NFL Notes: Free Agents, Bears, Broncos, Cowboys & Panthers

Free Agents Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap expects impending free agent FS Eric Weddle to receive a contract in the $8-9 million range this offseason, and mentions the Giants, Jaguars and Raiders as potential suitors. As for Browns WR Travis Benjamin, Fitzgerald believes he could command a contract around $6 million annually. Fitzgerald could see RB Lamar Miller signing...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Texans look to replace Arian Foster

It seems like Arian Foster has an injury every season, and this season was no exception. Foster only played four games for the Houston Texans this year before tearing his Achilles. He has only had one healthy season in his seven year career. Even though Foster has been key to the Texans’ offense, there are reports saying that the Texans are going to let go of Foster this offseason...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

TOJ Roundtable – New York Jets One Addition Edition

The TOJ Roundtable is back. Make sure to give everybody a follow on Twitter and to let us know your opinion down in the comment section below! Joe Caporoso appeared on the EA Podcast on New York right here to talk about the upcoming off-season If you could add one player to the New York Jets roster in 2016, via the NFL Draft, trade or free agency, who would it be? Joe Caporoso...
Via Turn On The Jets
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: 10 Fantasy Players to Watch/Bounce Back in 2016

The 2015 season is over, but that doesn't mean that we can't fast forward to the 2016 fantasy season. With free agency, better health, and the start of sophomore campaigns on the horizon, there are plenty of potential stars waiting for the next chance to shine.1.   RB - Jeremy Langford, BearsAfter eight seasons in Chicago, it seems as though the Bears and Matt Forte will part ways...
Via Fox Sports
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons 'very big' for Miller

Only two Miami Dolphins have ever had back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Lamar Miller has his eye on becoming No. 3. With only 231 more yards needed to reach his mark, the fourth-year back is... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The impact of refusing to use Lamar Miller

Following the 31-24 loss against the New York Giants, every Dolphins fan had the same question: "Why wasn't the ball in Lamar Miller's hands late in the game?" This exact question has bewildered the city of Miami nearly every week. Despite emerging as the top running-back in 2014, the team has failed to realize Miller's importance in winning football games.    Miami Dolphins...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Lamar Miller not injured, unsure why he didn't get more carries

Lamar Miller is clearly the best offensive player the Miami Dolphins have, and his skills were on full display in the first half Monday night. Why was he virtually ignored in the second half? Because the Dolphins stink, that’s why. Miller rushed seven times for 69 yards in the first half and looked explosive on touchdown runs of 14 and 38 yards. After his second touchdown, Miller...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Numbers don't lie: Dolphins are undefeated when riding Lamar Miller

When the Miami Dolphins named Zac Taylor the team's new play caller, he vowed to utilize Lamar Miller more often and get him more carries, balancing the offense in the process.Well, in his first action as interim offensive coordinator, he did just that, and the Dolphins came away with their fifth win of the season, 15-13 over the Baltimore Ravens. Miller carried it 20 times for 113...
Via Fox Sports
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Lamar Miller tops 20 carries for just second time in career

The Miami Dolphins somehow came away with their fifth win of the season on Sunday, topping the injury-riddled Baltimore Ravens, 15-13. It was new play caller Zac Taylor's first crack at fixing the struggling offense, but it didn't go as well as he had hoped.The offense put up just seven points, while Ryan Tannehill finished the game 9-of-19 for 86 yards and one touchdown. Safe to...
Via Fox Sports
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins game preview

TV: CBS Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. The next loss for the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins will virtually end their playoff chances.After avoiding one last week in stunning fashion, the injury-riddled Ravens look to continue their turnaround by winning a sixth straight meeting with the floundering Dolphins on Sunday.The only way Baltimore (4-7) and Miami (4-7) will have a shot at...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Six Points: Ravens vs. Dolphins

Less than one week after firing their third coach of the season, the Miami Dolphins will take the field against the Baltimore Ravens. Bill Lazor is out as the team's offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor will take over as Miami's play caller. He promises to bring balance to the offense with Sunday being his first chance to prove it.The Ravens have struggled with...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Dan Campbell on playoff hopes: 'We still have an opportunity'

At 4-6, the Miami Dolphins' playoff odds are quickly diminishing. They've lost three of their last four games -- all by double-digits -- and haven't looked like a consistent team all season.After winning his first two games in blowout fashion, Dan Campbell has struggled as the team's head coach of late. The defense has played somewhat better, but the offense is far from balanced...
Via Fox Sports
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins abandon run game despite Lamar Miller's hot start

The Miami Dolphins fell to the Dallas Cowboys, 24-14 in Week 11, dropping their record to 4-6 on the year. They never held a lead in the game and fell behind 14-0 in the second quarter, and were unable to mount a comeback. With that 14 point deficit came a lack of the run game. Lamar Miller finished the day with seven carries for 44 yards, which comes out to a healthy 6.3 yards...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

FanDuel Week 11 Fantasy Lineup: Best Picks Include Russell Wilson, Lamar Miller

If you’ve already been eliminated from the playoff race in your season-long fantasy football league, it might be time to try one-week games at daily fantasy sites such as FanDuel. Here’s our optimal FanDuel lineup for Week 11 of the NFL season. Quarterback: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks ($7,600) Wilson should have a bounce-back performance agains a San Francisco 49ers defense...
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

4 late-rising fantasy football standouts

Consistency is key in fantasy football, but sometimes it takes a few weeks for NFL players to begin producing on the field and subsequently for our favorite side attraction. Players who took over because of injuries are not included. Rather, the following list is composed of a few starters who battled through a tough opening and have since produced at a high level. Jay Cutler...
Via Sportsnaut
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Campbell: Miller is still top RB, but Ajayi is 'up-and-coming'

When the Miami Dolphins selected running back Jay Ajayi in the fifth round of the draft in May, he likely wasn't seen as Lamar Miller's immediate replacement. A preseason injury for the rookie delayed his start in the NFL, but in his first two games as a pro, he's showed a ton of potential.Over the past two weeks, Ajayi has rushed for 89 yards on just 11 attempts -- giving him an...
Via Fox Sports
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Defense stands tall on final drives to help Dolphins beat Eagles, snap losing streak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chris McCain knocked Sam Bradford out and Reshad Jones spoiled Mark Sanchez's comeback bid.Ryan Tannehill threw a go-ahead 4-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry and the defense held on to give the Miami Dolphins a 20-19 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.Bradford injured his left shoulder and sustained a concussion on a hard hit by McCain in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles game preview

TV: CBS Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. Though Sam Bradford and Jordan Matthews hooked up for maybe a season-saving touchdown last week, it's been the Philadelphia Eagles' running backs who have come to the rescue of late.The Eagles will search for more heroics from their ground game Sunday against one of the league's worst teams versus the run when the Miami Dolphins visit Lincoln Financial...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Six Points: Dolphins vs. Eagles

After two straight wins to open his tenure as interim head coach, Dan Campbell and the Miami Dolphins (3-5) have lost their last two games -- both winin the division. They will look to stop the bleeding in Week 10 against a Philadelphia Eagles (4-4) team that might have found their offensive groove in Week 9.The game has major implications for both teams. The Dolphins can't afford...
Via Fox Sports
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pass-happy Dolphins have thrived most when they run

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins rank second in the NFL in rushing yards per carry but next to last in rushing attempts per game, which has offensive coordinator Bill Lazor on the defensive about his play-calling.Would the Dolphins (3-5) be better if they ran the ball more? Lazor has pondered that question."You rack your brain, and you say, 'If I remember back, each time I...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pass-happy Dolphins have thrived most when they run

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins rank second in the NFL in rushing yards per carry but next to last in rushing attempts per game, which has offensive coordinator Bill Lazor on the defensive about his play-calling. Would the Dolphins (3-5) be better if they ran the ball more? Lazor has pondered that question. "You rack your brain, and you say, 'If I remember back, each time...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pass-happy Dolphins have done best when they run

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins rank second in the NFL in rushing yards per carry but next to last in rushing attempts per game, which has offensive coordinator Bill Lazor on the defensive about his play-calling. Would the Dolphins (3-5) be better if they ran the ball more? Lazor has pondered that question. ''You rack your brain, and you say, `If I remember back, each time...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Numbers suggest Dolphins' rushing attack isn't as bad as it seems

Through eight games, the Miami Dolphins have undoubtedly been one of the NFL's more disappointing teams. At 3-5, they appear to be all but out of the playoff race with the 8-0 Patriots in their division.One aspect where the Dolphins have especially been a letdown is the run game. Lamar Miller is in the final year of his rookie contract and was expected to see a heavier workload this...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills game preview

TV: CBS Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. Coming off a lopsided loss to the reigning Super Bowl champions and without one of their top defenders for the rest of the season, the Miami Dolphins still believe they're in a better place than the last time they faced the Buffalo Bills.Looking to bounce back from Dan Campbell's first loss as coach, the visiting Dolphins can avenge an earlier defeat...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Time running out on rookie running back Jay Ajayi

Everyone was excited when the running back out of Boise State was drafted in the fifth round by the Miami Dolphins, and the expectation was that he would quickly take over the role as the primary backup behind starter Lamar Miller. But after being placed on the short-term injury reserve, time is running out for the Dolphins to activate Ajayi to the roster, and they're unsure of what...
Via PhinManiacs
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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