Miami morning take: Big year for Ireland?

Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Monday from around the web:

Miami morning take: This is a big year for Ireland, who opened owner Stephen Ross' wallet and made a series of significant moves. Ireland needs the Dolphins to stay healthy and have a winning season in order to stay away from the hot seat.

Miami morning take: I really like this group, which should be faster and force more turnovers than last season. The only question I have is the overall depth at linebacker and in the secondary. Injuries could test those units.

Miami morning take: Williamson, a frequent contributor to this Dolphins page, is buying the stock of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. If Tannehill has a big year, Miami could be playoff-bound.

  • ESPN.com's New England Patriots reporter Mike Reiss takes a look at former Dolphins offensive lineman Chris Barker.

Miami morning take: Barker was one of two former Dolphins the Patriots claimed off waivers; defensive tackle A.J. Francis was the other. I’m not too high on Barker, based on what I've seen in training camp and the preseason. But New England obviously saw something.