Dolphins Rumors & News

  • Branden Albert visiting Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins could soon be parlaying their apparent intent to cut tackle Branden Albert into the acquisition of a new tight end. Albert will visit the Jaguars on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The visit comes as part of an effort to facilitate a trade for tight end Julius..." February 20

  • Dolphins working to finalize trade sending Branden Albert to Jaguars for Julius Thomas

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Dolphins are working on a trade with the Jaguars that would swap Miami left tackle Branden Albert with Jacksonville tight end Julius Thomas, according to league sources. The trade may be contingent on Albert and Thomas restructuring their contracts. The players would also need to pass..." February 19

  • Dolphins sign Cameron Wake through 2018

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins are strengthening their commitment to defensive end Cameron Wake. Wake has signed a new contract that keeps him with the team through 2018, the Dolphins announced today. This is the second time in the last 10 months that Wake has signed a two-year extension; he also signed one..." February 18

  • Former Miami Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell to meet with 3 teams

    ALL 22 "Recently unemployed defensive tackle Earl Mitchell won’t be without a job for long. Released by the Miami Dolphins, Mitchell is expected to meet with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos next week, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Mitchell..." February 18

  • Jaguars among teams interested in Branden Albert

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins aren’t keeping left tackle Branden Albert, but they found out quickly that there was sufficient interest in him elsewhere that they might get something for him. And a potential trade partner has now been identified. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Jaguars..." February 17

  • Branden Albert wasn’t cut Thursday, reportedly could be traded

    Pro Football Talk "Word that the Dolphins were going to release left tackle Branden Albert along with defensive linemen Mario Williams and Earl Mitchell broke early on Thursday, but the NFL’s transaction wire only includes the departures of Williams and Mitchell on its list of moves for the day. That means Albert..." February 16

  • Dolphins looking to trade for top cornerback

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Dolphins are looking for an upgrade at the cornerback position. According to a report, Miami is looking for that upgrade via the trade market. It makes sense. The Dolphins pass defense wasn’t necessarily bad in 2016, but it wasn’t great, either. Statistically, it ranked in the middle..." February 16

  • Dolphins to release Albert, Tunsil expected to take over as starter

    Local 10 "The Miami Dolphins will release left tackle Branden Albert on Thursday, according to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo. Albert was a team left starting tackle. The 32-year-old was drafted in 2008 by the Kansas City Chiefs as a 15th overall pick. The Dolphins signed Albert in 2014...." February 16

  • Dolphins cutting defensive linemen Mario Williams, Earl Mitchell

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins are clearing the decks of some salary today. In addition to the previously reported release of left tackle Branden Albert, they’re also cutting defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald adds defensive end..." February 16

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Andre Carter joins Dolphins’ coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "A former Pro Bowl defensive lineman will be coaching defensive linemen in Miami. Andre Carter will become the Dolphins’ assistant defensive line coach, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports." February 13

  • Former Dolphin Quentin Moses dies in a house fire

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Two adults and a child were killed in a house fire that started about 6 a.m. Sunday, fire officials say. The fire happened at 417 Shamrock Drive in Monroe, Fire Chief Keith Glass said. Andria Godard, 31, and her 10-year-old daughter Jasmine Godard were found dead inside the home. Quentin..." February 12

  • Byron Maxwell says Miami Dolphins’ DBs can reach Seattle’s ‘Legion’ level

    Palm Beach Post "Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell is ready to lower the boom. Maxwell, appearing at the Dolphins Cancer Challenge on Friday night, knows all about Seattle’s vaunted “Legion of Boom” secondary, having spent his first four seasons with the Seahawks. But as Maxwell turns his attention to his..." February 12

  • Jason Taylor: “T.O. deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame”

    Pro Football Talk "New Pro Football Hall of Famer Jason Taylor is disappointed that Terrell Owens won’t be with him on enshrinement day in Canton. Taylor said this morning on PFT Live that he’s baffled that Owens wasn’t selected. “I don’t get it,” Taylor said. “His numbers, football wise? Come on. He stacks up..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi: 2016 'set a foundation for what I can do'

    ESPN "Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was one of the surprise stories of 2016. He began the year as a backup to now-retired running back Arian Foster, and Ajayi’s season didn’t take off until October. Ajayi ended up leading the NFL with three 200-plus yard games and made the Pro Bowl after..." February 02

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Kiko Alonso had another thumb surgery this month

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso needed to have surgery after breaking his right thumb in a December loss to the Ravens and he was reportedly back at the doctor earlier this month for another operation. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Alonso had a second surgery on the thumb after the team’s..." January 31

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Former NFL star RB Arian Foster plans to pursue degree in physics

    Houston Chronicle "Since retiring from the NFL three months ago, former Houston Texans star Arian Foster has been enjoying himself. Although Foster retired from the game relatively early at 30 years old, he said it was an easy decision. "It was easier for me, just knowing that you have outside passions,..." January 30

  • Ryan Tannehill not believed to need full ACL reconstruction

    NFL.com "A month and a half after Ryan Tannehill suffered a partial tear in his ACL, the Dolphins quarterback's rehab is going so well that those involved believe he will not need a full reconstruction prior to the 2017 season, sources say. Tannehill has a benchmark MRI later today, and more details..." January 30

  • Odell Beckham Jr. on Jarvis Landry: ‘He should get a big contract.’

    Palm Beach Post "According to New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., his close friend and former college teammate Jarvis Landry “should get a big contract.” Landry and Beckham were college teammates at LSU. “I think he should get a big contract coming up soon,” Beckham said after NFL Pro Bowl..." January 29

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Dolphins think Jay Ajayi can get better with a healthy line

    Miami Herald "Jay Ajayi was a revelation for the Dolphins, finishing fourth in the NFL in rushing yards and seventh in yards per carry. But team officials said this week that they do not see a finished product, by any means. “I think he has just scratched the surface of what he can be,” GM Chris Grier..." January 27

  • Dolphins expected to prioritize re-signing Kenny Stills, Andre Branch

    Pro Football Talk "After the Dolphins lost to the Steelers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, wide receiver Kenny Stills said that he wants to re-sign with the team because he believes they are building something special. The feeling appears to be mutual. General Manager Chris Grier said at the Senior Bowl..." January 26

  • Dolphins believe there was no concussion protocol violation

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and NFL Players Association have concluded that the Dolphins violated the concussion protocol by not conducting a full evaluation of quarterback Matt Moore in the locker room after he took a blow to the chin from Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree earlier this month in the playoffs. The..." January 26

  • Dolphins failed to follow concussion protocol with Matt Moore

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and NFL Players Association finally have identified a violation of the in-game concussion protocol. The penalty is . . . a somewhat strongly worded letter. The league and the union announced that the protocol “was not strictly followed” after Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore took a hit..." January 25

  • Ryan Tannehill To Have Second MRI, Surgery Still A Possibility

    CBS Miami "The Miami Dolphins season may be over but the issue of quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s injured left knee is still ongoing. Tannehill sprained both the ACL and MCL in his knee during Miami’s Week 14 win over the Arizona Cardinals when he was hit low by Calias Campbell. Miami went on to win that..." January 25

  • Ryan Tannehill needs another MRI to determine if surgery is needed

    Sportsnaut "Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill does not yet know if he’ll need surgery to repair a torn ACL. But according to a report, an MRI on January 30 could make that determination. The injury sidelined Tannehill for the final three games of the regular season, as well as Miami’s first round..." January 24

  • Miami Dolphins Expected to Cut DE Mario Williams

    The Comeback "Mario Williams used to be considered one of the NFL’s elite pass rushers, but he has fallen off a lot since that point in time. He has fallen off so much, in fact, that the Miami Dolphins are widely expected to cut Williams this offseason in order to save some money for the upcoming free agency..." January 24

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • An early look at Dolphins’ free agent front-seven options on defense

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins know they need to add at least four more rotation players in their front seven on defense, and they’re expected to look to both the draft and free agency to find them. Miami hasn’t begun a serious discussion of potential targets, but here’s an early look at free-agent front seven..." January 22

  • Ricky Williams Got Stopped And Handcuffed Just For Taking A Walk In Texas

    Uproxx "Ricky Williams is a Texas Longhorns legend and a former NFL star, but he still faced a scary situation in Tyler, Texas when he was stopped, handcuffed and questioned simply for taking a walk after police were called about suspicious activity in the area. Williams cooperated with police, who put..." January 21

  • 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