MIAMI – Defensive tackle Peria Jerry did not start, but entered the game on the second defensive series. He was going against his younger brother John Jerry, who was at right guard for the Dolphins.
Jerry, who had not played since the second game of last season because of a knee surgery, played six snaps in the first round.
Also, running back Jerious Norwood returned to action. He was used on three third down plays and the kneel down play to end the first half.
Norwood caught one pass for 8 yards in the first half.
Safety William Moore, who was making his preseason debut, played on special teams. He was a gunner on the punt coverage team in the third quarter and was on the kickoff coverage unit.
Moore got some action at safety in the third quarter.
Cornerback Brian Williams, who is coming back from major knee surgery, saw his first action of the preseason. He came on in the third quarter and played right cornerback.
NO THIRD DOWN WOES: The first-team defense, mostly blitzing out of a 3-3-5 nickel package, was stout on third down in the first half. The Dolphins converted only 1 of 7 third down situations.
Improving on third downs has been a point of emphasis after the Falcons led the league in allowing teams to convert on third down 45 percent (97 of 214) of the time. Indianapolis (104 of 231) and Jacksonville (94 of 209) were also at 45 percent.
The Dolphins only first-half conversion came on a 20-yard pass to Brandon Marshall in the last drive before halftime.
PETERSON PLAYS BIG: Weakside linebacker Mike Peterson had a strong game. Miami went for it on a fourth-and-1 in the second quarter and Peterson broke through to stuff running back Lousaka Polite. Curtis Lofton was credited with helping out.
With Miami threatening to tie the game right before halftime, Peterson tipped a pass and safety Erik Coleman made an interception.