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Miami Dolphins: 5 Offseason Additions With Most To Offer In 2014

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5 Miami Dolphins Offseason Additions With Most To Offer

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Every team in the AFC East upgraded during the offseason. The Miami Dolphins were one of those AFC East teams that made a handful of moves with the hope that it'll lead to a playoff berth in 2014. Here are the top five offseason additions the Dolphins made that have the most to offer for the franchise this upcoming season.

5. S Louis Delmas

Louis Delmas
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S Louis Delmas

Louis Delmas
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Louis Delmas has been a starter at free safety since the Detroit Lions drafted him in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Delmas enjoyed his most productive season in the NFL in 2013 when he deflected eight passes and picked off three. In Miami, Delmas will be called upon to provide depth at safety behind Reshad Jones, and he'll likely be an extra back when the Dolphins play in multiple defensive back packages when defending the pass.

4. WR Jarvis Landry

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4. WR Jarvis Landry

9. Jarvis Landry WR Miami Dolphins
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Jarvis Landry will face stiff competition in training camp for the slot receiver position. Landry will have to overtake both Brandon Gibson and Rishard Matthews, two veteran wide receivers who held the No. 3 receiver position for the Dolphins during the 2013 season. However, considering Landry was taken with the 63rd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, he will have every opportunity to conquer the slot position.

3. CB Cortland Finnegan

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3. CB Cortland Finnegan

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Despite Cortland Finnegan's struggles with the St. Louis Rams over the past couple of seasons, there is little doubt that Finnegan won't at least start the season as one of the Dolphins' top three corners. At the moment, Finnegan is the No. 2 CB. Depending on Jamar Taylor and Will Davis' development, Finnegan will either start opposite of No. 1 CB Brent Grimes, or play as the nickel back.

2. RB Knowshon Moreno

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2. RB Knowshon Moreno

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The veteran running back ranked amongst the top five in 2013 in rushing touchdowns, receptions, and receiving yards among players at his position. Knowshon Moreno was signed to a one-year deal by the Dolphins in the offseason and will be expected to provide stability at a position that was one of the Dolphins' weakest last season. Considering Moreno's ability to run, catch and protect the passer, he figures to play a prominent role.

1. T Branden Albert

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1. T Branden Albert

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Simply put, Branden Albert will face the most pressure of any Dolphins offseason acquisition to make an impact. The Dolphins had the worst offensive line in 2013, allowing 58 sacks on Ryan Tannehill. With center Mike Pouncey out for the beginning of the season, the Dolphins will lean on Albert to lead four new starting offensive linemen in protecting the franchise quarterback.

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