Thursday, August 20, 2015

Philbin: Carolina game a prove-it situation for safeties

With Louis Delmas lost for the season to a knee injury, the battle is on to see who can emerge as his replacement for the Miami Dolphins at strong safety.

And though practice can be a helpful guide, coach Joe Philbin will be looking for a standout performance -- namely from Michael Thomas and Walt Aikens -- in the team's second preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.

"Can they get a guy down in space? Can they tackle a guy when it’s third-and-8 and the guy catches a 5-yard pass? Those type of things. We need to see them compete and make plays," Philbin said via


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