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Are the Miami Dolphins Looking to Fill Their Tight End Position by Committee?

April 14th, 2014 at 5:50 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

Last year, the Dolphins thought their tight end position was taken care of with the free agent signing of Dustin Keller. The former New York Jet was injured in the pre-season against the Houston Texans and did not play last season. Keller tore his ACL, MCL and PCL and also dislocated his knee and has been rehabbing since surgery. The Dolphins put Charles Clay at tight end and the converted running back was quite adequate. The Fins also used a platoon of Dion Sims and Michael Egnew at the position when Keller went down.

But now the Fins have contacted tight end Jermichael Finley who played for the Green Bay Packers before a neck injury last October against the Cleveland Browns finished his season. Now he's looking to make a comeback and the Dolphins have made contact with him. The former Packer was coached by Joe Philbin during his tenure as offensive coordinator there. Finley is scheduled to have another x-ray and MRI on his neck within the next few weeks to help him clear the hurdle of medical clearance so he can resume his career.

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Pre-Season NFL Schedules Have Been Released

April 10th, 2014 at 10:29 AM
By Mark H. Stowers

Once training camps get in their groove the pre-season will be the focus and whittling down rosters. The Miami Dolphins will hit the road to play at Atlanta and at Tampa Bay before hosting Dallas and St. Louis. The Hall of Fame Game will pit the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills in Canton, Ohio. 

Game date and times have not been set.

MIAMI DOLPHINS’ 2014 PRESEASON SCHEDULE 

Aug. 7-10 
at Atlanta Falcons 
Georgia Dome 
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Aug. 14-18 
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
Raymond James Stadium 
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Aug. 21-24 
DALLAS COWBOYS 
SUN LIFE STADIUM 
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Aug. 28 
ST. LOUIS RAMS 
SUN LIFE STADIUM 
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*Dates and Times will be announced at a later date.
#Game will be broadcast live if sold out 72 hours in advance of game time. 

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Will Former Tennessee Titan Running Back Chris Johnson Still End up as a Miami Dolphin?

April 6th, 2014 at 4:18 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

'Titans Camp' photo (c) 2008, vermillion - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

News came out this week that the Miami Dolphins were one of the suitors for the services of Chris Johnson while he was still a member of the Tennessee Titans. But apparently the cost was too high for the somewhat rebuilding Dolphins. The Buffalo Bills were also mentioned as a trade partner but either they were rebuffed or found the price too high for their liking. 

So the Titans cut him and his $8 million dollar per year salary loose. He's on the open market but has not been signed as of yet. Should the Dolphins try to lure him in as a free agent? He did set records a couple of season back but has been ordinary the past couple of seasons. From ESPN.com his career stats include:

RUSHING STATS 
SEASONTEAMGPATTYDSAVGLNGTDFDFUMLST
2008152511,2284.96695411
2009163582,0065.691147933
2010163161,3644.376115522
2011162621,0474.04844731
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Green Bay All Pro Aaron Rodgers Brother Jordan Signs with the Miami Dolphins

April 4th, 2014 at 8:44 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

He's related to Super Bowl success and quarterback excellence. So just maybe the signing of Jordan Rodgers to a one-year contract on Thursday will be good vibes and karma for the Dolphins. The little brother to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will compete for the third quarterback position with the Fins. Ryan Tannehill is the starter and Matt Moore was his backup last season.

The 25-year-old Rodgers is completing the state of Florida NFL trifecta as he spent last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars practice squads. Rodgers was a known commodity to the Dolphins as new GM Dennis Hickey had spent the past 18 season working with the Bucs and head coach Joe Philbin had worked in Green Bay with the older brother qb.

The Dolphins signed a couple of players for Rodgers to throw to as they signed Kevin Cone and Michael Rios to one-year contracts.

The younger Rodgers played two years at Vanderbilt University located in Nashville competing in the Southeastern Conference.

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Are the Miami Dolphins Becoming the Detroit Snowbirds? Former Lions Showing up in South Beach

April 3rd, 2014 at 11:46 AM
By Mark H. Stowers

Plenty of folks from Michigan drive south in the winters to enjoy the warm weather and early bird dinners across the state. Many even retire to the Sunshine State to live out their later years. But there's a youth movement in South Beach. The Miami Dolphins have recently signed two former Detroit Lions – free agent defensive back Louis Delmas and now free agent lineman Jason Fox.

But another familiar gridrion Lion could be on the move. Wide receiver Nate Burleson was in town on Thursday reported by ESPN.com. The former Lion was injured last season in a "pizza incident" where he wrecked his SUV while reaching for a slice of delivery pizza while driving. He did manage to catch 39 passes for a touchdown and 461 yards. The 12-year vet would be competing with Brandon Gibson, Rishard Matthew and Armon Binns behind starters Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline.

Let's just hope the Lions don't send former GM Matt Millen to Florida anytime soon.

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