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Incognito files grievance; Big commitment for UM; More Dolphins injuries; Kiper projects several first-round tackles

Thursday update: Richie Incognito has filed a non-football injury grievance against the Dolphins, seeking to collect the money he has been docked by the team during his suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

Under the labor agreement, a player suspended for "detrimental" conduct can be docked pay for a maximum of four games, plus an additional game check. For Incognito, that would equate to a maximum of $1.276 million in lost wages if his suspension runs the maximum four weeks.

An independent arbitrator will hear the case. Incognito is seeking an expedited hearing.

The Dolphins have not said how long his suspension will run, but a team source has said he will not play for the team again.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Martin is scheduled to meet Friday with attorney Ted Wells, who was appointed by the NFL to investigate the Martin/Incognito conflict and other issues in the Dolphins' locker-room.

### Mike Wallace (hamstring) was added to the Dolphins' injury report on Thursday.

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### St. Thomas Aquinas defensive tackle Anthony Moten’s oral commitment to UM tonight was huge, because it gives the Hurricanes a rising four-star prospect at a position of need.

Moten, who has played well this season, is rated by Rivals.com as the No. 11 defensive tackle in the class of 2014.

“They were short of d-linemen,” Moten told South Florida High School Sports. “I can bring the Cane defense back to the way it should be. They run the same scheme we run at St. Thomas.”

Moten, who dropped his oral commitment to UF a few months ago, had narrowed his choices to UM and FSU before picking the Hurricanes. Alabama and Ohio State were among his other offers.

The Canes now have five defensive tackles orally committed: Moten; Hialeah Champagnat’s four-star Travonte Valentine (No. 21 among defensive tackles); four-star Pearl River Community College’s Dalvin Stuckey (says he is committed to UM “right now” but wants to keep his options open and will visit Nebraska this week); three-star New Jersey-based Courtel Jenkins and three-star Michael Wyche of East Los Angeles College.

Before Moten’s commitment on Wednesday, Al Golden said earlier in the day: “We’re still nowhere where we want to be in terms of depth and rotation” on the defensive line.

Of UM’s 27 oral commitments, 12 are rated four-star prospects by rivals.com.

### Dolphins injuries are a serious concern heading into Sunday’s San Diego game. Tackle Will Yeatman, who had begun receiving some playing time recently, suffered a season-ending torn ACL during practice Wednesday, further depleting a position already missing two starters in the wake of the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito fiasco.

Yeatman, a former tight end, had played 12 snaps against Cincinnati and five against Tampa Bay.

The Dolphins have a tackle on their practice squad: Jason Weaver, who went undrafted out of Southern Mississippi. He spent time with Tampa Bay during the summer and Cincinnati in preseason. The Dolphins could promote him or sign someone else.

Six other players were limited with injuries Wednesday, including kicker Caleb Sturgis (groin) and three starting defensive backs: cornerback Dimitri Patterson (groin), safety Reshad Jones (groin) and safety Chris Clemons (knee/hamstring).

Also limited: linebacker Koa Misi (knee) and running back Daniel Thomas (ankle). And linebacker Jelani Jenkins missed practice due to an undisclosed illness.

### For those already looking ahead to the draft, ESPN’s Mel Kiper ranks five tackles among his top 25 draft-eligible players: Texas A&M senior Jake Matthews (his No. 3 overall prospect); Michigan senior Taylor Lewan (16th); Alabama junior Cyrus Kouandjio (18); Iowa junior Brandon Scherff (20) and Auburn junior Greg Robinson (22).

### Apparently, the decision to suspend Richie Incognito was entirely Joe Philbin’s, not Jeff Ireland’s.

Philbin made clear Wednesday that “the discipline of the football team is in my hands. I’m in charge of that. [Ireland] has always been supportive.”

### Asked about the Dolphins’ struggles defending the run on Monday, defensive tackle Randy Starks said: “Some people are not on the same page.” But he declined to elaborate, saying he needed to go to a meeting. Hmm.

### Please see the last post for more Dolphins notes, including Ryan Tannehill insisting he’s not tipping off plays. 

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