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

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Dolphins linebacker Jelani Jenkins returns to practice

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:54:00 PST

Nobody on the Miami Dolphins roster has fought through more nagging injuries than linebacker Jelani Jenkins, who is nursing a knee injury that has lingered all season, and is playing with a broken left hand.

Jenkins, who has started 33 games for the Dolphins over the past four seasons, has missed...


Dolphins promoting eight players for Pro Bowl via Twitter

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 07:06:00 PST

 The Dolphins, via Twitter, are currently promoting eight players for the Pro Bowl – safety Michael Thomas, quarterback Ryan Tannehill, punter Matt Darr, defensive end Cameron Wake, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, wide receiver Jarvis Landry, running back Jay Ajayi and linebacker Kiko Alonso.



Vance Joseph says CB Xavien Howard isn't ready to play yet

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:02:00 PST

DAVIE - Even though Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard is participating in team drills during practice this week, defensive coordinator Vance Joseph hinted that the rookie likely won’t play on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

According to Joseph, Howard still isn’t fully healed from the...


Dolphins preparing to play Ravens without DeVante Parker

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:45:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins are preparing to play Sunday’s pivotal game against the Baltimore Ravens without receiver DeVante Parker.

Parker, who suffered a back injury in last week’s 31-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers, sat out his second straight practice Thursday, and offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen...


Perkins: Playoff berth is only thing that constitutes success for Dolphins | Commentary

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:29:00 PST

Beneath all the joy and optimism of the Dolphins’ six-game winning streak and current position as a wild card team, one truth remains: the Dolphins must make the playoffs to have a successful season.

That’s the big picture view, what ultimately matters.

This could still be considered a good season...


Dolphins add former UM receiver Rashawn Scott to 53-man roster

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:45:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins have added rookie receiver Rashawn Scott to their 53-man roster, according to a source, to address the possible absence of DeVante Parker.

The Dolphins promoted the former University of Miami standout from the team's practice squad, which is where he's been developing all season.


Dolphins now facing their toughest opponent -- December

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:44:00 PST

Now it comes down to December football, perhaps the two scariest words in recent Miami Dolphins history. Since 2012, the Dolphins are 9-11 in December, including 3-5 on the road.

December football now becomes the ultimate measuring stick of whether this 2016 Dolphins team is different, whether...


Dolphins' Laremy Tunsil participates in third straight practice, listed as questionable

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:54:00 PST

It is anyone's guess who will start at left tackle for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Branden Albert, who has started seven games at left tackle this season, has missed every practice this week because of his surgically repaired left wrist, which forced him to miss...


Dream big: Here's how the Dolphins win the AFC East

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:23:00 PST

As long as the Dolphins are rolling on their five-game winning streak and anything seems possible, let’s have some fun and dream the Implausible Dream. Let’s toy with the idea of the Dolphins winning the AFC East over New England.

Right now, the Patriots are 8-2, while the Dolphins are 6-4.



Dolphins' Laremy Tunsil suffers shoulder injury against Rams

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:27:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins' injury-depleted offensive line became even thinner during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams when Laremy Tunsil suffered a shoulder injury at the end of the second quarter.

Tunsil, the Dolphins' 2016 first-round pick, was filling in for Branden Albert as the team's starting...


Dolphins cut CB Chris Culliver; elevate center Jake Brendel from practice squad

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 13:22:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins have released veteran cornerback Chris Culliver in a move that should supplement the team’s injury-depleted offensive line.

Center Jake Brendel, who spent the past six weeks on the team’s practice squad, was called up the 53-man roster, where he’ll likely serve as the backup...


Dolphins center Mike Pouncey sent to see specialist about hip

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:42:00 PST

The Dolphins are more concerned about getting to the root of center Mike Pouncey’s hip issues than they are about playing him in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Pouncey missed practice for a second straight day Friday and was sent to visit a specialist. He’s listed as doubtful for Sunday’s...


Dolphins undrafted LBs Hewitt, Vigil, Hull have formed strong bond

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:23:00 PST

Last year Dolphins rookie undrafted linebackers Neville Hewitt, Zach Vigil and Mike Hull were considered underdogs and longshots. But they all found a way to stick around. And now, against the odds, they’re still around, contributing on special teams and from scrimmage.

As it turns out, climbing...


Dolphins center Mike Pouncey suffers hip setback

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:25:00 PST

Branden Albert might not be the only Miami Dolphins starting offensive lineman held out of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Mike Pouncey, the team's starting center, was held out of Thursday's practice because of his troublesome hip, which already kept the three-time Pro Bowler from...


Dolphins optimistic Branden Albert will play again this season

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:26:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins coaches and medical staff remain optimistic that Branden Albert will return to the team at some point this season, despite the left tackle undergoing wrist surgery Tuesday.

Albert, who dislocated his left wrist in Miami's 31-24 win over San Diego, had a procedure done to stabilize...


Dolphins LB Spencer Paysinger lived in South Central Los Angeles, but attended Beverly Hills High

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:34:00 PST

When Dolphins linebacker Spencer Paysinger tells you he’s seen life’s opposite extremes, believe him. Paysinger lived in economically-challenged South Central Los Angeles but attended economically-blessed Beverly Hills High School.

Paysinger, a sixth-year player in his second season with the Dolphins,...


Dolphins DEs Mario Williams and Jason Jones held out of Wednesday's practice

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:53:00 PST

Mario Williams and Jason Jones, who both began the season as the Miami Dolphins' starting defensive ends, sat out Wednesday's practice.

Williams, who has 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks this season, suffered an ankle injury in Miami's 31-24 win over the San Diego Chargers last Sunday.

Jason Jones, who...


Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert will miss Sunday's game against Rams

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:28:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins will play Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams without left tackle Branden Albert.

While Albert was able to finish Sunday's 31-24 win over the San Diego Chargers with his dislocated left wrist in a cast, the Dolphins decided continuing to do so would jeopardize his long-term...


Dolphins playoffs odds near 85 percent ... if you follow one recent trend

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:04:00 PST

Pencil the Dolphins in for the playoffs -- at least if you're judging by one recent trend.

In the previous three NFL seasons, 39 teams have had winning streaks of four or more games -- like the Dolphins are on now -- and 33 of those teams (84.6 percent) made the playoffs.

If the Dolphins (6-4)...


Dolphins pass rusher Cameron Wake is beginning to heat up

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:25:00 PST

Cameron Wake might be turning 35 in less than three months, but that doesn't mean the Miami Dolphins pass rusher is slowing down.

Wake, who missed most of the 2015 season because of an Achilles injury, has contributed six of his seven sacks this season since being elevated into a starting role.


Rams' No. 1 pick Jared Goff to make first start Sunday against Dolphins

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:18:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins will be facing a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start on Sunday.

Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, will start for the Rams on Sunday against the Dolphins, the team announced Tuesday.

It will be the first game action this season for Goff, who has been...


Dolphins' run defense is actually stopping the run

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:03:00 PST

Here’s something to think about: In the last six quarters the Dolphins run defense, which has been mired near the bottom of the NFL all season, has allowed just 100 yards on 33 carries.

That’s an encouraging statistic, and a head-turning improvement.

This, mind you, is the same Dolphins run defense...


Dolphins uncertain about Branden Albert's playing status

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:54:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins might be forced to finish the season with rookie Laremy Tunsil playing left tackle.

While Branden Albert was able to finish Sunday's 31-24 win over the San Diego Chargers with his dislocated left wrist in a cast, the Dolphins aren't sure continuing to do so is a wise decision...


Dolphins seem to be developing playmakers, the most valuable players in the NFL

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:25:00 PST

Here’s one of the best harbingers for the Dolphins during this four-game winning streak: they’re developing playmakers.

In the last three games the Dolphins have made game-winning, fourth-quarter plays on offense, defense and special teams.

In other words, this Dolphins team isn’t a one-trick pony...


Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert injures left wrist vs. Chargers

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 15:12:00 PST

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Branden Albert left the game after injuring his left wrist while blocking on Miami's 39-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills during the first half against the San Diego Chargers.

Albert, who has spent the past three years as the Dolphins' starting left tackle, is...