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  Miami Dolphins Roster - Dec 1996
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Coaches | Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends
Offensive Linemen | Defensive Tackles | Defensive Ends | Linebackers
Cornerbacks | Safeties | Special Teams | Depth Chart
Practice Squad | Injured Reserve | Players Waived

Coaches

New Coaches

  • Head Coach - Jimmy Johnson
  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks - Gary Stevens
  • Offensive Backs - Kippy Brown
  • Offensive Line - Larry Beightol
  • Receivers - Larry Seiple
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers - George Hill
  • Defensive Backs - Mel Phillips
  • Special Teams - Mike Westhoff
  • Asst Offensive Line - Rich McGeorge
  • Defensive Line - Gary Godette
  • Tight Ends - Pat Jones
  • Defensive Nickel Coach - Bill Lewis
  • Strength - John Gamble

Fired Coaches

  • Offensive Line - Monte Clark
  • Offensive Backs - Tony Nathan
  • Defense - Tom Olivadotti
  • Defensive Line - Joe Greene
  • Conditioning - Junior Wade

Players

Status Codes
U - Unsigned Unrestricted Free Agent
T - Designated Transition Player
F - Designated Franchise Player
R - Unsigned Restricted Free Agent
X - Unsigned exclusive rights Free Agent
+ - Newly signed Free Agent
$ - Re-signed Dolphins Free Agent
& - Restructured Contract
! - Unsigned Draft selection
@ - Signed Draft selection
* - Trade pick-up
= - Undrafted rookie signee
? - Status Unknown
                                          Signed 
 #   Name              Pos.    Ht    Wt  Through  Exp    College

Quarterbacks: 7 Craig Erickson QB 6-3 209 1997 6 Miami 13 Dan Marino QB 6-4 224 1998 14 Pittsburgh $ 19 Bernie Kosar QB 6-5 215 1996 12 Miami Running Backs: + 28 Brandon Bennett RB 5-11 203 1996 1 South Carolina 30 Bernie Parmalee RB 5-11 196 1996 5 Ball State @ 33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar RB 5-10 195 1998 R UCLA @ 36 Stanley Pritchett FB 6-1 232 1998 R South Carolina 40 Irving Spikes RB 5-8 206 1996 3 N.E.Louisiana $ 49 Robert Wilson FB 6-0 254 1996 4 Texas A&M Wide Receivers: + 80 Fred Barnett WR 6-0 200 2001 7 Arkansas St. 81 O.J.McDuffie WR 5-10 188 2000 3 Penn State 83 Scott Miller WR 5-11 185 1997 6 UCLA + 85 Lamar Thomas WR 6-2 173 1996 4 Miami + 87 Kirby Dar Dar WR 5-9 183 1996 1 Syracuse + 88 Charles Jordan WR 5-10 183 1999 4 Long Beach City $ 89 Randal Hill WR 5-10 180 1996 6 Miami Tight Ends: $ 82 Frank Wainwright TE 6-3 245 1996 6 U of N. Colorado * 84 Troy Drayton TE 6-3 255 2000 4 Penn State + 86 Brett Carolan TE 6-3 241 1996 3 Washington St. Offensive Linemen: + 60 John Bock G/C 6-3 295 1996 4 Indiana State 61 Tim Ruddy C 6-3 290 1999 3 Notre Dame + 63 Cal Dixon C/G 6-4 302 1996 5 U of Florida + 66 Everitt McIver OG 6-6 315 1997 3 Elizabeth City State $ 69 Keith Sims G 6-3 309 2001 7 Iowa State * 76 James Brown OT 6-6 329 1996 4 Virginia State @ 77 Jeff Buckey OL 6-4 300 1998 R Stanford 78 Richmond Webb OT 6-6 302 1998 7 Texas A&M Defensive Tackles: @ 92 Daryl Gardener DT 6-6 320 2000 R Baylor & 94 Steve Emtman DT 6-4 284 1999 4 Washington 95 Tim Bowens DT 6-5 310 1997 3 Mississippi 98 Norman Hand DT 6-3 329 1997 2 Mississippi Defensive Ends: @ 75 Shane Burton DE 6-5 300 1998 R Tennessee 93 Trace Armstrong DE 6-4 260 2000 8 Florida + 96 Daniel Stubbs DE 6-4 272 1996 9 U of Miami + 97 Oscar Sturgis DE 6-5 278 1996 2 North Carolina Linebackers: 50 Dwight Hollier LB 6-2 250 1996 5 North Carolina = 51 Anthony Harris LB 6-1 224 1996 R Auburn = 53 Larry Izzo LB 5-10 220 1996 R Rice @ 54 Zack Thomas LB 5-10 236 1998 R Texas Tech 55 Chris Singleton LB 6-2 246 1999 7 Arizona + 58 O.J.Brigance LB 6-0 220 1996 R Rice Cornerbacks: + 23 Robert Bailey CB 5-9 174 1996 6 Miami 24 Jerry Wilson CB 5-10 185 1996 2 Southern U. & 27 Terrell Buckley CB 5-9 176 1996 5 Florida State + 34 Tim Jacobs CB 5-10 185 1996 4 Delaware 37 J.B.Brown CB 6-0 191 1997 8 Maryland 38 Calvin Jackson CB 5-9 185 1999 2 Auburn Safeties: @ 22 Shawn Wooden S 5-11 189 1997 R Notre Dame & 25 Louis Oliver S 6-2 224 1996 8 Florida 31 Sean Hill S 5-10 179 1998 3 Montana State 35 Michael Stewart S 5-11 202 1996 10 Fresno State Special Teams: + 6 Joe Nedney K 6-4 207 1996 1 San Jose State 17 John Kidd P 6-3 214 1997 13 Northwestern
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Depth Chart:

(I) - Injured...

Offense:

Pos  Starters		2nd Team	3rd Team	

QB - Marino		Erickson	Kosar
RB - Abdul-Jabbar	Spikes		Parmalee	Bennett
FB - Pritchett		Wilson
WR - Barnett		Hill		L.Thomas
WR - Mcduffie		Miller		Jordan		Dar Dar
TE - Drayton		Carolan		Wainwright
LT - Webb		Buckey
LG - Sims               Buckey
C  - Ruddy		Dixon
RG - McIver		Bock
RT - Brown		Buckey

Defense:

RDE - Stubbs		Sturgis
RDT - Bowens		Hand
LDT - Gardener		Emtman 
LDE - Burton		Armstrong
WLB - Harris		Singleton
MLB - Z.Thomas		Hollier         Izzo
SLB - Hollier		Brigance
CB  - Jackson		JB Brown	Wilson
CB  - Buckley		Bailey		Jacobs
SS  - Wooden            Oliver          Stewart
FS  - Hill              Oliver

Special Teams:
  • P - Kidd
  • K - Nedney
  • Pr - McDuffie, Buckley, Miller, Jordan
  • Kr - Spikes, Dar Dar, McPhail (I)

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Practice Squad

  • G Garrin Patrick
  • G John Elmore
  • T Mike Sheldon
  • DE Larry Jackson

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Injured Reserve:

  • OG Chris Gray (fractured right fibula)
  • LB Marc Lillibridge (Practice squad)
  • RB Jerris McPhail (fractured Left wrist)

*** Reserve "Pup" List

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Players Released/Waived:

  • November 23rd, 1996

    • DE Jeff Cross

  • November 19th, 1996

    • DE Aaron Jones

  • October 7th, 1996

    • S Gene Atkins

  • October 1st, 1996

    • FB/TE Keith Byars
    • OL Bert Weidner

  • September 3rd, 1996

    • G Everett McIver

  • August 25th, 1996

    • DE Mel Agee
    • QB Mike Buck
    • TE Kerry Cash
    • G Andrew Greene
    • LB Jeff Kopp
    • C Gene McGuire
    • G Garin Patrick

  • August 24th, 1996

    • WR Brice Hunter

  • August 20th, 1996

    • OT Ethan Albright
    • CB Dorian Brew
    • CB Kirk Pointer
    • WR Kirby Dar Dar
    • WR A.C. Tellison
    • WR Sir Mawn Wilson
    • QB Dan McGwire
    • S Walter Smith
    • DT Lamar Mills
    • LB LaCurtis Jones
    • FB Lee McClinton
    • TE/FB/LB Dewayne Dotson
    • DT Ed Hawthorne

  • August 13th, 1996

    • Bill Kushner, P
    • Joe Planansky, TE

  • August 5th, 1996

    • Jack Del Rio, Lb
    • William Yarborough, Cb

  • July 29, 1996

    • Johnny Mitchell, Te, Retired

  • July 26, 1996

    • Demetrius Edwards, Dt/De

  • July 25, 1996

    • Craig Keith, TE

  • July 23, 1996

    • Aubrey Beavers, LB

  • July 17, 1996

    • Pat Johnson, S
    • Shannon Myers, WR
    • Ronnie Williams, TE
    • Rodney Ray, CB

  • July 16, 1996

    • Walter Smith, S

  • July 15, 1996

    • Andy Fuller, TE
    • Derrick Oden, LB

  • July 10, 1996

    • Eric Green, TE

  • June 19, 1996

    • Marvin Cross, DE

  • June 6, 1996

    • Rod Williams, DE
    • Antonio Armstrong, LB
    • Chuck Klingbeil, NT
    • Henry Neal, WR

  • June 3, 1996

    • Ron Heller, OT - Retired

  • April 27, 1996

    • Elbert Betts, OL

  • February 17, 1996

    • Keith Byars, FB
    • Tom McHale, T/G
    • Chico Nelson, S
    • Frankie Smith, CB

  • February 5, 1996

    • Gary Clark, WR
    • Bert Weidner, OG/C

     
   
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