July 27 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin (center) during practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Yesterday, the Miami Dolphins released their second depth chart of the year. While the depth chart is a fluid, ever-changing document right now, the fact that there were very few major changes to the chart from Week 1 to Week 2 of the preseason should let us get a better idea of who could be making the Dolphins 53-man roster this year.
Earlier this week, we took a look at the bubble players - the last five on the roster, and the first five off of it. Using that document, as well as the Dolphins depth chart, as guides (you'll notice I've already changed some of my bubble players) we can build our Phinsider prediction of the members of the Dolphins 53-man roster in Week 1 of the regular season.
Just a quick note, this is a prediction of the 53-man roster, not a prediction of the final depth chart.
Fullback (1): Jovorskie Lane
TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYERS: 27
TOTAL DEFENSIVE PLAYERS: 23
Kicker (1): Dan Carpenter
Punter (1): Brandon Fields
Long Snapper (1): John Denney
TOTAL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS: 3
- Seven wide receivers is a lot, and I'm not sure that the Dolphins will carry seven, but I don't know who gets cut at this point.
- I really want to carry one more offensive lineman. I want to add Ray Feinga (or John Jerry if he can somehow lose about a person-and-a-half in weight over the next few weeks). If the Dolphins do cut a receiver from the seven I have, that would give back one spot for a lineman.
- I could also see Miami dropping Steve Slaton if it came down to needing an extra position. The Dolphins could go with Bush, Thomas, and Miller, with one or two running backs on the practice squad for depth.
- I don't like only having five corners, but with Jimmy Wilson as a reserve safety, and the ability to use him in an emergency situation, I will assume that risk to keep someone else on the roster.
Now it's your turn. Where am I messed up? Who do you think I should cut to keep someone else? Let us know in the comments below.