Dolphins Rumors & News

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Dolphins revoke season tickets from fans involved in upper-deck melee

    Miami Herald "The season-ticket holders who were involved in a upper-deck brawl at the Dolphins-49ers game Sunday have had their tickets revoked and are banned from Hard Rock Stadium, the Dolphins announced late Tuesday. “We conducted an immediate internal review of the situation and have identified the..." November 30

  • Dolphins add former UM receiver Rashawn Scott to 53-man roster

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Dolphins have signed rookie receiver Rashawn Scott to their 53-man roster to address the possible absence of DeVante Parker. The Dolphins promoted the former University of Miami standout up from the team's practice squad, which is where he's been developing all season. Scott, who..." November 30

  • Jordan Cameron speaks: ‘Everyone's counting me out -- he's done, he's retiring. No, I'm not.’

    Miami Herald "Two months after suffering his fourth concussion as a professional, Jordan Cameron is feeling just fine, thank you very much. The Dolphins tight end, who hasn’t played since Week 3, has heard the speculation that his career is over. And he doesn’t like it. “I'm not shutting the door on..." November 29

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Gase creating a winning culture, and Dolphins seeing immediate results

    Miami Herald "Once 1-4 and reeling, the Dolphins will enter December in playoff position (sixth in the AFC), in full in control of their playoff fate and one win away from matching their longest winning streak in 31 years. The reasons for the remarkable turnaround from moribund to marvelous are pretty..." November 29

  • Kiko Alonso says Colin Kaepernick's Fidel remarks led to 'bad blood'

    CBS Sports "The Dolphins won Sunday, and so did Kiko Alonso. The linebacker recorded a dozen tackles and an interception and helped bring down 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick short of the goal line on the decisive play. That performance and win might have meant something extra special to Alonso..." November 29

  • Mario Williams left with a stomach virus

    Pro Football Talk "Usually, when a player is carted off the field, he has some sort of a leg injury. Dolphins defensive end Mario Williams was carted off on Sunday during a win over the 49ers; for Williams, the official reason for the cart ride was an illness. As the football-following world recently learned in..." November 28

  • Dolphins hope to be healthier on offensive line in Week 13

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins have moved into position for the second Wild Card in the AFC after Sunday’s win over the 49ers and they can solidify their hold on the spot with a victory over the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 13. Getting that win would be likelier if they can field their starting offensive line or..." November 28

  • Laremy Tunsil out, Dolphins down three starting linemen

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins’ worst-case scenario on the offensive line for this week was that they’d be missing three starters for their game against the 49ers. It has come to pass. Left guard Laremy Tunsil is inactive as a result of a shoulder injury that left him listed as questionable to play in this..." November 27

  • Dolphins' DeVante Parker injures back

    NFL.com "Ryan Tannehill was already without three of his starting offensive linemen. Then one of his top targets exited early. Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (back) did not return to Sunday's game against the 49ers after being shaken up on a catch that was later overturned. The wideout had..." November 27

  • Dolphins win sixth straight; 49ers' skid hits 10

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Kiko Alonso lived up to his position on Sunday. He was in the center of just about everything. Alonso had a fumble recovery, an interception and also teamed with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to make the game's dramatic final tackle, stopping San..." November 27

  • After false Castro claims, Kaepernick will hear it in Miami

    Pro Football Talk "Fidel Castro is dead, and tensions are high in Miami, where hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans view Castro as a brutal dictator who tore apart their families and killed or imprisoned their relatives. Colin Kaepernick does not view Castro that way. Kaepernick wore a shirt with Castro’s..." November 27

  • Dolphins may be without both Branden Albert and Laremy Tunsil

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert is still missing from action with a wrist injury. On Sunday against the 49ers, they also could be without their backup left tackle (and otherwise starting left guard) Laremy Tunsil. “I won’t know,” coach Adam Gase told reporters on Thursday regarding whether..." November 25

  • Laremy Tunsil, Jarvis Landry questionable for Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins know center Mike Pouncey won’t play against the 49ers and they’re pretty sure left tackle Branden Albert will miss a second game after dislocating his wrist, which leaves Laremy Tunsil as the big question mark up front. Tunsil hurt his shoulder against the Rams last weekend, but..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Dolphins’ Dion Jordan expected back at practice Wednesday

    Pro Football Rumors "Dion Jordan is slated to practice for the Dolphins for the first time in nearly two years, according to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald. Jordan has spent the whole season on the NFI list with a knee injury, but he has been cleared to practice. Jordan, a former No. 3 overall pick in the..." November 22

  • Adam Gase, Dolphins not thinking about playoffs yet

    NFL.com "Adam Gase has done the successful coach thing by taking the Dolphins on a five-game winning streak and putting them within an earshot of the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Now, he's doing the standard coach thing by not talking about it. "We're so far away still," Gase said Monday,..." November 22

  • Ryan Tannehill “did exactly what big-time players do”

    Pro Football Talk "For 53 minutes on Sunday, the Dolphins offense was little more than a rumored participant in their game against the Rams in Los Angeles. The final seven minutes made it a lot easier to take how poor things went up until that point. The Dolphins sandwiched two touchdown drives around a..." November 21

  • Dolphins' Jones suspended 2 games for violating substance abuse policy

    Palm Beach Post "The NFL suspended Dolphins back-up defensive end Jason Jones today for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He be off the active roster this weekend against San Francisco and the following week at Baltimore. Jones was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated during the..." November 21

  • Dolphins beat Rams late to extend win streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Trailing by 10 late in the fourth quarter, the Miami Dolphins were barely showing a pulse on offense. They were shut out to that point in another solid performance by the Los Angeles Rams defense. Suddenly, the Dolphins found life. "As long as there's time on the clock,..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Mike Pouncey status forces Dolphins to make move with CB Chris Culliver

    Miami Herald "The Miami Dolphins needed to add an offensive lineman Saturday and that meant they had to get rid of a hopeful project to improve the secondary. The Dolphins cut cornerback Chris Culliver in order to promote center Jake Brendel onto the active roster from their practice squad. Brendel is on..." November 19

  • Dolphins center Pouncey aggravates hip injury

    Miami Herald "Mike Pouncey’s availability for Sunday — and beyond — is in doubt after he re-aggravated a hip injury that kept him out of the first four weeks of the season. Any long-term issue would be a huge blow to the Dolphins, who will already be without Branden Albert on Sunday against the Rams. Albert..." November 18

  • Dolphins list Mike Pouncey as doubtful

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is having more trouble with his hip and it looks like it will keep him from playing against the Rams this Sunday. Pouncey reported the issue during Wednesday’s practice and has remained on the sideline the last two days as a result. He’s been listed as doubtful,..." November 18

  • Mike Pouncey having another problem with same hip

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is experiencing another issue with his surgically repaired hip, Dolphins coach Adam Gase told reporters Thursday. Per Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Gase said Pouncey removed himself from practice Wednesday and didn’t practice Thursday, though has not been ruled..." November 17

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • Dolphins owner: Adam Gase changing Dolphins' culture

    NFL.com "New Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has already gifted his owner with the first four-game winning streak he's ever seen while in charge of the team. But in an interview with the Miami Herald recently, Stephen Ross is crediting the 38-year-old with so much more. "The organization is working..." November 16

  • Branden Albert ruled out for Week 11

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins have won four straight games and one of the drivers of that streak has been the play of a healthy offensive line that’s gelled over the course of the season. They’ll need to shuffle the deck for this Sunday’s game against the Rams, however. The Dolphins announced on Wednesday that..." November 16

  • Former NFL defensive back Will Allen pleads guilty to wire fraud

    Pro Football Talk "Faced with a 23-count indictment coming from a $37 million Ponzi scheme, former NFL defensive back Will Allen has pleaded guilty to four of the counts. Via Law360.com, the man who played for the Giants, Dolphins, and Patriots from 2001 through 2012 entered a guilty plea to two counts of wire..." November 15

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • Dolphins pick off Chargers on late interception

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso deked San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers with just over a minute remaining on Sunday. And Rivers bit. "Maybe he was expecting me to go up the seam," Alonso said. Instead, Alonso let a receiver pass through his zone..." November 13

  • Dion Sims out of concussion protocol, optimistic he will play Sunday

    Miami Herald "Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry are expected to practice Friday and remain on track to play Sunday despite sitting out Thursday’s practice because of injuries. Both starting receivers were listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report of the day. The report was submitted before the..." November 12

  • Fines from Jets-Dolphins don’t include hit that injured Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Pro Football Talk "There were several personal fouls called during last Sunday’s game between the Dolphins and Jets, including a roughing the passer call on Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips. Phillips was penalized for a low hit to the left knee of Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the third quarter of..." November 12

  • Isaiah Pead in critical condition after car accident

    SI "Former Dolphins and Rams running back Isaiah Pead is in critical condition following a car crash early Saturday morning, NBC4 Columbus and ESPN report. The 26-year-old Pead reportedly had surgery around 7 a.m. after losing control of his car and careening off the side of Interstate 670 in the..." November 12

  • Dolphins wideout Kenny Stills supports medical marijuana research

    Palm Beach Post "Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills said he supports the NFL Players Association’s decision to actively study the use of medical marijuana for pain as an alternative to opioids such as Oxycodone. “I feel like that NFLPA knows what they’re doing,” Stills told the Palm Beach Post Thursday...." November 11

  • Dolphins Activate DT Earl Mitchell From IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Dolphins are officially activating Earl Mitchell. The defensive tackle has been on injured reserve for the last two months. Mitchell suffered a calf injury early on in September, leading Miami to put him on the shelf. Now that his mandatory eight weeks are up, Mitchell is free to return to..." November 10

  • NFL may consider fewer commercials to improve ratings

    Awful Announcing "There’s a lot of infuriating things happening in the world and in the world of sports right now. But for me, what has to be near the top of the list, at least in the top five, is this… Commercial. Touchback. Commercial. You know those interminable points in an NFL game after a team goes on a..." November 10

  • Donald Trump victory reportedly creating racial divide among NFL locker rooms

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the most common lessons a parent teaches a child is to not discuss politics with friends you want to keep. The same can apparently be said of NFL players and their teammates. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report has spoken with more than two dozen current NFL players since Donald Trump won..." November 10

  • With ratings falling, the NFL may speed up game pace

    Today's Pigskin "Are NFL games just too slow? That’s one question being asked by executives as the rating continue to falter. NFL Media executive VP and NFL Network president and CEO Brian Rolapp was recently asked if the pace of games needed to increase to draw people back in, and he said: “Could [games] be..." November 10

  • Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill developing into game manager -- and that's a good thing

    ESPN "The term “game manager” is a label often thrown around in the NFL, and it’s usually not viewed as a compliment. The assumption is that the quarterback being called that is too limited to carry an offense and, therefore, must be heavily managed. The moniker fits Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan..." November 10

  • NFL not rushing to rewrite marijuana policy amid new laws

    ESPN "The expansion of marijuana legalization across the United States during this week's elections will not spur any immediate changes in the NFL's joint drug policy with the NFL Players Association, spokesmen for both the league and the NFLPA said Wednesday. The NFLPA, however, will continue its..." November 10

  • Miami Dolphins see bigger things coming for rookies Jakeem Grant, Kenyan Drake

    Miami Herald "One of the building blocks for success the Miami Dolphins believe they are laying this year is the growth of rookies Jakeem Grant and Kenyan Drake. Both are fast. Both are learning. Both are still kind of raw. But we are starting to see the Dolphins introducing these rookies more and..." November 10

  • How the NFL paved the way for Donald Trump's presidency

    Fox Sports "There was an election in America on Tuesday night and business mogul/reality star/Home Alone 2 starrer Donald Trump pulled off one of the great upsets in history to defeat Hillary Clinton and become the President-elect of the United States. And, if you're one of the 49% of people who didn't vote..." November 09

  • Pereira thinks NFL turning to full-time officials would be a mistake

    Pro Football Talk "Since Saints coach Sean Payton said last week on PFT Live that the NFL needs full-time officials, there has seemed to be a groundswell of support for the idea, even including the league’s head of officiating, Dean Blandino, saying the idea has merit. But a former head of officiating doesn’t..." November 09