July 31, 2016
Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed cornerback Brandon Harris and waived cornerback Tyler Patmon. The team has also activated running back Arian Foster from the physically unable to perform list (PUP) and has placed defensive end Dion Jordan on the active/non-football injury (NFI) list.
Harris has played in 42 career games since entering the NFL as a second-round (60th overall) selection of the Houston Texans in the 2011 NFL draft. He played in 31 games during a three-year stint with the Texans (2011-13) before he was acquired off waivers by the Tennessee Titans in 2014. Harris missed the entire 2015 season due to injury. He has recorded 39 tackles (31 solo) and 10 passes defensed in his career. A Miami native, Harris attended Booker T. Washington High School before playing collegiately at the University of Miami.
Foster was signed by the Dolphins as a free agent on July 18, 2016 and was placed on the PUP list on July 29, 2016. He has played in 76 career games with 68 starts and totaled 6,472 rushing yards during his seven-year NFL career – all with the Houston Texans (2009-15). His 6,472 rushing yards are second all-time among undrafted NFL players. He started four games for Houston in 2015 before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 7.
Jordan was originally selected by the Dolphins in the first round (third overall) of the 2013 NFL draft. He was suspended indefinitely in April 2015 for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy and conditionally reinstated by the league on July 29, 2016. During his two seasons with the Dolphins (2013-14), Jordan played in 26 games with one start and totaled 37 tackles (31 solo) and three sacks.
Patmon played in two games for the Dolphins in 2015 after he was activated from the team’s practice squad for the final two weeks of the season. He originally entered the league as an undrafted college free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2014 and played in 22 games with two starts for the Cowboys in 2014 and 2015. Patmon played collegiately at Oklahoma State.
July 30, 2016
Miami Dolphins Add Melvin, Activate McCain
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed cornerback Rashaan Melvin and waived tight end Jake Stoneburner. The team also activated cornerback Bobby McCain from the physically unable to perform list.
Melvin joins the Dolphins after spending the 2015 season with the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots. He played in nine games – eight for New England and one for Baltimore – and totaled five tackles (three solo) in 2015. Melvin played in three contests and started two for the Ravens in 2014. He originally entered the league as an undrafted college free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 and briefly spent time on the Dolphins practice squad in 2014. Melvin played collegiately at Northern Illinois.
Stoneburner played in 11 games with one start and caught five passes for 47 yards (9.4 avg.) and two touchdowns for the Dolphins in 2015. He spent portions of the past two seasons (2014-15) on the Dolphins practice squad after joining the team’s practice squad initially on Nov. 3, 2014. Stoneburner originally entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2013 and played collegiately at Ohio State.
McCain played in all 16 games with four starts as a rookie for Miami in 2015. He recorded 22 tackles (19 solo) on defense and added six special teams stops (four solo). McCain was placed on the physically unable to perform list on July 29, 2016. He originally joined the Dolphins as one of the team’s fifth-round selections (145th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft.
July 29, 2016
Miami Dolphins Announce Jason Taylor To Join Preseason Radio Broadcast Team
Miami, FL – The Miami Dolphins today announced former Dolphins Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Taylor has joined the preseason radio broadcast team on WQAM. Taylor will serve as an analyst alongside Joe Rose with Jimmy Cefalo handling the play-by-play duties. The news was announced on “The Audible,” the team’s new 30-minute produced show live streamed on Dolphins.com, the Dolphins app, Facebook Live and Periscope that features unique perspectives on the team with long-form conversations, interviews and social media interaction where fans will have the ability to ask questions and take part in the discussion.
Taylor served as an analyst on ESPN throughout the 2012 season, appearing on NFL Live, SportsCenter, NFL32 and Sunday and Monday NFL Countdown. In 2014, he served as a regular on Pro Football Talk, the NBC Sports Network show hosted by Mike Florio. In 2015, he was an analyst on SiriusXM NFL Radio’s weekly NFL show. Taylor made his broadcast booth debut as a game analyst on Oct. 31, 2015, covering the University of Georgia-University of Florida game for Westwood One Sports.
Taylor played 15 seasons in the NFL, including 13 years with the Dolphins (1997-2007, 2009 and 2011). He ranks sixth all-time in NFL history for most career sacks with 139.5 and is the all-time NFL leader in fumble return touchdowns with six. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including the 2006 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and the 2007 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, the only league honor that recognizes both on-field achievements and off-the-field contributions. Taylor also was a six-time Pro Bowl selection (2000, 2002, 2004–2007), a four-time first or second team All-Pro (2000–2002, 2006), a two-time NFL Alumni Association Defensive Lineman of the Year (2005, 2006) and the NFL Alumni Association Pass Rusher of the Year (2000).
All Dolphins games can be heard on 560 WQAM and KISS 99.9, the flagship stations of the Miami Dolphins Radio Network, Dolphins.com and throughout South and Central Florida on the more than 12 stations that make up The Miami Dolphins Radio Network.
In addition to the game broadcasts, the stations will feature expanded pre, halftime and postgame shows. Dolphins fans who tune into Miami’s Sportsradio 560 WQAM will have the opportunity to listen to live broadcasts of Head Coach Adam Gase’s day-after game press conferences and “Dolphins Friday,” a day of Dolphins’ centric-content on the station featuring interviews with players, coaches and team executives.
July 29, 2016
Miami Dolphins Place 5 on PUP
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have placed cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Bobby McCain, running backs Arian Foster and Damien Williams and linebacker Zach Vigil on the active/physically unable to perform list.
Howard was Miami’s second-round selection (38th overall) in the 2016 NFL draft. He played collegiately at Baylor, where he was a three-year letterman (2013-15) and two-year starter. Howard totaled 39 career games played with 26 starts and earned first-team All-Big 12 honors as a junior in 2015.
McCain played all 16 games and made four starts for the Dolphins in 2015. The second-year cornerback made 22 tackles (19 solo) on defense and added six special teams stops (four solo) during his rookie season. McCain was selected in the fifth round (145th overall) in the 2015 NFL draft.
Foster joined the Dolphins as a free agent on July 18, 2016. A four-time Pro Bowl running back, Foster played in 76 career games with 68 starts during seven seasons with the Houston Texans. He has totaled 6,472 career rushing yards, the second-most in NFL history among undrafted running backs.
Williams has played in all 32 games for Miami over the past two seasons. During his career, he has recorded 52 carries for 181 yards (3.5 avg.) and made 42 receptions for 329 yards (7.8 avg.) and two touchdowns. Williams has also returned 26 kickoffs for 559 yards (21.5 avg.) during his two-year NFL career. Williams joined the Dolphins as an undrafted college free agent on May 12, 2014.
Vigil played in all 16 games and started two games for the Dolphins as a rookie in 2015. He recorded 11 tackles (eight solo) on defense and seven solo special teams stops. Vigil also blocked a punt that led to a touchdown on the ensuing possession in the 20-19 victory at Philadelphia on Nov. 15, 2015. He joined Miami as an undrafted college free agent on May 8, 2015.
July 28, 2016
Miami Dolphins Launch The Audible
Miami – The Miami Dolphins on Friday, July 29 will debut “The Audible,” a 30-minute produced show live streamed on Dolphins.com, the Dolphins app, Facebook Live and Periscope. The show continues the organization’s strategy to deliver more compelling content to fans in ways in which they like to consume it as well as giving the fans a voice through interactive access.
Miami Dolphins alum Kim Bokamper will host “The Audible,” featuring unique perspectives on the team with long-form conversations, interviews and social media interaction where fans will have the ability to ask questions and take part in the discussion. The program will air across multiple platforms on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30 p.m. each week during training camp presenting Dolphins content in real time, with new guests every show.
“The Audible” joins a portfolio of Dolphins programming unveiled this spring, including “Dolphins Daily,” “Dolphins Live” and “Madison Avenue.”
June 18, 2016
Dolphins Sign Pro Bowl Running Back Foster
Miami – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster to a free agent contract.
Foster, who played the first seven seasons of his career with the Houston Texans, has seen action in 76 career games with 68 starts and totaled 6,472 rushing yards and 54 rushing touchdowns in his career. He has also caught 249 passes for 2,268 yards (9.1 avg.) and 14 receiving touchdowns. His 6,472 career rushing yards are the second-most in NFL history among undrafted running backs, trailing only the 8,172 yards by Priest Holmes (1997-2007).
Foster was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 seasons and led the league in rushing with 1,616 yards in 2010. He was also a first-team All-Pro selection in 2010.
A San Diego native, Foster entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with the Texans in 2009. He played at the University of Tennessee where he ended his collegiate career as the school’s second all-time leading rusher with 2,964 career yards.
June 14, 2016
DCC VII Registration To Open Friday, July 15 at 7 a.m.
Miami – The Miami Dolphins announced registration for the Dolphins Cancer Challenge VII (DCC VII) will begin tomorrow, Friday, July 15 at 7 a.m. DCC VII is slated to take place in South Florida the weekend of Feb. 10-11, 2017.
This marks the seventh edition of the popular community event that raises funds for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In June, the DCC announced the largest single donation an NFL franchise has presented to a charity, having raised $5,064,381 for Sylvester. The gift brings the event’s six-year donation total to more than $16.5M. The DCC donates 100 percent of participant-raised funds to innovative cancer research at Sylvester.
DCC VII weekend will commence with the Kickoff Party on Friday, Feb. 10, followed by the DCC signature event on Saturday Feb. 11 that will include five bike routes through South Florida, a run/walk 5K, a finish line celebration concert as well as the addition of a Dolphins Youth Ride and a Youth 5K for kids ages 14-17 – extending the opportunity for cancer fighters to be of all ages and all capabilities.
Registration will open on Friday, July 15 at 7 a.m. on DolphinsCancerChallenge.com.
Below are the current options for DCC VII registration:
• Hurricanes Hundred: 100 miles
• Boca Ride: 54 miles
• Miami Ride: 35 miles
• Ft. Lauderdale Ride: 25 miles
• Dolphins Ride: 14 miles
• Dolphins Youth Ride (Ages 14-17): 14 miles
• Youth 5K (Ages 14-17)
• Virtual Rider
About Dolphins Cancer Challenge
The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health pillar. The DCC’s mission is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida’s only academic-based cancer center – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $16.5 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester. For additional information, call (305) 943-6799 or visit www. DolphinsCancerChallenge.com. DCC can be found on Facebook at Facebook.com/RideDCC and on Twitter at @TackleCancer.
July 8, 2016
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Miami Dolphins Host Third Annual Miami Dolphins Heads Up Football Mom’s Clinic
Davie, FL – The Miami Dolphins in conjunction with Heads Up Football hosted more than 160 moms and women at their third Annual Heads Up Football Mom’s Clinic at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. The clinic included information about heat and hydration, concussion awareness, equipment fitting and concluded with interactive drills that show proper Heads Up Football tackling techniques.
“Events like these help build the game of football,” said Miami Dolphins Senior Director of Youth Programs Twan Russell. “Our moms are the second line of defense after the coaches on practice and game day. This Mom’s Clinic gives them the tools that they need to help their children be safe.”
Guest speakers at the event included Miami Dolphins Team Nutritionist Mary Ellen Bingham and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute Athletic Trainer Letty Torres. Additionally, equipment fitting was led by Dolphins Equipment Manager Joe Cimino, who showed the proper way helmets and shoulder pads should fit to help reduce injuries.
Following the presentations, participants heard from a panel of football moms that addressed a variety of youth sports topics. The panelists included Lysandra Russell (wife of Twan Russell), Tisha Blades (wife of former Seattle Seahawks WR Brian Blades), and Lin Warmsley (mother of Dolphins DE Julius Warmsley). After the presentations, the women took part in interactive drills that taught proper tackling techniques.