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Dolphins 2014 Depth Chart: Defense and Special Teams - Post-Draft edition

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With all of the new players joining the Miami Dolphins over the past few days, we take a quick look at the defensive depth chart for the club.

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A few days ago, we broke down the Miami Dolphins' roster into the projected offensive depth chart after the completion of the NFL Draft and the signing of Undrafted Free Agents.  Immediately following the posting of that depth chart, the Dolphins started changing their roster, releasing some players while picking up a few others.  For that reason, we waited a few days for the defensive depth chart.

(You can also check out the Miami Dolphins offensive depth chart, which we have been updating with the roster changes.)

Through all the signings and releases, including yesterday's announcement that the team had waived defensive end Gannon Conway, Miami currently has 88 players on the roster, putting them two under the NFL offseason limit.

This depth chart is, obviously, not official in any sense of the imagination.  This is simply how I think the depth chart looks as of right now.  Everything will change once players actually start hitting the field, and we get a better idea of how the coaches envision the team coming together.

Now, on to the defense and special teams:

Defensive End:

Cameron Wake Olivier Vernon
Derrick Shelby Dion Jordan
Terrence Fede Tevin Mims

Defensive Tackle:

Randy Starks Jared Odrick
Eal Mitchell Isaako Aaitui
A.J. Francis Anthony Johnson
Garrison Smith Kamal Johnson

Linebacker:

Danell Ellerbe Koa Misi Philip Wheeler
Jonathan Freeny Jason Trusnik Jelani Jenkins
Marcus Thompson Jordan Tripp Derrell Johnson
  Tariq Edwards  
  Andrew Wilson  

Cornerback:

Cortland Finnegan Brent Grimes
Jamar Taylor Jimmy Wilson
Will Davis Jalil Brown
Walt Aikens Deion Belue
Steven Clarke  

Safety:

Reshad Jones Louis Delmas
Don Jones Jordan Kovacs
Demetrius Wright Michael Thomas

Kicker:

Caleb Sturgis

Punter:

Brandon Fields

Long Snapper:

John Denney