Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 5/24/12

With a no "star wide receiver" offense, a few young guys have to step up. Roberto Wallace showed promise before injuries. Could he be in for a big year, considering he has a similar build to former Dolphins wide receiver, Brandon Marshall.?

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

JOE PHILBIN:

Joe Philbin plans to pick a quarterback by Week 3 of preseason | ProFootballTalk
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin thinks he has about three months to pick a quarterback, and he plans to get a close look at all of the quarterbacks on his roster before he does. "We're really pleased with the room that we have," Philbin said on ESPN's NFL 32. "David Garrard is a proven player.

DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK BATTLE:

Miami Dolphins: Steve Ross turns up the heat on the Dolphins QB battle - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Steve Ross is becoming a sack master of his own team.

DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVERS:

Dolphins receiver Marlon Moore knows he needs to deliver – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Now he’s being called on to step up and prove he’s ready for a larger role, a continued investment.

Miami Dolphins will try to build a receiving corps without a high-profile, 'go-to guy'
After relying heavily on Brandon Marshall the past two seasons - he accounted for more than 30 percent of the passing yards and scored nine of the 20 touchdowns by wide receivers - the Dolphins are planning a much more diverse approach to their passing game.

10 receiver candidates face tough odds in battle for two or three roster spots | The Daily Dolphin
It’s a long way from here to September for the Dolphins, and it will probably be mid-August before any decisions are made in regard to paring what is now a list of 12 receivers down to the four or five that will make the 53-man roster.

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE:

Jake Long First Dolphin To Make NFL Network's Top 100 Players Of 2012
Four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long made his second consecutive appearance on NFL Network’s The Top 100, coming in at No. 59 for the top players of 2012. Last year he finished 28th.

FORMER DOLPHINS:

Former Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling signs with the Green Bay Packers - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Phillip Merling has signed a free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers becoming the second former Miami Dolphin this week to sign elsewhere

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins Caption This - The Phinsider
A picture caption contest for Miami Dolphins fans. Give us your best caption for Tom Brady and the Hoodie this week.

Miami Dolphins OTA Day 1 Quarterback Comments I: Matt Moore - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins opened their first OTA yesterday. Quarterback Matt Moore spoke to the media after the practice.

Miami Dolphins All-Time Top 100 Players: 5. Larry Little - The Phinsider
Larry Little was a seven-time All-NFL team selectee, a five-time Pro Bowler, a three-time winner of the AFC Lineman of the Year award, a two-time Super Bowl Champion, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1993.

Miami Dolphins OTA Day 1 Coach Joe Philbin Comments - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins opened their first OTA yesterday. Here are head coach Joe Philbin's comments following the practice.

NFLPA Files Collusion Claim Against NFL and Owners - The Phinsider
The NFLPA has filed a complaint for collusion between the NFL and the owners trying to keep player salaries low in 2010. The 2010 season was an uncapped year after the previous CBA was allowed to expire.

Miami Dolphins OTA Day 1 Quarterback Comments III: Ryan Tannehill - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins opened their first OTA yesterday. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill spoke to the media after the practice.

Miami Dolphins OTA Day 1 Quarterback Comments II: David Garrard - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins opened their first OTA yesterday. Quarterback David Garrard spoke to the media after the practice.

NFL Players Would Support Openly Gay Teammate - The Phinsider
Outsports.com took a look recently at the reactions of NFL players should a teammate announce they were gay. Most players seemed supportive of the situation, realizing that as long as the player can help them win, sexualitiy, ethnicity, race, or anything else doesn't matter.

NFL Rule Changes: Trade Deadline, Injured Reserve, and Others - The Phinsider
The NFL has changed some rules, following a vote by owners today. The rule changes include a delay of the tradedeadline and one player on IR being able to return in season.

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