Early in the pre-draft process, the Dolphins were linked to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, and coach Adam Gase has made his fondness for him known.

But they also have to have a backup plan in case they can’t (or choose not to) get him at the 11th pick.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are bringing Washington State quarterback Luke Falk in for a visit next week.

He’s the second quarterback known to be visiting the Dolphins, with Mayfield being the other.

Falk’s probably a mid-round pick, and would present a different storyline than Mayfield, for a team that has insisted they’re fully behind Ryan Tannehill even though they haven’t seen much of him lately.

Washington has lost 13 of 19, including dropping recent games to New York, Chicago and Atlanta. While one is tempted to wonder if the Wizards are playing for playoff positioning — they have played the Raptors tough, winning two of four — it’s more likely that this is just a continuation of a season-long pattern of inconsistent play, especially against weaker teams.

The surgery entailed removing a portion of Kelly’s fibula in an effort to rebuild his upper jaw, along with the removal of cancer cells and lymph nodes.

Jill Kelly said in a statement that the recovery process for her husband will be “extensive.” He’ll be hospitalized for at least a few weeks.

We extend our best wishes to Kelly, a Bills legend who led the team to four straight Super Bowl appearances, and who entered the Hall of Fame in 2002.

Vince Velasquez (R), 4 percent, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins: There are many feeling that Velasquez would be better served as a reliever since he could get by with fewer pitches, relying more on his fastball. He didn’t do anything to change minds with his 2018 debut, allowing nine hits and four runs to the Braves in just 2.2 frames. He draws the perfect team for a rebound, facing an offensively challenged Marlins club prone to the punchout.buccaneers_090