- Aug. 14-18 - vs. Jaguars
- Aug. 22-23 - vs. Panthers
- Aug. 27 (on FOX) - at Tampa Bay
- Sept. 3-4 - at New Orleans
As an Atlanta native, I'm glad to see we have one game on national television, which ensures the place I watch the games here in Georgia won't have to use a sling box or try and pick up a Miami satellite feed in order to see the game.
Beck available for any amount
ESPN's John Clayton (via Rotoworld since I don't pay for ESPN Insider) reports Dolphins third-string quarterback and 2007 second-round pick is available to teams for any amount and teams "need only make an offer."
This is no surprise since Beck has no future in Miami as a Cameron draft pick. It'd be nice if the Dolphins could trade him for a conditional seventh-rounder, but clearly teams don't think much of him and the Dolphins don't have much leverage.
In all honesty, it wouldn't surprise me to see a quarterback drafted in the mid-to-late rounds and/or signed as a rookie free agent to compete with Beck for the third-string job. If Miami can't trade him and can find their own third-stringer to develop as Chad Henne's backup, Beck's not safe in Miami.
Temple's Derenthal to work out for Dolphins
KFFL.com reports that Temple center Alex Derenthal will work out for the Dolphins. A second-team All-MAC selection in 2008, Derenthal started all 47 possible games for the Owls during his collegiate career after redshirting in 2005.
Despite his impressive college resume, Derenthal is limited physically and is an extremely borderline pro prospect. In fact, NFL Draft Scout has him as the 719th overall prospect. Not that there are roughly 250 picks in the draft, so essentially this guy has about the same shot of getting drafted as I do.
If Derenthal makes it into a camp (and even that's not a guarantee) he'll have an uphill battle competing for a backup gig.