Dolphins-Browns Pregame Notes

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Former first-round pick Jared Odrick gets the start at defensive tackle.

Three years after being selected with the 28th overall pick of the NFL Draft as a defensive end, Jared Odrick will make an opening day start as an interior lineman at defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins. He will be part of an impressive rotation inside with Pro Bowler Randy Starks.

Meanwhile, rookie cornerbacks Will Davis and Jamar Taylor, along with third-string quarterback Pat Devlin are among the eight inactive players. Newly signed guard Danny Watkins and second-year linebacker Josh Kaddu are joined by rookie running back Mike Gillislee and rookie guard Dallas Thomas to round out the inactives.

For Cleveland, quarterback Brian Hoyer, tight end MarQuis Gray, rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo, offensive linemen Martin Wallace and Shawn Lauvao, defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin and linebacker Paul Hazel are inactive. Oniel Cousins will start at right guard for Lauvao and Billy Winn gets the start and left defensive end for Rubin. The Browns also signed wide receiver Tori Gurley to the practice squad and waived running back Dennis Johnson.


For the first time in the regular season, the Dolphins will sport their new look uniforms, going with the white on white they showed on the road in the preseason at Jacksonville and at Houston. New wide receiver Mike Wallace is a fan of the look and is eager to outdo the cornerback from Cleveland that will be covering him, Joe Haden, in terms of style.

“He’s going to wear all white. He’s going to where orange shoes. He’s going to amp himself up,” Wallace said of Haden. “That’s half the battle. When you look good you play good. He’s going to feel good about himself, but I’m going to come out even sweeter. I’m going to really wear all white. I’m going to have my swag out too so he better be ready on Sunday.”


Returning veterans were given the honor of being team captains for today’s season opener on the road, led by the longest tenured Dolphin in long snapper John Denney. Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Cam Wake and last year’s leading wide receiver, Brian Hartline, are the other two captains, making it one from special teams, one from the defense and one from the offensive side of the ball.

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