Report: ‘Almost certain’ Mario Williams will be cut by Dolphins

Once among the most feared pass rushers in the NFL, Miami Dolphins defensive end Mario Williams is likely to be looking for a new job this spring. “It is almost certain Miami will make the decision this offseason to move on from Williams and save on his $8.5 million salary,” wroteJames Walker of ESPN. “The former four-time Pro Bowler was the team’s most disappointing acquisition...
Via Sportsnaut
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2016 Player Recap: WR DeVante Parker

The PhinPhanatic staff will recap each Miami Dolphins player from 2016 as we await the start of NFL free agency. Today, we highlight DeVante Parker. The Miami Dolphins 2015 first round selection DeVante Parker had a rough start to his career, but showed in 2016 that he was a pivotal part of the offense alongside […] 2016 Player Recap: WR DeVante Parker - Phin Phanatic - Phin Phanatic...
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1 hour ago

Miami Dolphins expected to cut DE Mario Williams

Mario Williams used to be considered one of the NFL’s elite pass rushers, but he has fallen off a lot since that point in time. He has fallen off so much, in fact, that the Miami Dolphins are widely expected to cut Williams this offseason in order to save some money for the upcoming free agency period.According to ESPN’s James Walker, Williams is one of the top options for the...
Via This Given Sunday
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins 2016 player recap: Dominique Jones

The PhinPhanatic staff is recapping the 2016 season for each Miami Dolphins player as the team prepares for the start of free agency. This is the 2016 player recap for Dominique Jones.             Dominique Jones is a perfect model of a journeyman player. He had stints starting with the Colts […] Miami Dolphins 2016 player recap: Dominique Jones - Phin Phanatic - Phin Phanatic...
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20 hours ago

Remember Chris Hogan? The former Miami Dolphins WR is still always open

Chris Hogan was nicknamed “7-Eleven” by Reggie Bush at Miami Dolphins training camp in 2012. Because, of course, he’s always open. (Photo Credit: So, you were either rooting on Chris Hogan Sunday night, knowing his story, remembering Hard Knocks and feeling good that a guy who began his college career as a lacrosse player could do all that. Or, you were...
Via The Daily Dolphin
21 hours ago

Five quarterback options if Miami Dolphins move on from Ryan Tannehill

Jay Cutler looks like he’s headed to free agency. (Getty Images) Regardless of his season-ending knee injury, the Dolphins seem confident in Ryan Tannehill as their quarterback of the future. There’s good reason for them to believe in him, especially after the strides he made under Adam Gase, and it appears he’s on track to be full strength for next season. The only caution...
Via The Daily Dolphin
23 hours ago

A look at the Miami Dolphins future by age and salary

The Miami Dolphins seem to be on an upswing heading into their 2017 off-season. While Adam Gase and the executive team have work to do, it’s not going to be easy to continue the rise. Although the Dolphins made the post-season in 2016 it’s not a guarantee that they will be a shoe-in for 2017. […] A look at the Miami Dolphins future by age and salary - Phin Phanatic - Phin Phanatic...
Via Phin Phanatic
1 day ago

Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry: “Don’t play with my money this year”

Jarvis Landry has one year left on his deal. (Bill Ingram/The Post) As with many social media posts from professional athletes these days, Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry’s recent Instagram message was vague. It probably means something, but maybe it doesn’t. South Florida’s been through plenty of that in the past few years with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Landry posted...
Via The Daily Dolphin
1 day ago

Jarvis Landry making his stance clear on his desire for a new deal

For the past three seasons, wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been at the top of the list in receptions and in yardage for the Miami Dolphins, and all on a deal that pays him almost nothing. Now, with one year remaining on his incredibly cheap rookie contract, which is only for four years and $3.5 million dollars, Landry took to social media and left some very telling captions on his...
Via PhinManiacs
2 days ago

Miami Dolphins offseason hit list - who absolutely needs to stay

Last time I broke down who the Miami Dolphins need to move on from for the 2017 season, which included the likes of some familiar names such as Earl Mitchell and Koa Misi, as well as a failed project in Mario Williams and a young - but oft injured - linebacker in Jelani Jenkins who hasn't lived up to expectations and is also looking for a pay day.Now the time has come to look at...
Via PhinManiacs
3 days ago

Kyle Williams replacing Suh in Pro Bowl

Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams has been named to the Pro Bowl. Williams is an injury replacement for Ndamukong Suh of the Dolphins. The Pro Bowl will be played Jan. 29 in Orlando. This will be Williams’ fifth trip to the Pro Bowl, and he joins Bruce Smith and Fred Smerlas as the only Bills’…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Longtime Miami Herald sports columnist Edwin Pope dies at 88

MIAMI (AP) Edwin Pope, an award-winning sports columnist who covered the first 47 Super Bowls and spent more than 50 years with the Miami Herald, has died at 88. Managing Editor Rick Hirsch says Pope, who had battled cancer, died Thursday in Okeechobee, Florida, where he lived in retirement. Pope went into the newspaper business at age 11, was a sports editor at 15 and joined...
Via Associated Press
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Veteran NFL assistant coach Frank Bush joins Dolphins staff

MIAMI (AP) Veteran NFL assistant coach Frank Bush has been hired as assistant head coach and linebackers coach of the Miami Dolphins. Darren Rizzi was promoted Thursday to associate head coach while remaining special teams coordinator, and Chris Kuper was promoted to assistant offensive line coach. Bush has 32 years of NFL experience as a player, scout and coach. He spent the...
Via Associated Press
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Miami Dolphins hire Frank Bush as linebacker coach

The Miami Dolphins filled one of the vacancies on Adam Gase's coaching staff by naming Frank Bush the team's new linebacker coach. Bush will replace Matt Burke, who was promoted to defensive coordinator last week because Vance Joseph became the head coach of the Denver Broncos. According to a league...
Via Miami Dolphins Blog
4 days ago

Dolphins expecting at least two compensatory draft picks in 2017

The Miami Dolphins are presently fairly thin on draft picks because of a trade that produced receiver Leonte Carroo last year, but compensation for the franchise's numerous free agent losses last offseason should provide at least two more selections. According to many experts and insiders the Dolphins...
Via Miami Dolphins Blog
5 days ago

Perkins: QB is now Dolphins' strongest unit | Commentary

 The strongest position on the Dolphins isn’t the unit you’d expect. After years of hoping for the next Dan Marino, or at least a reasonable facsimile of Chad Pennington, the Dolphins instead have the quarterback duo of Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore. And right now, there’s no better, deeper position...
Via Miami Dolphins Blog
5 days ago

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Miami Dolphins

With the close of the 2016 NFL season, the Miami Dolphins first-year head coach took the team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. As only the 12th in franchise history, he joins a storied list of coaches, including one Hall of Famer. How many of these leaders of the Dolphins can you name? Clue: Years Active  
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Analyzing the Miami Dolphins offseason needs

With the Miami Dolphins officially out of the playoff picture, it is time to look forward to the 2017 offseason where the Dolphins will need to analyze their needs and create a collective plan that will allow the new players to mesh under now second year coach Adam Gase. The Dolphins had a tremendous season this year with coach  Gase, who was able to lead the Dolphins to their first...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers LB Bud Dupree fined $18,000 for hit on Matt Moore

Pretty much anyone who watched the AFC Wild Card matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins last weekend knew this was coming. In the midst of his team being blown out, Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore took a severe hit to the upper body from Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree. It was obviously a dirty hit, one that drew a 15-yard penalty (watch here). Now, days removed...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos prefer Vance Joseph over Kyle Shanahan?

The Denver Broncos are set to interview Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for their head coaching vacancy on Tuesday, and there is some belief that he could be offered the job before he leaves town. Joseph has another interview lined up with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, but Adam Schefter notes that it may be canceled if the Broncos decide to make Joseph a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

To take next step, Dolphins need defensive upgrades

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Laughter broke out in one corner of the Miami Dolphins' locker room Monday, briefly lifting the gloom as players packed their belongings and headed into the offseason. The cause for mirth: the Alabama-Clemson national championship game and trash-talking between Dolphins teammates from the two schools. Anything to change the subject. The Dolphins aren't accustomed...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick throws subtle shade at Dolphins

The New England Patriots could have waited for the outcome of Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins before preparing for this weekend’s opponent. However, instead, they started getting ready for the Houston Texans after they beat the Oakland Raiders on Saturday. Why is that, you might ask? Bill Belichick said #Patriots started planning for Houston...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL reviewing concussion protocol with Matt Moore hit

The NFL announced on Monday that it is reviewing the concussion protocol surrounding the play involving Matt Moore and Bud Dupree on Sunday. Moore was destroyed on a hit from Dupree during the second quarter of Sunday’s AFC playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers (video here). Despite the play happening at full-speed and Moore practically having his head...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins 'not counting on' Tannehill if they advance

The Miami Dolphins are aiming to pull off a massive upset on Sunday with backup quarterback Matt Moore under center, and they may have to do the same in the divisional round of the playoffs if they accomplish that feat. Ryan Tannehill returned to practice this week, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team does not consider him a lock to play should the Dolphins advance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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