Miami Dolphins Depth Chart - Preseason Game 2 (Defense and Special Teams)

Aug. 4, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake (91) walks off the field during a scrimmage at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Earlier today, the Miami Dolphins released their second depth chart of the preseason. This one is ahead of the team's game against the Carolina Panther on Friday. We've already looked at the offensive side of the ball, so now it's time to look at the defense and special teams.

The defense looks exactly the same as last week, highlighted by the Dolphins still listing rookies as the second string defensive ends on both sides of the line. Basically, they are continuing to bury Jamal Westerman on the depth chart.

As for special teams, the only change was placing Rishard Matthews as the second punt returner, dropping Marcus Thigpen and Clyde Gates down the depth chart after the latter two did not dress last week. However, Matthews may have earned the second position himself after strong returns last week.

The defense and special teams depth chart is below.

Position 1 2 3 4 5
LE Jared Odrick Derrick Shelby Jarrell Root
DT Randy Starks Tony McDaniel Chas Alecxih

DT Paul Soliai Kheeston Randall Isaako Aaitui Ryan Baker
RE Cameron Wake Olivier Vernon Jamaal Westerman Jacquies Smith
LB Kevin Burnett Gary Guyton Jonathan Freeny Shelly Lyons
LB Karlos Dansby Austin Spitler Cameron Collins
LB Koa Misi Jason Trusnik Josh Kaddu
CB Sean Smith Nolan Carroll Jonathan Wade Trenton Hughes Marcus Brown
CB Richard Marshall Vontae Davis Quinten Lawrence Kevyn Scott Vincent Agnew
S Chris Clemons Jimmy Wilson Tyrell Johnson Kelcie McCray *
S Reshad Jones Tyrone Culver Anderson Rusell

P Brandon Fields

K Dan Carpenter

KO Dan Carpenter

H Brandon Fields

KOR Marcus Thigpen Lamar Miller Steve Slaton Clyde Gates *
PR Davone Bess Rishard Matthews Marcus Thigpen * Clyde Gates *
LS John Denney

Bold - starters; Italics - rookies; * - Did not dress last week

Quick Reactions: None. No real change to the depth chart this week/.

What are your reactions to the defensive depth chart? Is it more surprising than the offensive side of the ball?

And, again, this is the just the second depth chart of the preseason, and really only gives us a snapshot in time of what the final depth chart could look like. But's it's enough to get us talking, right?


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