The Miami Dolphins have a tough competition for the LB position.
Miami Dolphins OTA’s and minicamp wrapped up this past week and it comes with some disappointing analysis regarding two of the team’s 2017 acquisitions.
Sun Sentinel’s Omar Kelly, who covers the Dolphins on a daily basis, considers tight-end Julius Thomas and linebacker Raekwon McMillan as 2 of the most disappointing players in camp on the offensive and defensive side.
Julius Thomas was acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a Dolphins 2017 7th-round pick back in March. The trade was seen as a low-risk, high-reward move for Miami. Thomas struggled on the field and dealt with injuries as a Jag, but the Dolphins desperately needed a tight-end as their group ranked in the bottom categories of the league, and did not get better with the eventual departure of Dion Sims to the Bears. Thomas’ big contract with the Jaguars was restructured, lowered, and filled with incentives as he switched teams. Dolphins lost left tackle Branden Albert(along with his pricy contract), but broke even as left guard Laremy Tunsil would take his place.
However, the seam and red-zone threat the Dolphins were hoping to acquire has not made his presence known thus far this offseason, and has not developed a report with his new quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
“Thomas’ presence is supposed to open up the field for everyone on offense, but there seems to be a chemistry issue with Tannehill that needs to be figured out because the six-year veteran was a non-factor in most of the practices the media witnessed,” Kelly wrote. “At this point it looks like…
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