Matt Moore expected back for Week 1 to strengthen QB depth

The Dolphins are still waiting for Matt Moore to come back. (Getty Images)
The Dolphins are still waiting for Matt Moore to come back. (Getty Images)

DAVIE—At the moment, the Dolphins are in a shaky situation at quarterback behind Ryan Tannehill. The next two players in line, Zac Dysert and Brandon Doughty, have never played a regular-season game.
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Colin Kaepernick anthem protest: Adam Gase won’t discourage player stances

Colin Kaepernick protested Friday by not standing for the national anthem. (Getty Images)
Colin Kaepernick protested Friday by not standing for the national anthem. (Getty Images)

DAVIE–San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick brought major attention to his objection to the oppression of black people and controversial handling of situations involving police violence by refusing to stand during the national anthem during the 49ers’ preseason game Friday.

If Dolphins players want to make similar stands, coach Adam Gase will not attempt to deter them. The first-year coach has yet to encounter any situation like that, though it’s certainly a possibility given that his roster has several opinionated, principled players.
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Dolphins rookie CB Xavien Howard likely to play in preseason game vs. Titans

Dolphins fans should get their first real look at Xavien Howard on Thursday. (Getty Images)
Dolphins fans should get their first real look at Xavien Howard on Thursday. (Getty Images)

The Dolphins have been eager to get second-round pick Xavien Howard some game action at cornerback, and he is expected to be one of the few veterans to get significant run in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Titans.
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Dolphins LBs look better, but Jelani Jenkins reportedly has surgery

Jelani Jenkins and the linebackers might be on the cusp of figuring it out. (Getty Images)
Jelani Jenkins and the linebackers might be on the cusp of figuring it out. (Getty Images)

The Dolphins’ linebackers believe they’re making major progress as they near the start of the season, and there is evidence to support that.

The starting trio of Jelani Jenkins, Koa Misi and Kiko Alonso looked much sharper in Thursday’s win over Atlanta than they did the previous two weeks, and Miami was better against the run because of it. After allowing 164 yards per game and five per carry against the Giants and Cowboys, the Dolphins tightened up and held the Falcons to 10 yards on seven carries in the first half.
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Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron’s summer slump continues against Falcons

No one needs a couple days off more than Jordan Cameron. (Getty Images)
No one needs a couple days off more than Jordan Cameron. (Getty Images)

How long will this last? Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron has to be wondering that on two levels right now. He’s trying to break out of his recent funk of dropped passes, and there’s got to be at least a modicum of doubt about his standing on the roster.
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Quick hits: Five takeaways from Dolphins’ game vs. Falcons

Jordan Cameron's frustrating summer continued Thursday. (Getty Images)
Jordan Cameron’s frustrating summer continued Thursday. (Getty Images)

This was the best look yet at what the Dolphins might be this season, and it was an uneven performance. Ryan Tannehill looked solid, there are ongoing issues with the running backs and it’s still hard to tell exactly what Miami has defensively.

Here are five notes from the Dolphins 17-6 win over Atlanta on Thursday:
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Dolphins injury updates: Ndamukong Suh fine after ankle scare

Ndamukong Suh exited tonight's game with an ankle injury but seems fine. (Getty Images)
Ndamukong Suh exited tonight’s game with an ankle injury but seems fine. (Getty Images)

The Dolphins sustained some injuries in tonight’s preseason win over the Falcons, but appeared to escape with nothing major.
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Update: DE Cameron Wake likely making return from Achilles injury tonight

Fans get their first real look at Cameron Wake tonight. (Getty Images)
Fans get their first real look at Cameron Wake tonight. (Getty Images)

ORLANDO–After weeks of practice but no game action, Dolphins DE Cameron Wake is active and should make his preseason debut tonight against the Falcons at Camping World Stadium.
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Dolphins CB Xavien Howard not “far behind mentally” despite injury

Xavien Howard has missed time but make up the difference quickly. (Getty Images)
Xavien Howard has missed time but make up the difference quickly. (Getty Images)

ORLANDO–Rookie cornerback Xavien Howard missed the first three weeks with a knee injury before being activated last Thursday, and that could be an issue in his development heading into the season.
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Here’s what Adam Gase is thinking as Dolphins set to make cuts

It'll be a long two days for Adam Gase after tonight's preseason game. (Getty Images)
It’ll be a long two days for Adam Gase after tonight’s preseason game. (Getty Images)

ORLANDO–Adam Gase has been involved in roster cuts before, but he’s never been the ultimate decider. The deadline to get the Dolphins down to 75 players is Tuesday, and it will be a difficult few days for him and the staff as they figure out who gets to stay.
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