Dolphins Rumors & News

  • Miami Dolphins will treat RB Kenyan Drake as starter Sunday "The Dolphins plan to treat rookie running back Kenyan Drake as the starter this week, though they will mix in other runners against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, according to multiple sources. It's been a revolving door for Miami, whose starter Arian Foster is out this week with a groin..." September 25

  • Miami Dolphins not worried about lack of running game

    Miami Herald "Anyone can gather a collection of pertinent facts about the Miami Dolphins’ running game after two games that already suggest there are terrible days ahead for coach Adam Gase’s offense. The facts? The Dolphins are 27th in the NFL in rushing yards per game. They’re leading rusher is..." September 24

  • Dolphins' Foster won't play Sunday vs. Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins running back Arian Foster won’t play Sunday against the Browns. Miami coach Adam Gase said today that Foster, who has been dealing with a groin injury, won’t be able to go this week." September 23

  • Gase: Tannehill’s not the problem; others aren’t pulling their weight

    Miami Herald "Blaming Ryan Tannehill is the default reaction for most fans (and quite a few members of the media). And Adam Gase is tired of it. He thinks that analysis is tired (and probably lazy). So when asked by Cleveland reporters Wednesday if Tannehill needs to step up his game for the Dolphins to..." September 22

  • Report: Arian Foster unlikely to play this week

    Sportsnaut "It did not take long for running back Arian Foster to sustain another injury that could linger beyond one week. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Foster is a “long shot” to suit up in Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns. Foster is reportedly dealing with another groin injury and not..." September 22

  • Dolphins safety Michael Thomas has received death threats

    Sportsnaut "The entire national anthem protest controversy around the NFL continues to take an ugly turn. On the heels of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick indicating that he’s received death threats, comes this from Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas. Kaepernick and Thomas were..." September 21

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • LeGarrette Blount Had Interest In Dolphins

    Pro Football Rumors "There were at least two instances in the past two years that running back LeGarrette Blount had interest in signing with the Dolphins, but they didn’t pursue him, an associate told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Blount, the No. 1 back for the AFC East rival Patriots, rushed for 123 yards and a..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Injured Arian Foster may miss 1-2 games

    247 Sports "Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster could miss one or two games, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. The early indications surrounding Foster’s anticipated MRI examination seem to suggest that the veteran suffered a mild groin strain, an ailment that does not pose a major threat to..." September 20

  • Dolphins running game stumbling early in season

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins’ starting running back and overall running game are both ailing. And though rest figures to heal Arian Foster’s strained groin, there’s no clear-cut panacea for Miami’s inability to generate a consistent ground game. Foster’s groin strain puts his status in question for Sunday’s..." September 20

  • Dolphins get another backup QB, hope it goes better than against Patriots

    Miami Herald "After allowing triple digit passer ratings to two backup quarterbacks on Sunday, the Dolphins reportedly will face another in their home opener this weekend. But Cleveland rookie third-string quarterback Cody Kessler, who’s expected to start for the Browns against the Dolphins at Hard Rock..." September 19

  • Dolphins' Foster day to day with groin injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Arian Foster is day-to-day with a groin injury, Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said on Monday. Foster left the Dolphins’ loss to the Patriots in Week 2 early because of a groin injury. He only carried the ball three times for nine yards." September 19

  • Arian Foster questionable to return with groin injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins got themselves in an early hole, and things just keep getting worse. Not only are they already down 21-0 to the Patriots, but they just turned it over again and their starting running back may not be able to finish the game." September 18

  • Patriots 2-0, now down Garoppolo

    The Sports Xchange "FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Quarterbacks are changing again for the undefeated New England Patriots, but head coach Bill Belichick was not ready to disclose his game plan at the position Sunday night. "We'll just take it day by day," Belichick said after quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, Tom Brady's..." September 18

  • Miami Dolphins having headset issues in New England

    Total Pro Sports "Deja vu. Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers had headset issues at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough while playing the New England Patriots and on Sunday, it seems it has happened again – this time, to the Miami Dolphins." September 18

  • DeVante Parker: I'm better than last year

    Miami Herald "I explain to you in my column in today's Miami Herald (the actual newspaper) how the Dolphins' grand plans for receiver DeVante Parker and running back Jay Ajayi got off track recently and the derailment is threatening to become a train wreck if things don't improve soon. But what the newspaper..." September 17

  • Dolphins DE Mario Williams practices, but not yet out of concussion protocol

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dolphins defensive end Mario Williams, sidelined all week with a concussion sustained last week at Seattle, went through the full practice Friday, typically a light practice, and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at New England. Williams went through individual drills Friday during..." September 17

  • Dolphins’ grand offseason plans for Parker, Ajayi collapsed

    Miami Herald "Eight months ago, wait, eight days ago, anyone studying the Miami Dolphins roster could plausibly believe this team had young up-and-coming playmakers at running back and wide receiver because Jay Ajayi and DeVante Parker are on the team. Parker, a first-round pick, seemed on the doorstep of a..." September 17

  • Local Sheriff's union wants law enforcement to suspend details protecting the Miami Dolphins

    Miami Herald "The Broward County Sheriff's Office Deputies Association, a union that represents local deputies in the county's largest law enforcement body, is calling for the suspension of details that escort and otherwise protect the Miami Dolphins as a response to four players kneeling during the national..." September 17

  • No Mario Williams won’t mean full-time Cameron Wake

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins defensive end Mario Williams still hasn’t been cleared after suffering a concussion on Sunday. If he can’t play, it doesn’t mean veteran Cameron Wake will slide into a full-time role. “It’s just going to have to be a group effort,” coach Adam Gase told reporters on Thursday regarding..." September 16

  • Dolphins linebacker says he is ready to stand for anthem again

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dolphins linebacker Jelani Jenkins seemed to say he would stand for the national anthem this week at New England in a TIME magazine article he wrote. The opinion column, which appeared online Thursday, ended with this paragraph: "Now that the conversation has begun, on Sunday, Sept. 18 I..." September 16

  • Dolphins WR DeVante Parker held out vs. Seattle due to coaching decision

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker, who has been battling hamstring injuries since training camp, said he wanted to play Sunday against Seattle but coach Adam Gase decided to make him inactive. Parker, who was termed a gametime decision, was running “gassers,” or a series of sprints,..." September 15

  • Arian Foster practices Thursday, Mario Williams still out

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Arian Foster was back on the field for the Dolphins Thursday after sitting out Wednesday’s practice. Foster was listed on the team’s practice report as being sidelined by a hamstring issue, although it sounds like injury prevention was the real reason why he sat out. Coach Adam..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • More changes coming for Dolphins’ defensive line

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins’ defensive line, considered one of the roster’s strengths, underwent more tumult and turnover this week, with one player arriving, another going on injured reserve and two sitting out Wednesday’s practice. Defensive tackle Chris Jones, cut by Miami on Sept. 3, was re-signed by the..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016 "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • Dolphins' Kenny Stills says he'll continue to kneel during anthem

    CBS Sports "Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills was one of 11 players in Week 1 to join 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest against social inequality. He was joined by Dolphins teammates Arian Foster, Michael Thomas and Jelani Jenkins, who all took a knee during the national anthem prior to Sunday's..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Dolphins’ Earl Mitchell headed to injured reserve, but could return

    Miami Herald "Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell is headed to injured reserve with the calf injury that's vexed him all summer. Whether his season is over remains to be seen. Mitchell missed almost all of training camp with the calf injury. He played just a handful of snaps in Sunday's opener before leaving..." September 14

  • Dolphins To Place DT Earl Mitchell On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Dolphins are putting starting defensive tackle Earl Mitchell on IR with a calf injury today, a source tells Mike Garafolo of NFL Network (on Twitter). The injury won’t necessarily rule Mitchell out for the year and he could be brought back later on this season. " Mitchell, 29 later this..." September 13

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Dolphins plan to work out veteran LB A.J. Hawk

    Palm Beach Post "The Miami Dolphins will work out veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk this week according to an NFL source. Hawk has 945 career tackles. He was drafted by the Packers in 2006 and spent his entire career there before playing with the Bengals last season." September 13

  • Arian Foster plans to keep kneeling during national anthem

    ESPN "Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster doubled down on his stance Monday to take a knee during the national anthem. Foster said that will continue to be his pregame routine when the Dolphins take the field Sunday against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. "Yeah," Foster said of..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Kate Upton Says Miami Dolphins Kneeling the During National Anthem on 9/11 Is "Unacceptable"

    Complex "After Colin Kaepernick decided to not stand during the National Anthem beginning last month during the NFL's preseason, and soon after deciding to kneel during the recital, many other NFL players are following suit. Political gestures including Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters raising..." September 12

  • Dolphins owner Stephen Ross fully supports players’ decision to kneel

    Sportsnaut "Four Miami Dolphins players, including Arian Foster, took a knee during the national anthem in Seattle on Sunday — a decision owner Stephen Ross fully supports. Not surprisingly, there was plenty of criticism heaved at the players, given the fact that it was the 15th anniversary of the tragic..." September 12

  • Mario Williams suffers concussion

    Fantasy Pros " Mario Williams left Sunday's tilt versus the Seahawks for concussion evaluation in the second half. He had two combined tackles and his first sack as a Dolphin up to that point. " September 12

  • Dolphins' DeVante Parker: Will not play Sunday

    CBS Sports "Parker (hamstring) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Seahawks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The matchup against the stout Seahawks defense wasn't going to elicit much fantasy optimism anyway, and while Parker's injury isn't a long-term concern, it's still been a hit to the Dolphins'..." September 11

  • Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey has small fracture in hip

    UPI "Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who is out for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, reportedly has a small fracture in his left hip. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the three-time Pro Bowler is scheduled to undergo a CT scan this week and could miss another week or two..." September 11

  • DeVante Parker, Germain Ifedi inactive in Seattle

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins are going to be without three offensive players projected to be in big roles this season as they open their season in Seattle. Wide receiver DeVante Parker is inactive as a result of the hamstring injury that cost him practice time and led him to be listed as questionable on..." September 11

  • Baldwin's late TD lifts Seahawks past Dolphins

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Slow starts are nothing new to a Seattle Seahawks team that has stumbled to a 4-4 record in September and October over the past two seasons. On Sunday, the Seahawks made sure that another slow start resulted in a fantastic finish. Russell Wilson hit receiver Doug Baldwin on..." September 11

  • Some Dolphins kneel during anthem before game

    Palm Beach Post "Several Miami Dolphins kneeled in protest during the national anthem before today's game against the Seahawks in Seattle. At least four players - Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, Kenny Stills and Jelani Jenkins - were seen one one knee while the rest of the team stood, according to Joe Schad, one of..." September 11

  • Dolphins’ DeVante Parker practices but is still a long-shot to play Sunday

    Miami Herald "DeVante Parker is making progress. He just needs to make much more to get on the playing field. The Dolphins wide receiver dressed for practice at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium on Friday and went through warmups, running at least one route early in the session. Still, he..." September 09

  • Dolphins' Pouncey won't play vs. Seahawks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday that three-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey is officially out of the season-opener in Seattle against the Seahawks. This is the second time Pouncey's hip has forced him to miss a season opener. Pouncey missed the first four games of the 2014 season..." September 09

  • Dolphins' Jay Ajayi a healthy scratch due to 'sulking'

    CBS Sports "Ajayi (coach's decision) will not play Sunday against the Seahawks, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports." September 09

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08