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Dolphins 2014 roster cuts tracker

With preseason action now in the books, the Miami Dolphins must trim their roster from 75 players to the league mandated 53 player maximum by today’s 4 pm ET deadline. Our roster projection can be found here. Earlier in the week, the Dolphins waived WR Armon Binns, TE Brett Brackett, CB Steven Clarke, DE Rakim Cox, DT Cory Grissom, C Tyler Larsen, WR Ryan Spadola and terminated...
Via Phins Phocus
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brackett, Binns among waives as Dolphins cut to 75

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins got their roster down to the league-mandated 75 Tuesday, setting three aside and sending away eight others.Defensive tackle A.J. Francis, running back Mike Gillislee and tight end Arthur Lynch were placed on the reserve/injured list.Meanwhile tight end Brett Brackett, cornerback Steven Clarke, defensive end Rakim Cox, defensive tackle Cory Grissom...
Via AFC East Daily
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Training camp watch, Dolphins to keep an eye on

With the start of training camp and the NFL season right around the corner I thought that it’d be fun to look at a few players; One that will shine this season, one that will regress, and another that could be a deep sleeper.   I had two players in mind for my first spot. Jimmy Wilson and Lamar Miller. The obvious answer for most would be Jimmy Wilson, the 7th round pick out of...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins players show their pride for US soccer

In a wild one in Brazil a great run by the US Soccer team came to an end today. Here are some reactions of the game from your Dolphins players #merica #usa http://t.co/5mS62MQTGK — Ryan Tannehill (@ryantannehill1) July 1, 2014 Still proud of this team and proud to be an American… We will be back stronger and better than ever in 2018. #IStillBelieve #USA — A.J. Francis (@AJFrancis410...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins players not shy about calling out Omar Kelly

Omar Kelly makes bold, controversial statements pretty much on a daily basis, that being said Dolphins players are not afraid to call him out on them. Here are a couple of examples below @OmarKelly lol ight! — Randy Starks (@starks94) May 30, 2014 @OmarKelly wrong. — A.J. Francis (@AJFrancis410) May 29, 2014   And knowing @brianhartline, the fact that I just told him it has...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins player A.J. Francis tweets the NFL about being penalized for dunking the ball over the goalpost

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip A.J. Francis, defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins, had some questions regarding the NFL penalizing post-touchdown dunks over the goalpost... Miami Dolphins player A.J. Francis tweets the NFL about being penalized for dunking the ball over the goalpost
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

A Very Crucial Off Season Begins for the Dolphins

Mike Stocker / Sun Sentinel Michael Fink Miami Dolphins Writer Finally our GM search is over. Dennis Hickey is on board working to turn the Dolphins into a contender. It’s apparent that Hickey was at the very least Miami’s 4th or 5th choice for the position, and maybe as much as 8th. None of that matters now. He’ll have full control over the 53 man roster, which simply means...
Via TopSportsReport
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster flurry: Dolphins steal back a player, Titans sign Leon Washington and more

There was quite a bit of movement on the Patriots roster today. We'll run down all the action.Yes, on a Tuesday, roster moves count as action.1. The Dolphins stole back A.J. Francis- Earlier this year, the Dolphins waived defensive lineman A.J. Francis, and he wound up getting picked up by the Patriots. Francis was apparently walking into a team meeting when he got the news he...
Via Patriots Life
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: New England Patriots add depth at defensive tackle

  Well, that was quick. After being cut on Saturday, rookie defensive tackle A.J. Francis is back with the Patriots, according to a NESN.com report. Francis was on the active roster last week before being cut on Saturday. This time, the former Maryland Terrapin has reportedly been signed to practice squad. To make room for Francis, NESN also reports that the Pats have released wide...
Via CLNS Radio
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Third-Down Pass Rusher Role Still Uncertain Heading Into Bills Game and Other NFL Thoughts

FOXBORO, Mass. — As the Patriots are ready to open the season against the Buffalo Bills, the amount of rookies and second-year players on the team’s 53-man roster is staggering — there are 21 total. Many of those young players, including some that have just been signed in the last week, could play a big role on Sunday as the Patriots travel to Orchard Park, N.Y. The media has...
Via NESN.com
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins practice squad begins to take shape

With players being claimed around the league following Saturday's cuts, the Miami Dolphins were relatively quiet. Miami only claimed one player, however it does not mean they weren't active and exploring their available options. Players the Dolphins were interested in could have been claimed by a squad ahead of them in the waiver order. The team announced that they were awarded...
Via Phins Phocus
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots scoop up some of Dolphins' scraps

BY SEAN DONOVANTwo of the players the Miami Dolphins cut on Saturday are staying in the AFC East.According to ESPN reports, the New England Patriots claimed defensive tackle A.J. Francis and offensive lineman Chris Barker off waivers, giving both a spot on the team's 53-man roster.Francis was among the most notable of the Dolphins' cuts after having a productive preseason...
Via AFC East Daily
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Fins keep nearly 3 times as many DBs as WRs

BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins were the last team to announce their final cuts, waiting until three hours after the 6 p.m. deadline to announce those who would not make the final 53-man roster.But the news was the number of players they kept at some positions, rather than who they let go.The Dolphins, after cutting receivers Chad Bumphis, Keenan Davis, Marvin McNutt and Bruan...
Via AFC East Daily
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins 300-Pound Rookie Tweets ESPN to Include ‘Fat Guys’ in Magazine’s Body Issue

Fat guys need love, too. The ESPN The Magazine Body Issue draws tons of attention every years as the greatest athletes from all sorts of sports bare it all for the camera. But apparently the popular newsstand item is excluding one core group of athletes: the fat guys. Miami Dolphins rookie A.J. Francis took to Twitter in opposition of the oversized injustice, urging ESPN to make...
Via NESN.com
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins rookie, ‘fat guy’ AJ Francis wants to be in ESPN’s next Body Issue

Former Maryland star AJ Francis is now with the Miami Dolphins. As a pro athlete, the 300-plus pounder wants to know why he wasn't included in ESPN's Body Issue.
Via Gamedayr
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins' rookie asks ESPN: Where are the fat people in 'The Body Issue?'

One NFL rookie wants to "super-size" ESPN The Magazine's ‘Body Issue’ which hit the stands this week. Miami Dolphins' heavyweight A.J. Francis took one look at the perfectly sculpted bodies in the annual issue and wondered, "where are all the fat people?" via his Twitter account. Francis stands 6 foot, 5 inches tall and weighs 309 pounds. ...
Via The Other Paper
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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300 lb. NFL rookie wants in on next Body Issue

Miami Dolphins rookie defensive tackle A. J. Francis is a very big and a very funny guy. The former Maryland Terrapin wants to appear nude in ESPN the Magazine’s The Body Issue. The trouble is Francis is 6’5” and weighs 309 lbs. Check out his hilarious tweet:
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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