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Phinsider Radio show notes: Free agents remain an option for the Miami Dolphins, OTAs begin

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Phinsider Radio show notes for May 26, 2021.

Offseason workouts have officially started. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from this week:

Melvin Ingram visited the Miami Dolphins on Monday.

  • 32 years old, only played seven games in 2020 due to a knee injury
  • 10 tackles in seven games, failed to record a sack for the first time of his nine years in the NFL.
  • Did intercept Joe Burrow.
  • Three straight Pro Bowls from 2017-2019
  • Has always battled with injuries.
  • ESPN’s Josina Anderson: As of Monday night Ingram and the Dolphins were still talking.

Where would he fit with the Dolphins?

  • Rotational player
  • Shaq Lawson played 97 percent of snaps in week one, dropped throughout the season, just 12 snaps against Buffalo.
  • Van Ginkel’s snaps are on the opposite end of Lawson, 45 snaps in Week 17 and 56 snaps in Week 16.
  • Van Noy played 90 percent of snaps at least in every game he has played.
  • Ogbah was always around 80 percent or so.
  • The room includes Jaelan Phillips, Andrew Van Ginkel, Vince Biegel, Ogbah and Duke Riley
  • Is Edge the weakest part of Miami’s defense? If no, what is?

Le’Veon Bell fuels an Instagram fire.

  • Responses to an Instagram post saying the Miami Dolphins made a splash.
  • The Dolphins were in the running to sign Bell after being cut by the Jets.
  • Picked winning over productivity, going to the chiefs
  • “I was torn between how much of a workload I actually wanted and winning,” Bell said ahead of Super Bowl LV. “The Dolphins were definitely in the mix. I was so torn between how much of a workload did I actually want vs. winning? At that time, [after playing] with the Jets, I was so focused on winning, I didn’t really care how my production would look or how many touches I would get. I think I got frustrated after losing so much.
  • Houtz: Pass catcher? Not better than what we currently have, but that to me is what he brings to the table that the rest of the RBs maybe don’t do quite as well.

Quotes from Tuesday’s press conference.

Offense

Assistant HC/ST coach Danny Crossman on Jaylen Waddle returning kicks.

“He will have a chance to compete. those guys will take care of that. we feel good about a lot of guys. it’s a good luxury to have multiple guys that have experience...I don’t think you can have any fear. it’s an opportunity to change the game”

New offense, but who’s calling plays?

Eric Studesville: “everything that’s in there’s is ours. we all have input, we all have suggestions on things, and we all have experience. every one of us have brought information...and hopefully we can use that to be diverse.”

Defense

Josh Boyer, defensive coordinator, on the week 17 loss.

“they say each time you lose you die a little bit. I believe that”

Gerald Alexander, defensive backs coach, sees a lot of promise and growth in Noah Igbinoghene this season.

“I think he has the potential to do a lot of special things. as we always thought of him. it’s about putting the work in and being consistent.”

Anthony Campanile, linebackers coach, on AVG’s expanded role.

“I think he’s been a good communicator. he’s a very bright guy. he’s always up in the office, trying to learn, studying to get every little edge each week against his opponents/the players he’s going against... that’s a guy we feel good about”