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Updates on lineups, injuries and more from a jam-packed Adam Gase news conference

Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase talks about lineups right before season starts

Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase gives update on lineups and injuries at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University on Monday, August 27, 2018, in Davie.
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Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase gives update on lineups and injuries at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University on Monday, August 27, 2018, in Davie.

Top takeaways from a newsy Adam Gase news conference.

Either Brock Osweiler or David Fales will be the Dolphins’ backup quarterback in the regular season. Despite their struggles this preseason, Gase said that the Dolphins’ 2018 backup is currently on Miami’s roster. He also left the door open for keeping three on their 53-man roster.

The competition at cornerback is surely over. The Dolphins “feel really good about” Bobby McCain taking that spot. They moved him from nickel to the boundary a few weeks back and he has thrived in that new role.

DeVante Parker is in real jeopardy of missing the opener against the Titans. He has been out the last two weeks with a broken finger, and Gase was non-committal about Parker’s availability in Week 1. Parker is still unable to catch the football due to injury.

Even though Chase Allen got significant snaps with the starters against the Ravens Saturday, Jerome Baker is the Dolphins’ starting strong-side linebacker.

Miami Dolphins David Fales shares what it means to be competing for the quarterback spot at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University on Monday, August 27, 2018, in Davie.

Gase had no update on receiver Jakeem Grant, who left Saturday’s game with an injury announced in the press box as concussion. However, Leonte Carroo could return to practice this week after missing time with a groin injury.

Some starters will play in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Falcons.

Miami Dolphins Isaac Asiata shares his thoughts on the lineup inside the locker room at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University on Monday, August 27, 2018, in Davie.

Gase expressed confidence in rookie kickers Jason Sanders and Greg Joseph, but did not explicitly commit to one of them as Miami’s opening-day kicker.

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