The Miami Dolphins face the Seattle Seahawks this afternoon, kicking off the 2016 season for both clubs. According to NFL rules, 90 minutes before kickoff, each team must declare seven players as “inactive,” or unavailable for the game. The list of players selected for each team includes both players buried on the depth chart and injured players who could have been contributors if not starters in the game.
For the Dolphins, the inactive players are running back Jay AJayi, quarterback Brandon Doughty, defensive end Terrence Fede, wide receiver DeVante Parker, running back Isaiah Pead, center Mike Pouncey, and guard Dallas Thomas.
Seattle’s inactive list is running back Alex Collins, guard Germain Ifedi, Dewey defensive back McDonald, guard Rees Odhiambo, cornerback Tharold Simon, defensive tackle Garrison Smith, and tight end Nick Vannett.