“Three-year starter Sean Smith has taken virtually every snap with the starting defense, but his running mate, Vontae Davis, seems to have lost his grip on the other starting spot, at least temporarily. Instead, it has been free agent Richard Marshall paired with Smith in the base defense, with Davis only playing with the starters in the three-cornerback nickel package,” wrote Volin.
“Nobody has a spot locked up,” Davis said. “Training camp, you got to come in, work hard. It’s a new year. Everybody’s spot’s open on the team.”
Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin didn’t have much to say about Davis’ situation.
“There is nothing locked in stone here,” Philbin said. “Certainly we want to look at some other guys and create competition everywhere.”