The Miami Dolphins will lastly give their first actual glimpse at what they may appear like this season Saturday. Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and practically each different starter will be in the lineup for the Dolphins’ second preseason sport in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders in Miami Gardens.
The Dolphins held out 15 starters for his or her first sport of the preseason final Saturday in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, however Mike McDaniel stated final week he’d be “stunned” if Tagovailoa, his beginning quarterback, didn’t play sooner or later in one in all Miami’s three preseason video games.
On Wednesday, Tagovailoa stated he hoped to play this weekend.
“Man, I at all times need to play I’m going to be sincere,” the 24-year-old quarterback stated. “I needed to play final week too, not less than a few snaps, however Mike determined that then wasn’t the time. Hopefully, he provides the primary offense a possibility to go on the market, hopefully get some performs in, perceive some conditions, realizing how you can handle the sport and get again into the groove of issues in that sense.”
Within the penultimate sport of the preseason, Tagovailoa will get to run McDaniel’s offense for the primary time in a aggressive setting and he’ll have practically all of his weapons on the market with him.
Along with Tagovailoa and Hill, offensive lineman Connor Williams, and working backs Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert all are enjoying after sitting out final week.
This shall be Hill’s debut in a Dolphins uniforms at it comes at Arduous Rock Stadium.
On protection, defensive finish Emmanuel Ogbah, defensive lineman Christian Wilkins, security Jevon Holland and linebackers Melvin Ingram, Elandon Roberts and Jerome Baker are all enjoying after sitting out final weekend.
Solely 4 gamers listed as a starter on Miami’s depth chart will not be anticipated to play: star cornerback Xavien Howard, vast receiver Jaylen Waddle, sort out Terron Armstead and fullback Alec Ingold. Waddle has not practiced since Aug. 11 in the course of the Dolphins’ joint practices with the Buccaneers in Tampa and McDaniel stated Wednesday the group is being cautious with the wideout as he recovers from an unspecified damage.
Miami expects Waddle to apply once more earlier than the beginning of the common season.
In whole, the Dolphins have 9 gamers not anticipated to play Saturday: Howard, Waddle, Armstead, Ingold, fullback John Lovett, tight finish Tanner Conner, sort out Greg Little, linebacker Brennan Scarlett and security Eric Rowe.
Dolphins take warning at cornerback
A two-time All-Professional, Howard is definitely essentially the most high-profile participant not suited up for Miami on Saturday and it is sensible: The Dolphins are extraordinarily skinny at cornerback with Byron Jones bodily unable to carry out with a lower-leg damage, and fellow cornerbacks Trill Williams and Tino Ellis each happening with accidents final Saturday.
Miami signed cornerback Mackensie Alexander on Monday so as to add depth on the place.
This story was initially printed August 20, 2022 5:35 PM.