Dolphins Rumors & News

  • Big win against Raiders continues Miami Dolphins’ puzzling inconsistency

    Miami Herald "Inconsistent week-to-week performance by Joe Philbin’s team has been one of the hallmarks of his 36-game tenure as Dolphins coach, and nobody is more cognizant of that than Philbin. His 17-19 record includes a number of impressive wins (at Indianapolis, Cincinnati twice, at Pittsburgh, New..." September 30

  • Tannehill, Dolphins regroup with win over Raiders in London

    Miami Herald "What we learned on our trip across the pond: the food and weather are both better than advertised. And Ryan Tannehill won’t give up his starting job without one hellacious fight. Tannehill, the Dolphins’ embattled quarterback, gave his best Sunday when he needed it the most. On the heels..." September 29

  • Ryan Tannehill’s toughness shines, but his future as Dolphins starting quarterback not set in stone

    Miami Herald "Even after this one, there’s still nothing that guarantees the Dolphins have found their quarterback of the next decade. We still don’t know if Ryan Tannehill, fresh off one of his best games as a professional, can continue to be the guy everyone saw this day or if he’s going to ride this high..." September 29

  • Rift between Miami Dolphins’ Joe Philbin, Ryan Tannehill in jeopardy of getting wider

    Miami Herald "It doesn’t matter what Joe Philbin was thinking. The damage is done. Perhaps at some point the Miami Dolphins coach will take someone into his confidence and explain why, offered numerous opportunities to say Ryan Tannehill is his starting quarterback against the Oakland Raiders, he declined to..." September 28

  • Dolphins coach Philbin recognizes distraction, falls short of apology

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dolphins coach Joe Philbin took responsibility for causing a distraction in the locker room Thursday but stopped just short of offering an apology. "The function of the head coach is to create an atmosphere free from distractions," Philbin said at his daily media session following Thursday's..." September 27

  • Philbin Apologized to Team over Handling of QBs

    Miami Herald "Joe Philbin mishandled the quarterback situation this week by refusing to acknowledge publicly that Ryan Tannehill is the starter, an approach that led Tannehill to accuse Philbin of creating a distraction. But since Tannehill made his comments Wednesday afternoon, Philbin has prudently handled..." September 25

  • Tannehill irked by non-endorsement

    ESPN.com "Ryan Tannehill disagrees with the way Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin publicly declined to endorse the third-year quarterback leading into Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Philbin declined to say whether Tannehill would remain the starting quarterback on multiple occasions this week,..." September 25

  • Dolphins LB Jelani Jenkins not being ignored any longer

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jelani Jenkins sent this tweet on Sept. 15: "Bein ignored has to be up at the top of the list at my biggest pet peeves" There's no danger of Jenkins being ignored any more. The Dolphins' second-year weakside linebacker got the starting job because Dannell Ellerbe sustained a season-ending..." September 24

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    James Walker @JamesWalkerNFL

    #Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill said yes, he wished HC Joe Philbin handled the QB question/situation differently this week.

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    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero

    Seems obvious to several. players in Dolphins locker room that Ryan Tannehill is starting.

  • Dolphins' defense aims to tighten up against the run

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Dolphins have what resembles a leaky faucet on its defense. Last year, the Miami Dolphins' defense allowed some slippage. Defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle's unit allowed 1,998 rushing yards that season. Only eight teams allowed more rushing yards in 2013, and only 10 teams allowed..." September 23

  • Miami Dolphins players ‘beyond furious’ with defensive scheme in loss to Kansas City Chiefs

    Miami Herald "Ryan Tannehill wasn’t nearly good enough. Again. And the Dolphins lost by 19 points. Again. But that’s only half the story of Sunday's 34-15 shellacking at the hands of the Chiefs, who handed the Dolphins their second blowout loss in a row. The defense, supposedly the strength of the..." September 22

  • Dolphins coach Joe Philbin won’t commit to Ryan Tannehill as starting QB

    Palm Beach Post "It would be a stunner if Matt Moore, not Ryan Tannehill, is the Dolphins starting quarterback Sunday against the Raiders. But today — a day after the Dolphins lost 34-15 to Kansas City — Philbin publicly wouldn’t say for certain if Tannehill will be his starting quarterback against the..." September 22

  • Dion Jordan banned until Oct. 20

    ESPN.com "Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan, the third overall draft pick in 2013, was suspended four games without pay Friday for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse, the league announced. Jordan had served two games of his four-game suspension for violating the policy on..." September 21

  • Jordan suspended (again) until Oct. 20

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins announced Dion Jordan has been suspended again. This from an NFL spokesperson: Per the terms of the Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances that took effect on Wednesday, the four-game suspension previously imposed on Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been..." September 19

  • Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill admits his performance has 'got to change'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Ryan Tannehill hasn't played well through two games this season, and if you don't believe that assessment, you can ask Tannehill himself. "I just haven't been putting the ball in the right spot," the Dolphins third-year quarterback said, "I haven't been at my best and it's got to change, and..." September 18

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    The Dolphins worked out former 49ers RB LaMichael James, per league source.

  • Mike Pouncey returns to practice for Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "When Dolphins center Mike Pouncey had hip surgery, there were reports that he could miss as much as half the season while recovering. Pouncey always said he’d be back sooner than that and avoided the regular season PUP list that would have kept him from practicing or playing for at least six..." September 16

  • New drug policy may not bring great news for Dolphins Dion Jordan

    Miami Herald "The NFL is working with the NFL Players' Association on a new drug policy that will cut the suspension of some players who violated the old policy on performance enhancing drugs. The Dolphins have two such players -- safety Reshad Jones and defensive end Dion Jordan -- suspended under that..." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL?

    ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Miami Dolphins coordinator Bill Lazor on offensive woes: ‘The blame rests 100 percent on me’

    Miami Herald "Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor on Monday pointed to one ugly statistic to sum up the state of the Dolphins offense through two weeks of the season: Miami is last in the league in passing yards per attempt, at 4.7, factoring in sacks. That’s largely a byproduct of Ryan Tannehill’s..." September 16

  • Bills’ balanced attack produces lopsided victory over Dolphins

    Buffalo News "This is what it looks like when a plan comes together. The Buffalo Bills came into the 2014 season determined not to ask second-year quarterback EJ Manuel to have to carry the load himself. They’re 2 for 2 in that regard, as for the second straight week all three phases of the game..." September 15

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    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero

    Dolphins RG Shelley Smith has Grade 2 knee sprain. Expected to miss 2-4 weeks, per Barry Jackson.

  • Armando Salguero: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill consistently not good enough

    Miami Herald "The running game that was great last week was absent this week, perhaps because Knowshon Moreno dislocated his left elbow on his first carry of the day but just as likely because the Dolphins simply don’t match up well against the Buffalo Bills and their monstrous defensive line. That leads me..." September 15

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    Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz

    The Dolphins and Daniel Thomas have agreed on a contract for the rest of the season, agent Tony Fleming tells me.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    As it appeared when it happened, #Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno has a dislocated elbow. He’ll have tests to see how long he’s out

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno is out for the game with an elbow injury.

  • Miami Dolphins look to end road woes against Buffalo Bills

    Miami Herald "The first time Mike Wallace played a game at Buffalo, Bills fans used his ride as target practice. “I remember them throwing snowballs at our bus,” Wallace said with a chuckle. The last time Wallace visited Western New York, the reception was even chillier — from the opposition, if not the..." September 14

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    Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz

    NFL Media states Dion Jordan and Reshad Jones will be reinstated now; the 2 players & Dolphins had not been informed as of short time ago.

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe

    ThePostGame.com "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe out for the season

    Palm Beach Post "Dolphins starting linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is going to the injured reserve list, coach Joe Philbin announced today. The Dolphins are signing linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. Ellerbe injured his hip in the season opener against the Patriots. He said after the game that he was in pain but he..." September 08

  • Dolphins 33, Patriots 20

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Where did the Dolphins look in trouble early on Sunday? Where didn't they? They had three turnovers in the first quarter. All three starting linebackers were out injured. They squandered an early touchdown thanks to a blocked punt and were down, 10-7. That's when a season-opening surprise..." September 07

  • Dolphins keep losing linebackers

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins shuffled the positions of their starting linebackers this offseason, but they won’t get much of a chance to see how the new alignment works out on Sunday. Philip Wheeler was scratched before the game with a thumb injury and the team has now seen both Dannell Ellerbe and Koa Misi..." September 07

  • Expect a defining season for the Miami Dolphins one way or another

    Miami Herald "Welcome to the 2014 Dolphins season, a span of four months (five if the team gets in the playoffs) that comes with threats of horrible depths but also promises of a ceiling that could rival the Sistine Chapel. If things go exactly right, the Dolphins could make the playoffs for the first time..." September 07

  • Report: Dolphins make inquiry on Chris Clemons

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins will have a new look at safety on Sunday. Reshad Jones has been suspended for the first four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs and Chris Clemons signed with the Texans as a free agent, leaving Miami with two new starters for the first game of..." September 07

  • Clock ticking on Tannehill

    Miami Herald "Ryan Tannehill’s renewed mission to prove he’s a playoff-caliber franchise quarterback begins Sunday, and he’s unusually blunt about what he will demand from himself. “I am at the point in my career now where progression has to be made fast and there are no more rookie mistakes,” he said. “You..." September 07

  • Suspended Dolphins prepare to watch games on TV

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "As the Dolphins begin the regular season Sunday against New England, safety Reshad Jones and defensive end Dion Jordan will start their four-game suspensions. That means Jones, a four-year veteran, and Jordan, the No. 3 pick of the 2013 draft, will watch their teammates battle Patriots..." September 06

  • Dominique Easley will indeed make his Patriots debut against Dolphins

    Boston Herald "It's been a long road, but first-round pick Dominique Easley will make his Patriots debut Sunday against the Dolphins. Easley tore his ACL last September during a practice with Florida, underwent surgery in October, returned to practice Aug. 11 and was held out of the preseason." September 06

  • Ryan Tannehill prepared to shoulder burden of success in third season

    Fox Sports Florida "Ryan Tannehill is well aware of the pressure he's facing in his third year with the Miami Dolphins. Eager to reach the playoffs for the first time in his short pro career, Tannehill is preparing for the season opener Sunday against the New England Patriots with heightened expectations from..." September 04

  • Former NFLer Donte Stallworth to write about national security for Huffington Post

    Baltimore Sun "Former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who played for the Ravens in 2010 and spent the summer as a coaching intern with the team, joined the Huffington Post last night as a politics fellow covering national security, the site announced. Far be it from me to talk about his credentials, but..." September 04

  • Seau family opts out of concussion settlement

    Pro Football Talk "The concussion settlement will end the ongoing talk about head-injury litigation and the NFL. Unless it doesn’t. Legally, all players have the right to “opt out” of the class-action resolution of the claims that started as a 4,500-plus lawsuit and became a collection of all NFL retirees...." September 03

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    Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz

    Dolphins' first depth chart, just released, lists Lamar Miller as starter over Moreno (all subject to change, of course). Depth chart...

  • Jarvis Landry gets first shot to become Dolphins' primary returner

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jarvis Landry is extremely close to earning a prominent role with the Miami Dolphins as a rookie. But the former LSU receiver Miami selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft hasn't unseated Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline or Brandon Gibson for one of the top receiver spots. He's..." September 02

  • Introducing the change of pace back ... Miller (Moreno lead back)

    Miami Herald "Bill Lazor stopped a fairly fast-paced press conference Monday -- like a time out amid a Chip Kelly drive. The Dolphins offensive coordinator paused after a question ... pause ... think ... still thinking. And finally he answered what seemed like a routine question: What have you seen from..." September 01

  • Sixth-round pick Matt Hazel among 10 additions to Miami’s practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins’ initial practice squad includes one of their draft picks. Sixth-round pick Matt Hazel, a wide receiver from Coastal Carolina, was among the 10 signees to the practice squad announced by Miami on Sunday." September 01

  • Dolphins claim two defensive backs

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins have made some changes to their secondary. The team has claimed cornerback Sammy Seamster and safety Brandian Ross off of waivers. General Manager Dennis Hickey announced the moves at a press conference on Sunday while also giving the word that wide receiver Damian Williams and..." August 31

  • Dolphins put Mike Pouncey on active 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "When Dolphins center Mike Pouncey needed offseason hip surgery, there was talk that he’d have to miss most of the season. But the Dolphins think he’ll be back soon. The Dolphins released their roster cuts today, and the big news was that Pouncey wasn’t involved in any transactions. He is on the..." August 31

  • Mike Pouncey activated by Dolphins

    ESPN.com "The Miami Dolphins activated Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey from the physically unable to perform list before Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, according to a team source. Pouncey will hold an active roster spot in Miami, despite still being several weeks away from returning to the field due to major..." August 30

  • Report: Dolphins cut 2011 second-round pick RB Daniel Thomas

    CBSSports.com "Another second-round pick from the 2011 draft class finds himself on the wrong side of the 53-man roster Saturday: The Dolphins have released running back Daniel Thomas, according to the Palm Beach Post. Thomas joins Lions' 2011 second-rounder Mikel Leshoure among those players now looking for..." August 30

  • Dolphins face decision time after 14-13 victory over Rams

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the rest of the Dolphins starters got to relax Thursday. They didn't play a snap. The backups had the task of facing St. Louis in the preseason finale, and as a group they fared OK, defeating the Rams, 14-13, at Sun Life Stadium. But Thursday was one of the rare..." August 29