The much hyped pass rush the Miami Dolphins have said many times they are going to unleash during the 2016 NFL regular-season did not make its debut in the team’s exhibition opener Friday night.
The defenders were prominent among the players who traveled with the team but did not play against the New York Giants.
Wake, attempting a comeback from the torn Achilles and surgery to repair it in October, continues to be set to open the season as a starting end, and the Dolphins held him out of the game to ensure the team’s leading active sack leader doesn’t stumble on that comeback trail.
The Dolphins are being cautious with several valuable players and players who have had minor injuries in training camp.
Parker will play in next weeks preseason game at Dallas barring any setbacks during the coming week of practice.
The short speedster was unafraid to run out kicks from deep in the end zone and finished one of his punt returns by putting his shoulder through Giants punter Brad Wing.FAMILIAR FOES. Former Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon started for the Giants.
After a Matt Moore interception put the Giants in the red zone, the Dolphins defense responded with back-to-back penalties.