Miami morning take: Defending tight ends

September, 19, 2013
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Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Thursday from around the web: Morning take: Miami added speed at linebacker in order to better defend tight ends. However, that has yet to show in two games against the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts. The Dolphins will get their toughest test yet against future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.
  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been hit too often to start the season.
Morning take: It’s no secret Miami’s offensive line was not a strong area of the team entering the season. Tannehill has been sacked nine times in two games, and now he has a right shoulder injury this week that is limiting him in practice.
  • Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel writes Dolphins defensive ends Derrick Shelby and Dion Jordan could get more playing time.
Morning take: Dolphins starting defensive end Olivier Vernon hasn’t made a big impact in the first two games. Jordan and Shelby have made plays coming off the bench, and might get more snaps.
Morning take: Dolphins guard John Jerry will face Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman and brother Peria Jerry for the first time. It should be a good moment for the family.

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