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Miami Dolphins salary cap 2019: A quick breakdown of the cap and potential cuts

The Miami Dolphins are focusing on the 2019 season, starting to develop their plan for the offseason including free agency and the NFL Draft. While the team is now stuck waiting until after the Super Bowl to hire New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores as the tenth full-time head coach in Dolphins history, that does not stop the preparations from general manager Chris Grier and the rest of the front office. The Dolphins head into the offseason with the fifth-lowest amount of salary cap space in the league, but they have a clear method to quickly create cap space if they choose....

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The Splash Zone 1/19/19: Brian Flores Will Have Plenty Of Assignments

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. Brian Flores will be taking over for a team going through a rebuild and a team that has plenty of issues to fix. The big one being the quarterback position. If Flores hopes to stick around for awhile, he is going to have to work closely with Chris Grier to find a franchise quarterback in this years draft or next years. He will also be tasked with trying to find a way to fix a bad defensive unit. Flores is expected to bring some...

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The Splash Zone 1/18/19: Take A Quarterback in 2019 or 2020?

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. Change is coming to the Dolphins quarterback room. As has been stated multiple times in the past month, Ryan Tannehill is not expected back with the team. Which means the Dolphins will be looking for a quarterback to lead their team for the upcoming season. The team is going through a rebuild mode right now and wants to target one of the top quarterbacks in the 2020 draft. But someone like Kyler Murray could be taken in the...

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Dolphins select Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray in Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft

Many experts and pundits believe the Dolphins will tank in 2019, and ultimately decide on their franchise quarterback in next year’s draft. After-all, you don’t need perfect vision to realize the Dolphins have a dire need, at arguably the most important position on an NFL team. But why wait until 2019? Why leave things up to chance, when there’s no guarantee that: A) The Dolphins are terrible and receive a top-3 draft pick. Or B) Tua Tagovailoa declares for the 2020 draft. Nothing is guaranteed. So why not draft a quarterback in 2019, even if you don’t take one in the first-round?...

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The Splash Zone 1/17/19: Dolphins Rebuild Conundrum

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. Reports state that the Dolphins are entering a rebuild mode and would like to draft one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2020 draft. The team is eyeing a top 10 pick which means this team is gonna have to be pretty bad this upcoming season. Ryan Tannehill is expected to be on a new team in the coming months, which would leave the Dolphins with David Fales, Luke Falk, and Jake Rudock. If the team were to enter the season...

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The Splash Zone 1/16/19: Miami Dolphins New Approach

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. The Dolphins are entering rebuild mode but plan to wait to draft a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. Where the Dolphins sit now, at 13, they don’t have much of a chance at getting one of the top quarterbacks in this draft unless they trade up. But that’s where Kyler Murray comes in. The Heisman Trophy winner recently declared he would be entering the draft and chose football over baseball. Murray has first round talent...

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Dolphins land QB in latest SB Nation Mock Draft

In 1983, the Miami Dolphins used their first-round draft choice to select quarterback Dan Marino. They did not use another first-round pick on a quarterback until 2012, when they added Ryan Tannehill. While reports have indicated the team could look at the 2019 NFL Draft as a chance to built the foundation of the team - focusing on the offensive and defensive lines - then use the 2020 Draft to find their “franchise” quarterback, there is still a strong possibility that Miami’s next use of a first-round pick on a quarterback could come as soon as this spring. In his latest 2019 NFL...

Big Cat Country

2019 NFL mock draft: PFF thinks Jaguars pick Haskins

The Jacksonville Jaguars were in a very tough spot at the end of the regular season. With a surprise win on the road against the Miami Dolphins, the team ended with a 5-11 record — which slotted them below the New York Giants and made them the second quarterback-needy team picking in a one-horse race. Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins was the guy and the rest of the crop — Daniel Jones, Will Grier, and more — just seemed a cut below. And then Kyler Murray declared for the 2019 NFL Draft. Now there are two options for a team wanting to roll the dice on a top-level prospect and, well, I...

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Clint Clearwater’s 2019 NFL Mock Draft

It is full swing mock draft season now & the 2019 off season is well underway for the Miami Dolphins, since we, yet again, missed the playoffs. The Dolphins will enter this off season with needs across the board, none greater than the QB position. The 2019 QB class is an interesting one - there’s not 1 prospect that I am in love with. I think they are all different and have different skill sets and set backs; but so far, for me, there’s not that 1 guy that I’d pound the table for. Of course, the sexy prospect at the moment is Kyler Murray - who will be a fun player to watch in the...

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The Splash Zone 1/14/19: Dolphins Look Towards 2020 Draft For A Quarterback

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. The Dolphins will have their new head coach whenever the Patriots decide to lose. Brian Flores is their choice, but they cannot do anything until New England is knocked out of the playoffs. As we have heard for the past couple weeks, the Dolphins are going to enter a rebuild mode and focus on acquiring young players. The plan is to hopefully get a top 10 pick for the 2020 draft as the team would love to add one of the top...

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Mike Gesicki: Draft bust or just a rookie tight end?

Did the Miami Dolphins make a mistake in selecting tight end Mike Gesicki? Or was he a rookie at a position where it normally takes time to adjust to the NFL? With the 42nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki. The addition of a 6-foot-6, 245-pound receiving tight end capable of working from inline to outside as a receiver was a dynamic addition to the Dolphins’ offense and should have given quarterback Ryan Tannehill a key weapon in the middle of the field and in the redzone. However, in 2018, Gesicki recorded just 22...

Pride Of Detroit

2019 NFL Draft order: Detroit Lions 3rd round pick set after Eagles eliminated

A look at the Lions’ first three picks. The Divisional Round of the playoffs is over, and 28 of the 32 teams have now seen their seasons come to an unfortunate end. As each team gets eliminated, the order for the 2019 NFL Draft becomes clearer. With the Eagles, Colts, Cowboys and Chargers all eliminated over the weekend, we now know the order of the first 28 picks in the draft. Here’s a look: Cardinals 49ers Jets Raiders Buccaneers Giants Jaguars Lions Bills Broncos Bengals Packers Dolphins Falcons Washington Panthers Browns Vikings Titans Steelers Seahawks Ravens Texans Raiders (from...

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Adam Schefter: Miami Dolphins will build trenches in 2019, look to 2020 for quarterback

According to the report, the team is coveting a top 10 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. ESPN’s primary recipient of breaking NFL news, Adam Schefter, has released a report providing details of the Miami Dolphins long-term building approach. According to league sources, the Dolphins plan to: Build the trenches in 2019 Get a quarterback in 2020 Annihilate the league, reducing them to ash and smithereens. (OK, I added this part) The Dolphins already are eyeing a top-10 pick in the 2020 draft, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking. ~ Adam Schefter Oregon’s Justin Herbert,...

Big Cat Country

2019 mock draft: Should the Jaguars pick Daniel Jones?

The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to draft a quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft — but their willingness to part with assets (whether players or future picks) will determine how highly they draft and which prospect they go after. In December, it looked like the Jaguars would draft as high as No. 6 overall, but a late season win against the Miami Dolphins moved them down below the similarly quarterback-needy New York Giants, meaning they’re not currently the highest drafting team who needs a new guy under center. Dane Brugler of The Athletic has now released his second mock draft of the...

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Who is better at drafting for the Miami Dolphins: Mike Mayock or the Miami Dolphins?

The former NFL Network analyst-turned-general manager will be seen through an aqua-and-orange prism. The Oakland Raiders hired Mike Mayock to be the general manager on the final day of 2018, and if you’re like me, you’ve followed his work on the NFL Network over the last 14 years. I, for one, appreciated the level-headedness in his analysis. He only did 1 mock draft per year so he didn’t sensationalize what he did. In terms of TV draft personalities, he was my favorite. The game of football seemed to emanate from his pores. Let’s take a look at the last 8 years and see who fared...

Revenge of the Birds

Two potential concerns with hiring Adam Gase as Arizona Cardinals head coach

Two things that could be a potential issue with hiring Adam Gase as the Cardinals head coach. With the Arizona Cardinals interviewing Adam Gase today, there are two main questions that have to be answered. We’ll explore them here. What happened to Gase’s obsession with Josh Rosen? In the lead up to the draft, Adam Gase was said to be obsessed with Josh Rosen and wanting to move up to get him. That obviously never happened and later it became known that Gase in fact had issues with Rosen. Miami Herald reporter and Dolphins insider Armando Salguero had this to say yesterday. He had...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Prominent No. 13 selections in the NFL draft

With the Dolphins picking No. 13 in April's NFL Draft, here are the past 10 13th selections in the draft, plus selections since 1966 by the Dolphins and those who went on to make the Pro Bowl multiple times:

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Dolphins set to select 13th in NFL draft for fourth time

The Miami Dolphins are slated to make the 13th selection in the 2019 NFL draft — what would be the fourth time they have made that pick — after their 42-17 pummeling at Buffalo to close their season at 7-9 on Sunday moved them up from a position in the upper teens. Previously selected by the Dolphins...

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Hyde10: Ross' move, draft order, awful offense — 10 thoughts on Dolphins' loss to Bills

Sunday brought a bad, if predictable, end to another bad year, if predictable, season for the Miami Dolphins. Buffalo 42, Dolphins 17. So the Dolphins finish 7-9 in the third year of the Mike Tannenbaum/Chris Grier/Adam Gase regime. The question becomes who is back for a fourth. Here are 10 thoughts...

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Shade Tree Mechanic: How To Fix The Dolphins

Since there will undoubtedly be numerous opinions expressed this week about whether the Miami Dolphins will retain head coach Adam Gase and general manager Chris Grier, I won’t attempt to speculate about their futures with the team. What I’d like to do is have a discussion about what the Dolphins should do to improve themselves this off-season, regardless of who’s coaching the team or picking the players. To keep it simple, let’s combine the draft and free agency into a single entity. Here’s what I would do if I were in charge: Number one, linemen, linemen, linemen. The...

NFL Spin Zone

Dolphins vs. Bills, Week 17 live stream: Watch NFL online

The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills will have nothing to play for but draft positioning as they face off in Week 17, but that still leaves stakes. The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills have nothing to play for in Week 17. That’s not exactly an exciting way to lead into this game, but it’s the […] Dolphins vs. Bills, Week 17 live stream: Watch NFL online - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Pride Of Detroit

Week 17 rooting guide: How Lions could have a top-2 draft pick

Here’s a guide on who to root for in Week 17. With playoffs well out of the picture by now, the Detroit Lions rooting interests around the NFL become very, very clear. It’s draft position or bust. And while I still believe in rooting for the Lions to win on Sunday, I have no problem hoping everything else that happens in Week 17 falls to benefit the Lions finishing as low as possible in the final 2018 NFL standings. Here’s who you should root for in Week 17: Dolphins (7-8) vs. Bills (5-10) — 1 p.m. ET — CBS Who to root for: Bills This is going to be pretty easy to rationalize...

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The Splash Zone 12/28/18: Tannehill Wants To Finish Career In Miami

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. This Sunday could potentially be Ryan Tannehill’s final game as a Miami Dolphins. Tannehill has spent all of his seven seasons with the team after being drafted eight overall in the 2013 draft. Tannehill arguably had his best season in 2016 with Adam Gase in his first year as head coach. Then Tannehill got injured near the end of the season, followed by missing the rest of the next season. Many of us were excited about his...

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Hyde: Alabama, Oklahoma ... and why owner Steve Ross needs to understand why Dolphins fail | Commentary

The first young man speaks softly, so softly, you lean close to hear him discuss winning the Heisman Trophy, his plans to play pro baseball and how he’s only focused on Saturday’s Orange Bowl game even while asked if he expects to declare for the NFL draft. “Do I expect to?” Kyler Murray says. ...

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Hyde5: What Sunday means for Dolphins draft order

Everyone knows the consequence of a final Dolphins game without any consequence: Draft order. The Dolphins should be up for the challenge, too. They should be losing this game on the road and give themselves a chance to move up as high as picking 10th. With a win, they could drop to as low as 18th....

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The future starting QB for the Miami Dolphins might be on the roster

The Miami Dolphins season finale is this Sunday at Orchard Park against the Buffalo Bills. This season couldn’t end any faster as the Dolphins are going to miss the playoffs for a second consecutive season. The Dolphins record with a win would improve to 8-8, but after last week debacle at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It looks like the Dolphins are going to finish the season at 7-9. This will be the final week for a lot of players, including some notable players. One of them is QB Ryan Tannehill, who was drafted by the Dolphins in the 2012 NFL draft. It’s hard for me to...

Predominantly Orange

Denver Broncos: Team interested in bringing Billy Turner back

According to Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos are interested in bringing back versatile offensive lineman Billy Turner, who has started as a tackle and guard. Denver Broncos offensive lineman Billy Turner was once a high third-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins out of North Dakota State. The Minnesota native struggled with injuries in his […] Denver Broncos: Team interested in bringing Billy Turner back - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Oregon QB Justin Herbert will return for senior season

The Ducks QB will enter the 2020 NFL Draft We heard of the Dolphins interest in Oregon QB Justin Herbert, several weeks ago from Tony Pauline. During that time, we mentioned the possibility of him returning to Oregon his senior year, to play collegiate ball with his brother. Today, Herbert made his decision official and will play one last year for the Ducks. There was one more present under the tree. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/ALeRv0zc1G— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) December 26, 2018 With Herbert returning next season, the NFL draft should be loaded with top talent at the...

New Eagles RB Jay Ajayi's 2017 Highlights (Through Week 8) |

The Philadelphia Eagles sent a 2018 fourth-round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins for running back Jay Ajayi.