Dolphins Rumors & News

  • Miami Dolphins’ special teams are now Walt Aikens’ show

    Palm Beach Post "DB Walt Aikens Height, weight: 6-1, 212 College: Liberty Age: 27 when season starts Experience: Entering fifth season, all with the Dolphins Acquired: Fourth-round draft pick in 2014 Contract: Re-signed to a two-year contract worth..." June 23

  • Dolphins Sign Round 2 TE Mike Gesicki

    Pro Football Rumors "In reaching a deal with second-round tight end Mike Gesicki, via James Palmer of (on Twitter), the Dolphins now have their full draft class signed. Here’s the list: 1-11: Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB (Alabama) 2-42: Mike Gesicki, TE (Penn..." June 18

  • David Fales may have the inside track to No. 2 job in Miami

    Pro Football Talk "A mild burst of optimism regarding a Brock Osweiler rebirth has faded to the reality that Osweiler may not be the No. 2 quarterback in Miami, after all. For now, it appears that journeyman David Fales has the edge. Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Fales looked like the best of..." June 17

  • Dolphins' Robert Quinn amazes teammates with his pass-rushing 'bend'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Words don’t do justice to defensive end Robert Quinn’s pass-rushing technique, his so-called “bend.” Nevertheless, Miami Dolphins coaches and teammates tried their best to sum up what they’ve seen from Quinn as he tries to get around offensive tackles in an attempt..." June 16

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Michael Thomas is gone. Get to know the Miami Dolphins' new leader on special teams

    Miami Herald "Michael Thomas has led all Dolphins players with 50 special teams tackles since 2014, including 22 in 2016 — the second-most in the league. But the Dolphins elected to let him leave in free agency, losing not only their best kick coverage guy, but also their special teams..." June 14

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Brock Osweiler might not even win Dolphins’ backup QB job?

    Larry Brown Sports "Brock Osweiler has been reunited with Adam Gase, but there are no guarantees that that will lead to success for him in Miami. In fact, one Dolphins reporter isn’t even confident that Osweiler will with the team’s backup quarterback job. In a notes column published on..." June 14

  • Jarvis Landry: I didn't have good relationship with Tannehill "When new Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry told reporters last week Cleveland's quarterback situation is "a lot better" that what he had with Ryan Tannehill in Miami, he wasn't mincing his words, and he wasn't..." June 13

  • Danny Amendola and Olivia Culpo Might Be Back Together

    The Big Lead "Danny Amendola, formerly of the Patriots and now a Dolphins wide receiver, and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo broke up in March. However, they were spotted together at a wedding of one of Amendola’s friends in Houston this Saturday. TMZ cited a source as saying there was..." June 11

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Miami Dolphins believe DE Charles Harris poised for big jump in 2018

    Palm Beach Post "There’s a striking difference between the way Charles Harris’ rookie year was viewed inside the Dolphins’ building and how it was seen by the public. On the surface, it wasn’t great. Despite Cameron Wake pushing into his mid-30s and Andre Branch fighting..." June 10

  • Here's one glaring issue Brock Osweiler must solve in his bid for Dolphins' backup QB job

    Miami Herald "Watching Brock Osweiler throw in Miami Dolphins practices the past three weeks at times has been akin to watching a pitcher with control problems. During one sequence late in Tuesday’s practice, he badly missed high on a pass to Jakeem Grant and badly missed low on another..." June 09

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • Why Jakeem Grant is undaunted by Dolphins signing two veteran receivers

    Miami Herald "When the Dolphins signed receivers Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola in the first two days of free agency, Jakeem Grant said he was pleased because “I’m a guy that likes to compete” and also because he always admired Amendola,..." June 07

  • Jarvis Landry: Browns’ QBs ‘a lot better than what I had’ with Miami Dolphins

    Palm Beach Post "You could say receiver Jarvis Landry doesn’t appear to be missing Miami much. While praising Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor on Thursday, Landry took a swipe at his former QB with the Dolphins, Ryan Tannehill. “It makes me that much more..." June 07

  • Branden Albert Arrest Video Shows NFL Star Hit With Taser Twice

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained police body cam footage from Branden Albert's arrest -- when he was hit with a taser TWICE as he barreled his way out of a jewelry store back in February.  We broke the story ... the Pro Bowl offensive tackle was arrested for assault in..." June 07

  • Dolphins Sign Three Draft Picks

    Pro Football Rumors "The Dolphins announced the signings of three draft picks on Wednesday. Third-round linebacker Jerome Baker, fourth-round tight end Durham Smythe, and fourth-round running back Kalen Ballage have inked their deals, leaving second-round tight end Mike Gesicki as the last straggler in the..." June 06

  • DeVante Parker admits his career hasn’t gone to plan

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dolphins receiver DeVante Parker is well aware that things have not gone according to plan his first three NFL seasons. Injuries have slowed his development but this could be the year he plays up to his potential. At least that’s how Parker is approaching this..." June 06

  • Ryan Tannehill: Injury provided 'beneficial' learning chance "Ryan Tannehill walked a season in the coaches' shoes. The Miami Dolphins quarterback believes he's better for the experience. Tannehill returns from missing the entire 2017 season due to an ACL tear. He told NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon on Tuesday that his..." June 06

  • This is the Miami Dolphins one obvious weakness as they open minicamp this week

    Miami Herald "When the Miami Dolphins begin their annual three-day minicamp on Tuesday — the most significant trio of workout days before training camp begins in late July — there will be one area of the team that will be under the microscope more than others because that area has become a..." June 05

  • Dolphins' Charles Harris gives back big to his KC alma mater

    Miami Herald "Lincoln Prep alum and former Mizzou football star Charles Harris has figured out what to do with some of the millions he's making these days as a Miami Dolphins defensive end: He donated $100,000 toward the renovation of the Lincoln College Preparatory Academy football..." June 03

  • Miami Dolphins running back job is a competition not a coronation

    Miami Herald "The expectation is that when the Miami Dolphins begin their 2018 season, Kenyan Drake will be allowed to pick up where he left off a year ago — as the starting running back, getting a majority of the snaps and the carries. Except ... The Dolphins haven't said that..." June 02

  • Dolphins reportedly make Bobby McCain NFL's highest-paid nickel corner "McCain has developed into one of Miami's most reliable defensive backs. Now the former fifth-round pick is being rewarded. The Dolphins signed McClain to a four-year, $27 million contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source close to the situation...." June 02

  • Dolphins' DeVante Parker finally having low-profile offseason

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It appears the Dolphins (and possibly Dolphins media) are finally starting to cool on grand predictions about wide receiver DeVante Parker. Last year terms such as “monster” season and “great big year, gigantic year” were used by Dolphins coaches..." June 01

  • The Best Remaining NFL Free Agents

    Pro Football Rumors "The biggest names in this year’s free agent class such as Kirk Cousins, Sammy Watkins, Allen Robinson, and Trumaine Johnson have long been spoken for, but plenty of notable players remain on the board here in June. With a hat tip to James Palmer of" June 01

  • Surprise: Miami Dolphins running back job is a competition not a coronation

    Miami Herald "The expectation is that when the Miami Dolphins begin their 2018 season, Kenyan Drake will be allowed to pick up where he left off a year ago — as the starting running back, getting a majority of the snaps and the carries. Except ... The Dolphins haven't said that..." June 01

  • Dolphins sign first-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick, report says

    Orlando Sentinel "The Dolphins have signed safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to a four-year, $16.4 million contract with a $10 million signing bonus, according to The Dolphins also signed cornerback Cornell Armstrong, their sixth-round pick from Southern Mississippi, according to agent Brett..." June 01

  • Here's how Dolphins' legitimate starting battles stack up

    Miami Herald "New Dolphins defensive backs coach Tony Oden was asked Wednesday if there’s any player, beyond Reshad Jones, who he could say with certainty would be a starter for his unit this season. “Definitely can’t,” he said. Now let’s be real: Xavien..." May 31

  • Leonte Carroo to have knee surgery, miss minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins wide receiver Leonte Carroo won’t be able to make his case for more playing time during the team’s June minicamp. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Carroo will have surgery to clean up loose bodies in his knee and miss the team’s three-day..." May 31

  • NFL Owner Admits He Changed His Mind On National Anthem Policy Because of Trump

    12 Up "NFL owners may not all be in lock-step over issues surrounding player protests during the National Anthem, but it's clear that the American president has been a driving force in the conflict-- and has influenced at least a few owners' positions on the matter. Former..." May 30

  • Adrian Peterson Lists Texans, Packers, Panthers, Dolphins & Rams As Potential Fits

    NFL Trade Rumors "During a recent appearance on ESPN’s “NFL Live“, free agent RB Adrian Peterson listed off a number of teams he thinks could be fits for him including the Texans, Packers, Panthers, Dolphins, and Rams. “I mentioned Houston a couple of..." May 28

  • The Tannehill Family is growing again

    Miami Herald "Steel is getting a sister. Ryan and Lauren Tannehill on Saturday announced that they are expecting baby No. 2 — meaning Steel will soon be a big brother. "@rtannehill17 and I are so excited for baby number two!! #SteelsSister#PartyOf4," Lauren Tannehill..." May 27

  • Dolphins Sign OL Mike Matthews

    Pro Football Rumors "The Dolphins have added some depth to their offensive line. The Dolphins announced yesterday that they’ve signed center Mike Matthews. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound lineman will participate in the team’s offseason program, and he could end up sticking around for training camp..." May 26

  • This former Miami Dolphins player wishes DeVante Parker would respond to him

    Miami Herald "It’s the May before DeVante Parker’s fourth NFL season, and the Dolphins are again waiting and wondering to see if this is finally the season he puts it all together. His coach apparently is happy with him. But one former Dolphins receiver wishes Parker would take him up..." May 26

  • 10 NFL teams that could be poised for a big turnaround

    Larry Brown Sports "While free agent talent remains on the market, the bulk of NFL roster movement is already completed. Teams have signed, traded for, and drafted new players. Now with OTAs in progress, coaches are getting a clear idea of what their teams will look like in 2018. Quick NFL turnarounds..." May 26

  • Dolphins focused on improving locker room culture this offseason

    Yardbarker "The Dolphins made a number of moves this offseason, and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that the team was focused on improving the locker-room culture. The front office deliberately pursued team-first players who would “buy in, be diligent about studying and preparation, and..." May 26

  • This former Miami Dolphins player wishes DeVante Parker would respond to him

    Miami Herald "A six-pack of Dolphins notes on a Friday: ▪ It’s the May before DeVante Parker’s fourth NFL season, and the Dolphins are again waiting and wondering to see if this is finally the season he puts it all together. His coach apparently is happy with him. But one..." May 25

  • Dolphins Sign C Mike Matthews

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Miami Dolphins announced Friday that they’ve signed C Mike Matthews to a contract. May 25

  • DeMaurice Smith: Anthem rule is about exerting control over players

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says the league’s owners are less interested in showing respect for America than in showing they can control their employees with the new rule requiring players who are on the field for the national anthem to..." May 25

  • Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

    Pro Football Talk "Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has..." May 24

  • Trump supports new NFL anthem policy, opposes players staying in locker room

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump has weighed in on the NFL’s new national anthem policy, saying the owners took a step in the right direction — but warning that the rule allowing players to remain in the locker room could be problematic. “I think that’s good,” Trump said..." May 24

  • Ryan Tannehill will wear a brace to protect his twice-injured left knee

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is back, and so are hopes Miami can return to the playoffs. Tannehill looked good Wednesday, the second day of this week’s three-day organized team activities. He appeared agile and confident. It’s a far cry from a..." May 24

  • New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem

    ESPN "NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. The policy subjects teams to a fine if a..." May 23

  • NFL expected to enact national anthem policy for '18 "The NFL is expected to enact a national anthem policy in 2018 that requires players on the sideline to stand but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they don't want to stand, NFL Network's Judy Battista and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Under the..." May 23

  • 90% of NFL players who filed claims as part of 2013 settlement are waiting on payments, as league alleges fraud

    The Comeback "In 2013, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit brought by more than 4,500 players and their families who claimed the league had concealed knowledge about the risk of head injuries. Five years later, a reported 90 percent of former players who..." May 23

  • Report: NFL weighing optional observance of anthem, 15-yard penalty for kneeling

    The Score "The playing of the national anthem and how to handle protests during the anthem are reportedly under heavy discussion at the NFL's spring meetings. Protests dominated headlines during the early portion of the 2017 season, but serious talks about the topic were deferred until..." May 23

  • Miami Dolphins believe Ryan Tannehill as durable as before injuries

    Miami Herald "Ryan Tannehill came bounding down the long staircase connecting the first and second floor of the Miami Dolphins practice facility on Monday, and as he raced past reporters sitting on a couch in the lobby, he joked about them being present to uncover team secrets. Well, meet Ryan..." May 22

  • Meet Durham Smythe, the Miami Dolphins' ping-pong whiz who (briefly) broke Mom's heart

    Miami Herald "Why take one when you can take two? That was the Dolphins' draft philosophy regarding tight ends, selecting Notre Dame's Durham Smythe just two rounds after they took Mike Gesicki from Penn State.   The instant analysis on the picks was Gesicki will catch..." May 19

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