Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 5/23/12

Is Jake Long on the hot seat?

Here are the Miami Dolphins news stories you may have missed over the last 24 hours:

JOE PHILBIN:

Joe Philbin says (with good humor) that he, not Stephen Ross, will decide Dolphins' starting QB
A day after Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he expects Matt Moore to be the starting quarterback this fall, new coach Joe Philbin jokingly replied that the boss won't have any say in the decision.

Joe Philbin has a check list for the Dolphins receivers – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Go ahead and scan the Miami Dolphins’ receiver unit and pick a name, any name.

Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin emphasizing a fast pace at practice that might carry over to games
Dolphins running back Reggie Bush came off the practice field gasping for air Tuesday, and not because he's out of shape after taking four-plus months off.

DOLPHINS QUARTERBACKS:

Evans: Tannehill Will Be Best of 2012 Quarterback Draft Class « The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
“I firmly believe that Ryan Tannehill will end up being the best quarterback out of this draft class,” said Evans, referring to the trio of quarterbacks taken in the first round.

DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVERS:

'Fins audition for Plaxico Burress reportedly a no-go - NFL.com
Plaxico Burress is still looking for a team to play for next year, and he reportedly has his eyes on the Miami Dolphins. But the interest is not mutual.

Dolphins Sign Rishard Matthews
The Miami Dolphins have signed wide receiver Rishard Matthews.

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE:

Under Pressure: Jake Long must prove he fits in - NFL.com
It's surprising we're even having this conversation, but the player under the most pressure in Miami may be offensive tackle Jake Long.

Miami Dolphins sign second-round pick Jonathan Martin - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Miami Dolphins sign second-round pick Jonathan Martin

DOLPHINS 2012 OTA'S:

OTA’s thrust Miami Dolphins quarterback competition into the spotlight – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins first day of organized training activities provided the first chance to watch the quarterbacks in action.

What are we learning about these Miami Dolphins – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Reggie Bush is one of the best conditioned athletes in the world, and even he’ll admit he’s struggling with the Miami Dolphins’ pace during the team’s OTA sessions.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

2012 NFL Playoff Predictions from the Phinsider Community - The Phinsider
The Phinsider Community has voted for the three teams from each conference to miss the 2012 NFL playoffs after making it in 2011 and the three per conference to make it in their places. Here's a run down of the results.

Top Five Position Battles to Start Miami Dolphins' OTAs - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins kick off their first full OTA of the offseason today. Here are the top 5 position battles heading into the workouts.

Mel Kiper discusses players he expects 'to make the leap' in 2012 ... and there's actually a Dolphin on the list - The Phinsider
Think you know which Dolphins player ESPN's Mel Kiper believes could take the next step in 2012? You might be surprised to find out the answer.

Phinsider Podcast Archive - The Phinsider
A re-post of the weekly Phinsider Podcast. Come join us for the next live show on Thursday at 9pm EDT.

Miami Dolphins OTA Day 1 Report - The Phinsider
A recap of the first day of the Miami Dolphins OTAs. The quarterback competition takes center stage starting now.

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