Ryan Tannehill is not playing. Matt Moore is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Dolphins tonight and he will get the bulk of the work in the first half at least. Eventually, Seth Lobato will relieve Moore at quarterback and get to make his case for a practice squad spot.
But this final preseason game is more important on other levels. For instance:
Running back Daniel Thomas gets to make his case for winning the No. 3 RB job behind Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller. Or not.
Undrafted free agent rookie RBs Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa will get another chance to impress as well.
At tight end, the Dolphins have decisions to make. Kyle Miller (my choice), Evan Wilson or Harold "Gator" Hoskins?
You should watch the play of Will Davis and Jamar Taylor closely. They are battling for playing time as the outside cornerback in the nickel package. As you know, safety Reshad Jones is going to be suspended and although he doesn't think that will derail his season the truth is it affects the secondary the first four games.
So Jimmy Wilson goes to safety. And in the nickel package that means Cortland Finnegan goes to the slot and either Davis or Taylor will have to man an outside CB spot.
The two second-year players have been battling for the job. Taylor was not great last week, giving up a TD and getting flagged.
So the ongoing competition continues tonight -- at least for a little while.
As usual, the Dolphins are not going to commit a lot of starters to this final preseason game.
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