 yards on his 16 rushes. However, the boost in volume on the ground was certainly a welcome sight for Gaskin's fantasy managers, who now have reason to hope the Washington product could be headed for a true workhorse role moving forward that also includes a solid pass-catching component. Gaskin will look to make good on that potential in a Week 4 home date against the Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Jamal Perry
Perry (shoulder) will compete for reps at slot cornerback during training camp, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Perry, who legally changed his last name from Wiltz in March, consistently lined up as a starter in the slot last season before suffering a shoulder injury Week 16. Entering training camp, he'll face stout competition at the position from rookie Noah Igbinoghene, in addition to holdover Nik Needham.

Lynn Bowden
Bowden (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Jaguars.

Bowden only played five percent of offensive snaps Week 2, so his absence won't carry very noticeable fantasy repercussions. Jakeem Grant and Mack Hollins will serve as Miami's depth wideouts behind DeVante Parker, Preston Williams and Isaiah Ford.

Kavon Frazier
Frazier (pectoral) signed a contract with the Dolphins on Sunday, Omar Kelly and Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Frazier appeared in four games for Dallas in 2019 before landing on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, and he'll now compete for a spot in Miami's secondary. The 25-year-old appeared in 44 games for the Cowboys after being a sixth-round selection in the 2016 draft and totaled 67 tackles (45 solo) with one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defensed while mainly playing on special teams.

Byron Jones
Jones (groin/Achilles) is not present at the early portion of Monday's practice open to the media, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Jones missed last Thursday's win over the Jaguars due to a combination of groin and Achilles injuries, and it looks as though he still isn't ready to resume practicing. Rookie first-round pick Noah Igbinoghene would stand to draw another start if Jones can't progress in time to suit up versus Seattle on Sunday.

Groin - Questionable for Week 4 vs. Seattle
Sam Eguavoen
The Dolphins activated Eguavoen from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Eguavoen is already back on the roster after having been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. In the wake of Vince Biegel (Achilles) having been placed on injured reserve, Eguavoen could be a candidate to receive increased practice reps.

Calvin Munson
The Dolphins activated Munson (undisclosed) from the active/non-football injury list Sunday.

Munson's initial activity at training camp was delayed over a week due to his stay on the NFI list, but he's now earned clearance to take the practice field. He's competing for a depth role in Miami's linebacker corps.

Rashawn Scott
Scott (ankle) was waived with an injury settlement by the Dolphins on Thursday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Scott reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers at roster cutdowns. The severity of the ankle issue remains unclear, but the 26-year-old is now free to sign elsewhere.

Durham Smythe
Smythe was not targeted during Sunday's divisional loss to the Patriots.

Smythe, despite being listed as the starter on Miami's first unofficial depth chart of the year, only handled 13 offensive snaps (21 percent) compared to Mike Gesicki's 45 snaps (73 percent). Additionally, Gesicki accounted for all five of the targets that went to Miami's tight end position. Smythe could see more workload as a blocker as the season continues, particularly if Miami's ground game can get going, but his fantasy floor essentially remains nonexistent.