Normal Supervisor Chris Grier met the media Tuesday to debate the strikes the Miami Dolphins made to get right down to the NFL-mandated roster restrict of 53 gamers.
Right here had been the primary takeaways from that media session:
— The primary query entails rookie tight finish Tanner Conner and Grier mentioned he was among the many group’s 30 go to. Grier says the Dolphins felt they might lose him in the event that they uncovered him to waivers.
— Grier says Conner or Eric Rowe, who has been off form for some time, is not going to be occurring short-term IR.
— Grier and head coach Mike McDaniel each say retaining Skylar Thompson on the 53 just about was a no brainer.
— With Byron Jones, Grier mentioned. he and McDaniel spoke with him right this moment and finally made the choice to place him on Reserve/PUP.
— Grier says he feels good in regards to the cornerback place and does not really feel there is a vital want for the time being.
— McDaniel says he is enthusiastic about what he is seen from Greg Little and in addition the place beginning tackles Terron Armstead and Greg Little are at this stage of the summer season.
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— Grier is requested whether or not he feels this can be a championship-caliber roster and says he feels good in regards to the roster with out addressing the “championship” facet of the query.
— Grier says. he likes the expansion he is seen in Tua Tagovailoa and he appears to be like like he is having fun with himself.
— Kader Kohou made the group as a rookie free agent, and McDaniel referred to as him a “competitor.” Provides the sport just isn’t too massive for him.
— McDaniel calls the competitors at working again “brutal.” Says it was the entire development from the onset. “Sony didn’t make it straightforward.” Provides he was impressed with how Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin responded when the Dolphins signed working backs within the offseason.
— Grier says Tyreek Hill has been “even higher than we thought” behind the scenes. Talks about Hill’s contagious perspective. McDaniel says, “It was apparent he acknowledged the chance.”
— Grier is requested in regards to the NFL punishment and the lack of the 2023 first-round choose and solutions, as anticipated, that he is not centered on that however moderately on the 2022 group.
— The Dolphins had been taking a look at any person with Trey Flowers’ ability set by way of with the ability to line up all alongside the defensive position and rush the passer. Additionally helped that Flowers has plenty of familiarity with the Dolphins scheme and a few gamers.
— Grier says the Dolphins didn’t make any calls about Mike Gesicki, says two groups referred to as the Dolphins about making a commerce for him. Grier says, “I will all the time pay attention, however that does not imply we’ll do something.” It is type of like we recommended earlier than, the Dolphins by no means had been seeking to commerce Gesicki however they might think about it in the event that they received a suggestion they could not refuse. And that applies to any participant.
— “If you happen to’re holding your breath for a participant taken within the seventh spherical to play appreciated he did within the preseason, you are going to go out.” That is Mike McDaniel explaining why the Dolphins saved Skylar Thompson.