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Miami Dolphins Select 50 Participants In South Florida Audition For Cheerleader Finals   Download PDF version

April 23, 2016

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Miami Dolphins Select 50 Participants In South Florida Audition For Cheerleader Finals

Davie, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins selected 50 ladies from the South Florida cheerleader auditions to participate in the Finals. Nearly 300 registrants came to participate in the culmination of the NFL’s first international cheerleader audition.

These 50 ladies join 20 finalists from cheerleader auditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Mexico; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Miami as well as returning cheerleaders to participate in the Finals on May 1. The Finals are open to the public and will be held at the Miniaci Theater at Nova Southeastern University.

The following are the dates and locations for auditions:

Date Venue Location
March 3 JW Marriott Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
March 6 Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel y Centro de Convenciones Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 12 Universidad la Salle Mexico City, Mexico
April 2 Four Points by Sheraton Bogota, Colombia
April 23 Doctors Hospital Training Facility South Florida

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April 18, 2016


MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have been awarded defensive tackle Chris Jones off waivers from the New England Patriots.

Jones was waived by the Patriots on April 15, 2016 after spending three seasons with the organization. He played in 28 games and made 23 starts during the 2013-14 seasons, totaling 79 tackles (40 solo), nine sacks, 16 quarterback hits and 12 tackles for loss. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list prior to the 2015 season and missed the entire year.

Jones originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round selection (198th overall) by the Houston Texans in the 2013 NFL draft. He spent time with the Texans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but did not appear in any contests before New England claimed him off waivers on Sept. 11, 2013. Jones was a first-team All-American and the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year during his senior season at Bowling Green.

Miami Dolphins Ink Partnership with Hyundai as Official Team Sponsor   Download PDF version

April 18, 2016

Miami Dolphins Ink Partnership with Hyundai as Official Team Sponsor

Agreement Includes Entitlement to Exclusive North Sideline Club Space within Stadium

Miami – The Miami Dolphins today announced a multi-year partnership with Hyundai as an official automotive sponsor. The partnership includes entitlement of the stadium’s North Sideline Club, now the “Hyundai Club,” a sleek, air-conditioned space designed by the Rockwell Group within the stadium offering a perfect location for spending time with family and friends pregame, in-game and postgame.

“We are excited to partner with Hyundai on this multi-year agreement. Hyundai is a global brand investing in the growth of Miami and South Florida through the Miami Dolphins business and community initiatives,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer Todd Kline said. “Once renovations are complete, the Hyundai Club at the north sideline and additional new features within the stadium will continue to make our venue a global iconic destination poised to host Dolphins football, concerts and world class events.”

In 2016, Hyundai will have three vehicles on display at all Dolphins home games. Hyundai also will have digital LED signage running on all team-related announcements at the stadium. In game, the automaker will present the “The Hyundai Drive of the Game” highlight feature on videoboards, PA announcements and through social and digital media.

Additional assets include branding as the official sponsor of Dolphins media partner WFOR CBS Miami’s “The Head Coach’s Show driven by Hyundai,” airing every Sunday morning in season from 11-11:30 a.m. Finally, Hyundai also is the official sponsor of the Miami Dolphin’s Thanksgiving meal distribution program, and will be the lead vehicle for the official start of the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.


April 14, 2016


MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will open the 2016 season on the West Coast for just the second time in team history when they meet the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 11 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The trip opens a 2016 campaign that will see the Dolphins travel in three of the first four weeks against three playoff teams from a season ago – at Seattle (Sept. 11), at New England (Sept. 18) and at Cincinnati (Sept. 29). The first month of the season also will feature Miami’s first nationally-televised contest on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Cincinnati (NFL Network).

Miami will open the 2016 home slate on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. against the Cleveland Browns. The Dolphins will play four consecutive home games for the first time since 1971 when they host Tennessee (Oct. 9), Pittsburgh (Oct. 16), Buffalo (Oct. 23) and the N.Y. Jets (Nov. 6). The Dolphins will have their bye on the weekend of Oct. 29-30.

Three of the Dolphins’ home games will feature playoff teams from last year, including the Pittsburgh game. Miami also will host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Dec. 11 and the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

Miami will play at the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 20, the first time the Dolphins have traveled to Los Angeles since 1988. The game will take place at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the same stadium that hosted Miami’s first Super Bowl win when the Dolphins capped off their perfect 17-0 1972 season in Super Bowl VII against the Washington Redskins.

The Dolphins will play two Saturday games for the first time since 1970 – both coming on back-to-back weekends. Miami will play its second primetime contest on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the New York Jets on NFL Network. It will be the first Saturday night primetime game in franchise history. The following week, the Dolphins will play at Buffalo on Saturday, Dec. 24.

Miami’s eight road games in 2016 will have the team travel a total of 25,366 miles (roundtrip) away from home. It will be the most miles traveled by the Dolphins in an eight-game road schedule in team history (does not include London games in 2015 and 2007, where Miami was designated as the home team). The 25,366 road-game miles will be the most of any NFL team located in the Eastern time zone in 2016 and the fourth-most in the NFL, behind the Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

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For the third straight year, a select number of games will be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today while the remainder of “cross-flexed” games will be decided during the season.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 5-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 3. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.

2016 Schedule Notes

Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, Sept. 11 at 4:05 p.m. at Seattle)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Seattle 24, Miami 17; Nov. 21, 2004
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 24, Seattle 21; Nov. 25, 2012 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Miami leads 10-4 (includes three playoff games)
  • Miami is 3-2 all-time in games played at Seattle, including a 20-17 AFC Wild Card win on Jan. 9, 2000
  • The Dolphins have not played a road game against the Seahawks in more than 11 years (Nov. 21, 2004), the longest current span the Dolphins have not played an NFL team on the road
  • It is only the second time in team history that the Dolphins will open the season on the West Coast (other time was Sept. 7, 1986 at San Diego)
  • This is just the second time in Dolphins history the team has opened the season against Seattle (other was Sept. 3, 2000 at Miami)

New England Patriots (Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. at New England | Sunday, Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 20, New England 10; Jan. 3, 2016
  • The Last Time (AWAY): New England 36, Miami 7; Oct. 29, 2015
  • The Series: Miami leads 53-48 (includes three playoff games)
  • Miami is 36-15 all-time at home against New England
  • Miami is 17-33 all-time in games played at New England
  • The Dolphins are 3-2 in their past five games against New England
  • The Dolphins have won three consecutive home games against the Patriots – the team’s longest home winning streak against New England since winning five consecutive games from 1998-2002

Cleveland Browns (Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Cleveland 13, Miami 10; Dec. 5, 2010
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 23, Cleveland 10; Sept. 8, 2013 (at Cleveland)
  • The Series: Miami leads 10-8 (includes two playoff games)
  • Miami is 5-2 all-time vs. Cleveland at home
  • The Dolphins have won five of their past six home games against the Browns

Cincinnati Bengals (Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8:25 p.m. at Cincinnati)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 17, Cincinnati 13; Oct. 7, 2012
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 22, Cincinnati 20 (OT); Oct. 31, 2013 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Miami leads 16-5 (includes one playoff game)
  • Miami is 9-3 all-time in games played at Cincinnati
  • The Dolphins have won seven of their past eight at Cincinnati
  • Miami has won 12 of its last 14 games overall against the Bengals
  • It will be the second time Miami and Cincinnati have met on Thursday Night Football with the Dolphins taking the first matchup, 22-20 (OT), on Oct. 31, 2013 in Miami
  • This will be the second consecutive season the Dolphins have played a road game on TNF

Tennessee Titans (Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Tennessee 37, Miami 3; Nov. 11, 2012
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 38, Tennessee 10; Oct. 18, 2015 (at Tennessee)
  • The Series: Miami leads 19-16 (includes one playoff game)
  • Miami is 11-8 all-time vs. the Titans/Oilers at home
  • The Dolphins have won three of their past four (and six of their past eight) home games against the Titans
  • Miami is 9-4 in its past 13 games against Tennessee
  • Begins a four-game home stand, tied for the longest home stand in team history (also played four home games in a row in 1971)

Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Pittsburgh 23, Miami 22; Oct. 24, 2010
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 34, Pittsburgh 28; Dec. 8, 2013 (at Pittsburgh)
  • The Series: Pittsburgh leads 13-12 (includes three playoff games)
  • Miami is 8-6 all-time vs. Pittsburgh at home

Buffalo Bills (Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at Miami | Saturday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. at Buffalo)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Buffalo 41, Miami 14; Sept. 27, 2015
  • The Last Time (AWAY): Buffalo 33, Miami 17; Nov. 8, 2015
  • The Series: Miami leads 58-45-1 (includes four playoff games)
  • Miami is 33-18-1 all-time vs. Buffalo at home
  • Miami is 25-25 all-time in games played at Buffalo (includes win on Dec. 7, 2008 in Toronto)

New York Jets (Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. at Miami | Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8:25 p.m. at N.Y. Jets)

  • The Last Time (HOME):Y. Jets 27, Miami 14; Oct. 4, 2015 (in London)
  • The Last Time (AWAY):Y. Jets 38, Miami 20; Nov. 29, 2015
  • The Last Time (IN MIAMI):Y. Jets 37, Miami 24; Dec. 28, 2014
  • The Series:Y. Jets lead 53-47-1 (includes one playoff game)
  • The Dolphins are 25-25-1 all-time at home against the N.Y. Jets
  • The Dolphins are 22-28 all-time at the N.Y. Jets
  • Miami has won three of its past four (and six of its past eight) meetings at the N.Y. Jets
  • The Dolphins will play its first Saturday night primetime game in team history at the N.Y. Jets

San Diego Chargers (Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4:05 p.m. at San Diego)

  • The Last Time (AWAY/OVERALL): San Diego 30, Miami 14; Dec. 20, 2015
  • The Series: Miami leads 16-15 (includes four playoff games)
  • The Dolphins are 9-3 in their last 12 games against San Diego dating back to 1995
  • Miami is 6-11 all-time in games played at San Diego (includes win on Oct. 27, 2003 in game moved to Tempe, Ariz. due to wildfires in the San Diego area)

Los Angeles Rams (Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4:05 p.m. at Los Angeles)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 16, St. Louis 12; Nov. 30, 2008 (in St. Louis)
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 17, St. Louis 14; Oct. 14, 2012 (at Miami)
  • The Last Time (AT RAMS IN LOS ANGELES): Miami 37, L.A. Rams 31; Dec. 14, 1986 (at Anaheim Stadium)
  • The Last Time (IN LOS ANGELES): Miami 24, L.A. Raiders 14; Oct. 9, 1988
  • The Series: Miami leads 10-2
  • The Dolphins are 3-0 all-time in games played at the Los Angeles Rams
  • Miami is 5-2 all-time in games played in the Los Angeles area (includes games at Rams, Raiders, Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl XVII)
  • The Dolphins won their first Super Bowl at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Jan. 14, 1973 when Miami defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII, capping off the perfect 17-0 1972 season
  • Miami has won three in a row against the Rams and is 9-1 against the organization since 1976

San Francisco 49ers (Sunday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 14, San Francisco 9; Dec. 14, 2008
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): San Francisco 27, Miami 13; Dec. 9, 2012 (at San Francisco)
  • The Series: Tied at 6-6 (includes Super Bowl XIX)
  • Miami is 3-2 all-time vs. San Francisco at home
  • The Dolphins have won two of their past three against San Francisco dating back to the 2004 season

Baltimore Ravens (Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at Baltimore)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Baltimore 26, Miami 10; Nov. 7, 2010
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 15, Baltimore 13; Dec. 6, 2015 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Baltimore leads 7-6 (includes two playoff games)
  • Miami is 1-2 all-time in games played at the Baltimore Ravens
  • The Dolphins are 9-7 all-time in games played in Baltimore (includes games against the Ravens and Colts)

Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Arizona 24, Miami 23; Nov. 7, 2004
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Arizona 24, Miami 21 (OT); Sept. 30, 2012 (at Arizona)
  • The Series: Miami leads 8-3
  • Miami is 4-1 all-time vs. Arizona at home
  • The Dolphins won the first eight games of the all-time series against Arizona



April 14, 2016


“Dolphins Live” to debut with live coverage of the 2016 Miami Dolphins schedule release on, the Dolphins app, Facebook Live and Periscope on Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. ET.

The Miami Dolphins will debut “Dolphins Live,” with live streaming coverage of the 2016 Schedule Release Show, a special hosted by John Congemi featuring analyst and former Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl star Kim Bokamper. The special will break down the team’s regular season schedule, both game by game and month by month, analyzing all of the team’s top matchups and potential primetime games. “Dolphins Live” features real-time updates whenever news breaks with expert analysis on all of the team’s platforms.

Dolphins fans can watch the live stream of the team’s Schedule Release Show on the team’s official website (located at, their mobile devices with the official Dolphins mobile app as well as Facebook Live ( Twitter ( Fans will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions of the hosts during the show.

Starting earlier this week on Monday, April 11, the Dolphins launched expanded digital content programming on, the Dolphins mobile app, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These platforms feature behind-the-scenes stories, rich video content, weekly chats, podcasts and film breakdowns through the team’s extensive video library. Highlighting the new programming is “Dolphins Daily,” a quick recap of the day’s news and events featuring a rotating set of hosts. Along with “Dolphins Daily,” content is aggressively pushed throughout the day, including interviews with players, coaches, media and noted personalities throughout sports and pop culture; weekly chats, mic’d up features with players and film breakdowns. “The Audible” will start on the first day of the NFL Draft, Thursday, April 28 and be streamed on, the Dolphins mobile app, Facebook Live and Periscope. “The Audible” will feature 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.

Press conferences now will be streamed on, Facebook Live and Periscope with the focus on providing fans up-to-date and real-time access. During practices, the team will host “Open Locker Room Live.” The behind-the-scenes look will feature recaps from the open locker room period and exclusive one-on-one interviews with players and media that will be live-streamed on, the Dolphins mobile app, Facebook Live and Periscope. Furthermore, “Open Locker Room Live” will be posted with additional behind-the-scenes content on Snapchat.



April 7, 2016


MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins open the 2016 season with a preseason schedule that features games against the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans. The exact dates and kickoff times of all 2016 preseason games will be announced at a later date.

Miami will open its preseason schedule at MetLife Stadium to face off with the New York Giants in Week 1 (Aug. 11-15). The Dolphins have not faced the Giants in the preseason since 1994, but are a perfect 6-0 against the organization.

In Week 2, the Dolphins will take on the Dallas Cowboys (Aug. 18-22). It will be the 10th all-time preseason meeting between the two teams with the Cowboys holding a 6-3 edge. The Dolphins won the last preseason meeting, defeating Dallas 25-20 on Aug. 23, 2014.

The Dolphins return home in Week 3 for a nationally-televised game against the Atlanta Falcons. The contest will kick off at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, and air on NBC. Miami is 6-8 all-time in preseason games against Atlanta and defeated the Falcons in last year’s preseason, posting a 13-9 victory on Aug. 29, 2015.

The preseason concludes in Week 4 (Sept. 1-2) as Miami hosts the Tennessee Titans. The Dolphins and Titans have not met in the preseason since 1989 (when the Titans were then the Houston Oilers) when the two franchises met for a preseason game in Jacksonville.

WFOR-TV, CBS4 will once again be the preseason television home of the Dolphins. The games against the New York Giants (Aug. 11-15), Dallas Cowboys (Aug. 18-22) and Tennessee Titans (Sept. 1-2) will be shown on the CBS affiliate in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market.

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  • The Dolphins have posted a winning preseason record 24 times in the team’s history.
  • Entering 2016, the Dolphins hold a 126-100-4 record in preseason contests.
  • The four ties the Dolphins have posted in the preseason occurred in 1968, 1971, 1973 and 1982.
  • Miami has posted a perfect preseason record five times in team history (1976, 1979, 1981, 1998 and 2009).
  • The most preseason games the Dolphins have played in one season was seven in 1973.



April 5, 2016


MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have been awarded cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.

Ekpre-Olomu was waived by the Browns on April 2, 2016. He was a seventh-round draft selection (241st overall) by Cleveland in the 2015 NFL draft but missed the entire 2015 season due to injury.

Ekpre-Olomu played collegiately at Oregon and was a consensus first-team All-American and one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award as a senior in 2014. He was named first-team All-Pac 12 three times during his collegiate career and helped Oregon reach the inaugural College Football Playoff following the 2014 season.

Dolphins Cancer Challenge Hosts Successful DCC Celebrity Golf Tournament hosted by Turnberry Isle Miami   Download PDF version

April 4, 2016

Dolphins Cancer Challenge Hosts Successful DCC Celebrity Golf Tournament hosted by Turnberry Isle Miami

Miami – The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) today held its inaugural DCC Celebrity Golf Tournament, hosted by Turnberry Isle Miami with support from FMS Bonds and BMW. More than 120 golfers participated in the sold-out event. One hundred percent of the funds from the tournament, co-chaired by Don Soffer and James Caan, benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

“We had a great roster of participants that came out to have fun, play golf and raise money for cancer research thanks to the generosity of Turnberry and the Soffer family,” Dolphins Cancer Challenge CEO Michael Mandich said. “I’m proud that the DCC now has pillar events – our bike ride, 5K run/walk, Fall Family Fests, concert and golf tournament – that allow people all year long to be cancer fighters.”

The participants played with Miami Dolphins alumni and players, including Dick Anderson, Kim Bokamper, Troy Drayton, Mark Duper, Bob Griese, Dan Marino, Nat Moore and Dwight Stephenson as well as S Reshad Jones, LB Koa Misi and C Mike Pouncey. In addition, they were joined by former and current pro athletes Maurkice Pouncey, Shane Battier, Rip Hamilton, Cornelius Bennett and former UM alumni Bennie Blades, Brett Romberg and Gino Torretta. Golfers were treated to exceptional food and beverage at Bourbon Steak and finished the day with a VIP reception at Cosair.

2016 DCC Celebrity Golf Tournament Winners

Scramble – Nat Moore, Carolyn Baumel, Valeria Brannen, Kat Katawczik
Closest to the Pin – Tom Garfinkel
Longest Drive – Mary Rosenberg and Joe Leoni

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. In part inspired by Dolphins alumnus and long-time radio voice Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich’s courageous battle with cancer, 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 $11.55 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester. For additional information, call (305) 943-6799 or visit www. DCC can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter at @TackleCancer.


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