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  • Did NFL Teams Miss and Let DK Metcalf Fall in the Draft?

    Bleacher Report "Picture this: a college football athlete with a frame loaded with muscle mass, standing 6'3" and weighing 228 pounds. His length, strength and aggressiveness on the field stand out every time you watch him play in a powerhouse conference. Not only does he dominate on..." October 22

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh McCown Both Have Incredible Backup Quarterback Trees

    The Big Lead "Ryan Fitzpatrick lost his job as starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins to rookie Tua Tagovailoa earlier this week. Almost 38, Fitzpatrick was very disappointed as his days as a starting quarterback in the NFL may be over if everything goes well for Tagovailoa. Of..." October 22

  • Five moves that could save the Cowboys season

    CBS Sports "Every man dies, but not every man truly lives. Right now, the Dallas Cowboys are dying as they sit at 2-4 on the season and are just two failed comebacks from being 0-6, their 2020 woes fueled largely by a slate of injuries that include Dak Prescott, Tyron Smith, La'El Collins, Joe..." October 22

  • 2020 NFL Trade Deadline: Potential matches teams that need a boost should be exploring

    CBS Sports "The trade deadline in the NFL, even in the best of times, is a tricky proposition. The league is still slow to embrace the process, in general, owners tend to be stuck in their ways and the groupthink about how difficult it is to integrate a new player into such complex and nuanced systems..." October 22

  • Tua Tagovailoa says being healthy enough to start was a journey

    Miami Herald "Brian Flores called Tua Tagovailoa like he does most Tuesdays, but this conversation was unlike any they have had before. The Dolphins’ second-year coach, with general manager Chris Grier in the room, told Tagovailoa news that changed his life: His days as a backup..." October 22

  • NFL teams going for two more than ever before

    Pro Football Talk "NFL coaches are getting more gutsy about going for two. Two-point conversions are up this year, with 58 attempts through 92 games putting the league on pace to have a total of 161 two-point conversion attempts this season. Last season there were 113 two-point conversion attempts..." October 22

  • Dolphins bring Malik McDowell in for a tryout

    USA Today "After numerous off-field incidents, former Michigan State Spartan defensive tackle Malik McDowell is potentially getting a second chance at an NFL career. Field Yates of ESPN reported on Wednesday that the Miami Dolphins are giving McDowell a tryout. " October 22

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick on benching: “My heart just hurt all day”

    Pro Football Talk "Ever since the Dolphins drafted Tua Tagovailoa in the first round this April, Ryan Fitzpatrick has said all the right things when it comes to acknowledging that the rookie is the future of the quarterback position in Miami. Fitzpatrick just didn’t expect the..." October 21

  • NFL Trade Block Big Board Entering Week 7

    Bleacher Report "Injuries continue to pile up around the NFL, with Philadelphia Eagles star tight end Zach Ertz the latest to suffer a long-term ailment. Injuries often prompt contenders to make moves ahead of the trade deadline, while irrelevance often leads rebuilding teams to do the same...." October 21

  • Dolphins coach Brian Flores says starting Tua Tagovailoa is what's best for team

    ESPN "Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores confirmed Wednesday morning that the team will start quarterback Tua Tagovailoa against the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 1, after the team's bye week. As reasons for the switch, Flores cited Tagovailoa's improvement in..." October 21

  • Why COVID-19 team bubbles would make sense for the NFL during the playoffs

    USA Today "Are playoff bubbles coming to the NFL? “The league is running the numbers,” a high-ranking team executive told USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity, referring to financial factors associated with secluding teams as a potential measure in dealing with the..." October 21

  • NFL Backups Who Can Break Out in Season's 2nd Half

    Bleacher Report "It feels like the NFL is on the cusp of a second-half takeover from a wave of backups.  This might be no better personified than by Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who finally hit the field in Week 6, making him the last of the big..." October 21

  • Tua Time is here, and Tagovailoa could usher in new era for Dolphins

    USA Today "It's all happening. It's Tua Time. It's finally here. The Dolphins are relevant. A new era of hope is about to be ushered in. South Florida is about to experience a megastar the likes of which it has not experienced since Dan Marino, LeBron James and Dwyane..." October 20

  • The Dolphins Appear to Be Sticking to the Plan By Starting Tua Tagovailoa in Week 8

    The Big Lead "Tua Tagovailoa stepped foot on a football field with the intention to throw a pass in a live game for the first time in nearly a year on Sunday. The Miami Dolphins, in the midst of blowing out the New York Jets, took out starter Ryan Fitzpatrick to let their first overall pick get a few..." October 20

  • NFL Announces 8 Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Players in Latest Round of Testing

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and the Players Association announced 19 positive COVID-19 test results, eight from players and 11 from team personnel, during the seven-day testing period that ended Saturday. " October 20

  • Are the Dolphins putting Tua Tagovailoa in a position to fail?

    Clutch Points "The Miami Dolphins are officially giving the future a chance. First-round pick Tua Tagovailoa was named the team’s starting quarterback on Tuesday morning, and Dolphins fans will get a more extended glimpse of its franchise signal-caller after Tua played in the final minutes of..." October 20

  • No One Is Trading For Ryan Fitzpatrick or Matt Ryan

    The Big Lead "Tua Tagovailoa has been named the Miami Dolphins' new starting quarterback, replacing veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Meanwhile, north of the Florida-Georgia line, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are off to a 1-5 start. There is chatter among media and fans that one or both could or..." October 20

  • NFL Players on the Trade Block Who Should Stay Put

    Bleacher Report "The NFL rumor mill is about to heat up with the Week 8 trade deadline approaching.   And why not? The league has been trade-happy in recent years, and as the season nears the halfway point, contenders and pretenders will mostly have been sorted into their..." October 20

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick to Cowboys?

    Sporting News "The Dolphins have named Tua Tagovailoa as their starting quarterback moving forward, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The news is somewhat surprising considering that the Dolphins are just a game out of first place in the AFC East, and starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick..." October 20

  • 5 more NFL coaches on the hot seat

    The Score "The already bizarre 2020 NFL campaign hasn't been kind to a handful of head coaches. The Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons already fired Bill O'Brien and Dan Quinn, respectively, early in the season, and more staff shake-ups may be on the way. Here are five more coaches whose..." October 20

  • Dolphins naming Tua Tagovailoa as their starting QB

    Yahoo! Sports "The Miami Dolphins are taking a leap of faith after Tua Tagovailoa’s brief debut on Sunday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, they’re naming Tua as their starting quarterback going forward, and now-former starter Ryan Fitzpatrick will be his..." October 20

  • Tua Time in Miami: Tagovailoa gets first NFL snaps near the end of Dolphins' Week 6 win over Jets

    CBS Sports "After a long wait, "Tua Time" has finally arrived in Miami.  With 2:27 remaining in Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets, the Dolphins inserted rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the fifth overall pick in the 2020 draft. After handing off to running..." October 19

  • NFL could delay Super Bowl LV by a month due to COVID-19?

    Sportsnaut "The NFL season has already seen multiple games postponed and delayed due to COVID-19 outbreaks and with more problems on the horizon, Super Bowl LV could be facing a delay. While the NFL hasn’t needed to reschedule its biggest event since Super Bowl XXXVI, which was postponed as..." October 19

  • Tua Tagovailoa stayed behind to FaceTime his parents on an empty field after making NFL debut

    Sporting News "Tua Tagovailoa made his NFL debut Sunday, and after the game ended, he didn't want to leave the field.  The Dolphins (3-3) defeated the Jets (0-6), 24-0, in Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season, and Tagovailoa played the final drive of mop-up duty for the Dolphins. The former..." October 19

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: We’re a work in progress headed in right direction

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins were 1-3 when they headed to Santa Clara to face the 49ers in Week Five and the prospect of another long season seemed like a real possibility in Miami. What a difference eight days can make. They thumped the Niners 43-17 and then shut down the Jets in a 24-0 win on..." October 19

  • No positives across NFL, all Sunday games set to go

    The Score "There are zero new positive tests around the NFL after the league's latest round of testing, and all of Sunday's games will proceed as scheduled, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The league experienced widespread COVID-19 issues this..." October 18

  • Giants Add Super Bowl Champ to Help Fill Lorenzo Carter Void

    Heavy "In the words of their very own sack-leader, Kyler Fackrell, the New York Giants are “a little thin at outside backer right now.” With Oshane Ximinies still working his way back from a shoulder injury and Lorenzo Carter finished for the year,..." October 17

  • After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever

    Yahoo! Sports "Week One was ugly for NFL kickers. Ever since, they’ve been outstanding. Kickers missed more field goals in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent..." October 17

  • The NFL Needs to Immediately Add Several Weeks to the 2020 Season

    The Big Lead "The NFL is currently facing a major crisis. Several teams have been hit by COVID-19 outbreaks and the 2020 schedule has been fully reworked already. With more positive cases coming almost daily, the league needs to immediately add several weeks to the end of the season for makeup..." October 16

  • Five teams that should be buyers at NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The NFL trade deadline is closing with rumors already buzzing about potential players who could be available for contenders. As we look across the league, plenty of teams will have an opportunity to be buyers in the next few weeks. While the COVID-19 pandemic creates a new hurdle for..." October 16

  • NFL updates COVID-19 protocols for newly acquired players

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL updated its COVID-19 testing protocols for newly acquired players, the league announced in a memo to teams Friday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports free agents and players acquired from another team will have the clock start on their six-day COVID-19 entry testing process..." October 16

  • One Player Who Should Be Traded from Every NFL Team

    Bleacher Report "The NFL trade deadline used to be much ado about nothing. There might be a deal here and there, but it was nothing like the flurry of activity in other sports. It's still not a swap meet on the level of the NBA or MLB, but a lot more NFL general managers have been..." October 16

  • 10 NFL Players Who Could Get Traded Before the Deadline

    Complex "The NFL continues to roll along, pandemic and all, and as the good teams are starting to separate themselves from the bad, GMs are more than likely looking at ways they can improve their rosters for the rest of the season. It’s still super early in the season, but it’s becoming..." October 16

  • 5 players most likely to be dealt by NFL trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "As hard as it may be to believe, the 2020 NFL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Determinations are being made on which teams are buyers and which teams will be sellers. However, this trading deadline may be a bit different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it..." October 16

  • Dolphins are favored for first time under Brian Flores

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins have won some of their 21 games since Brian Flores became their head coach and they’ve lost others, but one thing has remained the same for all of them. They have been the underdogs according to bookmakers each time they’ve taken the field since the start of..." October 15

  • Why the NFL needs a bubble to save its 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "Before Week 1 began, things looked promising for a full NFL season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, things have taken an alarming turn within the past two weeks and the fate of the regular season and NFL Playoffs could now be in jeopardy. It all started with..." October 15

  • Sick NFL players who test negative for COVID may still have to sit out?

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL is trying to be vigilant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which is why players who test positive for COVID-19 are immediately isolated until they can be cleared. However, the protocols the league has in place could eventually result in even players who do not test positive for..." October 15

  • NFL Personnel Think Daryl Morey Could Succeed as NFL GM After Leaving Rockets

    Bleacher Report "There is reportedly some belief within the NFL that former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey could make a successful transition from the NBA to the NFL.'s Lance Zierlein said he has spoken to NFL personnel who said they believe Morey..." October 15

  • Amazon to make strong push for NFL broadcasting package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will stream one of the two new NFL Wild Card playoff games planned for this season -- specifically the one that will be produced by CBS, sources confirmed. " October 15

  • Finding Homes for Players Who Need a Change of Scenery Before NFL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Within the first two months of the NFL season, some teams may look at a player's situation and realize it's not working out. On the other hand, a player might want to go elsewhere because of demotions, reduced playing time or limited..." October 15

  • Here is why there is no Thursday Night Football today

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL fans have grown accustomed to not having to wait a week between games thanks to “Thursday Night Football,” but they will not have that luxury this week. The NFL has had to make several changes to its schedule this season because of positive coronavirus cases. This..." October 15

  • The NFL keeps following Donald Trump into the abyss — first with Colin Kaepernick then with COVID

    Deadspin "We need to take a quick trip back in time to the year 2017. Something important happened then that explains, in part, the limp response of the NFL to the pandemic. The information stems from Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL that was settled in..." October 15

  • Le'Veon Bell plans to sign with Dolphins, Chiefs, or Bills

    The Score "Running back Le'Veon Bell intends to sign with either the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, or Buffalo Bills and could make his decision as early as Thursday, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Bell was released by the New York Jets on..." October 15

  • Officially, it's clear the NFL 'fix' is working with fewer flags and more points

    USA Today "What happened to the flags? Through five weeks of this most unusual, pandemic-wrapped season, the points (3,958) and touchdowns (453) in the NFL have piled up like never before. During the same stretch the rate of penalties across the league has nosedived to their lowest..." October 15

  • Jason Sanders picks up a special teams player of the week honor "Jason Sanders matched his Week 4 performance with five field goals made in Miami's Week 5 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The performance earned the Dolphins kicker AFC Special Teams Player of the week honors. He was good from 50, 49, 31, 29 and 26 yards, and connected on all..." October 14

  • NFL reportedly has no plans to implement playoff bubble

    Yardbarker "The idea of holding the NFL playoffs in a bubble is one that has been discussed more as positive coronavirus cases keep popping up, but there has been no indication that the league is seriously considering it. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills and..." October 14

  • Super Bowl in New Orleans pushed back a year to 2025 over Mardi Gras conflict "The city of New Orleans will no longer host the Super Bowl in 2024, but instead 2025 after the NFL approved the city's plan to move hosting back a year due to a conflict with Mardi Gras parades, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced Wednesday. The 2024 Super..." October 14

  • NFL to reimagine 2021 Pro Bowl; '22 Pro Bowl awarded to Las Vegas "The NFL Pro Bowl presented by Verizon brings together NFL players, their families and fans for a fun and interactive celebration of the best players in the game. Over the last several months, the NFL has innovated the off-season, preseason and now the regular season. The virtual..." October 14

  • Should these teams sign Le’Veon Bell?

    Sportsnaut "It doesn’t take a genius to realize that embattled New York Jets head coach Adam Gase didn’t have a great relationship with running back Le’Veon Bell. In fact, there were rumors surrounding the Jets this past offseason that they were looking to move on from..." October 14

  • 6 NFL Teams That Should Sign Le'Veon Bell

    Complex "Le'Veon Bell is now a free agent after the New York Jets just released him this evening. This move isn't a total surprise because Bell clearly wanted out and the team was trying to trade him. With the amount of money Bell was owed, a trade was never going to happen. However, this could..." October 14