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Green Bay Packers: Potential free agent targets

The Green Bay Packers are known as a team that drafts and develops players. They never trade for anyone and they rarely pick up players through the free agent market. However, when the Packers do make moves in free agency, they make big moves. Charles Woodson and Julius Peppers are the two guys that the Packers have picked up in free agency in the past 10 years. Woodson had a great...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Miami Dolphins free agents

2016 Miami Dolpins free agent list: Louis Delmas, DB James- Michael Johnson, LB Rishard Matthews, WR Jacques McClendon, G Lamar Miller, RB Matt Moore, QB Spencer Paysinger, LB Derrick Shelby, DE Kelvin Sheppard, LB Shelley Smith, G Olivier Vernon, DE Via NFL.com
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3 positions the Jacksonville Jaguars need to address in the offseason

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Jacksonville Jaguars have been the laughing stock of the National Football League...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

10 unheralded NFL players set to make major impacts in Week 16

This week provides us with a ton of huge games around the NFL. With so many matchups slated to play important roles in the playoff race, there are a ton of unheralded players who could act the part of heroes for their respective teams.From a New York Jets safety who was burned big time by Rob Gronkowski earlier in the season to an up-and-coming Washington Redskins tackle prepared...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

5 players the Miami Dolphins should move on from in 2016

Last time I gave an analysis on the five players the Miami Dolphins needed to build around for the 2016 season, and now it's time for me to look at the five players the Dolphins need to move on from.Now, given the way the 2015 season has gone, there are a lot more players to choose from to move on from than there are to build around, and all for various reasons. With this column...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins need a surge just to finish at .500 again

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins might need to lower their sights. They persisted in talking Monday about making the postseason, even though a more modest achievement -- finishing at .500 -- could be beyond their reach. Miami must win four of the final six games to go 8-8 for a third year in a row, and that won't be easy, especially given the way the way the team has played...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon: Latest loss 'made me a little sick'

Olivier Vernon had one of his best games of the season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, recording one sack and a handful of pressures on Tony Romo.His performance was especially impressive with it coming against Tyron Smith, one of the best left tackles in the NFL. He helped hold the Cowboys offense in check for much of the game, but Dallas was able to pull away late.The Miami...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins need a surge just to finish at .500 again

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins might need to lower their sights. They persisted in talking Monday about making the postseason, even though a more modest achievement - finishing at .500 - could be beyond their reach. Miami must win four of the final six games to go 8-8 for a third year in a row, and that won't be easy, especially given the way the way the team has played lately...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

What issues caused the Miami Dolphins defense to be this disappointing?

There was a lot of hype for the dolphins with the signing of the 100-million-dollar-man Ndamukong Suh and Ryan Tannehill looking like he was ready to take the next step, but there was plenty to be concerned about that ultimately got ignored. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Underdogs: Three bold predictions for Week 10 in the NFL Fantasy Sleepers: Two Packers lead this week’s...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady: Patriots offensive line been phenomenal this year

Offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo has been an unsung hero for the 6-0 New England Patriots. It’s been a tumultuous season for the Patriots’ offensive line, which lost starting left tackle and captain Nate Solder for the season with a torn biceps after Week 5. Starting center Bryan Stork was placed on short-term injured reserve with head and neck injuries before the season...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Miami Dolphins

Dolphins LB Olivier Vernon fined for late hit Miami entered the game with three straight losses and a 1-3 record overall. Wake also forced two fumbles. “That stuff helps”, Campbell said. “When I got back to ... Brice McCain Listed As Doubtful The Dolphins will be mostly healthy for their game against Houston based on their final injury report of the week, but cornerback...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Campbell's mandate to be more physical comes with a cost

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins tussled in a rugby-style scrum when practice began Wednesday, with younger players encircled by veterans and challenged to fight their way out of the pack."It was just something I thought up," interim coach Dan Campbell said.Since replacing Joe Philbin 2 1/2 weeks ago, Campbell has stressed the need to be more physical and aggressive. His lobbying...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Campbell's mandate to be more physical comes with a cost

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins tussled in a rugby-style scrum when practice began Wednesday, with younger players encircled by veterans and challenged to fight their way out of the pack. "It was just something I thought up," interim coach Dan Campbell said. Since replacing Joe Philbin 2 1/2 weeks ago, Campbell has stressed the need to be more physical and aggressive. His...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Vernon fined for hits on Marcus Mariota

Olivier Vernon got dinged by the league. Mike Ehrmann Getty Images North AmericaMiami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon has been fined $37,363 by the NFL for two hits on Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota.Vernon was docked for a pair of roughing-the-passer infractions. On the hit that hurt Mariota, Vernon was fined $17,363. He then was given a $20,000 fine for hitting...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota Out For Sunday’s Game With Sprained MCL Injury

The collective breath of all Tennessee Titans fans was held last Sunday when Marcus Mariota, the team’s top draft pick this year and quarterback of the future, went down after being hit by the Miami Dolphins’ Olivier Vernon. Mariota would get up, but was noticeably in pain. An MRI revealed that he had a sprained MCL, and with the Titans being nowhere near playoff contention,...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami DE Vernon fined $37,363 for Mariota hits

NEW YORK (AP) Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon has been fined $37,363 by the NFL for two hits on Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota. Vernon was docked for a pair of roughing-the-passer infractions. On the hit that hurt Mariota, Vernon was fined $17,363. He then was given a $20,000 fine for hitting Mariota in the head and neck area on another player. Mariota injured...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Whisenhunt on Mariota: He’s frustrated, he wants to play

The Tennessee Titans will be without rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7. According to head coach Ken Whisenhunt, Mariota’s sprained MCL will keep him out on Sunday, leaving Zach Mettenberger to start against the 5-1 Falcons. “He’s frustrated because he wants to play,” said Whisenhunt. Mariota said earlier in the week that he had...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Campbell defends player called ‘dirty’ for Mariota hit

It has quickly become one of the most controversial plays of the 2015 NFL season, as the Miami Dolphins’ Olivier Vernon appears to have gone in for a low hit on the Tennessee Titans’ Marcus Mariota during Sunday’s game: Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon says he learned all of his dirty tactics from teammate Ndamukong Suh. pic.twitter.com/wVH7rIbiRd — Faux NFL Network™...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Olivier Vernon appealing fine for late hit on Marcus Mariota

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon says he has been fined by the NFL for a late, low hit on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and plans to appeal.Vernon declined to say Wednesday how much he was fined. He hit the Tennessee rookie's knee Sunday and was criticized afterward by Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt, who said it appeared Vernon was trying to hurt Mariota...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Olivier Vernon appealing fine for late hit on Marcus Mariota

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon says he has been fined by the NFL for a late, low hit on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and plans to appeal. Vernon declined to say Wednesday how much he was fined. He hit the Tennessee rookie's knee Sunday and was criticized afterward by Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt, who said it appeared Vernon was trying to hurt...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon fined for hit on Titans QB Marcus Mariota, will appeal

Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon has been fined a yet to be disclosed amount of money for his low hit to the knees of Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota on Sunday. Vernon has stated that he will be appealing the fine, and he's bothered that his reputation has now come into question as a result of the play.“What stood out to me is they kept playing the same angle of it, which...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon fined for low hit on Marcus Mariota

Following his controversial low hit on Marcus Mariota Sunday, Miami Dolphins defensive end vowed that he's not a dirty player. Well, it didn't seem to make a difference in the NFL's eyes.On Wednesday, Vernon said he was fined by the league for the hit that caused a sprained MCL for Mariota, according to ProFootballTalk. Vernon does plan to appeal the fine, though.Vernon was flagged...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Wake defends Olivier Vernon's 'overblown' hit on Mariota

Sunday's dominant win over the Tennessee Titans didn't come without some controversy for the Miami Dolphins. Defensive end Olivier Vernon has been accused of hitting Marcus Mariota low in what's been deemed by some as a dirty play.Vernon has come out and said that he never intended to hurt anyone and hopes Mariota recovers soon after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 MCL sprain. He...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans QB Marcus Mariota sprains MCL, status uncertain for Week 7

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota sprained his MCL, an MRI revealed on Monday. Mariota sustained the injury when linebacker Olivier Vernon delivered a low hit during Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins Head coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters that the team won't put Mariota in any situation to put him in any kind of jeopardy. With the cautious take, Mariota's status is...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins players speak on Sunday’s win over the Titans

 Many Miami Dolphins players were holding themselves accountable for the lack of success in the previous three games, and on Sunday against the Titans they took their words to heart and performed admirably. Every offensive and defensive unit can take away at least one positive from this game and they look to build upon this success next week in Miami against the Houston Texans. They...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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