As I've done for the past few years here, I've broken down how the Dolphin opening day roster was built. I'm listing Jason Allen and Koa Misi as starters though that may not last past week 1 or even the 1st quarter tomorrow. And I'm listing Channing Crowder as a starter since he is still on the active roster and lost his job due to injury. 53 man roster, 24 starters to include Kicker and Punter. Draft: 15 starters, 6 reserves Undrafted Free Agents: 1 starter, 5 reserves Free Agency: 6 starters, 12 reserves Trades: 2 starters, 6 reserves Rookies: 3 starters, 7 reserves Who Brought Them In: Wanny (2000-2003): 1 starter, 1 reserve Spiels (2004): 1 starter, 0 reserves Saban (2005-2006): 3 starters, 2 reserves RanCam (2007): 1 starter, 2 reserves Ireland-Parcells (2008-2010): 18 starters, 24 reserves Further breakdown of Ireland-Parcells acquisitions Year 1: 11 players - 7 starters - 4 Drafted - 2 Undrafted FA - 4 Free Agents - 1 Trade Year 2: 12 players - 5 starters - 5 Drafted - 0 Undrafted FA - 5 Free Agents - 2 Trade Year 3: 19 players - 6 starters - 5 Drafted - 2 Undrafted FA - 8 Free Agents - 4 Trade Offense QB Chad Henne (IP) QB Chad Pennington (IP) QB Tyler Thigpen (IP) RB Ronnie Brown (SABAN) RB Ricky Williams (WANNY) RB Patrick Cobbs (SABAN) RB Lex Hilliard (IP) RB Clifton Smith (IP) FB Lousaka Polite (IP) WR Brian Hartline (IP) WR Brandon Marshall (IP) WR Davone Bess (IP) WR Marlon Moore (R) (IP) WR Roberto Wallace (R) (IP) TE Anthony Fasano (IP) TE John Nalbone (IP) T Vernon Carey (SPIELS) T Jake Long (IP) T Jeremy Parnell (IP) T Pat McQuistan (IP) T Lydon Murtha (IP) G John Jerry (R) (IP) G Richie Incognito (IP) G Cory Procter (IP) C Joe Berger (IP) Defense DT Randy Starks (IP) DT Paul Soliai (RANCAM) DT Tony McDaniel (IP) DE Kendall Langford (IP) DE Jared Odrick (R) (IP) DE Clifton Geathers (R) (IP) DE Robert Rose (R) (IP) LB Channing Crowder (SABAN) LB Karlos Dansby (IP) LB Tim Dobbins (IP) LB Micah Johnson (R) (IP) LB Koa Misi (R) (IP) LB Cameron Wake (IP) LB Ikaika Alama-Francis (IP) LB Quentin Moses (RANCAM) LB Bobby Carpenter (IP) CB Jason Allen (SABAN) CB Vontae Davis (IP) CB Sean Smith (IP) CB Nolan Carroll (R) (IP) CB Benny Sapp (IP) S Yeremiah Bell (WANNY) S Chris Clemons (IP) S Tyrone Culver (IP) S Reshad Jones (R) (IP) Specialists K Dan Carpenter (IP) P Brandon Fields (RANCAM) LS John Denney (SABAN) Injured Reserve List CB Will Allen (SABAN) DE Phillip Merling (IP) LB AJ Edds (IP) TE Kory Sheets (IP) TE Joey Haynos (IP) LB Evan Oglesby (IP) T Nate Garner (IP) The most interesting aspect to the roster IMHO are that this regime seems to have given up on using drafted players to fulfill depth. Last Year drafted players made up 26 players on the roster and 15 of them were reserves. This year only 21 players on the roster were drafted by the Dolphins, but only 6 of them are reserves. How the 2009 Dolphins were built.