REPORT DATE: July 20th
SITE: Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
CAMP CONFIDENTIAL: The perception in South Florida is that the Dolphins have gone all-in in an attempt to make things tough on the New England Patriots in the AFC East. The Dolphins certainly made the biggest splash early on in free agency, signing two of the best players available in speedy wide receiver Mike Wallace and Super Bowl winning linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. They continued the spending spree from there, bringing in wide receiver Brandon Gibson and tight end Dustin Keller of the offensive side of the ball, along with linebacker Phillip Wheeler and cornerback Brent Grimes to help the defense. Here's the bad news, though. Miami had to release linebackers Kevin Burnett and Karlos Dansby and lost a solid tight end in Anthony Fasano. The Fish also have to replace their starting left tackle, Jake Long, as well as their best cover corner, Sean Smith, and a very versatile running back in Reggie Bush. All that said, if second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill improves like most expect, the Dolphins should take a significant step forward.
PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):
Aug 4 - at Dallas, 8:00 PM Aug 9 - at Jacksonville, 7:30 PM Aug 17 - at Houston, 8:00 PM Aug 24 - vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 PM Aug 29 - vs. New Orleans, 7:30 PM