The Daily Dolphin

Dolphins rookie WR Matt Hazel signed off practice squad
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 6:33 PM

Receiver Matt Hazel, Miami’s sixth round draft choice, has been elevated to the active roster with two games left in the season.

Hazel (6-foot-1, 198 pounds) was one of Miami’s final cuts in the preseason but he was immediately signed to the practice squad.

He attended Coastal Carolina and had 70 catches for 990 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013.

He played well toward the end of the preseason but ...

Dallas, Daniel Thomas doubtful to play vs. Vikings; Jenkins, Taylor questionable
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 4:20 PM

Right guard Dallas Thomas (foot) and running back Daniel Thomas (knee) are doubtful to play Sunday against the Vikings.

Jason Fox, who played the second half of the Week 12 loss to Denver at left tackle when Ja’Wuan James went down with a stinger, is expected to start at right tackle.

Billy Turner, Miami’s third round pick, should be active for the first time the season.

With Daniel Thomas likely ...

Video: Can the Dolphins ruin Teddy Bridgewater’s return to Miami?
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 3:22 PM

How are the Dolphins handling uncertainty ahead of Sunday’s game against the Vikings and Teddy Bridgewater? The Palm Beach Post’s Andrew Abramson and CineSport’s Brian Clark discuss.

Infographic: Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 3:07 PM

Upcoming Miami Dolphins free agents
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:14 PM

Unfortunately for the Dolphins it’s free agent talk time with two games left in the season.

Thursday’s Palm Beach Post takes an

Jim Harbaugh, potential Dolphins coaching candidate, mulls mega Michigan offer
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:23 AM

Is this a win-win situation for Dolphins owner Stephen Ross?

Jim Harbaugh, considered a top coaching candidate if Miami decides to fire coach Joe Philbin, has been offered a six-year $49 million offer at the University ...

Dallas, Daniel Thomas not practicing for Dolphins; LBs Jenkins, Misi return
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 1:10 PM

The Dolphins are still technically in the playoff hunt and right now running back Daniel Thomas and right tackle Dallas Thomas look questionable for Sunday’s game against Minnesota.

They did not participate in today’s practice. Offensive lineman Nate Garner, who has been out weeks with unresolved migraine-like symptoms, was not at practice again.

If Dallas Thomas can’t play on Sunday, he’d likely be replaced by Jason Fox. Thomas allowed one ...

Dolphins coach Philbin: We still have two games, not the time to talk about my future
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 1:12 PM

The Dolphins still have two games remaining on their schedule and if they win out they’ll finish 9-7. They even have a two percent chance at making the playoffs after blowout losses to Baltimore and New England.

So Dolphins coach Joe Philbin on Monday refused to talk about his future even though it’s the only thing fans and the media really want to know about right now.

Philbin says he ...

It’s Philbin watch for the rest of the season after Patriots crush Dolphins
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:42 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass — Raise you’re hand if you’ve heard this before: The Dolphins have two games left in the season. They’re almost certainly out of the playoff race.

And they have nothing to play for except their coach’s job and some sort of respectability.

“You’re playing for pride,” said quarterback Ryan Tannehill when asked what the Dolphins are playing for now that they lost to New England 41-13 and dropped ...

Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots: Live game coverage
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:00 AM

Follow along with our intrepid Palm Beach Post reporters as they cover the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots in today’s clash at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough!

Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor to play vs Pats; Finnegan likely to return
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 1:14 PM

BOSTON — The Dolphins are hurting at linebacker but they’re getting some pieces back in the secondary.

Cornerback Jamar Taylor — who is listed as questionable — will play on Sunday, according to a source.

Taylor has missed the last two games after dislocating his shoulder, an injury he said was one of the most painful things he’s ever experienced.

Cornerback Cortland Finnegan, also listed as questionable, will most likely ...

Dolphins LBs Jenkins and Misi doubtful to play; rookie DT Anthony Johnson out for season
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 5:00 PM

BOSTON — It’s looking like the Dolphins will have to face New England tight end without two of their starting linebackers.

Outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins (foot) — one of the NFL’s top cover linebackers this season — and middle linebacker Koa Misi (hamstring/knee) are both doubtful to play Sunday against the Patriots.

The Dolphins have been preparing Jason Trusnik and Kelvin Sheppard to start in their place. It’s obviously a ...

What will it take for the Miami Dolphins to reach playoffs?
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 7:00 AM

Hal Habib and CineSport’s Brian Clark discuss what Miami faces as desperation time sets in with a game looming at New England. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Dolphins LBs Misi, Jenkins still not practicing; Aikens absent
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:34 PM

Dolphins linebackers Koa Misi (hamstring/knee) and Jelani Jenkins (foot) did not practice again on Thursday, raising serious questions about their availability Sunday in New England.

Linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hamstring) also did not practice.

Rookie cornerback/safety Walt Aikens was not in attendance during the media portion of practice. He has not been in on any recent injury reports and the Dolphins might need him Sunday.

While cornerback Cortland Finnegan is expected ...

Dolphins’ Fox expects Thomas to remain starter at RT; linebackers still hurting
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 4:09 PM

Depending on who’s counting, Dallas Thomas was responsible for three or four sacks allowed in Sunday’s 28-13 loss to Baltimore.

But his backup, Jason Fox, said he expects Thomas to remain the starter.

“Yes, as far as I know,” said Fox when asked if he stay on the bench for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

“Right now Ja’Wuan and Dallas are the starters and I want to root them on and ...

Fire Joe Philbin if he gets to nine wins? Seems unlikely
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 6:00 AM

There’s been a lot of buzz the last few days about the future of Dolphins coach Joe Philbin.

His team blew yet another lead in Sunday’s 28-13 loss to Baltimore — a trend that has doomed ...

Finnegan and Taylor practice for Dolphins; Jenkins and Misi sit out
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 1:58 PM

The good news for Miami on Tuesday: cornerbacks Cortland Finnegan and Jamar Taylor returned to practice.

The bad news: Four linebackers weren’t able to participate.

Jelani Jenkins, Koa Misi, Jonathan Freeny and Chris McCain all missed Tuesday’s practice.

Misi, who missed four games this season with an ankle injury, hurt his hamstring on Sunday but was able to return to the game.

Jenkins, who suffered a foot injury against Baltimore, did not finish the ...

Dolphins promote LB Jake Knott from practice squad (w/video highlights)
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:12 AM

The Dolphins’ linebackers have been struggling to stop the run the last few weeks and now they’re adding help from the practice squad.

Jake Knott, who joined Miami’s practice squad last week, has been promoted to the active squad. He replaces safety Louis Delmas, who went to the injured reserve list yesterday after tearing his ACL.

Knott — 6-foot-2, 243 pounds — was signed by Philadelphia last season as an ...

Joe Philbin: I have to do a better job coaching
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 1:04 PM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin took the blame after Sunday’s crushing 28-13 loss to Baltimore.

Philbin has been on the hot seat since the Dolphins blew a 10-0 and was outscored 28-3 the rest of the game.

“I have to do a better job of coaching first and foremost,” Philbin said today.

Despite an incident late in the game when defensive tackle Jared Odrick shouted at coaches on the sidelines, Philbin ...

Louis Delmas out for season; Dolphins optimistic Finnegan and Taylor return this week
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:15 AM

Dolphins safety Louis Delmas has been placed on injured reserve list and is out for the season, coach Joe Philbin announced today.

Delmas has suffered “at least” an ACL injury, and possibly more damage to his knee, the Palm Beach Post has learned.

The Dolphins secondary has been decimated by injuries this year but the Dolphins are hopeful that two of their injured cornerbacks will return against the Patriots, according ...