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Miami Dolphins depth chart 2016: Predicting the depth chart after 53-man roster cuts

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The Miami Dolphins have just finished making their roster cuts down to the 53-man roster limit enforced for the regular season. Over the next couple of days, there will still be some roster movement as Miami claims players off waivers or signs free agents. It is a constant churn of the bottom of the roster, and one that makes it hard to actually predict what the depth chart will look like on opening day in just over a week.

Of course, that says “hard to actually predict,” not “impossible” or “something we aren’t going to do.” Basically because, that is exactly what we are going to do. Below is the Miami 53-man roster, just completed, broken down into our projection of the team’s depth chart as it may stand now that the cuts are complete.


1st Team: Ryan Tannehill
2nd Team: Matt Moore
3rd Team: Brandon Doughty

Running backs:

1st Team: Arian Foster
2nd Team: Jay Ajayi
3rd Team: Isaiah Pead (Injured)
Others: Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams

Wide Receivers:

1st Team: Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills
2nd Team: DeVante Parker, Leonte Carroo
3rd Team: Griff Whalen, Jakeem Grant

Tight Ends:

1st Team: Jordan Cameron
2nd Team: Dion Sims
3rd Team: MarQueis Gray

Offensive Line:

Left Tackle: Branden Albert
Left Guard: Laremy Tunsil
Center: Mike Pouncey (Injured)
Right Guard: Jermon Bushrod
Right Tackle: Ja’Wuan James
Reserves: Anthony Steen (center), Billy Turner (right guard, right tackle), Kraig Urbik (right/left guard, center), Dallas Thomas (left/right guard, left/right tackle)

Defensive Ends:

1st Team: Cameron Wake, Mario Williams
2nd Team: Andre Branch, Jason Jones
3rd Team: Terrence Fede

Defensive Tackles:

1st Team: Ndamukong Suh, Earl Mitchell
2nd Team: Julius Warmsley, Jordan Phillips


WLB: Jelani Jenkins (injured)
MLB: Kiko Alonso
SLB: Koa Misi
Reserves: Spencer Paysinger, Neville Hewitt, Mike Hull


1st Team: Byron Maxwell, Xavien Howard
2nd Team: Tony Lippett, Bobby McCain
3rd Team: Jordan Lucas


1st Team: Reshad Jones, Isa Abdul-Quddus
2nd Team: Michael Thomas (Nickel cornerback) Walt Aikens

Special Teams

Kicker: Andrew Franks
Punter: Matt Darr
Long Snapper: John Denney