LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 11: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the New England Patriots warms up before a game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Here are the Miami Dolphins news stories you may have missed over the last 24 hours:
For Ireland, key to Philbin is ability to develop Dolphins players
When the Dolphins were considering former Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, general manager Jeff Ireland gave thought to this point that he verbalized later: "When you watch the Packers, you see there’s development in every phase of the offense. That’s what we need. It’s a developmental league. If you’re not moving forward in the development of players, we’re not going where we need to be."
Ryan Tannehill might be best rookie QB, says Evans - NFL.com
He might not get the most attention among rookie quarterbacks, but Ryan Tannehill might be the best of the bunch, says NFL Network analyst Heath Evans.
DOLPHINS RUNNING BACKS:
Daniel Thomas: Rookie year was "very disappointing" | ProFootballTalk
Second-year tailback Daniel Thomas was the 62nd overall pick in last year's draft. He struggled as a rookie, and the Dolphins switched coaching staffs, offenses, and blocking schemes during the offseason.
DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVERS:
Chad Ochocinco reportedly to work out for Dolphins - NFL.com
The market was still for Chad Ochocinco after the Patriots released the wide receiver, but an AFC East rival might be interested in scooping him up.
PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:
Miami Dolphins All Time Depth Chart - Running Back #4 - The Phinsider
The Phinsider Community is building the Miami Dolphins All Time Depth Chart. Today we vote for running back #4.
Miami Dolphins Wide Receivers: Who Takes The Third Slot? - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have Brian Hartline and Davone Bess entrenched as the numbers one and two receivers this year. But, who claims the third position?
Former Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling: "I Matured a Whole Lot" - The Phinsider
In 2008 the Miami Dolphins selected Jake Long and Phillip Merling with the 1st and 32nd overall picks, respectively. Four years later, Long is one of the top players at his position, and Merling is just looking to make the Green Bay Packers roster.