Dolphins Rumors & News

  • Dolphins hire Frank Bush as linebackers coach

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "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..." January 19

  • Dolphins OL coach Chris Foerster blocked from Rams OC interview

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams hired Wade Phillips to be Sean McVay’s defensive coordinator shortly after hiring McVay as head coach, but their attempt to interview one of their offensive coordinator candidates has reportedly hit a snag. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins have blocked the Rams’..." January 13

  • Dolphins Promote Position Coach Matt Burke To Defensive Coordinator

    CBS Miami "It didn’t take very long for the Miami Dolphins to find Vance Joseph’s replacement. The Dolphins announced on Thursday that linebackers coach Matt Burke has been promoted to defensive coordinator. The move comes one day after Vance Joseph, who had been Miami’s defensive coordinator for the..." January 12

  • Steelers LB Bud Dupree fined $18,000 for hit on Matt Moore

    Sportsnaut "Pretty much anyone who watched the AFC Wildcard matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins last weekend knew this was coming. In the midst of his team being blown out, Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore took a severe hit to the upper body from Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree. It..." January 12

  • Broncos hire Vance Joseph as coach

    KDVR "Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will become the coach of the Broncos, league sources said Wednesday. Joseph, who interviewed for the job two years ago when Gary Kubiak was hired, emerged from a field of three to become the 16th coach — and first minority — in franchise..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Broncos job offer expected for Vance Joseph

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has plenty of qualities that make him attractive for head-coaching jobs. One of which is that he’s currently available to be hired. He may not be available for long. Mike Klis of says that he is expecting Broncos G.M. John Elway to offer..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Agent: Matt Moore never developed concussion symptoms after monster hit

    Miami Herald "Matt Moore has experienced no concussion symptoms in the days since Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree targeted Moore’s jaw with his helmet, a hit that left Moore flat on his back for several minutes, according to his agent. Moore was cleared by both the Dolphins’ team physician and the NFL’s..." January 10

  • NFL reviewing concussion protocol surrounding Matt Moore hit

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL announced on Monday that it is reviewing the concussion protocol surrounding the play involving Matt Moore and Bud Dupree on Sunday. Moore was destroyed on a hit from Dupree during the second quarter of Sunday’s AFC playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers (video..." January 09

  • Mike McCoy may return to Broncos as OC if Vance Joseph hired as coach

    Sporting News "If the Broncos hire Vance Joseph as their new head coach following a Tuesday interview, one of the franchise’s former offensive coordinators may be coming with him. A source told Sporting News on Sunday that Joseph has spoken with Mike McCoy about returning to the Mile High City in the same..." January 09

  • Miami Dolphins owner: Everyone is 'smelling' optimism "The Miami Dolphins' season crashed and burned Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The 30-12 pasting at the hands of the Steelers crushed Dolphins fans, but for a team that started 1-4 -- and was a missed Cleveland Browns field goal from 0-5 -- it's remarkable Miami made the playoffs. Owner Stephen..." January 09

  • Vance Joseph could quickly end up with a head-coaching job

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph may have won by losing. The candidate for multiple head-coaching jobs has an advantage over assistant coaches whose teams are still playing, since Joseph (unlike the likes of Dave Toub, Kyle Shanahan, and Josh McDaniels, to name a few) can be hired..." January 09

  • Broncos’ head-coaching search continues; Vance Joseph to be interviewed in Denver

    Denver Post "When coach Gary Kubiak announced his resignation last Monday, Broncos general manager John Elway said the team had a plan and had confidence the roster is built for a deep playoff run. “It’s proven,” he said. Unlike six years ago, when he was tasked with starting anew after the Josh..." January 09

  • Bell, Brown, Roethlisberger power Steelers past Dolphins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Ben, Brown, Bell, blitzing and b-r-r-r-r-r. The Pittsburgh Steelers' dynamic B-team offensive trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, a bitterly cold winter day and non-stop pressure by the blitzing defense created a 30-12 AFC playoff game rout of the Miami..." January 08

  • Dolphins ‘not counting on’ Ryan Tannehill if they advance

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Dolphins are aiming to pull off a massive upset on Sunday with backup quarterback Matt Moore under center, and they may have to do the same in the divisional round of the playoffs if they accomplish that feat. Ryan Tannehill returned to practice this week, but Ian Rapoport of NFL..." January 08

  • Early elimination could give Vance Joseph an edge in Denver

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos have three primary candidates for their head-coaching job: Chiefs special-teams coordinator Dave Toub, Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, and Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph. As one source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT, the Broncos primarily are..." January 08

  • Patriots' LeGarrette Blount fined $18k for Ndamukong Suh facemask

    UPI "Bad blood warmed the visitors locker room at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday even after the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins. Part of the reason for that was what happened late in the game between Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. With..." January 07

  • Jarvis Landry: Dolphins have been doubted all year

    Pro Football Talk "As the Dolphins prepare to face the Steelers in the playoffs on Sunday, most objective observers are picking Pittsburgh to win. And that doesn’t surprise Miami receiver Jarvis Landry; he says the Dolphins have been doubted all year. He said that and more during a Friday visit to PFT Live on NBC..." January 07

  • Denver Broncos begin their coaching search with these three candidates

    Fox Sports "One year after winning the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos are looking for a new coach — their third in six seasons. Coach Gary Kubiak retired this week citing health concerns, so John Elway is hitting the road this week to interview candidates for what most NFL insiders consider the best..." January 07

  • To prepare for Pittsburgh, Dolphins punter and kicker practiced with frozen footballs

    Pro Football Talk "Nearly two years after the football-following world began to learn more than it ever wanted to know about the interaction between football and cold weather, the Dolphins prepared for a January game in Pittsburgh by freezing their footballs. Special-teams coordinator Darren Rizzi said that the..." January 07

  • Dolphins waive Jason Jones

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive end Jason Jones played in 14 games for the Dolphins during the regular season, but he will not play in Sunday’s Wild Card playoff game against the Steelers. According to multiple reports, Jones has been waived by the Dolphins on Friday. Those reports also say that Jones’ departure is..." January 06

  • Dolphins' Landry fined $48K for unsportsmanlike conduct

    247 Sports "Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry will get a letter from the league this week. Landry was fined $48,618 by the National Football League for two unsportsmanlike conduct violations they say he committed in last Sunday’s season finale, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. The one,..." January 06

  • Byron Maxwell doubtful for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins haven’t ruled out cornerback Byron Maxwell because of his ankle injury, but they aren’t expecting to have him in the lineup against the Steelers on Sunday. Maxwell remained out of practice on Friday after missing the first two sessions of the week and missing their last two regular..." January 06

  • Ryan Tannehill “getting better,” not sure he could play next week

    Miami Herald "Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill on Friday practiced for the first time since sustaining his knee injury but will not play Sunday and said he’s uncertain if he would be ready for a potential divisional playoff game Jan. 13 at New England. Tannehill took a few reps with the scout team and..." January 06

  • Pittsburgh restaurant pulling fish from menu in advance of Dolphins-Steelers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Don't go to Primanti Bros. this weekend for a fish sandwich — you won't be able to get one. To send good vibes to the Pittsburgh Steelers for their playoff game against the Miami Dolphins on Jan. 8, the restaurant chain will take fish off the menu through Sunday at all locations. “We've..." January 06

  • Vance Joseph is leading candidate as Broncos begin head coach search

    NBC News 9 Colorado "Multiple league and team sources have told 9News in recent days Vance Joseph is the top candidate to replace Denver Broncos’ head coach Gary Kubiak. This had been reported previously by Sandy Clough of the FAN (104.3 FM) radio station. There have also been team sources who have told 9NEWS no..." January 06

  • Jay Ajayi: People need to respect players on our offense

    Miami Herald "It’s easy to believe playoff success for the Miami Dolphins hinges mostly on Jay Ajayi. If the running back is on his game and churning yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers like he did the last time the teams played -- a 204-yard performance -- then the Dolphins have a better chance to upset..." January 06

  • Broncos will replace Wade Phillips if Vance Joseph hired as HC

    UPI "Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph should probably be thinking about stopping Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, and Le'Veon Bell. But he might be peeking a mile-high at a certain head coaching vacancy. While the Dolphins prepare for its AFC Wildcard Round showdown against the..." January 06

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Dolphins’ secondary still ailing, and that’s not the only advantage Pittsburgh sees

    Miami Herald "A six-pack of Dolphins playoff nuggets on a Wednesday: • Already without their two starting safeties for the duration of the season, the Dolphins practiced on Wednesday with neither their lead cornerback nor their No. 3 safety – worrisome developments as they prepare to face Pittsburgh’s..." January 05

  • Latest On Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill

    Pro Football Rumors "Dolphins coach Adam Gase says Ryan Tannehill won’t practice today (Twitter link via Aditi Kinkhabwala of If he gets one day of practice, that will be enough for Miami to play him on Sunday. However, Gase admits the Dolphins “may run out of time this week” (Twitter link via Mike Garafolo..." January 04

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • Dolphins to cut DE Mario Williams

    CBS Sports "The Miami Dolphins are poised to release veteran defensive end Mario Williams in the near future, according to a report from Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Williams, 31, has experienced a decline in production in his first season with the franchise and was recently a healthy scratch for..." January 03

  • Too early to know whether Ryan Tannehill will be available for wild-card round

    Pro Football Talk "Sunday’s loss to the Patriots locked the Dolphins in as the No. 6 seed in the AFC, which means it’s now known that the Dolphins will travel to Pittsburgh next weekend for a wild-card game. What isn’t known is whether quarterback Ryan Tannehill will return to action. Per multiple sources, the..." January 02

  • Adam Gase: I’m going to have to feel really good to play Ryan Tannehill

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins are back in the playoffs and they’re not ready to say who will be starting at quarterback against the Steelers in the Wild Card round. Matt Moore has started the last three games in place of Ryan Tannehill, who has been progressing in his recovery from a sprained MCL and ACL in his..." January 02

  • Rams, Bills, Chargers request interview with Dolphins DC Joseph

    ESPN "Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph joined the team this season with high credentials and the label of being a “future head coach.” It appears that label is coming closer to becoming a reality. The Dolphins have been contacted by teams requesting to interview Joseph for..." January 02

  • Jay Ajayi goes for X-rays, says he’s OK

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins will be in Pittsburgh for a Wild Card game next weekend and they’ll be trying for their second win over the Steelers this season. The first one came thanks to large part to running back Jay Ajayi’s breakout performance. Ajayi ran for 204 yards on 25 carries in that win and Miami’s..." January 01

  • Patriots secure home field throughout postseason

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The New England Patriots' charter flight to Miami had fueling issues and was delayed by three hours. But once the Patriots landed in Miami, everything went smoothly, especially for quarterback Tom Brady, who wasn't sacked, wasn't intercepted and wasn't even..." January 01

  • LeGarrette Blount rips Ndamukong Suh: 'He's a dirty player'

    USA Today "LeGarrette Blount doesn’t think much of Ndamukong Suh. Just ask him. “He’s a dirty player,” the New England Patriots running back said to WBZ radio after the Patriots clinched the top seed in the AFC on Sunday with a 35-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins. “He’s always been a dirty player...." January 01

  • Baalke talked 49ers ownership out of making Gase HC in 2015

    Fox Sports "In his first season as a head coach, the Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase has led the team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. But as Jay Glazer reported during the “NFL on FOX” pregame show on Sunday, the 38-year-old nearly got a head coaching gig earlier in San Francisco until 49ers..." January 01

  • Vance Joseph among top candidates to replace Kubiak

    247 Sports "If Gary Kubiak is indeed stepping down, the Denver Broncos might already have his successor in mind. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says to "keep an eye" on Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, whom Denver attempted to hire instead of Kubiak in 2015. Joseph, 44, is credited with turning..." January 01

  • Dolphins defense limping into regular season finale

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a good thing the Dolphins have wrapped up their playoff berth and are playing for seeding only, because they’re going to be shorthanded on defense against one of the league’s top offenses. Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins will be without five starters on defense and 75..." December 30

  • Patriots try to reverse recent losing trend in Miami

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots have dominated the AFC East in recent years. In Miami, however, the Patriots have been dominated. They’ve lost three in a row against the Dolphins on the road, and if the Patriots hope to nail down the No. 1 seed in the AFC, the Patriots need to break that streak on Sunday. “I..." December 30

  • Dolphins Sign TE MarQueis Gray To Two-Year Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Dolphins TE MarQueis Gray announced via his Twitter account Thursday that he’s signed a two-year contract extension with the team. Gray, 27, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota back in 2013. He had brief stints with the Browns and Vikings before he..." December 29

  • Report: Ryan Tannehill could be back for start of playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that the Miami Dolphins are in the playoffs, they can begin to dream about trying to get their starting quarterback into game shape. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are “doing everything they can” to rehabilitate Ryan Tannehill enough to start him in the..." December 29

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