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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 9/2/14

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Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including will the recent contract to Alex Smith affect Ryan Tannehill's contract price.

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DENNIS HICKEY:

Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey not shy about retaining undrafted... | www.mypalmbeachpost.com
The first sign that Dennis Hickey wouldn’t waste time adjusting as the Dolphins’ new general manager came during the draft, when he followed the selection of Tennessee offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James in the first round by making five of his next seven picks from smaller colleges.

DOLPHINS QUARTERBACKS:

Will Alex Smith's new contract affect Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs made headlines over the weekend when they signed quarterback Alex Smith to a four-year contract averaging $17 million per seaso

DOLPHINS RUNNING BACKS:

Introducing the change of pace back ... Miller (Moreno lead back) | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Bill Lazor stopped a fairly fast-paced press conference Monday -- like a time out amid a Chip Kelly drive. The Dolphins offensive coordinator paused after a question ... pause ... think ... still thinking. And finally he answered what seemed...

Dolphins OC Bill Lazor talks competition between Moreno and Miller, fast-paced offense | The Daily Dolphin
Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor wouldn't say if Knowshon Moreno or Lamar Miller will emerge as the team's No. 1 running back, but he gave a few thoughts on how he feels about them. Moreno, who is recovering from an offseason knee scope, shined in one his preseason game against Dallas.

DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVERS:

Jarvis Landry gets first shot to become Dolphins' primary returner - Sun Sentinel
The release of Marcus Thigpen and Damian Williams will likely make rookie receiver Jarvis Landry Miami's return specialist in 2014.

DOLPHINS ROSTER:

Andy Cohen: Analyzing This Class Of 53 " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
The first thing you need to know is that the situation remains fluid. Why, there were two moves on Sunday. More could come today. Changes are inevitable. It’s always that way for the back end of the roster. The Dolphins may be down to the regular season limit, but Dennis Hickey’s work with this roster is a process that never really stops.

PATRIOTS AT DOLPHINS:

Gronkowski playing vs. Dolphins | Miami Dolphins In Depth
While he did not play or take any contact work in practices or dual work with other teams, Rob Gronkowski's status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins was uncertain. Gronkowski, the New England Pro Bowl tight end, removed the uncertainty...

Dolphins Play Numbers Game Prior To Season Opener " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
With the roster trimmed all the way down to 53 players from the original 90 at the beginning of training camp, there is some house cleaning to be done in the form of the additions of new players via waiver claims, and the numbers that they and several other Dolphins players will wear during the 2014 regular season.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 9/1/14 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins stories from around the internet over the past 24 hours. Today's articles include did Dolphins find some hidden gems on the roster, Dennis Hickey press conference, and the Dolphins made a couple of roster moves.

Dolphins roster cuts 2014: GM Dennis Hickey media availability - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey met with the media on Sunday to discuss all of the team's moves to reduce the roster to the 53-man regular season limit.

Miami Dolphins Players Change Jersey Numbers - The Phinsider
The Dolphins roster looks different after this preseason. Some promising rookies and free agents have been added and now have new jersey numbers? What are these new numbers?

Rob Gronkowski Cleared to Play Against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday - The Phinsider
One of the best tight ends in football announced he's been cleared to play in the week 1 matchup between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins