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Get the latest Dolphins news from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Miami Dolphins blog.

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Miami Dolphins hire Frank Bush as linebackers coach

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:50:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins filled two vacancies on Adam Gase’s coaching staff, hiring Frank Bush as their new linebackers coach and promoting Chris Kuper from quality control coach to offensive line assistant.

Bush, who spent the past three seasons coaching linebackers for the Rams, takes the spot of Matt...


Dolphins expecting at least two compensatory draft picks in 2017

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:53:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins are fairly thin on draft picks because of a trade that produced receiver Leonte Carroo last year, but compensation for the franchise's numerous free-agent losses last offseason should provide at least two more selections.

According to many experts and insiders, the Dolphins should...


Perkins: QB is now Dolphins' strongest unit | Commentary

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:34:00 PST

The strongest position on the Dolphins isn’t the unit you’d expect.

After years of hoping for the next Dan Marino, or at least a reasonable facsimile of Chad Pennington, the Dolphins instead have the quarterback duo of Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore. And right now, there’s no better, deeper position...


Dolphins lose offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn to Bears

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:24:00 PST

The Chicago Bears reportedly are hiring former Miami Dolphins assistant Jeremiah Washburn.

Washburn, who served as Miami's assistant offensive line coach in 2016, will replace Dave Magazu, whom the Bears fired after the season in a move that hasn't been announced yet, according to the Chicago Tribune...


Dolphins sign 12 players to futures contracts

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:35:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins began filling out their 2017 training camp roster by signing 12 players to futures contracts on Tuesday.

Miami signed linebackers Brandon Watts, Deon Lacey and Lamin Barrow, defensive ends Arthur Miley and Julius Warmsley, tailbacks Storm Johnson and Senorise Perry, offensive...


Broncos interview Dolphins DC Vance Joseph for head coaching job

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:57:00 PST

Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, 44, interviewed for the Denver Broncos' head coaching job on Tuesday, and is considered by many NFL insiders as the front-runner to replace Gary Kubiak, who retired due to health reasons earlier this month.

It was the first of a couple interviews...


Dolphins' Michael Thomas reflects on kneeling during national anthem

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:18:00 PST

Perhaps it was odd timing to ask Michael Thomas once again about his thoughts on kneeling during the national anthem.

But Monday was a day of reflection on the entire season.

Kneeling during the national anthem was part of this Dolphins season. And I was curious what Thomas thought about making...


Key dates for the NFL's 2017 offseason

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 06:37:00 PST

Now that the Miami Dolphins season is over let us take a look at the NFL calendar for 2017.

Here are some key dates that should be bookmarked.

January 10: Coaches of non-playoff clubs are free to discuss employment if contract is due to expire.

January 14-15: Divisional playoff games.

January 15:...


Dolphins release DE Jason Jones two days before playoff game vs. Steelers

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:21:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins have released veteran defensive end Jason Jones two days before the team's playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

According to a league source, Jones was healthy and his release had nothing to do with a legal issue. However, the team didn't plan on playing Jones against...


Jay Ajayi named Dan Marino Most Valuable Player for 2016

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 08:17:00 PST

Jay Ajayi was named the Miami Dolphins' 2016 Most Valuable Player for the 2016 season.

Ajayi, who rushed for 1,272 yards and scored eight touchdowns on 260 carries, is a first-time recipient of the Dan Marino Most Valuable Player Award, which is voted on by the South Florida media and members of...


Dolphins backup QB T.J. Yates familiar with Matt Moore's playoff challenge

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 05:50:00 PST

T.J. Yates  glances at his fellow backup quarterbacks starting playoff games this weekend and smiles.

“I was obviously in that situation at one point,” said Yates, now the Dolphins' backup, who started and won Houston’s first-ever playoff game as a rookie in 2011.

“And I’m partial to backup quarterbacks.”


Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill won't play against Steelers

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:15:00 PST

After watching Ryan Tannehill move around Wednesday, coach Adam Gase determined that the Dolphins’ quarterback “still needed more time” to recover from his left knee injury. So, Tannehill has been ruled out for Sunday’s wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Matt Moore will be the...


Perkins: Pass rush is Dolphins' best defensive hope against Pittsburgh | Commentary

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 06:38:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins’ pass rush will have a chance to be a game-changing unit in Sunday’s AFC wildcard game at Pittsburgh, and if they take advantage, the Dolphins, 10-point underdogs, could pull off the upset.

The pass rush, led by defensive ends Cam Wake (11.5 sacks) and Andre Branch (5.5 sacks)...


Former Dolphins great Jason Taylor named Hall of Fame finalist in first year of eligibility

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 17:14:00 PST

Jason Taylor, the Miami Dolphins' all-time sack leader, was named a Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017 finalist Tuesday in his first year of eligibility.Taylor, a linebacker and defensive end who played from 1997-2011, was the AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and piled up 139.5 career...


Dolphins expected to sign CFL linebacker Deon Lacey to futures contract

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:14:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins are going north of the border to find defensive reinforcements.

According to multiple CFL insiders the Dolphins have signed linebacker Deon Lacey to a futures contract. However, a league source says the deal isn't completed yet.

The Dolphins, who are preparing for Sunday's 1...


Injured Dolphins vets Mike Pouncey, Reshad Jones and Koa Misi will miss playoff experience

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 05:51:00 PST

Mike Pouncey, Reshad Jones and Koa Misi have been with the Miami Dolphins for their entire NFL careers. They’ve been foundation players.

They’ve suffered through the hard times, but none will get to reap the reward of making their playoff debut Sunday when the Dolphins visit Pittsburgh in the AFC...


NFL teams seek to interview Vance Joseph for head coach openings

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:20:00 PST

Vance Joseph has drawn interest from multiple NFL teams looking to hire a new head coach, but they will have to wait to interview the Miami Dolphins’ defensive coordinator.

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase acknowledged Monday that a couple teams have requested permission to interview Joseph, who is...


Dolphins' red zone defense a big reason for team's success

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 06:34:00 PST

Look no further than the Dolphins’ recent red zone defense to help explain why this unit’s results defy its statistics. It’s the recent red zone performance that helps explain why a defense ranked 30th overall and 30th against the run (141.8 yards per game) can be a major part of a 10-win team.


Dolphins sign tight end MarQueis Gray to 2-year deal

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:33:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins have spent the final week of the regular season locking up a couple of their impending free agents.

On Thursday, the Dolphins signed backup tight end MarQueis Gray to a two-year deal, Gray announced on social media. That came a day after Miami extended offensive lineman Sam Young's...


Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins and Byron Maxwell won't play vs. Patriots

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:54:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins are heading into the regular-season finale against the New England Patriots without three more defensive starters.

Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph confirmed Thursday that weakside linebacker Jelani Jenkins (knee) and right-side cornerback Byron Maxwell (ankle) will not play...


Dolphins sign Sam Young to an extension, locking up tackle for 2017

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:55:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins extended the contract of one of the team's top backup offensive linemen, locking up Sam Young for the 2017 season.

According to a league source, Young signed a one-year extension that will pay him $1.15 million next season, and guarantees him $325,000. Young received a $200,000...


Dolphins place Isa Abdul-Quddus on IR, call up rookie A.J. Hendy

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 06:20:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins placed Isa Abdul-Quddus on injured reserve Wednesday, meaning the team has lost both of its starting safeties to season-ending injuries.

Miami has played most of the season without Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones, who suffered a shoulder injury in October, and the Dolphins lost Abdul-Quddus...


Dolphins' 2015 draft class a major part of team's success in 2016

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:17:00 PST

A few months ago the Dolphins’ 2015 draft class was a bunch of hopeful upstarts coming off a decent collective rookie year.

Now, all of the 2015 draftees that remain with the Dolphins are not only starters, but a big part of the reason the 2016 team is 10-5, and in the playoffs.

The five 2015 draftees...


Dolphins expect Jay Ajayi (shoulder) to play against Patriots

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 13:59:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins expect to have starting tailback Jay Ajayi available for Sunday's regular-season finale against the New England Patriots, coach Adam Gase said Monday.

Gase said the shoulder injury Ajayi suffered late in Saturday's 34-31 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills wasn't serious.



Having more playmakers put Dolphins in playoffs | Analysis

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 07:06:00 PST

Congratulations to the Dolphins, who are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008. And although coach Adam Gase deserves a lot of credit – he might be the NFL's Coach of the Year – it’s the players that really made this thing go.

The players made plays. It's something that sounds simple, but...