5-11, 4th AFC East
DeVante Parker - Devante Parker is going to be on the injury list each and every week it seems. Parker has yet to stay healthy in his career, and time is starting to wind down for him. At the moment Parker is dealing with a finger injury, which has kept him out the first few games. If he overcomes the finger injury, you could probably bet on him popping up on the report with something else down the line. There is little depth for Miami, although Parker hasn’t exactly been a guy to produce anyway, so they aren’t missing a huge chunk.
Josh Sitton - The Miami offensive line is already weak coming into the year, and Josh Sitton was considered a guy to be a starter, which says it all. Sitton is going to miss the year with a shoulder injury, and leave Miami to plug in someone else who isn’t up to par for an offensive lineman. Sitton was signed to a two-year deal, and it will be interesting if he even starts next year for the Miami Dolphins.
Mike Pouncey was drafted 15th overall back in 2011, and was drafted in-state after going to Florida. Pouncey was one of the best centers, but also had a hip injury that sent him to the injured reserve. Pounce has since rebounded, putting the hip injury behind him. He is a strong offensive lineman, but has had some injuries since then, but most of them are rather minor. Another offensive line injury for Miami goes to Branden Albert. He dislocated wrist back in 2016, he also has had some hamstring problems. Albert retired right after all of these injuries, and there were rumors he was going to come out of retirement. That never happened, and looking at this Dolphins team, how could you blame him for not coming back. Dannell Ellerbe had a hop injury that limited his time in Miami, and he landed on injured reserve. Ellerbe later went to the Saints, but he never quite was the same player since the injuries. Armon Binns tore his ACL back in 2013, as well as his MCL. Binns’ injury left the Miami Dolphins shorthanded at the wide receiver position that season. Binns never recovered, and his NFL career quickly came to an end, and when you are undrafted free agent, that is usually the case after a major injury. Daniel Thomas had a lot of major injuries in his career, tearing an ACL and also tearing a ligament in his ankle.Thomas was drafted in the second round back in 2011 out of Kansas State, and Miami did have high expectations for him as a back. When healthy Thomas wasn’t able to get himself out of a committee, which has been the case in Miami over the last few seasons. Thomas may have had a successful career if health would have been in his favor, but unfortunately we will never know.