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Dolphins depth chart following signing of Marino, Griese, Little

We update the Dolphins depth chart following their blockbuster day of free agent signings.

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The Miami Dolphins shook up the AFC East on Wednesday with a blockbuster day of free agent signings. The South Florida franchise added three members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in one signing ceremony, as well as three more members of the team’s 50 greatest players of all time. It was an exciting day for the club, with a shakeup to the depth chart now required.

How does the addition of players like Dan Marino, Bob Griese, Nat Moore, Larry Little, Kim Bokamper, and Sam Madison change Miami’s depth chart? We take a look.


This is obviously the biggest area to see a change with the addition of two players - both of whom are in the Hall of Fame. It is hard to decide exactly what order the six players Miami currently has at the position should be listed, but Dan Marino clearly will take his spot atop the depth chart. Ryan Tannehill slides into the second position, despite Bob Griese being a Hall of Famer, based solely on the changes to the game since Griese’s playing days, and Tannehill likely fitting better in today’s version of the NFL.

1 - Dan Marino
2 - Ryan Tannehill
3 - Bob Griese
4 - Matt Moore
5 - T.J. Yates
6 - Brandon Doughty

Running Backs

1 - Jay Ajayi
2 - Kenyan Drake
3 - Damien Williams*
4 - Storm Johnson
5 - Senorise Perry

Wide Receivers

Nat Moore jumps to the top of this position, which would give Miami a starting lineup of Moore and DeVante Parker on the outside with Jarvis Landry in the slot. Kenny Stills, assuming he is re-signed, slides into the fourth position and continues to serve as the main deep-threat.

1 - Nat Moore
2 - Jarvis Landry
3 - DeVante Parker
4 - Kenny Stills*
5 - Leonte Carroo
6 - Jakeem Grant
7 - Rashawn Scott

Tight Ends

1 - Julius Thomas (trade projected)
2 - Dion Sims*
3 - Jordan Cameron*
3 - MarQueis Gray
4 - Dominique Jones*
5 - Thomas Duarte*
6 - Chris Pantale

Offensive Line

Larry Little joining the roster immediately fills one of the guard positions for the team. We project the Branden Albert trade to the Jacksonville Jaguars, which moves Laremy Tunsil to the left tackle position.

LT - Laremy Tunsil
LG - Anthony Steen*
C - Mike Pouncey
RG - Larry Little
RT - Ja’Wuan James
Jermon Bushrod*
Sam Young
Kraig Urbik
Jake Brendel
Jesse Davis
Terry Poole

(Projected trade of Branden Albert)

Defensive End

Kim Bokamper takes one of the starting positions, but there is no moving Cameron Wake off the top line, unless maybe Jason Taylor suddenly ended up on the roster as well.

1 - Cameron Wake
2 - Kim Bokamper
3 - Andre Branch*
4 - Terrence Fede
5 - Julius Warmsley
6 - Dion Jordan
7 - Nick Williams*
8 - Arthur Miley

Defensive Tackle

1 - Ndamukong Suh
2 - Jordan Phillips


WLB - Jelani Jenkins*
MLB - Kiko Alonso*
SLB - Koa Misi
Spencer Paysinger*
Mike Hull*
Neville Hewitt
Donald Butler*
Trevor Reilly
Brandon Watts
Deon Lacey
Lamin Barrow


Sam Madison immediately takes the top position, with Byron Maxwell starting on the other side. Bobby McCain probably is the nickel cornerback, though Tony Lippett could challenge for that spot. Xavien Howard becomes the awkward positioning on the depth chart as a player who should be getting snaps, but may not see as many as he should with Madison, Maxwell, and McCain on the field.

1 - Sam Madison
2 - Byron Maxwell
3 - Xavien Howard
4 - Tony Lippett
5 - Bobby McCain
6 - Lafayette Pitts*
7 - Jordan Lucas
8 - Daniel Davie


1 - Reshad Jones
2 - Isa Abdul-Quddus
3 - Michael Thomas*
4 - Bacarri Rambo*
5 - Walt Aikens
6 - A.J. Hendy

Special Teams

K - Andrew Franks
P - Matt Darr
LS - John Denney*, Winston Chapman

*Pending free agency

What do you think of this depth chart? Where are we wrong?

(And, since someone will complain somewhere - yes, this was obviously just for the fun of adding those six ceremonial signings to the depth chart because it is the offseason.)