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Jun 23, 2018
Welcome to The Phinsider: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to The Phinsider: Introduce Yourself

One of the best features of The Phinsider is that it is not just a website to receive Miami Dolphins news and rumors, but rather the site serves as the entryway into a community of Dolphins fans. Whether you are reading and commenting or going so far as writing FanPosts and FanShots, you are welcome to join in the discussions - or create your own topic - all around the site. That said, we know there are plenty of you out there who read the site, but do not necessarily join in the conversations. That is fine, obviously, but we would love to have you as a member of the community. Today, we...
Jun 22, 2018
Dolphins training camp dates announced: Early start to 2018

Dolphins training camp dates announced: Early start to 2018

The NFL has announced the starting date for all 32 teams in the league, and the Miami Dolphins will be among the first teams to get back on the field. Under league rules, teams cannot have veterans report to training camp earlier than either July 15 or 15 days prior to their first preseason game, whichever is later. The Dolphins will open their preseason game on August 9, and will use every one of those 15 days prior to their advantage. The Dolphins’ veterans will report for camp on July 25. Those same rules, as outlined in the NFL/NFL Players Association collective bargaining agreement,...
Jun 22, 2018
When you were wrong: Dion Jordan’s Dolphins career

When you were wrong: Dion Jordan’s Dolphins career

Don’t you love late-June to late-July? You know, that time of the NFL calendar where it is just blank. It just leaves us with so many things to discuss and analyze. It is an amazing time to be a fan. Yeah, so if you made it through that paragraph, you may have to go shower to get rid of the sarcasm that was not just dripping off the words, but pouring from them. It is offically the one month that the NFL goes away. Which means, it is time for us to come up with some random offseason talk questions to keep us going until training camp starts. Which brings us to today’s offseason talk...
Jun 22, 2018
Future first-time Pro Bowl players for Dolphins

Future first-time Pro Bowl players for Dolphins

NFL.com’s Gil Brandt recently released a list of “prime candidates” from each NFL team who could make their first career Pro Bowl in 2018, starting with the AFC. The Miami Dolphins have several young players who could fit the bill. Where did Brandt look for the Dolphins’ candidate? Probably in the place that could make the most sense among those young players. Brandt selected cornerback Xavien Howard as the prime candidate for Miami. After a rookie season hampered by injury, Howard started 16 games in 2017, finishing with 13 passes defensed and four interceptions -- including two...
Jun 19, 2018
90-in-90 Miami Dolphins roster breakdown: Jason Sanders

90-in-90 Miami Dolphins roster breakdown: Jason Sanders

This morning’s edition of our annual 90-in-90 series jumps to the first of two kickers on the roster right now, both of whom are rookies hoping to claim a roster spot. This series is an annual look at the Miami Dolphins’ 90-man preseason roster, one each (almost each?) day. We start each article with a look at the player’s performance from the previous year, whether that was in the NFL or in college. Then we take a look at how the player will likely do in 2018, with a glance at both progression and regression. Finally, we look at whether the player will likely make the 53-man regular...
Jun 17, 2018
90-in-90 Miami Dolphins roster breakdown: Kenny Stills

90-in-90 Miami Dolphins roster breakdown: Kenny Stills

We get back to our 90-in-90 series this morning, returning to our player-by-player breakdown of the Miami Dolphins’ roster. Each year, we run this series of articles, workin through the 90-man roster for the Dolphins in (around) 90-days. We randomly pick one player from the roster each day, taking a closer look at that one player. Each post starts with a look at how the player did in the preceding season, either with Miami, with their former team, or in college. Then we take a look at reasons why the player could progress or why they could regress. The article then closes with the odds...
Jun 15, 2018
Chicago looks to beat the heat: Bears to wear orange against Miami

Chicago looks to beat the heat: Bears to wear orange against Miami

The Chicago Bears announced on Friday the return of the team’s orange alternate jerseys. The orange jersey white pants look for the Bears was originally used by the team, in the 1930s, then was used as an alternate combination from 2005 through 2009. It now returns for the 2018 season, and the Bears are being smart about when to use the look. Under NFL rules, teams are allowed to use throwback jerseys twice a year - like the Miami Dolphins do with their 1960s/1970s look. The Bears will break it out for their Week 11 home game against the Minnesota Vikings. But, it will make its 2018 debut...
Jun 14, 2018
Cameron Wake may be the most dedicated and disciplined immortal ever

Cameron Wake may be the most dedicated and disciplined immortal ever

The Miami Dolphins spent much of the last two offseasons rebuilding and redesigning the defense, adding players at every position grouping. Robert Quinn, Davon Godchaux, Vincent Taylor, William Hayes, Raekwon McMillan, Jerome Baker, Stephane Anthony, Cordrea Tankersley, T.J. McDonald, Nate Allen, and Minkah Fitzpatrick have all been added to the roster in the past two offseasons. The rock on the defense through all these changes has been defensive end Cameron Wake, who continues to man the left edge of the defensive line since signing with Miami in 2009 out of the Canadian Football...
Jun 12, 2018
Kenyan Drake talks with The Phinsider about starting, Frank Gore, Ryan Tannehill, and Smile Train

Kenyan Drake talks with The Phinsider about starting, Frank Gore, Ryan Tannehill, and Smile Train

Earlier this month, Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake hosted a Family Day for Smile Train, a non-profit organization looking to raise awareness and funding for cleft issues among the 170,000+ children who are born with such issues every year. Drake was kind enough to speak with me about the event, and about the Dolphins. What do you expect from yourself this season as you enter your first year as the incumbent starter? I definitely understand the opportunity at hand; I think I’ve worked diligently to acclimate and improve over the last two seasons, so now in this year I know I have...
Jun 11, 2018
What if: The 2017 NFL Season Did Not Derail the Miami Dolphins

What if: The 2017 NFL Season Did Not Derail the Miami Dolphins

twittThe 2017 NFL season was a miserable one for the Miami Dolphins. It was one full of injuries, odd timings, AWOL players, and more. It was anything but normal in South Florida for the entire 2017 season, which brings us to today’s topic: What if. What if Ryan Tannehill, Raekwon McMillan, and Tony Lippett were not lost for the year? What if Hurricane Irma had not caused the rescheduling of Week 1? What if Lawrence Timmons had not gone AWOL before the team’s opener in Week 2? What if the team’s first “home” game had not been in London and they had been able to open their home...
Jun 10, 2018
90-in-90 Miami Dolphins roster breakdown: Gabe Wright

90-in-90 Miami Dolphins roster breakdown: Gabe Wright

The Phinsider’s 90-in-90 series is back again today, continuing our look at the Miami Dolphins’ 90-man preseason roster. The series, an annual event on the site, breaks down the Dolphins’ roster player-by-player, randomly picking a member of the team at whom we take a closer look in this (nearly) daily post. For each article, we start with a look at the player’s 2017 performance. Then we move to why the player could progress and why he could regress in 2018. We close with a look at the chances the player has to make the 2018 regular season 53-man roster. So far this year, we have...
Jun 8, 2018
90-in-90 Miami Dolphins roster breakdown: A.J. Derby

90-in-90 Miami Dolphins roster breakdown: A.J. Derby

The Phinsider’s annual 90-in-90 series is back today with another look at the Miami Dolphins roster and the players who are currently filling it out. This series of articles takes a look at each individual on the roster, breaking down how they performed in 2017, why they could progress or regress in 2018, and the odds that the player makes the roster when the regular season arrives. Thus far through the offseason, we have completed 13 posts, taking a look at wide receiver Leonte Carroo, punter Matt Haack, safety T.J. McDonald, running back Buddy Howell, wide receiver DeVante Parker,...
Jun 7, 2018
Julian Edelman facing four-game PED suspension

Julian Edelman facing four-game PED suspension

New England Patriots wide reciever Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy, according to ESPN’s Field Yates and Adam Schefter. The suspension is currently being appealed. The Miami Dolphins are set to visit the Patriots in Week 4 of the 2018 season. If there is no change to Edelman’s suspension, New England will be without the wide receiver during that matchup. Miami will host the Patriots in the second-half of the annual home-and-home series in Week 14. Edelman missed all of the 2017 season with a torn...
Jun 7, 2018
Dolphins position battles 2018 update: TEs earning role, kickers even

Dolphins position battles 2018 update: TEs earning role, kickers even

The Miami Dolphins have (effectively) wrapped up their veteran minicamp for the 2018 offseason. They only have a four-day Organized Team Activity period left next week before they break until the start of training camp at the end of July. The Dolphins have a lot of depth at several positions on the roster, with players trying to earn key positions - and playing time - for the year. Where do some of those position battles stand as the offseason training program heads into its final event? We update some of the battles this morning. Tight ends (Rookies Mike Gesick and Durham Smythe vs....
Jun 6, 2018
Dolphins sign three more draft picks

Dolphins sign three more draft picks

The Miami Dolphins have announced the signing of three members of their 2018 Draft class. The newest players to agree to their contracts are linebacker Jerome Baker, tight end Durham Smythe, and running back Kalen Ballage. The move adds the three to four other members of the class who signed last week, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, cornerback Cornell Armstrong, linebacker Quentin Poling, and kicker Jason Sanders. The Dolphins still have second-round pick, tight end Mike Gesicki, to sign. Baker was selected in the third round out of Ohio State. He re-joins his former college teammate,...

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