11/30/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (back) didn't practice Wednesday but it seems he will play Sunday against Baltimore. Mitchell battled a calf injury earlier this season that put him on the disabled list.
11/14/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) was activated from injured reserve, and he finished with four tackles Sunday, two of them for losses.
11/14/16 - DT Earl Mitchell, activated from the injured reserve, was a key member of the stout run defense against San Diego. Mitchell had four tackles, two for losses, and was basically a brick wall against one of the NFL's top RBs.
11/09/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf), who is technically still on the injured reserve list, seems set to make his season debut Sunday at Sam Diego. Mitchell should help the run defense by both performance and presence, the latter giving a break to fellow tackles Ndamukong Suh and Jordan Phillips.
11/07/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) is scheduled to return for Sunday's game at San Diego. Mitchell should help the run defense, which has been suspect all season.
11/02/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) has been the player designated for return from injured reserve, but Mitchell won't be eligible to come back until next week's game at San Diego.
10/31/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) still seems set to come off injured reserve this week against the Jets. Mitchell, who has been sidelined all season, figures to help the run defense.
10/26/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) remains on track to come off the injured reserve list and possibly play against the New York Jets (Nov. 6). Mitchell is regarded as one of the Dolphins' best run stuffers, although he had a down year last season.
10/24/16 - DT Earl Mitchell, who is on injured reserve with a calf injury, could be back in two weeks according to defensive coordinator Vance Joseph. Mitchell is regarded among the team's best run stoppers.
09/12/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) left Sunday's game in the second quarter and didn't return. It's unclear whether this is the same calf injury that sidelined Mitchell for about three weeks
09/11/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) and DE Mario Williams (concussion protocol) were sidelined in the second half, which may have had something to do with Miami's inability to stop the Seahawks on their final drive.
09/07/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) practiced Wednesday and seems set to play Sunday at Seattle. Mitchell might not start, however. If not, he'd be replaced by Jordan Phillips.
09/05/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) was named the starter on Miami's initial depth chart, but coach Adam Gase said that's not necessarily how things will stay. DT Jordan Phillips, Mitchell's replacement, wasn't impressive in his place.
09/02/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) didn't play in the preseason finale against Tennessee, but Mitchell said during the week he'd be surprised if he didn't play in the Sept. 11 opener at Seattle. Jordan Phillips has started in Mitchell's place the last three weeks and has been steady but unspectacular. The Dolphins need Mitchell's run-stuffing ability.
08/28/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) didn't play in last week's game against Atlanta but coach Adam Gase sounds certain Mitchell will be ready for the Sept. 11 opener at Seattle. It's unclear whether Mitchell would start or the job would remain with Jordan Phillips.
08/18/16 - DT Earl Mitchell, who has missed the last two weeks with a calf injury, isn't likely to play Friday at Dallas, meaning the probable starting defensive line won't be intact. Mitchell, a starter last season, overtook second-year DT Jordan Phillips for the starting job early in camp after Phillips emerged from minicamp as the starter.
08/11/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) is unlikely to play in Friday's preseason opener, meaning DT Jordan Phillips, the 2015 second-round pick who has been disappointing, will likely get the start.
08/09/16 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) missed his third consecutive practice Tuesday. Mitchell is listed as the starter ahead of Jordan Phillips, last year's second-round pick from Oklahoma. Phillips hasn't yet established himself in camp after creeping up on Mitchell during OTAs and minicamp.
12/30/15 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) didn't practice Wednesday and isn't likely to play Sunday, according to interim coach Dan Campbell. Mitchell has missed the last two games. Rookie Jordan Phillips would likely start for Mitchell.
12/25/15 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) didn't practice Thursday and appears doubtful for Sunday.
12/23/15 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) didn't practice Wednesday, meaning he could miss his third game in four weeks.
12/17/15 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) didn't practice Thursday. Interim coach Dan Campbell said earlier in the week it was unlikely Mitchell would play this week at San Diego.
12/16/15 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) didn't practice Wednesday and coach Dan Campbell said it's unlikely he will play this week against San Diego. That could mean rookie Jordan Phillips gets the start.
12/07/15 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) missed the Baltimore game but there's a decent chance he plays Monday against the New York Giants. But Mitchell, a starter all season, might lose his job to rookie Jordan Phillips, who made a nice showing in the 15-13 victory over Baltimore.
12/02/15 - DT Earl Mitchell (calf) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice. It's unclear whether Mitchell will be able to play this week against Baltimore.