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Day three of our annual 90-in-90 series is here Miami Dolphins Jerseys Stitched , and we continue our look at the Miami Dolphins’ roster. This series takes a closer look at each player on the roster, reviewing what they did in..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteThe Phinsidera Miami Dolphins communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpSectionsFanpostsFanshotsLibraryDolphinsOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteSections 2018 NFL Draft2018 NFL Free Agency2018 Mock Drafts2018 Draft ProspectsFiled under:2019 Miami Dolphins Depth ChartMiami Dolphins 90-in-90 roster breakdown 2019: Kalen BallageNew,36commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareMiami Dolphins 90-in-90 roster breakdown 2019: Kalen BallageSteve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsDay three of our annual 90-in-90 series is here, and we continue our look at the Miami Dolphins’ roster. This series takes a closer look at each player on the roster, reviewing what they did in 2018, their contract status, reasons they could progress or regress in 2019, and the chances the player makes the 53-man regular season roster in September. Our series thus far has looked at a depth option at defensive end and an undrafted free agent offensive lineman who could be looking at a practice squad position.Today, we turn to a player who has already shown he has a role in Miami’s offense, even as that offense changes under a new coaching staff. Last season Christian Wilkins Miami Dolphins Jerseys , the Dolphins split carries among their running backs, and, as a rookie, Kalen Ballage showed he has the skills to make a case for greater responsibilities this year.2018 ReviewSelected in the fourth-round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Ballage came to Miami looking like the third-string running back behind Frank Gore and Kenyan Drake. He did not see playing time early in the season, but made his debut in Week 4, picking up three yards on one carry. He again saw the ball just one time in Week 5, adding two yards. After not playing in Week 6 and no carries in Week 7, Ballage again saw one carry each in Weeks 8 and 9, gaining five yards and losing two yards respectively - though he did make his first two receptions in Week 9 gaining 17 yards. After a couple more no carries games (with one reception in Week 10 and two in Week 12) Christian Wilkins white jersey , Ballage’s role began to expand. He had four carries in Week 13, but only picked up three yards. In Week 15, Ballage had his best game, carrying the ball 12 times for 123 yards with a touchdown. He picked up ten yards on four carries in Week 16, plus 39 yards on two receptions. He then added 12 carries for 47 yards in Week 17.On the season, Ballage totaled 36 carries for 191 yards, a 5.3 yards per attempt average, with one touchdown. He caught nine passes for 56 yards.ContractSecond year of a four-year, $3.05 million contract. 2019 cap number is $717,295. (via OverTheCap.com) Why he will progressBallage looked good when given a chance late in the season. He was a rookie last year Christian Wilkins Jersey Womens , learning the NFL, so he should understand protections better this year, as well as improve as both a rusher on the ground and a route runner in the passing game. With Gore now in Buffalo, Ballage should be locked in as the second running back behind Drake, so he should see more playing time and be able to improve on last year’s totals.Why he might regressIt was a small sample size at the end of the year, so Ballage may be closer to the one carry back than he is the 123 yards rusher. It does not seem likely, but it could be something to watch. As the Dolphins change offensive systems, will Ballage be harmed by the multiple offensive coordinators over the past few years?Chances of making the 53-man rosterBallage feels like a lock to make the roster unless everything falls apart this summer. He is the two in Miami’s one-two punch at the running back position. Josh Rosen got a call from the Arizona draft room a year ago, when he became the 10th pick. Rosen got a call from the Miami draft room this year, when they traded a second-round and fifth-round pick for him.“It felt like I got drafted twice Christian Wilkins Jersey Cheap ,” Rosen told reporters on Monday, as he was introduced to the South Florida media.Rosen remains as confident as he was in 2018, even if he passed on the opportunity to provide a sound bite regarding the reality that all NFL franchises have now passed on him, at least when it comes to a first-round pick.“I would like to give you the quote you want,” he said with a smile, “but for the most part I’m going day by day.Rosen did acknowledge that he continues to have a major chip on his shoulder.“I don’t think my chip’s gonna grow any more,” Rosen said. “I might tip over.”He still believes he’s a franchise-type quarterback in the NFL. And he explained his confidence in simple terms.“I think I’m a good quarterback,” Rosen said, “and I think I’m a good leader.”Arizona opted to put its faith in Kyler Murray, a decision Rosen became aware of when the team called Rosen “a couple of minutes” before the Murray pick happened.Rosen has become a sympathetic figure for many NFL fans Miami Dolphins Jerseys 2019 , given the manner in which has handled weeks of uncertainty and, ultimately, a fire-sale trade out of the desert. He realizes that his image has been altered since entering the NFL, and he attributes the way he used to be regarded as a product of the reality that he “said some things kind of off the cuff about all different kinds of things and people misconstrued them in all different sorts of ways.”He hasn’t said much off the cuff lately, and nothing he has said can be misconstrued. He’s excited to be in Miami, and he plans to get to work in order to prove that he’s the player he believes he is. 

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