The Miami Dolphins played some sloppy football against the Tampa Bay Bucanners, but it was the first game of the preseason, which is to be expected with the backups getting most of the time. However, the Dolphins first three draft selections of Minkah Fitzpatrick, Mike Gesicki, and Jerome Baker impressed quite a few people. Fitzpatrick was all over the field and Gesicki has one of the most glorious incompletions ever as he extended high into the air to try and bring down a pass. Baker was very surprising as most didn’t see him playing a huge factor on defense, but if he keeps that play up it will be tough to keep him out of the starting lineup.
You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.
Miami Dolphins preseason game observations and insights | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins opened their preseason with a loss to Tampa Bay but there were some significant takeaways from the outing that could factor into the regular season.
Ryan Tannehill soaked up every moment of his return – ProFootballTalk
There may have been more fanfare surrounding Andrew Luck's return to game action for the Colts, but he wasn't the only quarterback making a return from a long stay on the injured list on Thursday night.
Miami Dolphins LB Jerome Baker shows off lightning quickness
Miami Dolphins rookie linebacker Jerome Baker is really fast.
Miami Dolphins LBs Jerome Baker, Raekwon McMillan enjoy bond | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins rookie linebacker Jerome Baker played one series with the first-team defense against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday. At his side: former Ohio State teammate Raekwon McMillan.
AC In The AM: Thoughts From The Preseason Opener
Some good. Some bad. Plenty to improve upon. That pretty well sums up Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Bucs at Hard Rock Stadium.
Mixed results for Dolphins defense in preseason opener | Miami Herald
A look at how every Dolphins defensive player did vs. Bucs
Top News: Rookies Produce Positive Results In Preseason Opener
The Dolphins rookies got a lot of playing time in the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night, as expected, and overall produced positive results.
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Miami Dolphins Raekwon McMillan injury return parallels Ryan Tannehill - The Phinsider
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