The Dolphins have released their first depth chart of the 2014 season and there are few, if any, surprises included.
The release of the first depth chart always coincides with the first preseason game, which this year will be at Atlanta on Friday night. Head Coach Joe Philbin said last week that competition is ongoing and no spots have been decided, but the release of the first depth chart still always attracts attention.
Right tackle Ja’Wuan James is the only rookie listed as a first-team player, with wide receiver
Because of all the different combinations that have been used so far in training camp, there was some uncertainty as to how the offensive line would be presented, but the first depth chart has the first group as
Pouncey, of course, has been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of camp and he’s expected to miss the first few weeks of the regular season after undergoing hip surgery in June. With that in mind, it was interesting to note that
The rest of the first team on offense featured all returning starters:
The one position of note on defense was one of the defensive tackle spots, where
Free agent acquisition
The rest of the first team on defense includes
Rookie fourth-round pick
The Dolphins specialists weren’t tough to figure out considering there’s only one punter (
Several players have been used to field punts and kickoffs at practice, and special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi said last week several players, including Landry, would get the opportunity to return punts in the preseason.