Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
One of the few positions on the Miami Dolphins where there isn't a whole lot of depth is the tight end position. The team does have Charles Clay, one of the top 100 players in the NFL but after him, there are a lot of question marks. Fortunately, the question marks behind him have been steadily improving each day.
To begin, Dion Sims has improved a lot as a receiver and is penciled in as the backup behind Clay. Sims has impressed throughout camp, catching several passes over the middle and finding ways to get open in the end zone.
“He’s catching the ball very well,” coach Joe Philbin said. “We’ve seen him in the passing game look and play faster. We’re encouraged by that. That’s something that can pay dividends for us this year. His blocking has gotten more consistent. He’s been more consistent” overall.
Michael Egnew, the butt of many Dolphins jokes the past few years, has gotten better, according to Campbell.
“He took a step up last year. Yes, he didn’t catch a ton of balls, but Charles Clay caught a lot of those. Michael has helped us with roles that are silent roles that people don't quite understand. He filled the fullback role for us last year and did a heck of a job at it. He's progressed. He's done a nice job in run blocking. He's continually getting better in his routes. That's something he knows he needs to improve on to really be able to help us in the pass game. He's making strides. His attitude has been great. He works hard. He wants to be good. If you say what is one area he needs to work on, it's the pass game.”
Arthur Lynch, the fifth-round pick out of Georgia, has been limited by injuries but is excited to get on the field.
“I’m doing fairly well,” he said, adding he can’t showcase his blocking as much without being able to practice fully. “That’s the frustrating thing with being limited. I won’t wow you with anything, but I can do a lot of things well.”