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Dolphins defensive snap counts from Week 14 (vs. Cardinals)

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Yesterday was a little more chaotic than I anticipated, with the Dolphins moving Mike Pouncey to injured reserve, signing T.J. Yates, and deciding to leave Dion Jordan on the Non-Football Injury list as well as the league giving details on the International Series next year, which includes the Dolphins. Those moves, along with the normal power rankings review, the Week 14 stock watch, and more coverage of the injury to Ryan Tannehill. Something was bound to drop out of the posting schedule yesterday.

That something was the defensive snap counts. We fix that today.

There were four Dolphins players who played all 70 snaps on defense last week. I don’t think, before the season, anyone would have picked Miami to have a game in which the defensive players to play every snap of a game would be Mike Hull, Tony Lippett, Isa Abdul-Quddus, and Byron Maxwell.

Each week, we look at what players played for the Dolphins in their most recent game, listing them with the total number of snaps they played and the percentage of the snaps from the game. We break it into two posts, the first being the offense, which was posted yesterday. Today, we pick up the other side of the ball with the defense.

Here are the defensive snap counts for the Dolphins against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14:

Defensive ends

Andre Branch - 50 snaps, 71%

Cameron Wake - 46, 66%

Jason Jones - 36, 51%

Terrence Fede - 24, 34%

Nick Williams - 6, 9%

Defensive tackles

Ndamukong Suh - 60, 86%

Earl Mitchell - 30, 43%

Jordan Phillips - 28, 40%


Mike Hull - 70, 100%

Spencer Paysinger - 44, 63%

Neville Hewitt - 26, 37%

Donald Butler - 21, 30%


Tony Lippett - 70, 100%

Byron Maxwell - 70, 100%

Bobby McCain - 47, 67%


Isa Abdul-Quddus - 70, 100%

Bacarri Rambo - 46, 66%

Michael Thomas - 26, 37%

Season Snap Counts by percentage

Dolphins 2017 season snap counts by percentage defensive snaps played (defensive ends in red, defensive tackles in yellow, linebackers in green, cornerbacks in blue, and safeties in white).