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The Dolphins finished last season as a top-five Fantasy DST in most leagues last year, but we're not sure they're going to repeat. For one thing, they finished top five in fumble recoveries (12) and touchdowns (four), which are two of the least repeatable statistics for defenses. For another, this is hardly the same defense. Coordinator Vic Fangio, defensive end Christian Wilkins, cornerback Xavien Howard and linebacker Jerome Baker are all gone. The Dolphins are hoping additions of free agents Jordan Poyer, Jordyn Brooks and Kendall Fuller can more than make up for their absence. They also spent a first-round pick on edge rusher Chop Robinson. Most importantly for Draft Day, they open the season with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills, so you probably want to leave them on the waiver wire to start the season.

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  • Emmanuel Ogbah: Will work out for Miami

    The Dolphins will host Ogbah for a workout Monday, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. Ogbah was productive in relatively limited opportunities with Miami last season, tallying 5.0 sacks and an interception over 238 defensive snaps in the regular season. He was released in February to save cap space but could now return for a fifth campaign with the Dolphins if his workout goes well. Miami has a sudden need for another pass rusher with Shaquil Barrett unexpectedly announcing his retirement Saturday.
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  • Shaquil Barrett: Set to retire

    Barrett has informed Miami that he intends to retire, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Barrett entered the NFL with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and played 131 regular-season games over the course of a nine-year career that included four campaigns with Denver and five with Tampa Bay. He joined the Dolphins on a one-year contract this March but won't end up playing for the organization. Barrett finishes his career as a two-time Pro Bowler and a two-time NFL champion, having accumulated 400 career regular-season tackles, including 59.0 sacks, along with three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. His retirement will reduce the Dolphins' depth on the edge, especially with both Bradley Chubb (knee) and Jaelan Phillips (Achilles) opening training camp on the reserve/PUP list.
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  • Dolphins' Cameron Goode: Placed on active/PUP list

    Goode (kneecap) was put on the active/PUP list by the Dolphins on Thursday. The linebacker can return at any point during training camp. Goode suffered a ruptured patellar tendon during the final week of the regular season last year. The second-year pro recorded six tackles on 73 defensive snaps as a rookie.
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  • Dolphins' Jaelan Phillips: Heads to PUP list

    The Dolphins placed Phillips (Achilles) on the active/PUP list Thursday. Phillips will start training camp on the PUP list as he works his way back from a right Achilles tear. Though he underwent surgery late November, Phillips has stated that he expects to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, and he'll be eligible to come off the PUP list at any point in camp or the preseason once ready to practice. Miami also placed fellow star pass-rusher Bradley Chubb (knee), who is recovering from an ACL tear, on the PUP list ahead of camp.
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  • Dolphins' Bradley Chubb: Shifts to PUP list

    The Dolphins placed Chubb (knee) on the active/PUP list Thursday. Chubb is working his way back from a right ACL tear suffered in Week 17 last season, so it's likely that his recovery will drag into the early portions of the 2024 campaign, at the least. Miami also placed fellow linebackers Jaelan Phillips (Achilles) and Cameron Goode (kneecap) on the PUP ahead of training camp, a reminder that this pass-rush unit will likely be significantly depleted to begin the year.
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  • Dolphins' Mark Perry: Dealing with undisclosed injury

    The Dolphins placed Perry (undisclosed) on the active/non-football injury list Tuesday. Miami signed Perry as an undrafted free agent earlier in the offseason. The team can move him to the active roster at any point during training camp, but the safety won't be able to practice until that happens. If Perry remains on the NFI list beyond Aug. 27, he'll need to miss at least the first four games of the regular season.
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  • Dolphins' Cam Smith: Adds weight in offseason

    Smith has added 15 pounds during the offseason, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports. Smith put on weight to help him better endure a 17-game season, though he spent much of his rookie campaign on the sideline with just 20 defensive snaps over 15 games. The South Carolina product was a second-round draft pick in 2023, so the lack of opportunities was somewhat surprising. That said, Smith could see the field more often in Year 2 after Vic Fangio was replaced by Anthony Weaver as Miami's defensive coordinator.
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  • Dolphins' Jevon Holland: Back to 100 percent

    Holland told reporters Tuesday that he is fully recovered from the knee injury that kept him out of the playoffs last season, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports. Holland missed four games in 2023 due to injuries to both knees. He played the last two games of the regular season, but he was unable to suit up for the Dolphins' wild-card game against Kansas City. Holland finished with 74 tackles (52 solo), four passes defended, one interception, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery over 12 regular-season games last year.
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  • Dolphins' Jaelan Phillips: Gets final year

    Phillips (Achilles) had his fifth-year option on his rookie contract exercised by the Dolphins on Monday. Phillips expects to be ready by Week 1, and it was previously reported by Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com that Miami picking up his option was the plan, according to GM Chris Grier. The 2021 first-round selection was on pace to smash all his career-best totals before tearing his right Achilles in Week 12 and now will look to build off of that going into 2024 with two years now left on his contract.
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  • Dolphins' Mohamed Kamara: Round 5 pick for Miami

    The Dolphins selected Kamara in the fifth round of the 2024 NFL Draft, 158th overall. Miami has made a point to bolster its pass rush in the draft, as it also used the 21st overall pick on Chop Robinson out of Penn State. Kamara doesn't come with the same pedigree, but he does possess an impressive college resume that includes 45.5 tackles for loss and 30.5 sacks across 49 games. His fall came as a result of his underwhelming measurables, as he lacks the ideal height, weight and wingspan. That could limit his snap count throughout his career, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Kamara emerge as a player capable of making explosive plays with limited opportunity.
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  • Dolphins' Jaelan Phillips: Getting fifth-year option picked up

    General manager Chris Grier said Tuesday that the Dolphins will exericse the fifth-year option on Phillips' (Achilles) rookie contract before May's deadline, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports. A torn right Achilles' tendon limited Phillips to just eight games last season, but he's reportedly on track to be ready for Week 1 of the 2024 campaign. He's been one of the Dolphins' more impactful pass rushers over the past three seasons, and the team will be more in need of him than ever with Christian Wilkins having moved on to Las Vegas.
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  • Dolphins' Jaelan Phillips: Expects to be ready for season

    Phillips (Achilles) said Saturday that he will "definitely be back healthy for the season," Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Phillips tore his Achilles during Miami's win against the Jets on Nov. 24 and underwent surgery less than a week later. He recently indicated on social media that he is walking without a boot, and his comments Saturday lend further optimism about his ability to be ready to suit up in time for the start of the 2024 regular season. Phillips racked up 43 tackles (28 solo), including 6.5 sacks, and an interception over eight games before suffering the Achilles injury last year.
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  • Seahawks' Jerome Baker: Inks deal with Seattle

    The Seahawks signed Baker (wrist) to a one-year, $7 million deal Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Baker was released by the Dolphins with a failed injury designation earlier this month, and he's now found a new home in Seattle. The 2018 third-round pick dealt with a wrist injury that forced him to miss four games in 2023, but he was still productive when on the field, recording 78 total tackles, including 1.5 sacks, while also intercepting two passes. Baker is expected to be an integral part of the Seahawks' linebacker corps in 2024, as the team lost both Jordyn Brooks and Bobby Wagner in free agency.
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  • Steelers' DeShon Elliott: Finds new home

    Elliott signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on Thursday. Elliot will join his fourth different team in four years after stops in Baltimore, Detroit and Miami. The 26-year-old started 15 games for the Dolphins last season, recording 82 tackles (53 solo) and seven passes defended, including an interception. Although a starting job won't be certain for the veteran safety, he should at least bolster the depth in the Steelers' secondary in 2024.
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  • Xavien Howard: Released with failed physical

    The Dolphins released Howard (foot) on Wednesday with a failed physical and post-June 1 designation. The move was expected after the Dolphins informed Howard in February that he would be released at the start of the league year. Once healthy, Howard will likely be in high demand, as the 30-year-old cornerback is a four-time Pro Bowler and has posted at least 12 passes defensed in six of the past seven seasons.
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  • Dolphins' Siran Neal: Changes AFC East teams

    Neal signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. Neal was cut by the Bills last Wednesday, and he'll now join Buffalo teammate Jordan Poyer in Miami's secondary. The Jacksonville State product has primarily been a special-teams player since entering the league in 2018 and will likely earn a similar role with his new squad.
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  • Colts' Raekwon Davis: Inking two-year pact with Indy

    The Colts have agreed to terms with Davis on a two-year, $14 million deal, James Boyd of The Athletic reports. Davis turns 27 in June and spent the first four seasons of his career with the Dolphins after being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Davis appeared in all 17 games last season, making seven starts and finishing with 28 tackles (15 solo), including 0.5 sacks. He'll be a prominent fixture in the Colts' defensive line rotation.
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  • Dolphins' Jalen Ramsey: Re-working contract with Miami

    The Dolphins plans to clear more than $19 million in cap space by restructuring Ramsey's contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. On a day with a lot of movement around the league, the update from Miami indicates that Ramsey will be sticking around for 2024. He was able to suit up for only 10 games in 2023, and he's set to turn 30 in October, but he still figures as the Dolphins' top cover corner.
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  • Vikings' Andrew Van Ginkel: Changing squads

    Van Ginkel (foot) is slated to sign a two-year, $20 million contract with the Vikings on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Van Ginkel saw extra opportunities in 2023 and was able to record a career-high 6.0 sacks among 69 total tackles along with eight passes defended, including an interception. He should step right into a starting role on the strong side of Minnesota's linebacker corps, while D.J. Wonnum (quadriceps) will likely move into a depth role.
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  • Broncos' Brandon Jones: Set for three-year deal in Denver

    The Broncos are slated to ink Jones to a three-year contract, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Jones logged an impressive end to his rookie deal in Miami with 48 tackles (36 solo), four pass breakups, two interceptions and one forced fumble (which he recovered) in 2023. The soon-to-be 26-year-old should be able to solidify a Denver defense that's struggled under coach Sean Payton. The Broncos could continue adding to the safety room, but for now, Jones and P.J. Locke look like the likeliest candidates to start the 2024 campaign.
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