Sunday’s Miami Dolphins notebook: Baker and Davis’ social media posts, favor thoughts and remaining free agents

Notebook-style recap last week for the Miami Dolphins before starting week two of the offseason program:

Baker reacts to Hoskins

Linebacker Jerome Baker was probably the Dolphins player most affected by the tragic news that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died when he was hit by a dump truck in South Florida on Saturday. morning.

Baker and Haskins were teammates at Ohio State in 2017, which was Baker’s final year before joining the Dolphins as a third-round pick in 2018 and a year before Haskins took over as starting quarterback and fights his way to becoming a first-round pick for Washington. in 2019.

Baker expressed his feelings via Instagram.

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Davis says goodbye to the dolphins

Also on social media this weekend, offensive lineman Jesse Davis turned the page on his time with the Dolphins with a thank you message.

While he clearly didn’t have a particularly good 2021 season, Davis was overall a pretty solid offensive lineman for the Dolphins who’s been asked to move around quite a bit in recent years — he’s started games at every offensive line position except center in his five seasons with Miami — and the excuse of never being able to settle on a position has rarely been used on his behalf.

After being released by the Dolphins, Davis signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings, where he is expected to compete for the starting right guard position – a spot he is likely better suited for than left tackle or the right tackle.

Thoughts on Training Foster

It certainly made headlines when the Dolphins gave former 49ers first-round pick Reuben Foster a practice Friday, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

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For one, Foster hasn’t played in the NFL since 2018 when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers (with Mike McDaniel as running play coordinator those days) after dealing with a series of injuries. .

Foster also had his share of off-field troubles, including a few arrests and a suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s drug abuse policy.

Three things stand out about this:

Firstly, it’s another low-risk, high-potential move if Foster is healthy again and off-field issues are a thing of the past as Foster clearly has plenty of talent.

Second, while Foster has a lot of baggage, his situation isn’t quite the same as Deshaun Watson’s for those who would equate the two because he doesn’t have 22 civil lawsuits over his head. This, however, shows that the Dolphins (like most teams) believe in second chances for players who have been in trouble in the past.

Finally, as we’ve done in the past with talented players whose careers didn’t end until Miami gave them a chance – think Antonio Callaway, for example – understand there’s a reason for which things haven’t worked out so far and expecting Foster to join the Dolphins and make a difference is probably not realistic.

It would be great if that happened, but there’s clearly a good chance that’s how things will play out.

Unsigned Dolphins Free Agents

The Dolphins had 20 players slated to become unrestricted free agents on March 16, and as of Sunday night, eight of them remained without a team.

This list includes WR Will Fuller V, RB Phillip Lindsay, WR Albert Wilson, RB Malcolm Brown, P Michael Palardy, DB Jason McCourty, WR Isaiah Ford and LB Vince Biegel.

RB Patrick Laird and CB Jamal Perry, who were not offered as restricted free agents, are also unsigned.

Finally, other free agents include WR Allen Hurns, who was released two weeks ago, and four players who were not re-signed after their coaching contract expired: C Spencer Pulley, WR Tommylee Lewis, RB Jordan Scarlett and G Durval Queiroz Neto.

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