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Dolphins 2017 season preview: Week 5 versus Tennessee Titans

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The Miami Dolphins finally return to Hard Rock Stadium in Week 5, having played their last three games either as the road team or as the “home” team in London. The Week 5 contest will feature the Tennessee Titans coming to South Florida. Will requesting a home game after London rather than the traditional bye week following that trip come back to haunt Miami, or will they be ready to play a game the next Sunday?

As we have been doing with each of the Dolphins’ 2017 opponents, we take a closer look today at the Titans, with the help of the guys over at Music City Miracles.

Notable free agent additions

CB Logan Ryan, S Johnathan Cyprien, WR Eric Decker, NT Sylvester Williams

Notable free agent departures

TE Anthony Fasano



Draft picks expected to contribute as rookies

WR Corey Davis, CB Adoree Jackson, WR Taywan Taylor, TE Jonnu Smith

Biggest offseason addition

Corey Davis- The Titans have never had a true #1 receiver. Davis looks to be that guy. He gives the Titans a legitimate deep threat which will open things up for DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry in the run game.

Biggest storyline heading into training camp

Can Marcus Mariota stay healthy? Mariota has proven in his 2 years that he has the talent to be an elite QB in this league, but both seasons have ended early because of injury. If he can stay on the field for all 16 games, the Titans will be a legitimate threat in the AFC.

Notable injuries heading into training camp

Kevin Dodd, the Titans 2nd round pick in 2016, is still recovering from a foot injury that cost him most of the 2016 season. He is supposed to be ready for training camp. We will see.

Miami Dolphins 2017 season schedule:

Week 1
vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Setpember 10, 1pm

Week 2
at Los Angeles Chargers
September 17, 4:05pm

Week 3
at New York Jets
September 24, 1pm

Week 4
vs. New Orleans Saints (London)
October 1, 9:30am

Week 5
vs. Tennessee Titans
October 8, 1pm

Week 6
at Atlanta Falcons
October 15, 1pm

Week 7
vs. New York Jets
October 22, 1pm

Week 8
at Baltimore Ravens
October 26, 8:25pm (TNF)

Week 9
vs. Oakland Raiders
November 5, 8:30pm (SNF)

Week 10
at Carolina Panthers
November 13, 8:30pm (MNF)

Week 11

Week 12
at New England Patriots
November 26, 1pm

Week 13
vs. Denver Broncos
December 3, 1pm

Week 14
vs. New England Patriots
December 11, 8:30pm (MNF)

Week 15
at Buffalo Bills
December 17, 1pm

Week 16
at Kansas City Chiefs
December 24, 1pm

Week 17
vs. Buffalo Bills
December 31, 1pm