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For a few Miami Dolphins, the preseason finale was significant

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Tre Roberson breaks up a pass intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minneapolis — There was this moment after the third Miami Dolphins preseason game when I asked Mike Pouncey if I could safely assume he would not be playing in the fourth and final preseason game.

The look on Pouncey’s face was priceless.

Even if he didn’t have an injury concern, Pouncey explained, he doesn’t play in the fourth and final preseason game.

And sure enough, most all of the Dolphins’ projected veteran starters were on the sideline at the picturesque U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday night.

Kenny Stills and Jay Ajayi and DeVante Parker — you name it.

All in sweat pants and sneakers.

All 11 of the men listed on the game’s flip card as Miami’s first-team offense sat this one out.

Ndamukong Suh and Cam Wake and Xavien Howard — you name it.

All in sweat pants and sneakers.

Nine of the 11 men listed on the game’s flip card as Miami’s first-team defense sat this one out.

It could be argued veteran corner Byron Maxwell could have used a few reps on this night, perhaps to help re-build his confidence. But it may have caused …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post