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



Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:23:05 -0500

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Miami Dolphins have sixth-most unused cap space in NFL

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 08:51:00 PST

Every year NFL teams get to carry over unused salary cap from the previous season and bring it to the new year.

There is no limitation on how many years you can roll over unused salary cap, so the best way is to think of it is like rollover minutes on your cellphone.

According to the NFL Players...

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Dolphins have tough decisions to make on some restricted free agents

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 06:21:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins have 21 free agents, but 10 of them could likely have their movement restricted because of NFL rules.

Five of Miami's 2017 free agents - linebacker Mike Hull, center Anthony Steen, center Jake Brandel, tight end Thomas Duarte and cornerback Lafayette Pitts  - are exclusive-rights...

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Ryan Tannehill's knee injury remains No. 1 question of Dolphins' offseason

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:49:00 PST

It seemed the Dolphins, by now, would have been certain on a course of treatment for Ryan Tannehill’s injured knee. Either the fifth-year quarterback requires surgery or he doesn’t.

But we still don't have that answer.

So now, as what was uncertain in December remains uncertain heading into February...

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Ryan Tannehill's knee injury now Dolphins' No. 1 offseason question

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:43:00 PST

 Slowly and quietly, the biggest question of the Dolphins’ offseason has become whether quarterback Ryan Tannehill requires surgery on his left knee.

 And to think, just a few weeks ago it seemed whether to re-sign wide receiver Kenny Stills, who could depart via free agency, might be the biggest...

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Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill reportedly won't need surgery, for now

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:48:00 PST

The ongoing saga with Ryan Tannehill's injured left knee took a favorable turn Monday.

The Miami Dolphins' quarterback was re-evaluated by specialist Dr. James Andrews on Monday morning, and an NFL Network report says Tannehill isn't believed to require a surgical reconstruction of his ACL.

Tannehill...

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Ryan Tannehill, if not for knee injury, surely would have made Pro Bowl

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:30:00 PST

Ryan Tannehill, if not for that darn knee injury, most likely would have been a Pro Bowl quarterback in Orlando this week. He definitely would have been a playoff quarterback.

So, the Dolphins’ QB could have reported to training camp in July with two important achievements under his belt.

Instead,...

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Veteran executive Bobby Grier working for Dolphins as a consultant

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:25:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins are adding a respected veteran executive as a consultant this offseason, and don't be surprised if he's a major influence to general manager Chris Grier.

Bobby Grier, Chris' father, will join the Dolphins as a consultant working in the scouting department a year after retiring...

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Miami Dolphins shopping for trades to improve roster

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:41:00 PST

The biggest move the Miami Dolphins made last offseason was the product of a trade the team had been working on since the NFL scouting combine.

The Dolphins traded down five spots in the first round and acquired starting inside linebacker Kiko Alonso and starting cornerback Byron Maxwell from the...

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Tannehill (knee) to be re-evaluated soon, Dolphins still haven't finalized treatment plan

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:18:00 PST

The Miami Dolphins still haven't finalized a treatment plan for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who suffered a season-ending left knee injury in early December.

Even though Tannehill will have the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament sprains he suffered in Miami's 26-23 win over Arizona...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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.”

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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...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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