The Daily Dolphin

Miami Dolphins’ Matt Moore: QBs, new receivers need time to get in sync
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 6:14 AM

You know how, when the lights are dimmed following the first exhibition, the one thing you hear more than any other is how it’s going to take time for the offense to catch up to ...

Matt Moore: Grass is green enough with Miami Dolphins
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 6:09 AM

Matt Moore knows he’s one of the best backups in the NFL. Having been the Dolphins’ most valuable player in 2011, he has every reason to think he could start for some teams.

“I view myself ...

Dolphins’ Philbin expects Suh at offseason workouts but ‘we’ll see how it goes’
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 3:04 PM

PHOENIX — The NFL’s voluntary offseason workouts aren’t really that voluntary. Players are generally expected to show up even though they’re not required by the league.

Last season, every Dolphins player attended. Receiver Mike Wallace skipped the first ...

Report: Detroit won’t pursue tampering charges against Dolphins
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 1:01 PM

PHOENIX — The Dolphins have gone out of their way to say they never negotiated a deal with Ndamukong Suh until free agency began on March 10.

It seems hard to believe considering that parameters of the deal were leaked to the media days earlier.

But the Lions will not pursue tampering charges against the Dolphins, according to the Detroit Free Press, which cited a source.

The NFL, however, still ...

Rex Ryan: Suh was a great get for Dolphins, Tannenbaum makes bold moves
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:50 PM

PHOENIX — Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum — once the brain trust of the New York Jets — are now AFC East rivals with Buffalo and Miami.

While Ryan was able to lure tight end Charles ...

Report: Miami Dolphins nearly landed tight end Jimmy Graham
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:04 PM

Jimmy Graham, back in Miami?

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, it almost happened.

Rapoport reported that the Dolphins finished runners-up in the sweepstakes to acquire the Pro Bowl ...

Dolphins’ Dion Jordan to remain defensive end
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:37 AM

PHOENIX — Defensive end will remain Dion Jordan’s primary position, coach Joe Philbin said this morning at the AFC coaches breakfast.

“We’ve used him in multiple roles but we still feel we’re going to utilize him ...

Miami Dolphins don’t get compensatory pick but full draft order is set
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 6:00 AM

PHOENIX — The Dolphins — who have spent more in free agency than they lost in recent years — did not receive a compensatory draft pick.

That was expected and they almost certainly won’t get in 2016.

But the league on Monday announced the other 14 teams who received comp picks. That means the draft order is officially set.

Here are all six of Miami picks. The Dolphins gave up ...

Dolphins owner Ross gives Philbin contract extension, wants long-term deal with Tannehill
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 4:26 PM

PHOENIX — It’s been three years since Dolphins owner Stephen Ross hired coach Joe Philbin to turn a struggling franchise into a winner.

It hasn’t worked. Philbin is entering his fourth season without a playoff appearance, ...

Miami Dolphins considering drafting a receiver at No. 14
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:21 AM

PHOENIX — The Dolphins still need another starting receiver but they might not sign one before the draft.

Miami has expressed interest in Michael Crabtree and the team might talk to Greg Jennings during the owners ...

Safety Louis Delmas, QB Matt Moore re-sign with Miami Dolphins
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 2:05 PM

Louis Delmas’ first season with his hometown team ended early.

His Dolphins career isn’t suffering the same fate.

Although it appeared Delmas might be a one-and-done in the Dolphins’ secondary, he re-signed Friday, filling an important hole ...

Where does Charles Clay rank among Miami Dolphins’ best tight ends?
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 6:03 AM

And so the Charles Clay era ends. One outstanding season two years ago and $38 million worth of promise, at least in the eyes of the Buffalo Bills.

No ...

Dolphins sign center J.D. Walton
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 6:51 PM

J.D. Walton, who started at center for the New York Giants’ last year, has signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins. Financial terms were not immediately available.

Walton, 27, has started all 52 games in ...

Dolphins won’t match Charles Clay offer; hosting QB Tarvaris Jackson
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:37 AM

There won’t be a Rob Gronkowski/Aaron Hernandez-like duo in Miami this season.

The Dolphins have decided not to match Buffalo’s large frontloaded offer to tight end Charles Clay, according to a team source.

Miami feels confident it ...

Miami Dolphins current draft order
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 6:00 AM

The Dolphins have been wheeling and dealing, trading away their third round pick to New Orleans as part of the Kenny Stills trade and then picking up a fifth-rounder for Mike Wallace.

Here’s a look at the Dolphins current draft order.

Right now they’re without a third and seventh round pick but have two fifth round picks.

The Dolphins traded their seventh rounder to Minnesota in the Wallace deal. They ...

WR Michael Crabtree visiting Dolphins
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 1:40 PM

Update 6:30 p.m. Crabtree arrives in Miami tonight but will not visit the Dolphins until Thursday, according to NFL Media.


Michael Crabtree — a former No. 10 overall pick who was supposed to be one ...

Bills reportedy make large offer to TE Charles Clay
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 7:34 PM

After days of waiting, it appears the Bills have finally made an offer to tight end Charles Clay. And it’s a lot of money.

According to the Buffalo News, Clay has been offered a 5-year deal ...

Did Maurkice Pouncey call Mike Wallace a coward?
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 3:37 PM

Update 6:45 p.m. CBS Miami has

He then wrote that Maurkice was talking in generalities and not about him. We’ll find out when the full clip airs.

Wallace, according to sources on the field, was frustrated ...

Ex-Dolphin Rich Diana: Retiring Chris Borland ‘following my footsteps’
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 3:17 PM

The announcement that linebacker Chris Borland, 24, is proactively retiring from the NFL out of concerns over his health struck a chord with former Dolphins running back Rich Diana, who also retired from football after ...

Dolphins still have a large Dannell Ellerbe cap hit despite trade to Saints
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 2:09 PM

The Dolphins gave up a third-round draft pick and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe for New Orleans receiver Kenny Stills.

It seemed like a strong trade partly because the Dolphins saved $5.7 million by trading Ellerbe and had just $4.2 million in dead money.

Not so fast.

Ellerbe will take up $7.8 million in cap space for Miami this year — not $4.2 million — because the Dolphins agreed to eat $3.6 ...