Training Camp Battles

Dolphins set to begin training camp on Sunday

Dolphins set to begin training camp on Sunday

As we approach Dolphins training camp, this Sunday at 8:00 am, a lot of questions need to be answered and we will go ahead and break down the battles. The offense side of the ball, Miami has improved with the addition of Mike Wallace, Dustin Keller, and Brandon Gibson. The Dolphins will have to see who will become the slot receiver after trading Davone Bess, who caught 51 passes for 691 yards and five touchdowns. The Dolphins sign Brandon Gibson to fill the void left by Davone Bess, if Brandon Gibson keeps on struggling learning the offense, Armon Binns could leapfrog him on the depth chart. The Dolphins drafted kicker Caleb Sturgis in the fifth round to battle with Dan Carpenter, who went 22-27 kicking field goals, but he might lose his job due to the amount of money he is making. The starting right guard position is up for grabs, John Jerry, who is battling with weight issue and Lance Louis, is coming off a torn acl injury and it will be critical to plugin the right player.The Dolphins with the third overall pick drafted Dion Jordan, a pass rusher specialist from the University of Oregon, but Oliver Vernon who contributed 32 tackles, 3.5 sacks will have to be at his best to not lose his position. The Dolphins starting defense tackle, Randy Starks who has missed most of minicamp has open the door for Jared Odrick to overtake him on the depth chart and will only happen if Odrick performs better. The Dolphins starters for cornerback will be Brent Grimes and Richard Marshall, but the Dolphins will have to decide who will become the third cornerback and it will be either Nolan Carroll or Dimitri Patterson. As of right now, the Dolphins starting running back will be Lamar Miller, but he can’t become too comfortable in training camp because if he does Daniel Thomas or Mike Gillislee could over take him. The Dolphins have free safety Chris Clemons listed as a started, but right behind him on the depth chart is Jimmy Wilson and Kelcie McCary. Stay tune, as we will be keeping you updated on 24/7 Miami.tv.