The Miami Dolphins are gearing up for the 2023 NFL season with some fresh faces and seasoned talent added to their roster. After an eventful offseason, the Dolphins have made strategic moves in free agency to bolster their lineup and strengthen their chances of making a playoff push.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the notable free agent signings that will shape their upcoming campaign.
Miami Dolphins NFL 2023 Roster & Players
Quarterback – Mike White
In a bid to provide depth and competition at the quarterback position, the Dolphins secured the services of Mike White. The 28-year-old quarterback, formerly with the New York Jets, brings experience and a strong arm to the table. With a two-year, $8 million contract, White adds valuable depth behind Tua Tagovailoa and ensures the team’s readiness in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
Inside Linebacker – David Long Jr.
The Dolphins addressed their defense by signing David Long Jr., a 26-year-old inside linebacker who previously played for the Tennessee Titans. Long is known for his sideline-to-sideline speed and ability to make crucial tackles. His two-year, $11 million contract reflects the team’s confidence in his ability to fortify the linebacker corps.
Outside Linebacker – Malik Reed
To add to their pass-rushing prowess, the Dolphins brought in Malik Reed from the Pittsburgh Steelers on a one-year, $1 million deal. Reed’s explosiveness off the edge and ability to disrupt opposing quarterbacks make him a valuable asset to Miami’s defense. His presence adds depth and competition to the linebacker group.
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Wide Receiver – Braxton Berrios
The Dolphins strengthened their receiving corps by signing Braxton Berrios, a 27-year-old wide receiver who previously suited up for the New York Jets. Berrios is known for his speed, agility, and ability to make plays in the passing game. His one-year, $3.5 million contract demonstrates the team’s commitment to enhancing their offensive firepower.
Free Safety – DeShon Elliott
To bolster the secondary, the Dolphins inked DeShon Elliott, a 26-year-old free safety who spent time with the Detroit Lions. Elliott’s ball-hawking skills and ability to read quarterbacks make him a valuable addition. With a one-year, $1 million contract, he provides depth and competition in the defensive backfield.
Tight End – Eric Saubert
Eric Saubert, a 29-year-old tight end previously with the Denver Broncos, joins the Dolphins on a one-year, $1 million deal. Saubert’s versatility as a pass-catcher and blocker adds depth to Miami’s tight end group and provides additional options for Tua Tagovailoa in the passing game.
Guard – Dan Feeney
Dan Feeney, a 28-year-old guard who played for the New York Jets, comes to the Dolphins on a one-year, $3.25 million contract. Feeney’s experience and tenacity on the offensive line will help protect the quarterback and open running lanes for the Dolphins’ rushing attack.
Punter – Jake Bailey
Special teams received a boost with the addition of Jake Bailey, a 25-year-old punter formerly with the New England Patriots. Bailey’s leg strength and precision punting will aid field position battles, a critical aspect of the game. His one-year, $1 million contract ensures a reliable punting game for the Dolphins.
Tackles – Isaiah Wynn and Cedric Ogbuehi
Miami secured depth at the tackle positions by signing Isaiah Wynn from the New England Patriots and Cedric Ogbuehi from the New York Jets, both on one-year, $1 million deals. Their experience and versatility will provide valuable options along the offensive line, ensuring protection for the quarterback and stability in the running game.
Here is the full detailed Miami Dolphins NFL 2023 roster & players list
|19||Skylar Thompson||QB||6-2||219||26||Kansas State|
|14||Mike White||QB||6-5||216||28||W. Kentucky|
|28||De’Von Achane||RB||5-9||188||21||Texas A&M|
|0||Braxton Berrios||WR||5-9||185||27||Miami (Fla.)|
|85||River Cracraft||WR||6-0||198||28||Washington St.|
|18||Erik Ezukanma||WR||6-2||206||23||Texas Tech|
|10||Tyreek Hill||WR||5-10||191||29||W. Alabama|
|11||Cedrick Wilson Jr.||WR||6-2||197||27||Boise St.|
|81||Durham Smythe||TE||6-6||246||28||Notre Dame|
|72||Terron Armstead||OT||6-5||304||32||Ark.-Pine Bluff|
|70||Kendall Lamm||OT||6-5||308||31||App. St.|
|71||Kion Smith||OT||6-5||306||24||Fay. State|
|74||Liam Eichenberg||OL||6-6||306||25||Notre Dame|
|65||Robert Jones||OG||6-4||325||24||Middle Tenn.|
|91||Emmanuel Ogbah||DE||6-4||275||29||Oklahoma State|
|92||Zach Sieler||DE||6-6||300||28||Ferris St.|
|55||Jerome Baker||OLB||6-2||225||26||Ohio State|
|2||Bradley Chubb||OLB||6-4||268||27||NC State|
|43||Andrew Van Ginkel||OLB||6-4||242||28||Wisconsin|
|51||David Long||LB||5-11||227||26||West Virginia|
|15||Jaelan Phillips||LB||6-5||263||24||Miami (Fla.)|
|33||Eli Apple||CB||6-1||203||28||Ohio State|
|4||Kader Kohou||CB||5-10||193||24||Texas A&M-Commerce|
|24||Cam Smith||CB||6-1||180||22||South Carolina|
|22||Elijah Campbell||DB||5-11||200||28||Northern Iowa|
|7||Jason Sanders||K||5-11||195||27||New Mexico|
As the 2023 NFL season approaches, the Miami Dolphins’ roster looks well-equipped to compete in a highly competitive league. With a mix of seasoned veterans and promising newcomers, the Dolphins are poised to make a splash in the AFC and aim for postseason success.
Football fans, get ready to witness the Dolphins’ journey unfold on the field—it’s bound to be an exciting season in Miami.