Pregame Notes | Dolphins vs. Raiders

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  • Rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick will make his first career start at safety against the Oakland Raiders, with two-time Pro Bowl selection Reshad Jones missing the game because of a shoulder injury.
  • Fitzpatrick, who played nickel cornerback in the first two games of the season, will join T.J. McDonald at safety.
  • Jones was listed as questionable on the final injury report of the week.
  • Wide receiver DeVante Parker will make his season debut.
  • Parker, who sat out the first two games while recovering from a finger injury, is one of the five active wide receivers, along with Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola, Jakeem Grant and Albert Wilson.
  • Tanner McEvoy, who saw action on special teams the first two games, is among the inactives.
  • Brock Osweiler again will serve as the backup quarterback for Ryan Tannehill.
  • Osweiler, who was in uniform in the first two games but has not played, is the only active quarterback besides Tannehill. As was the case the first two weeks, David Fales and rookie Luke Falk are both inactive.
  • Along with Jones, McEvoy, Fales and Falk, the Dolphins inactives are cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, running back Kalen Ballage and tackle Zach Sterup.
  • Rookie sixth-round pick Cornell Armstrong will be active for a second consecutive game.
  • Defensive end William Hayes will serve as a game captain, joining season captains Ryan Tannehill, Kenny Stills, Daniel Kilgore, Bobby McCain and Walt Aikens.
  • The list of Raiders inactives includes DL Tank Carradine, DT P.J. Hall, T Justin Murray, CB Nick Nelson, T Brandon Parker, WR Seth Roberts and RB DeAndre Washington.
  • The Dolphins will wear their all-white uniforms.
  • The forecast for Miami Gardens, according to AccuWeather, calls for partly cloudy skies from 1-4 p.m. with a temperature of 89 degrees and a wind of 8-9 mph.
  • The Dolphins will be honoring SAVE Executive Director Tony Lima before the game for being selected as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. The award, in conjunction with the NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, recognizes the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market. In addition to a trophy, Lima will receive a $2,000 donation to SAVE as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. SAVE, South Florida's leading organization dedicated to protecting people of the LGBTQ community against discrimination, is a grant recipient of the Miami Dolphins Football Unites program, created by Owner Stephen Ross and players and designed to create opportunities for South Florida-based individuals and organizations to strengthen and expand their impact around community engagement, education and criminal justice reform.

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