Dolphins Rumors & News

  • Goodell says extra point rule made the NFL more exciting in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Year One of the new extra point rule was a success, and more rules tweaks are on the way. Goodell said the new rule, which moved extra point kicks back 13 yards, is an example of the kinds of changes the league will continue to consider. “From a..." February 10

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Another veteran released on first day of roster purges: Dolphins OT Jason Fox.

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    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero

    Back to football...Dolphins source tells me team will definitely waive Quinton Coples before open of new league year in March. Saves $7.75M

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Ricky Williams touts cannabis as NFL's pain management solution

    Sporting News "By now, it's no secret that Ricky Williams is a cannabis supporter. It's why the former NFL running back took part in a panel of former players over the weekend at the 2016 SoCal Medical Cannabis Cup, where he explained how his use of the drug helped him deal with the pain associated with..." February 02

  • Not likely Lamar Miller re-signs with Miami

    ESPN "The Miami Dolphins have a lot of decisions to make in February as they plan to slash payroll to free up cap room in advance of the draft and free agency. But the team also has several in-house free agents to address. With that in mind,’s Dolphins page is highlighting key players whose..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Dolphins’ offensive coordinator “extremely impressed” with Tannehill

    Miami Herald "When Clyde Christensen interacts with Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins’ new offensive coordinator tries to channel Randy Newman. Christensen’s message: You’ve got a friend in me. “It’s a lonely position in this league,” Christensen said Thursday. “It’s lonely in the locker room, it’s lonely on..." January 29

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    Adam Beasley @AdamHBeasley

    Joseph, on if Grimes will be back in 2016: "I hope. ... He's still a corner who can compete with the best receivers in the league."

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Dolphins to consider restructuring Suh contract just 1 year into 6-year pact

    The Score "The Miami Dolphins made the biggest splash of free agency last offseason, signing coveted defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a six-year deal worth $114 million. Now, just one year into that deal, the team will consider trying to revise the terms. Suh is set to count $28.6 million against the..." January 27

  • Dolphins want to see if Dion Jordan loves the game

    Miami Herald "Apparent draft bust Dion Jordan can’t even apply for reinstatement until late April. And the Dolphins don’t seem inclined to talk about him until they have to. In a wide-ranging news conference at the Senior Bowl here Tuesday, Dolphins football czar Mike Tannenbaum and general manager Chris..." January 27

  • Lou Anarumo remains with Dolphins as defensive backs coach

    Pro Football Talk "Lou Anarumo got bumped up the coaching ladder in Miami in the middle of the 2015 season when the team fired defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle and named Anarumo as one of the three interim coaches overseeing the team down the stretch. Anarumo interviewed for a permanent defensive coordinator job..." January 25

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Dolphins' Reshad Jones added to Pro Bowl

    The Score "Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones has been added to the Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for an undisclosed player, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. After putting together one of the most impressive statistical seasons from a safety in recent memory, Jones was among the most glaring..." January 24

  • Dolphins hire former CFL head coach Danny Barrett as RB coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins have added a former head coach to Adam Gase’s roster of assistants. It’s not a former NFL head coach, though. According to multiple reports, former Saskatchewan Roughriders coach Danny Barrett will be the team’s running backs coach." January 24

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Former #Broncos G Chris Kuper added to #Dolphins coaching staff as offensive quality control coach.

  • Ex-NFL Wide Receiver Jabar Gaffney Busted For Weed

    TMZ "Former NFL wide receiver Jabar Gaffney -- who played for the Texans, Patriots, Jets, Broncos and Dolphins -- was busted for weed in Florida Friday ... TMZ Sports has learned. Cops say the 35-year-old -- who was a 2nd round pick in 2002 -- was pulled over in Jacksonville in his 2010 Ford F-250..." January 23

  • Gase: Support from coach is key to quarterback confidence

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins coach Adam Gase got the job in large part due to his ability to get the most out of a diverse group of quarterbacks, from Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning to most recently Jay Cutler. Gase joined Friday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio for a conversation that touched in large part on his work..." January 23

  • New Dolphins coach Gase calls Tannehill’s struggles ‘a hiccup’

    Palm Beach Post "When Adam Gase was introduced as Dolphins coach less than two weeks ago, he had barely watched film of Ryan Tannehill. And while Gase is spending most of his time putting together a staff, he now has a better grasp of his new quarterback. “I feel pretty good about what we can do with him,”..." January 21

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Clete Blakeman to call Super Bowl 50

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is really not holding the whole flip-or-no-flip thing against Clete Blakeman. According to, Blakeman has been tabbed to referee Super Bowl 50, his first shot to officiate the final football game of the year. Blakeman just worked the divisional round game between..." January 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    After 14 seasons with Indianapolis, Clyde Christensen is leaving to become the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator, per a Colts source.

  • Lawrence Phillips' family agrees to donate brain for CTE study

    USA Today "Lawrence Phillips' family has opted to donate the brain of the former Nebraska and NFL running back to researchers studying the traumatic brain injury, an attorney representing the family told USA TODAY Sports Friday. Phillips was found unresponsive at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano,..." January 16

  • Saints Expected To Hire Dan Campbell

    Pro Football Rumors "Although Campbell met with the Saints all day on Tuesday and feels comfortable joining Payton’s staff, the two sides haven’t finalized a deal yet, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Unless another club swoops in at the last minute with a more attractive offer, it looks like just a..." January 13

  • Colts reach out to former Dolphins coach Joe Philbin

    Palm Beach Post "The Colts have reached out to former Dolphins coach Joe Philbin about their offensive line coach vacancy, a source told the Palm Beach Post. The Colts were also interested in Chris Forester, who was hired as the Dolphins new offensive line coach on Tuesday. Philbin went 24-28 in just over..." January 13

  • Dolphins waive Jason Fox

    The Phinsider "Adam Gase is starting to take control of the Miami Dolphins' 53-man roster, making his first move since being announced the head coach of the team on Saturday. The Dolphins announced the waiving of offensive tackle Jason Fox today." January 12

  • Dolphins hire Bengals linebackers coach Matt Burke

    Cincy Jungle "Cincinnati Bengals linebackers coach Matt Burke is leaving Cincinnati for Miami, according to Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero. Cincinnati hired Burke in January 2014, not long after Paul Guenther replaced Mike Zimmer as the team's defensive coordinator. Burke is joining former Bengals..." January 12

  • Dolphins hire Vance Joseph as defensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "The word out of Miami over the weekend was that the Dolphins wanted to hire Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph as their defensive coordinator and they followed through with that intention on Tuesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Dolphins have struck a deal with Joseph to be a..." January 12

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

  • Dan Campbell now free to seek other jobs, Vikings, Cowboys, Chargers inquired about him

    National Football Post "Former Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell has gained his release from the AFC East club and is now free to seek other job opportunities, according to league sources. The gritty former NFL tight end went 5-7 as the Dolphins’ replacement for fired coach Joe Philbin. NFL teams have..." January 12

  • Donald Trump Thinks All These Personal Foul Penalties Have Made Football ‘Soft’

    Uproxx "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Why? Because according to what he told a crowd of 2,000 supporters in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, the cherished national pastime of American Football has gone too soft — just like the great country of..." January 11

  • Dan Campbell expected to leave Dolphins, Darren Rizzi will remain

    Palm Beach Post "Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi is the only assistant who has been asked to remain in the organization, several sources with knowledge of the situation tell the Palm Beach Post. The biggest question mark was whether new coach Adam Gase would retain interim coach Dan..." January 11

  • Joe Philbin wanted to replace Ryan Tannehill with Derek Carr

    Pro Football Talk "As the Dolphins turn the page, finally, on the Joe Philbin era by hiring Adam Gase to coach the team, there’s one last nugget to note before Philbin fades completely into the dustbin of Dolphins’ history. In 2014, only two years after the team made quarterback Ryan Tannehill a top-10 pick,..." January 10

  • Dolphins hire Adam Gase as coach, sign 5-year deal "hile six other teams continue to search for their next head coach, the Dolphins have fallen for Adam Gase. Miami has made the Bears offensive play-caller their next coach, the team announced Saturday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported it is a five-year deal for the first-time head coach,..." January 10

  • Adam Gase will have final say over Dolphins' 53-man roster

    The Score "The Miami Dolphins' head coaching job came attached with a fair amount of power for Adam Gase. Gase will have final say over the 53-man roster and handle offensive play-calling duties for the Dolphins, the team revealed at his introductory press conference Saturday. Gase said he plans to..." January 09

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Am told hiring of @Bengals DBs coach Vance Joseph as new @MiamiDolphins DC is "done deal." Official once CIN done in playoffs @NFLonFOX

  • Dolphins expected to offer Adam Gase coaching job "The Miami Dolphins aren't wasting any time: they've found a candidate they like for their head coaching job and they're circling in on him. Adam Gase is expected to be offered the Dolphins' coaching gig, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday morning. Gase interviewed with the team on..." January 09

  • Jay Cutler says Adam Gase is 'very deserving' of Dolphins job

    CBS Sports "Just over a year ago, Jay Cutler was benched for Jimmy Clausen. Think about that for a second -- and what it would do to the confidence of any player previously considered to be a franchise quarterback. But then-Bears coach Marc Trestman was fired, and he was replaced by John Fox, who brought..." January 09

  • Raiders' Khalil Mack makes history, named All-Pro at two positions

    CBS Sports "People outside Oakland who didn't know about Khalil Mack got their introduction to his talents when he sacked Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler five times in Week 14. On Friday, Mack made history when the Associated Press named him an All-Pro at two positions -- linebacker and defensive..." January 09

  • NFL plans to stream London games in 2016, Apple and Google in talks to buy rights

    New York Daily News "The National Football League is planning to live-stream all three games scheduled to be played in London next season, and Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc subsidiary Google are among the technology companies in talks to buy the rights to conduct the streams, said two sources familiar with the..." January 08

  • Beyonce Will Join Coldplay for Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

    ET Online "Coldplay will have a very high-profile guest star at the Super Bowl. Sources confirm to Entertainment Tonight that Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, will join the band on-stage during their halftime performance at Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Presumably, the group will deliver a live rendition of "Hymn..." January 08

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    The Fins will make a strong, strong push for Adam Gase I'm told. Been locked on him for a while. Will try to keep from getting back to PHI

  • Jets' Nick Mangold replaces Mike Pouncey at Pro Bowl

    The Score "New York Jets center Nick Mangold was added to the Pro Bowl, replacing Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins. Pouncey will not participate in the league's all-star game due to a foot injury that held him out of the Dolphins' final two contests. It is Mangold's seventh Pro Bowl selection of his..." January 07