Miami Dolphins 2013 NFL Off Season Depth Charts, Transactions, Trade and Draft Home Page

2012 Record: 7-9, 2nd in AFC East
Head Coach: Joe Philbin, 1 year, 7-9 record with Miami (7-9 overall)

Current Depth Chart (updated 3/13/13)

QB - Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, Pat Devlin
HB - Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, Marcus Thigpen
FB - Javorskie Lane
WR1 - Mike Wallace, Davone Bess, Armon Binns, Jeff Fuller
WR2 - Brian Hartline, Richard Matthews, Brian Tyms
TE - Charles Clay, Jeron Mastrud, Kyle Miller, Michael Egnew
LT - Jonathan Martin, Will Yeatman, Jeff Adams
LG - Richie Incognito
C - Mike Pouncey, Josh Samuda
RG - John Jerry, Chandler Burden
RT - Nate Garner, Patrick Brown, Andrew McDonald
K - Dan Carpenter

LDE - Jared Odrick, Derrick Shelby
LDT - Randy Starks, Chas Alecxih
RDT - Paul Soliai, Kheeston Randall
RDE - Cameron Wake, Derrick Shelby
SLB - Koa Misi, Jonathan Freeny
MLB - Dannelle Ellerbe, Jason Trusnik
WLB - Phillip Wheeler, Josh Kaddu
LCB - Richard Marshall, Dimitri Patterson, De'Andre Presley
RCB - Nolan Carroll, RJ Stanford, Julian Posley
SS - Reshad Jones, Jonathon Amaya
FS - Chris Clemons, Jimmy Wilson
P - Brandon Fields


Unrestricted Free Agents

Offense: QB Matt Moore (resigned with Dolphins). RB Reggie Bush (signed with Lions). WR Jeff Fuller (resigned by Dolphins). WR Brian Hartline. WR Brian Tyms (resigned by Dolphins). TE Anthony Fasano (signed with Chiefs). OT Jake Long. OT Jeff Adams (resigned by Dolphins). OT Andrew McDonald (resigned by Dolphins). OG Chandler Burden (resigned by Dolphins). K Nate Kaeding.

Defense: DT Tony McDaniel. DT Randy Starks (franchise tag). DT Chas Alecxih (resigned by Dolphins). CB Sean Smith. CB De'Andre Presley (resigned by Dolphins). CB Dion Turner (signed with Saints). FS Tyrone Culver. FS Chris Clemons (resigned with Dolphins).

Restricted Free Agents

Offense: WR Marlon Moore. TE Jeron Mastrud. OT Patrick Brown

Defense: LB Austin Spitler. CB Bryan McCann. FS Jonathon Amaya



3-12-13: Signed former Oakland Raiders OLB Phillip Wheeler to 5 year, $26 million deal
3-12-13: Signed former Baltimore Ravens MLB Dannelle Ellerbe to 5 year, $35 million deal
3-12-13: Resigned FS Chris Clemons to 1 year deal
3-12-13: Signed former Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace to 5 year, $60 million deal
3-8-13: Resigned QB Matt Moore to 2 year, $8 million deal
3-7-13: Resigned WR Brian Hartline to 5 year, $30 million deal
3-4-13: Placed franchise tag on DT Randy Starks

Offensive Needs

1. Wide Receiver. A true, number one wideout would be greatly appreciated for the continued development of Ryan Tannehill. Fortunately, Miami has identified this as it's biggest need. The Dolphins have been linked to Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, Dwayne Bowe and other free agents. If Miami can land one of those guys, resign Brian Hartline to be the number two and move Davone Bess back into the slot, this position would turn into a strength.

2. Offensive Tackle. Jake Long is a free agent, and if he moves on Jonathan Martin would move to the left side. That could be a scary thought for the Dolphins and could cause them to overpay to resign Long.

3. Tight End. Anthony Fasano showed flashes, but he never put it together during his years with Miami. Charles Clay will probably be the starter, unless Miami decides to spend some free agent money on someone like Dustin Keller or Jared Cook. An early draft pick could be used as well, as 2012 third rounder Michael Egnew did not even see the field. Yet another tremendous Jeff Ireland draft choice.

4. Offensive Guard. John Jerry really stepped it up after being on the roster bubble and is a solid starter on the right side. Richie Incognito had a decent year but isn't a great fit for Joe Philbin's scheme and could be released in the off season. Expect Miami to draft at least one guard.

5. Running Back. The Dolphins seem to be confident in letting Lamar Miller take over for Reggie Bush if Bush prices himself out of the Dolphins range. Competition for the uninspiring Daniel Thomas as the backup could be brought in, probably in the form of a mid round draft pick.

6. Quarterback. Ryan Tannehill had an up and down rookie season, but he showed enough promise to give Dolphins fans hope. Matt Moore might possibly be the best quarterback on the free agent market other then Joe Flacco, so he will probably move on to a team that will give him a chance to start. Miami would be on the lookout for a solid backup.

7. Center. Youngster Mike Pouncey is already one of the best centers in the NFL. He should be a fixture in the middle for Miami for the next decade.


Defensive Needs

1. Cornerback. The Dolphins did well to get a second round pick for Vontae Davis, but that left the secondary woefully thin. Sean Smith is a free agent, and he is tremendously overrated, but Miami might have to resign him because there is simply nothing else there. Expect the Dolphins to target cornerbacks in the draft and free agency.

2. Defensive End. Cameron Wake had a nice transition to end in a 4-3 scheme. Olivier Vernon had 3.5 sacks, but lacks the strength right now to be an every down lineman. Jared Odrick will probably kick inside if a couple guys aren't resigned, opening up a need for an every down defensive end.

3. Defensive Tackle. The Dolphins have two free agents at tackle. Randy Starks and Tony McDaniel. Starks was not as strong in a 4-3 defense but was still a good run stopper. The Dolphins will want to get him resigned. Kheeston Randall could move up the depth chart as a backup to Starks/Odrick and Paul Soliai.

4. Linebacker. The Dolphins have a solid, but not spectacular, set of linebackers. Koa Misi, Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett should all return as starters in 2013. All three are solid run defenders, who do not offer a whole lot in the pass rushing games. With so many other needs, Miami might only add depth late in the draft.

5. Safety. Reshad Jones is locked in at strong safety. The 24 year old was one of the best in the NFL last year, and Miami will try to sign him to an extension. Chris Clemons has developed into a solid starter on the other side, and the Dolphins will look to resign him as well. Youngster Jimmy Wilson is a very solid backup that saw a lot of time at corner and safety in 2012.


Special Teams Needs

1. Kicker. Dan Carpenter has been decent the last couple of years, but probably is not worth the 2 million he will make in 2013. If healthy, he is a good enough option.

2. Kick Returner. Marcus Thigpen joined Miami out of the CFL and had a very good year as a kick returner, returning both a kick and a punt for a touchdown.

3. Punter. Miami has locked in Brandon Fields with a hefty contract extension, so he is not going anywhere. Fields led the NFL with 50.2 yards per punt in 2012.

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Dolphins Draft picks
Round 1, #12: CB Johnthan Banks, Sr, Mississippi
Round 2, #42: TE Zach Ertz, Jr, Stanford
Round 2, #54: OG Larry Worford, Sr, Kentucky
Round 3, #77: DE Cornelius Carradine, Sr, Florida State
Round 3, #82: OT Menelik Watson, Jr, Florida State

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