Dolphins Rumors & News

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Dolphins get their pass rusher, select Charles Harris with 22nd pick

    Miami Herald "The phone rang and rang. But Chris Grier didn’t want to answer it. The Dolphins general manager wasn’t going to trade out of the 22nd pick. Not with one of his top two targets still on the board. The Dolphins believe they have Cameron Wake’s heir. And his name is Charles Harris, the..." April 28

  • Trading back in first round is on the table for Dolphins, but is the reward worth the risk?

    Miami Herald "History might repeat itself, but usually not right away. The Dolphins could learn that the hard way Thursday night when they settle in for the franchise’s 52nd draft. Yes, the best-case scenario is for the Dolphins, picking 22nd and sometime in the 10 p.m. hour, to luck out for the second..." April 27

  • The NFL draft’s two DEs the Dolphins covet at No. 22 overall

    Miami Herald "As the first round of the 2017 NFL draft draws near the picture the Dolphins are eyeing as a likely draft night scenario is coming into focus. And although the Dolphins are trying to keep their plans as quiet as possible some clues of what they’re seeing are coming out. According to league..." April 26

  • Dolphins bring in players; more Dolphins draft notes

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins, more so than usual, tried to closely guard the identity of the maximum 30 non-local draft prospects that they’re permitted, by league rule, to invite to their headquarters. According to three sources, the Dolphins specifically asked the players and associates not to reveal they..." April 25

  • Still using a crutch, Mike Pouncey had stem-cell procedure

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins center Mike Pouncey continues to have trouble with his hip, as evidenced by one obvious fact: He attended the funeral of former college teammate Aaron Hernandez on Monday while using a crutch. According to multiple reports, Pouncey had a stem-cell procedure on the injured hip in an..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Dolphins need defensive help, and this week's draft offers plenty

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Stopping the run was a major issue for the Miami Dolphins last season. They ranked 30th in the 32-team NFL in run defense (allowing 140.4 yards per game). That might lead some to think front seven defensive players, and possibly defensive players overall, would be the Dolphins’ focus in this..." April 24

  • Julius Thomas Has A Bounce In His Step "While he won’t get to show it in an OTA setting for another month, Julius Thomas definitely has a bounce in his step these days. The offseason program began this week for the two-time Pro Bowl tight end and his new Miami Dolphins teammates, and to say he had been looking forward to starting..." April 23

  • Everyone’s shouting defense, but Dolphins smart to think talent-first in draft, not position

    Miami Herald "Any NFL team’s pre-draft news conference is typically an exercise in obfuscation if not outright subterfuge as team officials play dodgeball to media queries, artfully revealing as little as possible of their plans. So it was with the Miami Dolphins this week in terms of specifics — although one..." April 21

  • Now the elder statesman, Mike Wallace focused on being a leader in second year with Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "Mike Wallace brought it up in his final meeting with Ravens wide receivers coach Bobby Engram last year. At the time, it wasn't a guarantee that the Ravens would pick up his contract option for 2017, but Wallace was already preparing to return as the elder statesman of a position group that would..." April 21

  • Doug Marrone surprised he hasn’t heard from Branden Albert

    Florida Times Union "Left tackle Branden Albert and tight end Marcedes Lewis were the only two Jaguars not present for this week’s opening of voluntary off-season conditioning. Lewis is the Jaguars’ longest-tenured player and kept the organization in the loop about his plan to remain in southern California. “He..." April 21

  • Despite public stance, Miami Dolphins know they must draft defense

    Miami Herald "The Miami Dolphins say they’re going to abide by the rankings they’ve set on their draft board when they’re on the clock next Thursday through Saturday for the NFL draft. They point to last year’s surprise selection of Laremy Tunsil and explain how great it is to be flexible and open to..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Miami Dolphins summon two more defensive backs to team headquarters

    Miami Herald "We’ve detailed, over the past several weeks, the identity of 16 of the maximum 30 permitted non-local players that the Dolphins have invited to meet with coaches and executives at team headquarters. And NFL Network’s Albert Breer added two new ones to the list on Monday: UF safety Marcus Maye..." April 18

  • Dolphins signing RFA safety Michael Thomas today

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins are hanging onto one of their own today. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, restricted free agent safety Michael Thomas is signing his tender today. Thomas got the original round tender of $1.797 million, and wouldn’t have netted them any compensation if he left since..." April 17

  • Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry plans to report for voluntary workouts

    Palm Beach Post "Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry plans to report to the facility in Davie for voluntary off-season workouts, which begin on Monday, according to a league source. Landry and the Dolphins would like to work out a long-term contract but haven’t been able to do so yet. Landry said,..." April 17

  • Branden Albert doesn’t show for launch of Jaguars offseason program

    Pro Football Talk "Mt. Coughlin could soon be erupting. The new Jaguars executive V.P. of football operations faces the first player-related test of his tenure with the team following the news, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, that left tackle Branden Albert has opted not to show up for the start of offseason..." April 17

  • Dolphins bring in a talented young safety on Friday

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins, seeking a skilled young safety to pair longterm with Reshad Jones, brought on-the-rise Connecticut prospect Obi Melifonwu to team headquarters to meet with coaches and top executives on Friday, according to a source. Melifonwu has helped himself so much in the offseason process..." April 16

  • Dolphins summon guard with “chance to become a reliable NFL starter”

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins, permitted to invite no more than 30 non-local draft prospects for visits at team headquarters, are using a few on guards. Among them, according to a source: Western Michigan’s Taylor Moton. Moton, a two-star prospect coming out of high school in Michigan in 2012, has well..." April 14

  • Joe Vitt lands job with Dolphins under son-in-law Adam Gase

    Sporting News "A long-time NFL assistant coach has found a new home. Multiple sources tell Sporting News that Joe Vitt has joined the Miami Dolphins as a consultant. Vitt started work earlier this spring in a role focused on special projects with Miami’s football research staff. The father-in-law of..." April 14

  • Will NFL first-round bust Dion Jordan experience a career rebirth in Seattle?

    The Comeback "“We think he’s an outstanding talent, has tremendous versatility. He’s a great kid. We just think the world of the player and what he’s capable of doing. He’s got tremendous upside.” Those were the words uttered by former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland back in 2013 during the..." April 14

  • Dolphins visit with basketball player; Dolphins notes

    Miami Herald "A six-pack Dolphins notes on a Wednesday: • The Dolphins were one of 30 teams that attended a Tuesday workout for Virginia Commonwealth basketball player/aspiring NFL tight end Mo Alie-Cox, but one of only three who met with him privately after his workout, according to the Richmond Times..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry predicts dominance over the Patriots

    Fanrag Sports "Miami Dolphins wideout Jarvis Landry recently spoke to MMQB’s Peter King, after he predicted no less than two wins over the New England Patriots – a regular season sweep. The Dolphins did make the playoffs last year, but they lost early and watched the Patriots storm on to a Super Bowl win. Landry..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • NFL schedules early London kickoff for Saints-Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done with early kickoffs to accommodate fans in London. The league confirmed today that the October 1 Saints-Dolphins game will kick off at Wembley Stadium at 2:30 p.m. London time, which is 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. That runs contrary to a report last season that the league had..." April 10

  • LeSean McCoy says Kiko Alonso is a ‘BUM’ on Dolphins’ Instagram page

    Palm Beach Post "Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy took exception to a photo Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso posted on Instagram and criticized Alonso and his new contract in Alonso’s comments section. Alonso posted a photo in which it appears he has just hit McCoy and sent the running back into the..." April 10

  • Miami Dolphins to meet with top UM prospects

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins will get a close look at a bunch of University of Miami prospects, plus players from FIU, FAU and those who played high school in the tri-county area, during the Dolphins’ annual pre-NFL Draft “local day” on Friday. But some players will get a head start on the process. In past..." April 07

  • Miami Dolphins’ case for a guard in the NFL draft’s first round

    Miami Herald "This marks the second in a series of Dolphins In Depth posts explaining why the Miami Dolphins must address various positions during the upcoming April 27-29 draft. Today: Guard. “When are the Miami Dolphins going to finally, finally!, fix that dang offensive line?” You ask yourself this..." April 06

  • Dolphins sign David Fales

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins have added another quarterback to their 90-man roster. James Walker of reports that the team has signed David Fales as a free agent. He joins Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore and Brandon Doughty on the depth chart. Fales was a sixth-round pick of the Bears in 2014 and spent..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Dolphins Worked Out CFL CB John Ojo

    NFL Trade Rumors "Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins brought in CFL CB John Ojo for a visit on Monday. However, he’s expected to sign with another team. Ojo, 27, wound up going undrafted out of Florida A&M back in 2014. During his college career, he recorded 131 tackles, seven..." April 04

  • Dolphins owner fully supported players taking knee during national anthem

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick is currently a free agent. Depending on who you ask, it’s because teams are scared off by the possible backlash that might come with signing him -- both from fans and the President of the United States -- or because he’s just not a very good quarterback. Or that he’s a vegan...." April 04

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Dolphins schedule visit with potential first-round pick and other defensive linemen

    Miami Herald "Nobody should be surprised if the Dolphins use their first-round pick on a defensive lineman, and one of the players being considered with that 22nd overall pick said Miami has invited him to visit team headquarters. Taco Charlton, the Michigan defensive end who had 9.5 sacks last season, told..." April 03

  • Why Miami Dolphins think Big 12 didn’t fully prepare Xavien Howard

    Palm Beach Post "The greatest challenge Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard faced last season was overcoming two knee procedures before his rookie season was even complete. But Howard, Miami’s second-round draft choice from Baylor, faced another under-the-radar challenge, according to coach Adam..." April 02

  • Dolphins will visit with a pair of draft-eligible safeties

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft less than a month away, all teams are scheduling and/or executing the 30 permitted in-person visits with prospects. The Dolphins, who have added a couple of safeties in free agency, are using two of their 30 visits on rookie safeties. Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the..." April 02

  • A guard? With 22nd pick? Not for Dolphins draft

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "I know guard is an unsettled Dolphins position (as I’ve written). I know a lot of mock drafts have the Dolphins taking a guard (including the Sun-Sentinel’s Omar Kelly here). I know the workable idea would be to take a tackle like Western Kentucky’s Forrest Lamp and, as with Laremy Tunsil last..." April 01

  • Dolphins’ entire 2013 draft class is gone

    Pro Football Talk "When the Dolphins cut Dion Jordan on Friday, they closed the book on the 2013 draft, which was a bad one in Miami. Less than four years later, there are now no Dolphins remaining from that draft class. The Dolphins used both their first-round pick and their second-round pick on Jordan, trading..." April 01

  • Texans' Lamar Miller happy for Dolphins and Jay Ajayi's success

    ESPN "When the Miami Dolphins signed veteran running back Arian Foster one week before training camp, one of the first players to reach out to Jay Ajayi was friend and former teammate Lamar Miller of the Houston Texans. "I was telling him just stay focused, keep working hard," said Miller, who was in..." March 31

  • Dolphins did everything they could for Dion Jordan before cutting him

    Palm Beach Post "As Dion Jordan finally walks away from the Dolphins after four disappointing years, he should thank them. Miami gave Jordan every chance to get his career on track after trading up to draft him third overall in 2013, qualifying him as the biggest bust in franchise history, and that includes a..." March 31

  • Dolphins sign suspended safety T.J. McDonald

    Pro Football Talk "Safety T.J. McDonald won’t be eligible to play in the first half of the 2017 season, but that hasn’t stopped him from landing a job for the second half of the year. The Dolphins announced that they have signed McDonald after a recent visit. McDonald was ranked at No. 67 on PFT’s list of the top..." March 31

  • Miami Dolphins intend to keep core offensive playmakers together through 2020 season

    Miami Herald "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft fired an eye-popping opening volley at the NFL’s annual meetings when he said his 39-year-old quarterback, Tom Brady, is willing to play “six or seven more years and at the level he’s performed.” That has to be a bone-chilling possibility for the rest of the..." March 30

  • Adam Gase wants a more aggressive Ryan Tannehill in 2017

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins coach Adam Gase doesn’t want quarterback Ryan Tannehill worrying about making mistakes. Gase said on PFT Live that his No. 1 priority for Tannehill in 2017 is to be willing to take chances, both with his arm and with his legs, if that’s what he has to do to make plays. “Just be more..." March 29

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

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