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Dolphins depth chart 2016: Predicting the updated depth chart following waiver claims

We update our predicted Miami Dolphins depth chart following Sunday’s waiver claims.

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The Miami Dolphins are getting ready for the 2016 regular season, settling into their 53-man roster, adding the practice squad, and turning their attention to the Seattle Seahawks who will be their Week 1 opponent. Kickoff for that game will be

This past Sunday, the team completed a waiver claim and the subsequent release to make roster space, as well as signing most of their practice squad. We take a look at those moves with an updated depth chart projection:


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: Justin Hunter, Jakeem Grant

The change to the roster occurred with the wide receivers, where Justin Hunter was claimed off waivers from the Tennessee Titans. Griff Whalen was then released in order to create the roster spot. Hunter slides into the depth chart in the same spot Whalen was previously projected to hold.

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

Practice squad (9 of 10 positions filled)

James Burgess, linebacker
Jamil Douglas, guard
Thomas Duarte, tight end
A.J. Hendy, safety
Ulrick John, tackle
Cleyon Laing, defensive end
Lafayette Pitts, cornerback
Rashawn Scott, wide receiver
Jordan Williams, defensive end