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Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) breaks free as New York Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace (97) and linebacker Quinton Coples (98) chase during the second half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. The Jets defeated Miami 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins Team Needs and Offseason Headquarters Page

The Miami Dolphins needed only to beat the New York Jets or Buffalo Bills in the last two weeks of the season to lock down a playoff spot in 2013, and they couldn’t make it happen. They seemed to make some strides from what we’d seen in 2012, Ryan Tannehill’s first with the team, but they were absolutely crushed in those two games to end the season.

The Dolphins got rid of some major distractions that could have played a part in last season’s collapse, letting Richie Incognito go and trading Jonathan Martin to the 49ers. They addressed the hole at OT in a huge way by being one of the first teams to agree to terms with a 2014 unrestricted free agent, signing Branden Albert to a big money deal.

Player Movement

Players Lost

  • CB Dimitri Patterson (Jets)
  • S Chris Clemson (Texans)
  • CB R.J. Stanford (Bengals)
  • OG John Jerry (Giants)
  • CB Nolan Carroll (Eagles)
  • OT Jonathan Martin (49ers, trade)
  • NT Paul Soliai (Falcons)

Players Added

  • OT Jason Fox (Lions)
  • RB Knowshon Moreno (Broncos)
  • OG Shelley Smith (Rams)
  • CB Cortland Finnegan (Rams)
  • DT Randy Starks (re-signed)
  • OT Branden Albert (Chiefs)
  • NT Earl Mitchell (Texans)
  • S Louis Delmas (Lions)
  • CB Brent Grimes (re-signed)

Dolphins Top Team Needs

1. Offensive Tackle

Signing Branden Albert addressed the Dolphins’ top need at left tackle. Now they need a right tackle.

2. Offensive Guard

The Dolphins have Dallas Thomas waiting in the wings, and they signed Shelley Smith from the Rams. This need is pretty well addressed unless they feel like they need more competition.

3. Defensive Line

Paul Soliai is gone, and the Dolphins signed Earl Mitchell, but if the right player comes along, I don’t know if they’d pass on him. This is an area to upgrade.

4. Linebacker

5. Tight End

6. Receiver

Draft Picks

1 (19)
2 (50)
3 (81)
4 (116)
5 (155)
6 (190)
7 (234)

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