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Once again, Miami Dolphins call upon ‘always-ready’ LB Mike Hull in a pinch

Dolphins linebacker Mike Hull (45) intercepts a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) at Hard Rock Stadium in 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

DAVIE — His name wasn’t called during the draft. It isn’t found on the top line of the depth chart and he might not get a front-row seat in the linebackers’ meeting room.

But when crisis develops, the Dolphins find a way to come back to Mike Hull.

More than ever, this is one of those times.

[RELATED: What Adam Gase said after Saturday’s practice]

With second-round pick Raekwon McMillan out for the season, the Dolphins are turning once again to Hull as first in line to fill that linebacker slot alongside veterans Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons.

Suddenly, part of the burden to improve the league’s 30th-ranked run defense of last year falls upon a player who has started just one of his 20 career NFL games — but you’d never know that listening to coach Adam Gase.

“He’s always looking for that shot to jump in the starting lineup and somebody’s above him and then he’s got to fill in,” Gase said Saturday. “Last year when we had guys go down and he had to …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post