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Dolphins bid farewell to Brandon Fields

In an 8 year span, one player has become a mainstay in a Dolphins uniform.  Second to John Denney, Dolphins long snapper, Fields weathered the storm of three coaches, two kickers, and various special teams coaches. Brandon Fields longevity in a game and on a team where you can be cut, was the model of setting the best example as a true leader. Punter Brandon Fields has been that...
Via Phins Phocus
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Fields gone; His replacement? 'He's a punter'

The Miami Dolphins released Pro Bowl punter Brandon Fields Tuesday. Fortunately, the team has a replacement in rookie Matt Darr. And guess what Darr does? “He’s a punter. That’s his job... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins RB LaMichael James wants to go by LaMike

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- If LaMichael James is to make the Miami Dolphins' final roster, he'll do it as LaMike. James says he prefers the shorter first name, and he'll be identified that way on the press box flip cards at Thursday's exhibition game against Tampa Bay. That's a change for James, who has long been known by football fans as LaMichael, including when he finished third in the...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins RB LaMichael James wants to go by LaMike

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- If LaMichael James is to make the Miami Dolphins' final roster, he'll do it as LaMike. James says he prefers the shorter first name, and he'll be identified that way on the press box flip cards at Thursday's exhibition game against Tampa Bay. That's a change for James, who has long been known by football fans as LaMichael, including when he finished third in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins rookie Jamil Douglas unseats Billy Turner as starting RG

Miami Dolphins rookie guard Jamil Douglas was battling Dallas Thomas at left guard for most of training camp, but he was unable to beat him out for the starting job.Instead, Douglas will unseat right guard Billy Turner as the starting right guard after taking snaps with the first-team offense on Tuesday. Douglas was informed that he's the new starter -- for now."I was honored they...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Barring setback, Dolphins LT Albert to be ready for Week 1

Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert is coming off of a torn ACL suffered last season, which has left the team with a big question mark on the left side of the offensive line all offseason. Fortunately, it sounds like Albert will be ready to go in Week 1. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, that's the plan for Albert, so long as there's no major setback.Albert...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Reshad Jones: 'I'm the best safety in the league'

When discussing the best safeties in the NFL, some of the names that are brought up include Earl Thomas, Eric Weddle, and Devin McCourty. Among others, Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones gets left off the short list.Just last week, Jones said he was ready to stake his claim as one of the top safeties in the NFL. When comparing his own numbers to those of the best safeties, he sees...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Undrafted rookie Darr ousts veteran Fields as Dolphins punter

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Punter Brandon Fields has been released after eight seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who opted to go with Matt Darr, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee. Fields, whose release was announced before practice Tuesday, made the Pro Bowl in 2013, and his career average of 46.8 yards is the fourth-highest in NFL history. He averaged 46.3 yards last season, but his net...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins release Pro Bowl Punter Brandon Fields

While Dolphins fans have been hoping and praying that kicker Caleb Sturgis would be released from the roster, it turns out that there is a kicker getting cut, but it isn't Sturgis, and it isn't his competition Andrew Franks. On Tuesday Morning, the Miami Dolphins released their 2013 Pro Bowl punter Brandon Fields.Fields was set to make $2 million dollars this upcoming season, and...
Via PhinManiacs
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Undrafted rookie Darr ousts veteran Fields as Dolphins punter

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Punter Brandon Fields has been released after eight seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who opted to go with Matt Darr, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee. Fields, whose release was announced before practice Tuesday, made the Pro Bowl in 2013, and his career average of 46.8 yards is the fourth-highest in NFL history. He averaged 46.3 yards last season, but his net...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins release Pro Bowl P Brandon Fields, name rookie Darr starter

Like the other 31 teams, the Miami Dolphins are required to trim their roster down to 75 players on Tuesday. To get closer to that number, the Dolphins released Pro Bowl punter Brandon Fields.Fields has been the team's punter for the last eight seasons and was named to his first and only Pro Bowl in 2013 when he averaged 48.8 yards per punt. Fields' contract was restructured in March...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Veteran punter Brandon Fields released by Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Punter Brandon Fields has been released after eight seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who opted to go with Matt Darr, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee. Fields, whose release was announced before practice Tuesday, made the Pro Bowl in 2013, and his career average of 46.8 yards is the fourth-highest in NFL history. He averaged 46.3 yards last season, but his net...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins cut ties with Pro Bowl Punter

Two years ago, Brandon Fields earned a trip to the Pro Bowl as arguably the best punter in the NFL. Last season was a completely different story. After being top five in NET yards, punts inside the 20, and longest punt in 2013, Fields completely fell off. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Who stacks up at the top of the NFL Fantasy Preview: The top-20 Ks for 2015 Top 10: The NFL...
Via cover32
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

MIAMI vs TAMPA BAY Preseason matchup has a place in History

This season, 2015, the NFL will go without blackouts in an attempt to check out its impact, but as we get ready for yet another Bucs/Dolphins preseason game, its worth reminding football fans how important this series was in the history of Blackouts. To understand you have to go back to the heart of the matter, the 70’s, and the Miami Dolphins were kings! They owned the state of...
Via Buc Stop
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins Release P Brandon Fields

The Miami Dolphins have released veteran P Brandon Fields on Tuesday, as they trim their roster down to 75 players ahead of today’s deadline. Fields, 31, had two years remaining on his five-year, $14.424 million contract that included $3.3 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $3.358 million for the 2015 season. According to ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Miami Dolphins Crystal Ball - Roster and Record

I cannot remember a season surrounded by so much hype from the Miami Dolphins fan base and that hype comes with good reason. Miami made the biggest splash of the offseason when they lured big-ticket free agent Ndamukong Suh to South beach. Let’s leave the salary cap to the experts; bottom line is that the Dolphins added a top five defensive player to a defense that was already...
Via PhinManiacs
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Miami Dolphins

AC In The AM: Safety Reshad Jones Certainly Believes (Andy Cohen In the Morning – AC in the AM – appears on Dolphins.com every ... policies or desires of the Miami Dolphins organization, front office, coaches and ... Intriguing Year Ahead For Miami Dolphins 2016 is a pivotal year for the Miami Dolphins. It seems the roster is shaping up to be the best in recent memory....
Via 60 Max Power O
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell drawing praise from Wake, Suh

When one thinks of the Miami Dolphins defensive line the names that come to mind are generally Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon, but often overlooked is defensive tackle Earl Mitchell. Mitchell, who has had the luxury of playing next to guys like JJ Watt, Mario Williams and Wake throughout his five year career, is often slated as the third or fourth option on the defensive...
Via PhinManiacs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins must change defensive game plan for Kirk Cousins

The Washington football team made headlines when they decided to bench quarterback Robert Griffin III for Week 1 in favor of Kirk Cousins, who will be the starter for the 2015 season. Consequently, the Miami Dolphins must alter their game plan for the Sep. 13 matchup, since the Washington offense will feature more of an aerial attack. Dolphins safety Michael Thomas explained...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Pouncey cleared to practice following MRI on knee

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey says an MRI on his sore left knee was negative, clearing him to practice this week. Pouncey took part in Monday's workout. He left the Dolphins' exhibition game Saturday against Atlanta when another player hit the side of his knee. First-round draft pick DeVante Parker took part in practice for the first time since undergoing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three players who stood out in the Atlanta Falcons loss to the Miami Dolphins

The Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line struggled against the Miami Dolphins’ defense. The Falcons’ secondary didn’t look that strong, either. The Falcons’ offensive line must get better if they want to protect Matt Ryan this season and have a chance at a decent running game. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best owners Five Things: What was learned during week three of...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins begin cut-down process, release 11 players

 The Miami Dolphins have released the following players:   DT Calvin Barnett G Bryant Browning WR LaRon Byrd WR Kevin Cone DE Ray Drew WR Tyler McDonald DE Kendall Montgomery TE Gerell Robinson CB Sammy Seamster S Phillip Thomas C/G J.D. Walton  
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

What QB will the Miami Dolphins be facing when they head to Washington week one?

The Dolphins seem ready to start the season. Their starting defense gave up only 2.9 yards per play against the Falcons on Saturday night. Miami’s week one opponent, the Washington Redskins, have had a rough off season to say the least. New coach, Jay Gruden, doesn’t seem to be a fan of Robert Griffin, the second overall pick of the 2012 draft. Gruden was so, so positive about...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins 2015 Schedule

Today's National Football League and the Miami Dolphins kickoff their fiftieth seasons in less than a fortnight. The leagues schedule makers has the Dolphins starting off innocently enough with a two game road stint at teams with a combined 2014 record of 7 - 25. However. They also have Miami playing Seven of their first Nine games away from the affectionately referred to Joe Robbie...
Via Dolphin Shout
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How good will the Dolphins defense be this year?

Just how good can the Dolphins defense be this year? The best case scenario is special. The front seven has two All-Pro caliber players in Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake. They lead the likes of Oliver Vernon, Earl Mitchell and Derick Shelby. The back end of the defense also has two All-Pro caliber players in Brent Grimes and Reshad Jones. The foundation is in place. The front seven...
Via Phins Phocus
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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