Miami Dolphins News, May 2: New Additions Shake Up WR Depth Chart, Schedule Release Date Approaching, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Miami Dolphins, including Stephen Ross passing on offers to sell the team and the state of the WR depth chart.

With the 2024 NFL Draft in the rearview, the Miami Dolphins are gearing up for the upcoming season.

The team selected seven rookies in the draft and added more in the early stages of undrafted free agency. Now it’s time to see how these new additions fit as Miami looks to contend in a crowded AFC.

Miami Dolphins News Today

How 2 New Washingtons Shake Up Miami Dolphins’ WR Depth Chart

The Dolphins bulked up their wide receiver depth chart in the NFL Draft, setting up what should be an entertaining training camp battle.

Pro Football Network’s Adam Beasley took a look at Miami’s projected depth chart.

Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are both locks. Hill and Waddle together made up the NFL‘s most prolific receiving duo in 2023, with 2,813 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns between them.

Braxton Berrios, River Cracraft, and Malik Washington are probably safe. Berrios would have been a lock had the Dolphins not used a sixth-round pick on Malik Washington on Saturday. Cracraft is probably the Dolphins’ best blocker and is high on head coach Mike McDaniel’s list of favorite players, and McDaniel expects Washington to be a solid competitor.

Erik Ezukanma and Tahj Washington will likely be on the practice squad. Ezukanma has just five catches for 22 yards in two NFL seasons.

Je’Quan Burton, Braylon Sanders, Anthony Schwartz, and Mathew Sexton are all long shots.

READ MORE: Tahj, Malik Washington Add to Dolphins’ WR Depth Chart

Why Stephen Ross Has Passed on Offers To Sell Miami Dolphins

A new report suggests that the Dolphins have become one of the most valuable franchises in pro sports, but that’s not enough for Stephen Ross to sell.

USA Today reported Wednesday that Ross declined a record-shattering offer to sell the Miami Dolphins, the surrounding property, and the Formula One race that returns to South Florida this weekend.

Assuming USA Today’s reporting — that Ross turned down a $10 billion offer to buy it all — is accurate, then his net worth far exceeds Forbes’ most recent estimate ($10.1 billion, a figure that includes his massive real estate empire).

The NFLPA last month named the Dolphins the NFL’s No. 1 franchise, and Ross the league’s No. 1 owner, based on player voting. He’s helped make the Dolphins a destination franchise. Ross wants the franchise to be the legacy he leaves to his family.

KEEP READING: Stephen Ross Passes on Offers To Sell Dolphins

Dolphins’ 2024 NFL Schedule Release Date Approaching

The NFL teased during the draft that schedules will be released in May, although it didn’t give us an exact date. If history is any indication, it will be released during the second week of May. The release dates over the last two years were May 12, 2022, and May 11, 2023.

The Dolphins’ home and away opponents have already been announced. They will face the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, and Las Vegas Raiders at home.

The team’s away games include their AFC East opponents along with the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, and Green Bay Packers.

The biggest games on Miami’s 2024 schedule include the Bills, whom the Dolphins cannot seem to overcome to reach the top of the AFC East, the Jets, who will return with a healthy Aaron Rodgers, and the defending NFC champions 49ers.

LEARN MORE: Miami Dolphins’ Schedule 2024

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