The Miami Dolphins will host the New Orleans Saints on Thursday in the fourth and final week of the preseason. The game also takes place exactly one week from the start of the 2013 NFL regular season.
Seeing as this is the final preseason game, and fifth exhibition tilt for the Dolphins, the starters will see very little action, if any at all. With four preseason games already in the books for Miami, the first team offense and defense don't need any additional reps. However, this contest will be crucial for the coaching staff to continue to evaluate players on the roster bubble ahead of final cuts and the formation of the 53 man roster on Saturday.
These are the Dolphins that I will be paying close attention to against the Saints:
1) Jonas Gray, RB
Despite a poor performance last week against Tampa Bay which included a costly fumble, Gray survived the first round of cuts and will get one last chance to fight for his roster spot. The Dolphins are not expected to keep all four running backs on the final squad, therefore Gray remains a long shot to make the team with Miller, Thomas and likely Gillislee all guaranteed to be on the Week 1 roster. However, Gray will see a lot of playing time against the Saints and can make the Dolphins' decision on him a difficult one, if Gray makes a significant impact in the game.no comments