Dolphins Rumors & News

  • ESPN has the Dolphins winning 8 games next season ... or 2, depending on how you look

    Miami Herald "The full 2018 NFL schedule has been released and with that come the way-too-early predictions for how all 32 teams will fare in a season that doesn't begin until September. ESPN released those first batch of predictions Thursday night, with 31 staff writers making their game-by-game predictions..." April 21

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • Dolphins say Ryan Tannehill is starter, there will be no QB competition

    Sportsnaut "Even if the Miami Dolphins use their first-round pick to draft a quarterback, Ryan Tannehill will be the starter, without question, in 2018. Team executives made that crystal clear on Wednesday, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. There have been strong indications..." April 18

  • Dolphins believe they have the ammo to move into the draft's top six. But will they?

    Miami Herald "To get one of the best four quarterbacks in this year's class, you might need to move into the draft's top six. The good news for the Dolphins: They believe they have the firepower to do it. "I think there is," Dolphins general manager Chris Grier, when asked if the Dolphins have the ammo to..." April 18

  • Stoneman Douglas football players to announce Dolphins' draft picks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Stoneman Douglas will have a significant presence for the Miami Dolphins during the upcoming NFL Draft. The family of Parkland shooting victim and Eagles assistant coach Aaron Feis, along with 18 graduating seniors on the Douglas football team, will announce the Dolphins’ draft picks during..." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Danny Amendola's public rebuke of Bill Belichick validates signs of Patriots discord

    WEEI Boston "Danny Amendola’s unprecedented public rebuke of Bill Belichick lends credence to an offseason full of subtweets and subtleties. Ever since Super Bowl LII, where the Eagles scored 41 points and gained 538 yards of offense against the Patriots while Malcolm Butler sat helplessly on the bench, there..." April 16

  • Dolphins Sign TE Gavin Escobar

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they’ve signed TE Gavin Escobar to a contract. Escobar, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $4.21 million rookie contract with the Cowboys and was testing the open market for the first time in his..." April 16

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Frank Gore wants to show Kenyan Drake a few things

    Pro Football Talk "Frank Gore is back in Miami, but he’s not ready to retire. The Miami native and University of Miami alum signed with the Dolphins for his 14th NFL season and he plans to put that experience to use as more than just a ballcarrier in head coach Adam Gase’s offense. Gore also sees an opportunity..." April 15

  • Miami Dolphins DT Davon Godchaux: With Ndamukong Suh gone, ‘got to pick up the game’

    Palm Beach Post "Davon Godchaux had just finished saying how he can’t be expected to “replace” Ndamukong Suh because, in his eyes, it’s impossible for any player to match what any other player has done. But in the next breath, Godchaux couldn’t help but admit that with the Dolphins releasing Suh, who later..." April 15

  • Amendola: Belichick is the best coach ever, and an a–hole sometimes

    Pro Football Talk "As Danny Amendola says goodbye to New England and hello to Miami, he has plenty to say about his old team. Amendola offered a complicated opinion of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, whom he refers to as the “best coach to ever coach the game” but also as a difficult person to have as a..." April 14

  • Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake reacts to Frank Gore signing

    Palm Beach Post "Frank Gore has rushed for more than 14,000 yards in his NFL career and Kenyan Drake has noticed. “I feel like I can’t wait to get started with Frank,” Drake said Friday, before the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Celebrity Golf Tournament. “I actually met him in Virginia during a (autograph)..." April 14

  • Danny Amendola suggests Patriots players were upset with Malcolm Butler benching

    Larry Brown Sports "Former New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola suggested that his teammates were not happy to see cornerback Malcolm Butler benched in the Super Bowl. Speaking to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Amendola, who has since joined the Miami Dolphins, hinted that he didn’t think much of the decision to..." April 14

  • Danny Amendola: Patriots’ offer didn’t even come close to Dolphins’ offer

    ESPN "Wide receiver Danny Amendola detailed the factors that led him to leave the New England Patriots for the Miami Dolphins as a free agent this offseason, saying that after three years of taking a pay cut the team's offer fell significantly short compared to others he had received. "I came in with..." April 14

  • Former Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro visiting Dolphins

    NFL.com "Could the safety market finally begin to see dominoes fall? Ex-Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro is visiting the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the trip. A former first-round pick, Vaccaro is one of several safeties still floating on..." April 12

  • Dolphins cheerleader says she faced discrimination after revealing her virginity

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In April 2016, Kristan Ann Ware felt excited as she walked into an annual work review. As a Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Ware had to re-apply for her job every season, but as a performer entering her third year, she only looked forward to a new role and the chance, as a veteran, to give younger..." April 12

  • Dolphins Signing LB Terence Garvin

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins are signing LB Terence Garvin to a contract on Wednesday. Miami actually brought Gravin in for a visit a few weeks ago, so he was clearly on their radar as a potential addition. Garvin, 27, wound up signing on with the Steelers as an..." April 11

  • Josh Allen visiting Browns, then Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen will spend the next two days visiting with a team that could draft him first overall, and with a team that might trade up for him if he doesn’t go first overall. Allen will first visit with the Browns tomorrow and then fly to Miami for a visit with the Dolphins,..." April 11

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Report: Dolphins nixed C.J. Anderson-for-Ja'Wuan James trade

    247 Sports "C.J. Anderson was bound for south Florida. Until he wasn't. Confirming previous, dot-connecting speculation, Troy Renck of Denver7 reported Monday that the Broncos had "a verbal agreement in place" to send the veteran running back to the Dolphins in exchange for offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James...." April 10

  • Would Dolphins pass up on this Florida State safety some see as the next Sean Taylor?

    Miami Herald "This is the fifth of a 10-part series breaking down players in play for the Dolphins with the 11th overall pick. Part 1: Minkah Fitzpatrick. Part 2: Vita Vea. Part 3: Josh Rosen. Part 4: Roquan Smith. When it comes to the draft, best player available is the Dolphins’ company line,..." April 08

  • Will the Dolphins look to Vita Vea to replace Ndamukong Suh?

    USA Today "With a void at their defensive tackle position, the Miami Dolphins could try to find Ndamukong Suh’s replacement during this year’s draft. There’s a particular prospect that not only has a unique name but also stands out in size as well. Tevita “Vita” Tuliakiono Tuipuloto Mosese Va’hae Faletau..." April 07

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells SI.com that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Dolphins sign Roubbens Joseph

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins announced they have signed offensive tackle Roubbens Joseph. They also made official the move to waive quarterback Brandon Doughty. Joseph spent the 2017 offseason and training camp with Baltimore after the Ravens signed him as an undrafted college free agent on May 15, 2017." April 04

  • Dolphins cutting quarterback Brandon Doughty

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins swear they’re committed to starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but they’re doing all their homework on this year’s draft class. So there isn’t room for everyone. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are releasing quarterback Brandon Doughty. The..." April 04

  • Report: Dolphins coach is ‘obsessed’ with Josh Rosen

    Larry Brown Sports "Several reports have suggested that the Miami Dolphins have interest in Baker Mayfield, but a new report suggests that Josh Rosen may really be the quarterback they covet. The Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley reported in an article on Wednesday that he was told by an informed source that Dolphins..." April 04

  • Robert Quinn on trade from Rams: Like family turning back on you

    ESPN "Defensive end Robert Quinn said in a conference call with reporters Wednesday that he was stunned by his trade from the Los Angeles Rams to the Miami Dolphins but said he is happy to be out of Los Angeles. "Honestly, you don't realize you're suffocating until you can't breathe no more, so I was..." April 04

  • Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn talks football, political climate

    Orlando Sentinel "fairly upbeat conference call with Robert Quinn, the Miami Dolphins’ newly-acquired defensive end, ended with a political slant today. About 10 minutes into the call, after being asked about the brain tumor he had in high school, his role with the Dolphins and other on-field topics, Quinn was..." April 04

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Ex-NFL RB Isaiah Pead Gunnin' for Paralympic Gold After Losing Leg in Car Wreck

    TMZ "Former NFL running back Isaiah Pead ain't gonna let a life-changing accident rob him of his athletic dreams ... telling TMZ Sports he's now on a quest for Paralympic gold!! We spoke to Isaiah 16 months after he lost most of his left leg in a car crash ... and he told us he's planning on..." April 02

  • Dolphins have discussed extending Cameron Wake’s contract

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive end Cameron Wake turned 36 in January, but it doesn’t look like the Dolphins are ready to start thinking about life without him in the lineup. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have had internal discussions about extending Wake’s deal through the 2019 season...." April 01

  • Dolphins coach Adam Gase learns hard lessons from crazy 2017 season

    Palm Beach Post "It turns out there is no chapter in the instruction manual for coaching an NFL team that explains how to handle a hurricane turning your season upside down before it even starts. There’s no section on proper procedure for moving past an assistant coach getting fired for sending a video of..." April 01

  • Why Dolphins should add safety Earl Thomas — not Odell Beckham Jr.

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Two elite NFL players are on the trading block, being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The New York Giants are soliciting offers for receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and the Seattle Seahawks have been shopping safety Earl Thomas for over a month. While Mike Tannenbaum, the Dolphins’ vice..." March 31

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon

    NFL.com "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • Is time up on DeVante Parker’s upside and potential?

    Palm Beach Post "There was a lot of talk about small wide receivers on Tuesday morning. Albert Wilson is fast, but small. Danny Amendola is quick, but small. Jakeem Grant is lightning, but small. Jarvis Landry is gone, but he was pretty small. You know who’s not small? DeVante Parker. The Dolphins have..." March 28

  • Dolphins Work Out K Blair Walsh

    Pro Football Rumors "The Dolphins are the last remaining team in the NFL without a kicker, but they could be getting closer to finding their man. Miami tried out free agent kicker Blair Walsh, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. Walsh spent 2017 as the Seahawks’ kicker, but connected on just 72.4% of his tries. The..." March 27

  • Adam Gase says 'alpha dogs' will improve Dolphins' culture

    247 Sports "NFL team's pursuit of Super Bowl glory in each given season can be made or broken by the culture of a team's locker room. Last season, it was a culture of embracing the role of the underdog that helped the Philadelphia Eagles to rally together and win their first-ever Super Bowl. In 2018, Miami..." March 27

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

  • NFL gives officiating office authority to eject players remotely

    Pro Football Talk "Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials. The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits “a flagrant non-football act,” if a foul for..." March 27

  • CBS says fewer ad breaks in NFL games will stay for the 2018 season

    Awful Announcing "Last season, the NFL and its television partners reduced the amount of ad breaks from five per quarter to four. That was in hopes of stopping the silly score-commercial-kickoff-commercial sequence. While it did reduce the number of those silly sequences, the change didn’t get rid of them..." March 27

  • Owners unanimously approve simplified catch rule

    ESPN "NFL owners approved new rules and bylaws on Tuesday, including unanimously approving the proposal to change the league's catch rule and authorizing in-game ejections from the league's officiating office. The owners also made permanent the rule change that teams start from the 25-yard line after..." March 27

  • Giants sign former Dolphins DB Michael Thomas to two-year deal

    New York Daily News "The Giants have signed former Miami Dolphins defensive back Michael Thomas to a two-year contract, the Daily News has confirmed. Thomas, 28, in addition to being a solid reserve corner (perhaps in the slot), a terrific special teams player, active in the community and the reigning Miami media..." March 26

  • Suh, Rams Agree to 1-Year, $14M Deal After Dolphins Release

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Rams made a marquee addition to their defensive front Monday when they signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, as the team announced. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the agreement is a one-year deal worth $14 million, which is less than he could have gotten elsewhere. Ian..." March 26

  • Maccagnan: Suh offer simply passed its deadline

    SNY TV "The mystery of why the Jets rescinded their offer to free agent Ndamukong Suh so suddenly has a simple answer, according to Jets GM Mike Maccagnan. The Jets' offer to Suh came with a deadline to accept it. The deadline passed, so the Jets moved on. "When he was cut (by the Dolphins) we..." March 26

  • Rams considered front-runner to land Ndamukong Suh

    NFL.com "With the New York Jets rescinding their offer to Ndamukong Suh, the race to land the dominating defensive tackle shrinks back to three: the Tennessee Titans, New Orleans and Los Angeles Rams. The Jets had the largest offer on the table, giving them a significant advantage before owner..." March 26

  • Leaving the Patriots cost Danny Amendola a swimsuit model

    New York Post "Danny Amendola is taking his talents to South Beach, but not his girlfriend. The former New England Patriots wide receiver and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Olivia Culpo have called it quits after two years together, US Weekly reported. “[They] definitely broke up,” a source told the..." March 26