Entrenched as backup
Coach Mike McDaniel described Bridgewater (concussion) as the Dolphins' "backup" quarterback during Monday's press conference at the NFL's annual league meetings, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Bridgewater recently declined to discuss the role promised to him after signing with Miami, but McDaniel has now made absolutely clear that the plan moving forward is for the 29-year-old to enter Week 1 as the No. 2 option. McDaniel said the priority for Bridgewater and the coaching staff is "empowering Tua [Tagovailoa] to be the player he be can." Bridgewater, who missed the final four games of the 2021 season with a concussion, is one of the more accomplished and capable backups in the league, and he could certainly provide valuable mentorship for Tagovailoa, who is heading into a make-or-break Year 3 campaign.
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Mostert (knee) announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he's "close to 100 percent" healthy.
Tagovailoa completed a couple of deep passes to Dolphins' newcomer Tyreek Hill during Thursday's minicamp session, ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques reports.
Tagovailoa was sent home during Tuesday's voluntary OTA practice due to a non-COVID illness, Adam H. Beasley of Pro Football Network reports.
Mostert (knee) is expected to be ready for Week 1, though the Dolphins plan to be cautious with him this offseason, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Gaskin has further competition for backfield slotting following the Dolphins' signing of Sony Michel, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reports.
Michel signed a contract with the Dolphins on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Michel, who visited the Dolphins on Wednesday, is also in line to visit the Saints, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
The Dolphins selected Thompson in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 247th overall.
The Dolphins selected Ezukanma in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 125th overall.
Waddle is likely to slide down the wide receiver depth chart following Miami's acquisition of Tyreek Hill in a trade with the Chiefs, Travis Wingfield of the team's official site reports.