Miami Dolphins Preseason: Getting Down to 53 Players

The Miami Dolphins brought their roster down to 53 players Saturday with the most notable player, Daniel Thomas, being released after four seasons in south Florida. The running back, from North Florida and Kansas State, was the odd man out in a backfield that included Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller. The team also announced it released Marcus Thigpen, who had been instrumental in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Deadline Cuts and Final 53 Man Roster

Here are all of the final cuts that took place before the Saturday, 4pm deadline: Kevin Fogg CB Kyle Miller TE Marcus Thigpen WR Kevin Cone WR Daniel Thomas RB David Arkin OL Matt Hazel WR Andrew Wilson LB... Seth Lobato QB Jordan Kovacs S Tevin Mims DE Garrison Smith DT Evan Finkenberg OL Tony Hills OL Jake Rogers K Isaako Aaitui DT Sam Brenner C D'Aundre...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins Cut RB Daniel Thomas & RB/KR Marcus Thigpen

  Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports that the Dolphins have cut pick RB Daniel Thomas and KR Marcus Thigpen. Thomas, 26, is a former second-round pick, who never lived up to his draft status and has been largely underwhelming in each of his first three years in the league. He was reportedly competing for a roster spot with Mike Gillislee, so it’s really not...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Preseason Week 4: Game Balls

While Miami starters saw little to no action in Thursday's preseason finale, the Dolphins once again rallied to victory. Miami used a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to sneak past the St. Louis Rams 14-13.Though the games are of no consequence, Miami finishes the preseason with a record of 3-1 as it gets set to take on the New England Patriots at home in the season-opener....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins top Rams 14-13 in preseason finale

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Marcus Thigpen showed why he might not make the Miami Dolphins. And then he showed why he might. After muffing a chance badly in the first half, Thigpen had a 32-yard punt return midway through the fourth quarter to set up Miami's go-ahead score, and the Dolphins beat the St. Louis Rams 14-13 on Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Dolphins need to show improvement in tonight’s game?

The preseason is coming to a close as the Dolphins get ready to face the Rams. Usually the fourth preseason game is the coaching staff trying to figure out the last six or seven roster spots. The starting offense and defense will probably only play a drive or two so, meaning we wont get to see if the offense can improve after last weeks game against the Cowboys. There are three dimensions...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Dolphins, Giants, Jaguars, Ravens, Seahawks, & Vikings

  Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas, WR Marcus Thigpen and DB Don Jones are some of the notable players who enter Thursday’s preseason finale on the roster bubble. (James Walker) Giants Starting QB Eli Manning is expected to play in tonight’s game. (Dan Graziano) This could be WR Mario Manningham‘s last opportunity to prove he’s worthy of a roster spot. (Dan Graziano) Jaguars...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami 10, Atlanta 16: Dolphins Preseason Week 1 stock report

In a game that featured many players that are unlikely to make either team’s 53 man roster, the Miami Dolphins lost 16-10 in their preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons. The Dolphins were without key starters Brian Hartline, Mike Wallace, Charles Clay and Olivier Vernon, giving depth players a chance to earn themselves a roster spot. During the limited time Miami’s starters...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason 6-pack: Who to watch for in Week 1

Cover32’s @jscum13 and @Mendel_Cover32 are here to guide you through Miami’s first preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome. We agree, preseason games can sometimes be tough on the eyes. Games are often choppy as the offenses and defenses are not quite in sync just yet. But with Miami’s highly publicized issues on the offensive line, this game is important...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Notable Dolphins in jeopardy of being cut

The Miami Dolphins will take the field in Atlanta for their first taste of 2014 preseason action in less than a week. While the outcomes of the four exhibition games are meaningless, they will act as a stage for several key position battles to unfold. As new players make a name for themselves and solidify their spot on the roster, others will see their time as a Dolphin come to an...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins must manage their weakest links

The saying goes a team is only as strong as its weakest link, and that analogy rings especially true in the game of football. Dolphins fans saw last year when some of their “weakest links” had to be thrown into game action and the results were mixed, to say the least. Let’s start with the good, or at least satisfactory.  Michael Thomas made two of the biggest plays for...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins training camp positional battles

With Training Camp starting July 25th, there are several interesting Training Camp battles this year. The Dolphins seem have more depth on the roster this year, but they also have question marks to answer. There are some interesting story lines and let’s take a look at what to look for this year.  Training Camp Battle #1: Running Back Lamar Miller vs. Knowshon Moreno  This is...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s In, Who’s Out Among Miami Dolphins’ Wide Receivers

The wide receiver position for the Miami Dolphins has evolved from being a position of weakness in 2012 to a position of good (albeit slightly overpaid) quality in 2013. In 2014, that hasn’t changed, saved for a few new players added to the mix. We’re going to look at the Dolphins’ wide outs, where they’d fit in the depth chart, as well as determining who will stay, and who...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Thigpen getting time in new role

A crowded backfield led to Dolphins running back Marcus Thigpen seeing some time at slot receiver Monday during OTAs. Thigpen, who is going into his third season with the team, said after practice he's just trying to get involved in the new offense. Thigpen said he would like to eventually return to running back but understands nothing is concrete. "It is a new offense...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Devin Hester an upgrade for the Dolphins?

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) The recent news that Devin Hester would “love” to play for the Miami Dolphins and that they are one of the thirteen teams that have approached his agent, has me pretty jazzed. Photo Courtesy of Jauerback via Wikipedia I gave Hester a first round draft grade in 2006 in spite of the fact that he was a special teamer without a defined position...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumor: Hester, Moreno and Dolphins Have Mutual Interest

Chris Humphrey/USA TODAY Sports John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) The Dolphins are in major need of some help in special teams, and at running back.  Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas were terrible in the backfield last season, and I believe current returner Marcus Thigpen is not the answer in special teams. The Dolphins are reportedly interested in both Moreno and Hester and all parties...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins special teams unit not so special in 2013

When a team finishes 8-8 and misses the playoffs, its offense and defense get scrutinized. Special teams? Usually not so much, though any good coach or player knows how vital a kick, punt and return game can be to a team's overall success. Miami's special teams unit in 2013 was just like the Dolphins overall -- mediocre. There were good things on which to build, and issues...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Three under the radar free agents who could end up in Miami

Last year the Miami Dolphins were the “winners” of free agency by snagging almost every big name available. It is clear that having the best names on  paper does not translate into wins. This year the Dolphins should focus on filling holes, it doesn’t have to be with the biggest names either. The Dolphins are in need of a short yardage back, someone who could get the 4th and...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dolphins need a new General Manager; I’ll apply!

  By Cyrus Lassus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) Dear Mr. Ross, I have followed the Miami Dolphins closely for over two decades and covered them for PhinNation in 2013. It is very important to me that the franchise finds a General Manager capable of leading the team back into its rightful place amongst the NFL’s elite. Photo Courtesy of Please allow me to boldly present...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Week 15: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Miami Dolphins came from behind in the final quarter for a second week in a row on Sunday and held off a late comeback attempt from New England to down the Patriots 24-20. The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak to New England and was Miami's first win over the Patriots in more than four years.With the victory, Miami improved to 8-6 and for the moment, the Dolphins...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins make big statement with win over Patriots 24-20

The Miami Dolphins entered Sunday’s game, facing a crossroad.  Would they wilt under the pressure of a huge game against the hated Patriots.  Or would they rise to the challenge and make their presence known in the AFC playoff race?  The story of this game followed the same script as many games we’ve witnessed this season.  The Dolphins took a lead in the 4th quarter then...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins: Five Things We Learned

The Patriots went into this game knowing that, following Denver’s defeat on Thursday, a win would put them back into pole position for the number one seed in the AFC playoff race. The Dolphins knew that they needed the win equally badly in order to keep their chances of a wild card and the sixth seed in the postseason alive.When Tom Brady’s fourth down pass was intercepted in...
Via Football Nation
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins survive comeback attempt, defeat Patriots 24-20

Welcome to the big time, Ryan Tannehill. And welcome to the Dolphins, Michael Thomas. The Dolphins’ quarterback went out and beat Tom Brady. Tannehill directed a 60-yard, game-winning touchdown drive, capped by a 14-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Thigpen with 75 seconds left. Then it was on the Dolphins’ patchwork defense to make it hold up. Thomas, signed last week, did just...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins 24, Patriots 20: Takeaways & observations

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins not only snapped a seven-game losing streak in the series against New England on Sunday, they did it in Patriots' fashion. Ryan Tannehill connected with Marcus Thigpen on a 14-yard touchdown pass play with 1:15 left to give Miami a come-from-behind 24-20 win against New England at Sun Life Stadium. The verdict wasn't decided until...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins snatch the win from the grasp of Patriots 24-20

Today, the Miami Dolphins pulled out a huge victory and sent the Patriots home to New England to reflect on what just happened.  With the help of Ryan Tannehill staying hot from the last seconds of the second quarter (3 TDs, 312 yards passing, and a 120.6 rating), Mike Wallace with a signature catch and score, and Daniel Thomas and Marcus Thigpen showing their vesatility; the Dolphins...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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