MIami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 8/14/12

Rishard Matthews, one of the many wide receivers who has a chance to make this team now after the release of Chad Johnson.

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

JOE PHILBIN:

Joe Philbin puts foot down with Chad Johnson release - NFL.com
Joe Philbin told Chad Johnson on "Hard Knocks" last week he wouldn't be giving the wide receiver much leeway. A day after his arrest, the Miami Dolphins coach made good on his promise.

Joe Philbin: Chad Johnson wasn't a good fit for the Miami Dolphins - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said the decision to release Chad Johnson came down to his view that the veteran receiver wasn't the right fit for the organization, and vice versa.

DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVERS:

Day 17 Notebook: Receiver Competition Takes On New Look; Other Notes
All eyes were on the wide receivers this morning as that competition has taken on a new look. In keeping with the designated field rotation, drills took place on the far field but still yielded some highlights. Read more news and notes below.

Chad Johnson’s release ‘an opportunity’ for Miami Dolphins’... | www.palmbeachpost.com
The departure of Chad Johnson still leaves 11 wide receivers on the Dolphins’ roster. Unfortunately for Miami, the five members of that group with NFL experience have combined for 484 catches, almost 300 fewer than Johnson’s career total of 766.

Miami Dolphins receivers missing veteran leadership - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
With Chad Johnson having been dismissed from the team, the Dolphins receiving corps is missing more than a colorful character in the locker room - they are missing a veteran.

Fins Receivers Must Step Up " CBS Miami
The Miami Dolphins struggled to get any semblance of an offense going Friday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The struggle will be more difficult after Chad Johnson’s alleged antics cost him his job.

Miami Dolphins players react to the dismissal of Chad Johnson - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Karlos Dansby was the first Miami Dolphins to respond publicly to the decision to release Chad Johnson after he was arrested for domestic violence.

DOLPHINS DEFENSIVE LINE:

Starks And Soliai Stabilize Defensive Front Four
Much has been made about the schematic changes being made to the Miami Dolphins defense by new defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle, but Paul Soliai and Randy Starks remain the stabilizing forces up front.

DOLPHINS TRAINING CAMP:

Cameron Wake joins Karlos Dansby, Kevin Burnett on sidelines | The Daily Dolphin
Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel was absent and Cameron Wake joined linebackers Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett and wide receiver Brian Hartline on the sidelines

DOLPHINS DEPTH CHART:

Miami Dolphins depth chart: Matt Moore, Ryan Tannehill, Roberto Wallace move up one spot | The Daily Dolphin
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin released his second depth chart of the preseason today, and other than making a few minor changes to reflect the release of Chad Johnson and knee surgery for David Garrard, not much changed.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Dolphins Roster: A Look at the Newest Dolphins - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are in the final few days of the 2012 training camp. Here's a look at some of the new members of the Dolphins, and how they are performing so far

Miami Dolphins WR Dilemma: What does the release of Chad Johnson mean for the rest of the WRs? - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have released wide receiver Chad Johnson following his arrest on Saturday for domestic violence. What does this mean for the rest of the Miami wide receivers?

Miami Dolphins Karlos Dansby Not Happy About Chad Johnson Release - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins released Chad Johnson this weekend after he was arrested for domestic battery. Not everyone agrees with the team releasing him, however.

MIami Dolphins News You May Have Missed - 8/13/12 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins news stories from around the internet over the last 24 hours. Today's articles include the release of Chad Johnson, Karlos Dansby's comments, and who will start at quarterback on Friday?.

Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin Training Camp Comments - 8/12/12 - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin met with the media yesterday after the team completed practice. The team provided a transcript of his comments:

Could the Miami Dolphins already have a #1 WR on their roster? Take a look at Julius Pruitt. - The Phinsider
With the release of Chad Johson, many Miami Dolphin fans are asking who their new quarterback, Ryan Tannehill will throw the ball to, but could the Dolphins already have a #1 WR on our roster? Take a look at Julius Pruitt.

Dolphins Injury List Update - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have been fighting injuries this preseason. Here's an update of some of the injuries.

Miami Dolphins Wide Reciever Battle - Position Becomes More Cloudy - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins wide receiver position battle get cloudier, even as players are taken out of contention. The release of Chad Johnon yesterday did not make it any easier to predict who will make the 53-man roster.

Miami Dolphins Depth Chart - Preseason Week 2 (Offense) - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have released their second depth chart of the preseason. There is not a lot of change on offnese, other than moving the injured David Garrard and the released Chad Johnson out of their number one positions.

Miami Dolphins Depth Chart - Preseason Game 2 (Defense and Special Teams) - The Phinsider
Earlier today, the Miami Dolphins released their second depth chart of the preseason. Here's a look at the defensive side of the ball, along with the special teams.

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