Our prediction of the Miami Dolphins’ 53-man roster continues having already looked across the offense and started into the defense. We now continue out series of looks at each position on the roster, attempting to predict some of the tough choices the team will have to make at some point Saturday. The NFL’s roster-limit changes from the 75-man limit they are currently using to the 53-man limit they will use throughout the regular season at 4pm ET Saturday. Who will make the roster, and who will have to be cut? We continue building the roster with the defensive end position.
Safely on the roster: Ndamukong Suh
On the bubble: Deandre Coleman, Chris Jones, Earl Mitchell, Jordan Phillips, Julius Warmsley
The defensive end position took five spots on the roster, which likely leaves the defensive position with three to five they can fill. Ndamukong Suh takes one position, with Deandre Coleman, Chris Jones, Earl Mitchell, Jordan Phillips, and Julius Warmsely all fighting for whatever remains. Mitchell has been injured for most of the summer, but he does appear to have the inside track for a roster position. Phillips has disappeared this summer, which is surprising and could cost him a roster spot. Jones was really good early in the summer, but seems to have plateaued some as the preseason continued. Julius Warmsley has been impressive throughout the preseason, plus could play both defensive end and defensive tackle, making him likely to earn a spot.
53-man roster prediction: Ndamukong Suh, Earl Mitchell, Chris Jones, Julius Warmsley
Practice squad: Jordan Phillips
Cut: Deandre Coleman
Roster total: 33 of 53
Practice squad total: 6 of 10