On a day when there were notable trades around the league, the Dolphins made their weekly practice squad protections and there was a change this week.
Cornerback Jamal Perry was not included in the training squad’s protections this week, a first this season. He was bred for the first two games of the season, as a COVID-19 substitute in week 1 and as a standard rise.
Perry didn’t play against the Raiders in Week 3, and just because he wasn’t protected certainly doesn’t mean he’ll be automatically poached by another team.
As in the first three weeks, defensive end Jabaal Sheard and linebacker Calvin Munson were protected.
Quarterback Reid Sinnett was protected for the first three weeks but is now on the active roster after being signed to replace Tua Tagovailoa when Tua entered the injured reserve.
AROUND THE LEAGUE
After publicly declaring last week that they were looking to trade him, the Detroit Lions terminated veteran linebacker Jamie Collins’ contract on Tuesday.
We bring this up because of his past relationship with Dolphins head coach Brian Flores from their days together in New England, a relationship that should at the very least make Miami a potential destination for the former Pro Bowl linebacker.
Also on Tuesday, tackle Isaiah Wilson trained with the New York Giants, according to multiple reports. It comes after he trained with the Colts on Friday.
Wilson is looking to return to the NFL after his very brief and very forgettable stint with the Dolphins in March, and we brought up the idea of ââthe team giving him a second chance if there are any assurances that he fixed the issues that led to his waiver six months ago.
The Dolphins’ back-to-back defeats have, as one would expect, made them take longer shots to win the Super Bowl, the AFC title or the AFC East crown.
The change has been particularly pronounced when it comes to Super Bowl odds, where the Dolphins have gone from 40/1 to 80/1 in the past two weeks, according to BetOnline (www.betonline.ag). The only other teams in the league that have seen their odds at least double during this span are the Giants, Lions, Texans, Jaguars and Jets.
Likewise, the Dolphins rose to 20/1 to win the AFC at 40/1, and their odds of winning the AFC East fell from 5/2 to 13/2 – third in the division behind big favorite Buffalo. at 2/9 and New England at 6/1.
The most interesting odds development for an individual prize involved the first-round pick of rookie Jaelan Phillips, who is the only contender to have seen his odds increase every week. Having started at 15/2 after the draft, Phillips is now listed at 20/1.
Offensive co-coordinator Eric Studesville, defensive coordinator Josh Boyer and special teams coordinator Danny Crossman led the media sessions on Zoom on Tuesday and here is the comment that stood out from each of them:
â¢ Studesville looking for more downstream passes: âWe talk about it a lot, trying to find explosive games and ways to get explosive games. Not just to Jaylen, but to the rest of the team as well, whether it’s Will Fuller or Mike (Gesicki). We took some pictures at the end of that game the other day in Las Vegas. We’re always trying to find explosive games. We talk about them constantly, we try to put them on, we try to have them, but sometimes we are limited because of what the defense gives us. We have to call them at the right time and we have to be ready and we have to dial them when we think we have the best chance of performing them. “
â¢ Boyer on the Dolphins’ third down defense issues: âI think we can train him better. I think we can perform better. Obviously, when you give up the third tries, you prolong the practices, you prolong the games. You give them more opportunities. We have to do a better job in this area and that starts with me, making sure we train it better, give them a better opportunity to be successful and then when we have opportunities make sure you go there. and run.
â¢ Crossman on how to get Jaylen Waddle punt against Buffalo out of his head: âI think it’s largely individual. Lots of guys at this level, a big part of the reason they’re at this level is because they’re really quick to push those negative things out of their minds and move on to the next opportunity. . Jaylen is one of those players. He will have many more opportunities and we expect great things from him when he is there. “