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By ISAIH BATTISTE

The Miami Dolphins have had one hell of a season thus far, and not in a good way. The Dolphins this year have been as up-and-down as it gets, evidenced by their 4-4 start thus far.

That record speaks volumes about the Dolphins because week-to-week there’s just no telling what you’re going to get. Especially when considering personnel, which has been the biggest wildcard of all.

A few examples would include the quarterback position, the secondary, the linebackers and the running backs. Miami’s fanbase could have never expected to see Jay Cutler coming out of retirement to dress in Aqua and Orange after Ryan Tannehill’s non-contact knee injury. Most fans would not have guessed that rookie cornerback Cordrea Tankersley would be getting so much playing time after Byron Maxwell’s poor play and Tony Lippett’s Achilles injury.

Not many fans would have thought that the Dolphins would have to sign middle linebacker Rey Maualuga after Raekwon McMillan’s ACL tear. Absolutely nobody predicted that Pro Bowl running back Jay Ajayi would no longer be with the team by the trade deadline.

So, with all of that said, the Dolphins are going to be introducing a new face into the lineup. One that has the potential to play a huge role and make a difference for an ailing unit. With the Dolphins sitting at 4-4 that means that eight games have...



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