Miami Dolphins Wiretap

Dolphins, Kiko Alonso Agree Upon Four-Year Extension

Mar 22, 2017 8:28 AM

The Miami Dolphins have signed Kiko Alonso to a four-year contract extension.

"It means everything," Alonso said. "This is where I want to be. I'm just excited that it's official that I'm staying here."

Alonso led the Dolphins with 115 tackles last season. Miami gave Alonso a first-round tender earlier this month to prevent the linebacker, a restricted free agent, from exploring his options with other teams.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Dolphins Have Received Calls, But Don't Plan To Trade Jarvis Landry

Mar 8, 2017 8:14 AM

The Miami Dolphins have received calls from teams interested in trading for Jarvis Landry, but they have been turning those clubs away.

There have been reports that the Dolphins might be willing to trade Landry, who has an NFL record 288 catches through his first three seasons.

Armando Salguero/Miami Herald

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dolphins Acquire Julius Thomas From Jaguars For Branden Albert

Feb 20, 2017 8:48 PM

The Miami Dolphins have acquired Julius Thomas and a 2018 first round pick from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for Branden Albert and a 2017 seventh round pick.

Thomas also will restructure his contract upon completion of the trade. He is expected to be in Miami on Tuesday to meet with the Dolphins.

With the acquisition of Thomas, Miami has filled a major need at tight end. Former starters Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims suffered through injuries and inconsistency, and both will be unrestricted free agents in March.

Thomas worked with Adam Gase when both were with the Denver Broncos.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dolphins, Jaguars Working On Branden Albert-Julius Thomas Trade

Feb 20, 2017 7:34 AM

The Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars are working on a swap involving Branden Albert and Julius Thomas, according to a report.

There are still details that need to be worked out, including the possibility of more players.

It was reported last week that the Dolphins planned to cut Albert, but that didn't happen when Miami found interest in him.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cameron Wake Signs Two-Year, $19M Extension With Dolphins

Feb 18, 2017 5:49 PM

The Miami Dolphins and Cameron Wake have agreed upon a two-year extension worth $19 million with $11 million guaranteed.

Wake overcame adversity last year by bouncing back from a season-ending Achilles injury in 2015 to lead the Dolphins with 11.5 sacks. He made his fifth career Pro Bowl as a result and is one of Miami's emotional leaders.

Miami cleared cap room earlier this week with the release of former defensive linemen Mario Williams and Earl Mitchell.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Dolphins May Not Release Branden Albert After All

Feb 17, 2017 6:38 AM

It was reported on Thursday that the Miami Dolphins would cut Branden Albert, but they appear to be backtracking on the decision.

The Dolphins may have realized that there is a trade market for Albert.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes that "there is sudden and significant interest from at least one and perhaps other teams in acquiring Albert."

Albert is due to make $8.875 million in 2017, and he is signed through 2018.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Dolphins To Release Branden Albert, Mario Williams

Feb 16, 2017 4:01 PM

The Miami Dolphins plan to release Branden Albert, Mario Williams and Earl Mitchell, according to sources.

Cutting ties with the trio will free up $19.7 million on Miami's salary cap.

The Dolphins went 10-6 last season and made the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

ESPN

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Byron Maxwell: Miami's Secondary Can Be Legion Of Boom

Feb 13, 2017 9:26 AM

The Miami Dolphins watched Antonio Brown torch their secondary in a Wild Card loss this postseason, but that hasn't left Byron Maxwell without confidence about the unit.

"We can be talked about how they talked about us in Seattle," said Maxwell, who was part of the Legion of Boom. "We've just got to find a nickname.

"We've got to run with it. But we've got to put it on the field first. We definitely have the making of something -- we can be something great."

Miami's defensive backs suffered a series of injuries this past season -- Maxwell missed the final three games with an ankle injury; promising safety Isa Abdul-Quddus missed the final two with a neck injury; and Reshad Jones was sidelined for half the season with a shoulder injury.

Palm Beach Post

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Dolphins Warned For 'Not Strictly' Obeying Concussion Protocol

Jan 26, 2017 8:12 AM

The NFL and NFL Players Association have warned the Miami Dolphins for "not strictly" following the league's concussion protocol with Matt Moore earlier this month.

The Dolphins were not fined or penalized but were told both are possible if they have any future violations of the protocol.

The incident took place in the team's playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"The Miami Dolphins were notified in a letter co-signed by Dr. Hunt Batjer, co-chair of the NFL head, neck & spine committee and Dr. Thom Mayer, medical director for the NFLPA, that the NFL-NFLPA review determined that the protocol was not strictly followed," the league said in a statement. "The letter further advised the Dolphins that they must engage their staff in a full review of the protocol and conduct additional education, if necessary. The Dolphins were also advised that any future deviation from the protocol may result in enhanced discipline, including monetary fines assessed against the club."

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Dolphins Promote Matt Burke To Defensive Coordinator

Jan 12, 2017 6:40 PM

The Miami Dolphins have promoted Matt Burke to defensive coordinator to replace Vance Joseph, who left the franchise to become head coach of the Denver Broncos.

"It's obviously an exciting moment personally and for the organization moving forward," Burke said Thursday on a conference call. "It's been a hectic few days. Since Sunday forward, everything kind of happened pretty quickly. So things will kind of sink in. But I'm really excited to get going and help this team move forward."

Burke has a lot of work ahead in fixing Miami's defense. It was an injured and inconsistent group that finished 29th in the NFL in yards allowed. The Dolphins lost defensive starters Reshad Jones, Isa Abdul-Quddus and Koa Misi to season-ending injuries.

Burke emphasized that he wants the Dolphins to be an "attacking defense," something he felt the team had started to build this season.

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NFL Reviewing Concussion Protocol On Matt Moore Hit
The NFL has initiated a review of the concussion protocol after Matt Moore missed just one play after getting obliterated by a hit by Bud Dupree in Sunday's playoff game between the Dolphins and Stee

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Matt Moore Expected To Start For Dolphins Against Steelers
Barring a drastic change, Matt Moore will start for the Dolphins this weekend.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

RealGM Staff Report

Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Dolphins Sign T.J. Yates
T.J. Yates has thrown seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 20 career regular-season and postseason games.

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Jaguars, Dolphins, Browns, Rams Will Have 2017 Home Games In London
The Jaguars, Dolphins, Browns and Rams will play home games overseas.

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Ryan Tannehill Diagnosed With ACL, MCL Sprains In Left Knee
Matt Moore will start for the Dolphins with Ryan Tannehill out.

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Dolphins Fear Ryan Tannehill Suffered Torn ACL
The Dolphins will likely start Matt Moore in place of Ryan Tannehill.

James Walker/ESPN

NFL Now Has 10 Teams In Marijuana-Legal States
With Tuesday's elections, 10 NFL teams play in a state where marijuana has been legalized medically or recreationally.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jordan Cameron Considering Retirement Due To Recurrent Concussions
Jordan Cameron has suffered four concussions in the past four seasons and is considering retirement.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jets Working To Stop Jay Ajayi, Avoid Being 'Footnote In History'
Jay Ajayi will attempt to become the first player in NFL history to rush for 200 or more yards in three straight games on Sunday.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Brandon Marshall: Byron Maxwell 'Holds Every Single Play'
Sunday's game between the Jets and Dolphins will also be Brandon Marshall's first in Miami since the team traded him in 2012.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Arian Foster Retiring At Age 30
Arian Foster was a four-time Pro Bowler and led the NFL in touchdowns and yards from scrimmage in 2010.

RealGM Staff Report

Jay Ajayi Joins Elite Club With Back-To-Back 200-Yard Games
Jay Ajayi rushed for 214 yards on Sunday, the second-straight week the Dolphins running back has surpassed the 200-yard plateau.

James Walker/ESPN

Dolphins To Stick With Ryan Tannehill For Remainder Of 2016
Ryan Tannehill has thrown for just six touchdowns against seven interceptions so far in 2016 with the Dolphins posting a 1-4 record.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Titans-Dolphins Will Be Played As Scheduled
Hurricane Matthew will not keep Sunday's game between the Titans and Dolphins from being played.

Austin Knoblauch/NFL

NFL Builds Contingency Plan For Games At Miami, Carolina
The NFL is planning for the possibility that this week's games at Miami and Carolina will not be played as scheduled due to Hurricane Matthew.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Hurricane Matthew Could Move Titans-Dolphins To Nashville
While nothing has been decided, there has been some discussion as to whether Hurricane Matthew will force Sunday's Titans-Dolphins game to be played elsewhere.

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Adam Gase Warns Dolphins: Shape Up, Or You'll Be On Bench
Adam Gase is willing to send players to the bench if they don't perform for the Dolphins.

Adam H. Beasley/Miami Herald

Jay Ajayi Will Be Heathly Scratch For Dolphins
Jay Ajayi didn't even travel with the Dolphins to Seattle.

Armando Salguero/Miami Herald