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With the grime, sweat, blood and tears of training camp in their rear-view mirrors, teams are gearing up for some actual game-planning in NFL preseason Week 3.Most teams are going to play their starters at least the entire first half. Some will even keep them in through three quarters. It’s the dress rehearsal for the regular season, and teams hope they have their ducks in a row by this point in the proceedings.That said, plenty of reserves will get a shot to make their mark. Many players find themselves on the roster bubble and are under immense pressure to come through.It’s now or never time for the following players who have a lot to prove still as the regular season fast approaches.Arizona Cardinals: Scooby Wright, linebackerA guy who’s fighting for one of those precious 53 roster spots in Arizona, Wright has done some impressive things this summer. Head coach Bruce Arians has suggested the linebacker has a shot to make it. However, in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears, Wright wasn’t looking sharp
Jesse Davis is in the mix for a starting job. (Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA–The name Jesse Davis probably doesn’t sound familiar to Dolphins fans even though he’s been with the team since last November.
Turns out, he’s one of this season’s training camp surprises.
Davis, who withstood two-plus years of practice squad duty, is in the mix to be an opening day starter at left guard for Miami. He’s been working at tackle and guard for the Dolphins this offseason, and a series of injuries have presented him an opportunity.
With projected starter Ted Larsen out long-term with a torn biceps and Kraig Urbik now expected to miss the opener, coach Adam Gase said Davis is a candidate.
“He’s done a good job of finding a way to get better every day, and I’ve really been impressed,” Gase said. “He’s had to play a lot of snaps already, and to see – I think in both (preseason games) he might have played almost the entire game. He’s getting a lot of experience there.”
Davis, 6-foot-6, 309 pounds,
As the league moves into the final phase before games actually count, some very recognizable NFL free agents are still looking for work.Due to the nature of this business, that means there’s a chance they will remain jobless for the entire season. Teams are ramping up their efforts to come together, working overtime to find the cohesion necessary to make a meaningful run at a championship.Adding players right now isn’t ideal.Though, after the big cuts are made, perhaps we’ll see a few of these players finding new homes.Jared Odrick, defensive linemanOdrick isn’t a star. But he plays strong against the run and has some pop in the passing game as well. In his seven-year career, Odrick has tallied 170 tackles and 23 sacks. After missing time last year due to an injury, he passed a physical during a visit with the New England Patriots this past spring. The veteran defensive lineman has been linked to several teams but never had any serious talks about a contract. Perhaps teams are scared off by the multi-
It’s safe to say that Jay Cutler is enjoing his new receivers in Miami.After making his Dolphins debut in Thursday's preseason game vs. Baltimore, Cutler praised Fins wideout DeVante Parker. According to The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley, Cutler called Parker a faster version of ex-Bears teammate Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery was one of Cutler's favorite targets during their five seasons together in Chicago. He logged two straight years of 1,000-plus receiving yards with Cutler feeding him the ball and made it to the Pro Bowl in 2013. While the 24-year-old Parker still has yet to prove he’s capable of that kind of production, it’s clear that Cutler sees a lot of Chicago in his current situation in Miami.
Already without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the season, the Miami Dolphins were dealt another major blow to their playoff chances on Tuesday.The team announced that starting cornerback Tony Lippettt will miss the entire 2017 campaign due to a torn Achilles.“The Dolphins have taken another injury hit, with cornerback Tony Lippett out for the season because of a torn Achilles’ tendon,” the team announced, via it’s official website.Lippett, a third-year pro from Michigan State, started 13 games for the Dolphins as a sophomore last season. He recorded 68 tackles, 10 passes defended and four interceptions in a breakout performance for the team. More than that, Lippett played 75 percent of the Dolphins’ defensive snaps last season.With the youngster lost for the season, we can fully expect Miami to hit the free agent market for a potential replacement. Though, there’s not a single player on the market that can come in and contribute in a mannner the Dolphins expected from Lippett prior to hi