Greg Cote

Tannehill calamity, Taylor in Canton, Beckham’s progress star in week’s Hot Button Top 5

Jason Taylor wipes a tear from his eye as he delivers his speech at his induction, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio.
Jason Taylor wipes a tear from his eye as he delivers his speech at his induction, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. AP

1. DOLPHINS

Tannehill knee injury casts pall over season: This season will start just like the last one ended — with QB Ryan Tannehill out injured, victim of that same left knee. The question now: Unretire Jay Cutler? Dare to sign Colin Kaepernick? Or ride it out with backup Matt Moore?

2. JASON TAYLOR

Miami’s great No. 99 enters Canton: The Dolphins’ great defensive end and career sacks leader Taylor stepped into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and into immortality Saturday in Canton, Ohio. Wish his longtime running mate Zach Thomas could have gone in with him.

3. MARLINS

Fish back on road, chasing consolation of .500: Marlins are in midst of seven-game trip following a 5-2 homestand that drew the Fish within four games of .500 record. Hey, with a playoff spot looking pretty hopeless, you reach for the nearest consolation prize available, right?

4. HURRICANES

UM crashes top 20 in early preseason polls: The Canes entered at No. 18 in the preseason coaches’ poll and were 16th in the initial ESPN power rankings. Imagine how high they might rank if they had a proven starting quarterback or knew who that person might be!?

5. SOCCER

Miami-Beckham group clears MLS hurdle: Major League Soccer owners last week authorized moving forward on David Beckham’s bid, with the league expected by September to announce a Miami expansion team for 2020. Better get to breakin’ ground on that stadium, Dave.

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