If Phillips wants to remain a Dolphin, he'll have to continue playing consistently. My guess is that the Dolphins will try to replace him through the draft next year due to cap restrictions. We shall see.
Barry Jackson wrote:
Couple of encouraging stats from Pro Football Focus reflecting how two of the Dolphins’ key young players fared late last season:
Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips ranked in the top 12 for pass-rush grade among all interior defenders from Weeks 11-17, producing 16 total pressures and three batted passes.
Whereas cornerback Xavien Howard allowed a passer rating of 96.0 when targeted in Weeks 1-9, he permitted just a 39.2 rating from Weeks 10-17 last season.
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