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Steve Keim Never Communicated With Josh Rosen Before 2019 NFL Draft

May 14, 2019 3:03 PM

Josh Rosen never heard from Steve Keim in the months leading up to the draft and his subsequent trade from the Arizona Cardinals to the Miami Dolphins.

Rosen only learned of Arizona's intention to select Kyler Murray one minute before the pick was announced when he received a call from Kliff Kingsbury.

Rosen was traded by the Cardinals for a second round pick from the Dolphins.

Rich Eisen/NFL.com

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Dolphins, Xavien Howard Agree Upon Five-Year, $76.5M Deal

May 10, 2019 8:27 AM

The Miami Dolphins have made Xavien Howard the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, according to sources.

Howard has received a five-year, $76.5 million deal with $46 million guaranteed.

The first three years of the deal will pay Howard $51 million.

Howard, 25, is coming off his first Pro Bowl season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Josh Rosen Believes He Can Be Miami's Franchise QB

Apr 30, 2019 8:27 AM

Josh Rosen, a first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals last year, believes he can be the quarterback of the future for the Miami Dolphins.

"Very rarely do you get a second chance to make a first impression," Rosen said. "It felt like I got drafted twice."

The Cardinals moved Rosen after taking Kyler Murray first overall last Thursday.

"I think I'm a really good teammate. What I've tried to do is not say or do anything extra, just kind of be me and keep my head down, and eventually the story will straighten out," Rosen said. "I think it has for the most part. Time and consistency are the best medicine to cure the narrative."

Cameron Wolfe/ESPN

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Dolphins Won't Rule Out Taking QB In 2020 Draft Despite Josh Rosen

Apr 29, 2019 9:48 AM

The Miami Dolphins traded for Josh Rosen during draft weekend, but that doesn't mean they've ruled out selecting a quarterback in the draft next year.

Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert are the probable best quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

“Every team in the league is looking for that guy that’s going to lead them to championships,” Grier said. “And so for us, we’re in a position where we’re trying to find that guy, like a lot of teams in the league. So yeah, it was an easy decision. And it doesn’t stop us from doing anything in the future. Who knows? If things go well and we feel he’s the guy, who knows? But it doesn’t stop us from doing anything.”

Albert Breer/Sports Illustrated

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Dolphins Acquire Josh Rosen From Cardinals For No. 62

Apr 26, 2019 9:40 PM

The Miami Dolphins have acquired Josh Rosen and a fifth round pick in 2020 from the Arizona Cardinals for the No. 62 pick.

Rosen became expendable after the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray with the first overall pick.

The Cardinals selected Rosen in the first round just one year ago.

ESPN

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Dolphins, Cardinals Continue To Discuss Josh Rosen Trade

Apr 26, 2019 9:06 AM

The Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals continue to discuss a Josh Rosen trade.

Miami has been doing background work on Rosen for weeks, but the Cardinals still aren't prepared to give him away.

The New York Giants were a potential trade partner for Rosen, but they instead selected Daniel Jones at No. 6.

Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero/NFL.com

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results

Apr 25, 2019 8:00 PM

The 2019 NFL Draft is upon us. RealGM is here to help you track all that goes down -- both here and on Twitter (@RealGMFootball). We'll post the results of the first round as the picks come in.

 

1. Arizona Cardinals - Kyler Murray, Oklahoma QB

2. San Francisco 49ers - Nick Bosa, Ohio State DE

3. New York Jets - Quinnen Williams, Alabama DT

4. Oakland Raiders - Clelin Ferrell, Clemson DE

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Devin White, LSU LB

6. New York Giants - Daniel Jones, Duke QB

7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Josh Allen, Kentucky DE

8. Detroit Lions - T.J. Hockenson, Iowa TE

9. Buffalo Bills - Ed Oliver, Houston DT

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver) - Devin Bush, Michigan LB

11. Cincinnati Bengals - Jonah Williams, Alabama OT

12. Green Bay Packers - Rashan Gary, Michigan DE

13. Miami Dolphins - Christian Wilkins, Clemson DT

14. Atlanta Falcons - Chris Lindstrom, Boston College G

15. Washington Redskins - Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State QB

16. Carolina Panthers - Brian Burns, Florida State OLB

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland) - Dexter Lawrence, Clemson DT

18. Minnesota Vikings - Garrett Bradbury, NC State C

19. Tennessee Titans - Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State DT

20. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh) - Noah Fant, Iowa TE

21. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle) - Darnell Savage, Maryland DB

22. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore) - Andre Dillard, Washington State OT

23. Houston Texans - Tytus Howard, Alabama State OT

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago) - Josh Jacobs, Alabama RB

25. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia) - Marquise Brown, Oklahoma WR

26. Washington Redskins (from Indianapolis) - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State LB

27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas) - Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State DB

28. Los Angeles Chargers - Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame DL

29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City) - L.J. Collier, TCU DE

30. New York Giants (from Seattle via Green Bay through New Orleans) - DeAndre Baker, Georgia CB

31. Atlanta Falcons (from L.A. Rams) - Kaleb McGary, Washington OT

32. New England Patriots - N'Keal Harry, Arizona State WR

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2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version

Apr 25, 2019 8:25 AM

The 2019 NFL Draft is finally here! Months of speculation and guesswork gets proven right or wrong over the next three days.

Here is my final guess at where the players go in the draft. This is my prediction of what NFL teams will do and does not necessarily reflect the decisions I would make in the same situations. Because more of these will likely be wrong that right, I'll keep the commentary to a brief blurb. 

1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma. Despite the late speculation to the contrary, the rookie coach gets his preferred QB. Best guess on Josh Rosen's fate: traded to Washington for two second-round picks.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State. A long-rumored match and it makes sense, as the 49ers need an EDGE who can create havoc and also snuff the run on the way to the QB. That's Bosa.

3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama. It's easy to see new Jets DC Gregg Williams banging the table for the best interior rusher in this draft, a perfect fit to set up his blitz-happy D.

Possible trade: Jets trade out, Bengals trade up to snag a QB.

4. Oakland Raiders: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston. Oliver might be the best player in this entire draft, though there is risk. It's easy to see both Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden loving his potential based on what they've said and done in their respective pasts. I view this spot as Kyler Murray's draft floor, be it the Raiders taking him or a team (Miami?) trading up to get him.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSU. This has been the hot match since at least the combine and I've not been presented with any compelling reason to swim against the current.

6. New York Giants: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State. Sweat has two double-digit sack seasons in the SEC and the highest athletic upside of any defensive player in this draft. Perfect blend of proven performance and high ceiling that will get GM Dave Gettleman to bite. I don't believe the Giants go QB here but if they do it's Daniel Jones.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida. Another team/player match that has been hotly rumored for months. There are whispers of T.J. Hockenson and Daniel Jones here. One trade scenario that makes sense: the Bengals moving up here from No. 11 to take Dwayne Haskins and the Jaguars landing Taylor at 11.

8. Detroit Lions: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky. Best-case scenario for the Lions, who desperately want to add more pass-rushing oomph to an underrated defense. Plan B is Jonah Williams. Plan C is T.J. Hockenson.

Possible trade: Washington moves up from 15 to 8 and takes Daniel Jones. Lions fall back and select Clelin Ferrell.

9. Buffalo Bills: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa. Dual-threat TE to pair with a dual-threat QB. I can see Andre Dillard or Jonah Williams here too.

10. Denver Broncos: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan. The rangy, hard-hitting Bush is a perfect fit for Vic Fangio's defensive vision. I can definitely envision a QB here too. Drew Lock was linked to this pick for a long time, I have to think that's still within the realm of possibility.

It's at this point where I realize I don't have Daniel Jones slotted in the top 10. I do believe he's going in the top 10 somewhere, but in this scenario, I just couldn't place him. Que tonteria.

11. Cincinnati Bengals: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State. It certainly could be Dwayne Haskins here, but a couple of sources I respect indicate the team really likes Dillard. Maybe they trade up later to get the potential successor to Andy Dalton. Dillard will help either guy with his elite-level pass protection.

12. Green Bay Packers: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama. A safe pick with positional versatility and a strong history of playing well against top competition, Williams makes sense for the rebuilding-on-the-fly Packers.

13. Miami Dolphins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State. Probably the best-case outcome for Miami, which sorely needs a long-term solution at QB and in this case doesn't need to move up to land one. Haskins slotting this draft season has been an exercise in futility.

14. Atlanta Falcons: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan. Too much potential in Gary for him to fall too far, and he offers the Falcons an injection of athleticism on the defensive front.

Possible trade: If Ed Oliver starts to drop, the Falcons get aggressive and move up as far as 7 or 8 to snag him.

15. Washington: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke. Rather than try to forecast the trade up to land Jones, I'll just marry the player and team here in the original Washington slot. I expect Jones to come off higher and the rumors of the Skins looking to move up -- way up -- to get him have been present for some time.

16. Carolina Panthers: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson. Rock-solid productive pass rusher and he's a local for the Panthers, making it a great fit for a position where they desperately need youthful help. This is also the range where Oakland or Seattle could move with their extra firsts.

17. New York Giants: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. During Senior Bowl week the Giants media could not get enough of Lock, which tells me they've either been tipped the Giants had a real interest or are easily drawn to talented but flawed QB prospects. Tough to ignore Cody Ford or Andre Dillard here too.

18. Minnesota Vikings: Garrett Bradbury, C/OG, North Carolina State. I suspect this is a popular pick, matching the best center with the team that needs center more than any other.

19. Tennessee Titans: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson. Those close to coach Mike Vrabel have strongly hinted he's a huge fan of the huge man on the DL. He and Jurrell Casey together make for a very difficult day for opposing offenses.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple. It might not happen at 20, but the Steelers interest in Ya-Sin appears legit. This is Devin Bush's absolute floor. Keep an eye on Oakland moving up here.

21. Seattle Seahawks: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State. After the Frank Clark trade, it's hard to see the Seahawks not aggressively targeting a pass rusher. Burns brings sizzle and speed off the edge despite questions about his size and run defense. They could trade back and still get him, and a team looking to snag a top corner or safety (Chargers, Rams?) might indulge them.

22. Baltimore Ravens: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss. Tough choice here as I think they like both Erik McCoy and Cody Ford a lot, but the chance to get a lottery ticket in Metcalf at a position of need will woo new GM Eric DeCosta. At least one member of their scouting staff ranks the athletic freak WR considerably higher than this slot.

23. Houston Texans: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma. Expect the Texans to aggressively address the league's worst offensive line. Ford can play tackle or guard and Houston desperately needs help at both. They could draft as many as three linemen (and multiple CBs) this weekend.

24. Oakland Raiders: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa. More of a supersized WR, Fant would nicely replace Jared Cook. It's a bigger need than gets widely publicized, and Fant has potential to be a great NFL receiver.

25. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State. Simmons would likely have been a top-10 pick if he didn't tear his ACL in December. The Eagles have enough depth they can afford to take a redshirt guy with big upside. I can see Marquise Brown here too.

26. Indianapolis Colts: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame. Tillery posted several game tapes where he looks worthy of being drafted much higher than this. He's a nice fit and value for the monster of a youthful Colts defense GM Chris Ballard is building.

27. Oakland Raiders: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU. It came down to a playmaking corner or running back, and both after a trade; I expect the Raiders to make this pick very early on Friday instead of at No. 27. Williams brings size and ball skills to a secondary lacking both. New England moving up for a TE or Cleveland aggressively jumping in for a CB both make sense as trades.

28. Los Angeles Chargers: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State. Talented, versatile (he can play RT, either G spot or C) and physical, Risner is a great fit for what the Chargers want up front.

29. Seattle Seahawks: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington. Arguably the best CB in this draft (he's my top CB), Murphy helps restock a secondary in transition without having to relocate far from college.

30. Green Bay Packers: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma. A pick that would firmly distinguish GM Brian Gutekunst as a definitive new leader, Brown is a high-risk/reward prospect. No other WR can come close to his dynamic skills, but at 166 pounds and coming off a potentially career-altering foot injury, it's a leap of faith. I suspect Aaron Rodgers would approve.

31. Los Angeles Rams: Darnell Savage, S, Maryland. He can play safety, he can play cornerback, he can play both in the same series without needing to sub out. Savage is a good fit for a team that figures to face a lot of pass attempts.

32. New England Patriots: Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss. A surprise pick for some, but little birdies have been chirping about Knox since the Combine. Just don't say he's replacing Gronk; Knox is a different kind of TE. I can definitely see a trade down from here to snag Knox a few picks later too. Wild card would be a QB.

Second round

The picks from here on out are much more about matching player to slot than team to player.

33. Cardinals:  Erik McCoy, OG/OC, Texas A&M

34. Colts: Nasir Adderly, S, Delaware

35. Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

36. 49ers: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

37. Giants: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

38. Jaguars: Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

39. Buccaneers: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

40. Bills: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

41. Broncos: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

42. Bengals: D’Andre Walker, EDGE, Georgia

43. Lions: Chris Lindstrom, OG/OC, Boston College

44. Packers: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

45. Falcons: David Long, CB, Michigan

46. Washington: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State 

47. Panthers: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

48. Dolphins: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

49. Browns: Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

50. Vikings: Christian Miller, EDGE, Alabama

51. Titans: Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota

52. Steelers: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

53. Eagles: Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan

54. Texans: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

55. Texans: Elgton Jenkins, OG/OC, Mississippi State

56. Patriots: J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

57. Eagles: Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State

58. Cowboys: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

59. Colts: Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State

60. Chargers: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

61. Chiefs: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

62. Saints: Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

63. Chiefs: Amani Hooker, S, Iowa

64. Patriots: Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas

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Ty Montgomery Visiting With Dolphins, Jets

Apr 11, 2019 4:26 PM

Ty Montgomery is visiting with the New York Jets on Thursday and Miami Dolphins on Friday, according to a source.

Montgomery played in six games for the Baltimore Ravens after being acquired in a trade with the Green Bay Packers.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

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Dolphins, Bills Interested In Marquette King

Apr 8, 2019 5:18 PM

The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills have expressed interest in signing Marquette King.

King spent last season with the Denver Broncos after becoming arguably the NFL's most prominent punter with the Oakland Raiders. King injured his thigh last October and was released by the Broncos.

King was a second-team All-Pro in 2016.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Dolphins Trade Robert Quinn To Cowboys
The Dolphins have traded Robert Quinn to the Cowboys for a 2020 sixth-round pick.

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Dolphins Attempted To Trade For Matthew Stafford Before 2018 Draft
Adam Gase reached out to Matt Patricia personally about a potential deal.

Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald

Cowboys, Dolphins Discussing Robert Quinn Trade
The Cowboys and Dolphins are discussing a possible trade centered around Robert Quinn, according to sources.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Dolphins Add Ryan Fitzpatrick On Two-Year, $11M Deal
The contract includes incentives that could increase the value of the deal to between $17 million and $20 million, according to a source.

ESPN

Colin Kaepernick Interested In Dolphins' Job
The Dolphins only have Jake Rudock and Luke Falk on their depth chart at quarterback.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Titans Acquire Ryan Tannehill From Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill's new contract is for $7 million for one season and is fully guaranteed.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Teddy Bridgewater Re-Signs With Saints On One-Year, $7.25M Deal
Teddy Bridgewater also met with the Dolphins.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Teddy Bridgewater Meets With Dolphins
The Dolphins met with Teddy Bridgewater on Wednesday evening, but no deal was agreed upon.

Cameron Wolfe/ESPN

Titans, Cameron Wake Agree Upon Three-Year, $23M Deal
The defensive end turned 37 in January.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Broncos Agree To Sign Ja'Wuan James to Four-Year, $52M Deal
Ja'Wuan James will be the Broncos' starting right tackle.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Dolphins Release Danny Amendola
Danny Amendola had 59 receptions for 575 yards last year, which were both team highs.

AP

Lions, Seahawks, Chargers Among 10 Teams Meeting With Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray is expected to be a first round pick.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition
The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

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Dolphins Hire Reggie McKenzie As Senior Personnel Executive
He will have notable influence helping general manager Chris Grier rebuild the Dolphins.

Cameron Wolfe/ESPN

Cardinals Listed As Favorites To Land Antonio Brown
The Steelers are expected to trade Antonio Brown this offseason and oddsmakers have noticed.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Dolphins Hiring Jim Caldwell As Assistant Head Coach
Brian Flores has tabbed Jim Caldwell as his assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach with the Dolphins.

Cameron Wolfe/ESPN

Dolphins Haven't Made Decision Yet On Ryan Tannehill
Multiple sources have said for weeks that Ryan Tannehill likely will not return to the Dolphins in 2019.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Dolphins Hire Brian Flores As Head Coach
Brian Flores is the Dolphins' 10th head coach (including interims) since 2004.

Cameron Wolfe/ESPN

Dolphins Send Dan Marino To Scout QBs At Senior Bowl
The Dolphins don't have much of a coaching staff to send to Senior Bowl practices this week, but they have sent a contingent nonetheless.

Adam Beasley/Miami Herald

Dolphins Already Eyeing Quarterbacks From 2020 NFL Draft
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon's Justin Herbert are considered the top quarterbacks of that prospective draft class.

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