- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Monday from around the web:
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald puts the spotlight on general manager Jeff Ireland.
Miami morning take: This is a big year for Ireland, who opened owner Stephen Ross' wallet and made a series of significant moves. Ireland needs the Dolphins to stay healthy and have a winning season in order to stay away from the hot seat.
Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel takes a look at the Dolphins' depth chart on defense.
Miami morning take: I really like this group, which should be faster and force more turnovers than last season. The only question I have is the overall depth at linebacker and in the secondary. Injuries could test those units.
ESPN.com's Matt Williamson tells the Finsiders that he likes the Dolphins' chances to compete.
Miami morning take: Williamson, a frequent contributor to this Dolphins page, is buying the stock of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. If Tannehill has a big year, Miami could be playoff-bound.
ESPN.com's New England Patriots reporter Mike Reiss takes a look at former Dolphins offensive lineman Chris Barker.
Miami morning take: Barker was one of two former Dolphins the Patriots claimed off waivers; defensive tackle A.J. Francis was the other. I’m not too high on Barker, based on what I've seen in training camp and the preseason. But New England obviously saw something.