April 14, 2016
2016 MIAMI DOLPHINS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED THURSDAY, APRIL 14 AT 8 P.M. ET WITH DEBUT OF “DOLPHINS LIVE”
“Dolphins Live” to debut with live coverage of the 2016 Miami Dolphins schedule release on Dolphins.com, 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 Dolphins.com/live), their mobile devices with the official Dolphins mobile app as well as Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/MiamiDolphins/)and Twitter (https://twitter.com/MiamiDolphins). 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 Dolphins.com, 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 Dolphins.com, 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 Dolphins.com, 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 Dolphins.com, 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 DOLPHINS ANNOUNCE 2016 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
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.
To purchase tickets or to learn more about the Dolphins Membership program, please call 1-888-FINS-TIX (1-888-346-7849) or visit Dolphins.com.
ADDITIONAL NOTES ON DOLPHINS 2016 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
- 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 DOLPHINS AWARDED EKPRE-OLOMU OFF WAIVERS
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.
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. DolphinsCancerChallenge.com. DCC can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/RideDCC and on Twitter at @TackleCancer.
April 3, 2016
***Photo/Video Credit: Miami Dolphins***
Miami Dolphins Select Six Participants In Bogota Audition For Cheerleader Finals in Miami
Bogota, Colombia – The Miami Dolphins selected six ladies from the Bogota cheerleader auditions to participate in the Miami Finals. More than 100 registrants came from all over Colombia to participate in the NFL’s first international cheerleader audition. The finalists are Elianis, Laura M., Laura MG., Nidia, Sara and Tania.
These ladies will join other finalists from cheerleader auditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Mexico; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Miami to participate in the Finals on May 1.
Auditions will continue next in Miami on Saturday, April 23 at Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. The following are the dates and locations for auditions:
|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|
For further information or to register for auditions, please visit DolphinsCheerleaders.com
Rio Photos/Video: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4h14xfnofvq7fzl/AACkCl8P_p3WHxwgnveFWAA6a?dl=0
Buenos Aires Photos/Video: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/86b4554cmb5dwju/AAAXpKcSO0EUKHptC_52oiONa?dl=0
Mexico City Photos/Video: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mvn57f9cxvu6ykn/AAAFOTLMqvTPLJLM7spMGof2a?dl=0
Bogota Photos/Video: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/44dhuym0cppprd2/AACRqMr_zWE2ZuZZuxArdOSua?dl=0
April 1, 2016
Miami Dolphins Expand Digital Content to Include Behind the Scenes Access, More Programming
Miami, FL – The Miami Dolphins announced that in conjunction with the start of the offseason program on Monday, April 11, fans will be able to receive expanded digital content on Dolphins.com, the Dolphins mobile app, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube. These platforms will feature behind the scenes stories, rich video content; weekly chats; podcasts and film breakdowns through the team’s extensive video library. In addition, the team will share select Dolphins content with current media partners WFOR and ESPN Deportes and its English-language radio partner once a deal is finalized.
Fans across the globe will be able to view and hear Dolphins information through a wide variety of programming, including “Dolphins Daily,” “The Audible” and “Dolphins Live.” “Dolphins Daily” is a quick recap of the day’s news and events featuring a rotating set of hosts. Along with “Dolphins Daily,” content will be aggressively pushed throughout the day, including interviews with players, coaches, media and noted personalities throughout sports; 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 Dolphins.com, the Dolphins mobile app, Facebook Live and Periscope. The show also will be posted on YouTube and live in the form of an audio podcast. “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. “Dolphins Live” will feature real-time updates whenever news breaks.
With the focus on providing fans of the team up-to-date and real-time access, press conferences now will be streamed on Dolphins.com, Facebook Live and Periscope. 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 Dolphins.com, the Dolphins mobile app, Facebook Live and Periscope. Furthermore, “Open Locker Room Live” will be posted on YouTube with additional behind-the-scenes content on Snapchat.
In addition to more video, digital and live content, the Dolphins have elevated their relationship with the team’s fan sites. Along with celebrating these groups during the annual “Web Weekend” event, the team will work with select sites to share interviews with coaches, players, alumni and front office staff. Shared content will be featured on PhinManiacs, Fins Radio, and NFL Female.
March 31, 2016
MIAMI DOLPHINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have re-signed linebacker Spencer Paysinger. The team has also signed tight end MarQueis Gray and running backs Isaiah Pead and Daniel Thomas.
Paysinger played 14 games for the Dolphins in 2015, missing two contests due to injury. He recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) and 15 special teams stops (seven solo) in his first season with the team. Paysinger originally joined Miami as an unrestricted free agent from the New York Giants, where he spent the first four seasons (2011-14) of his career. He posted career highs in games started (10) and total tackles (66) in 2013. Paysinger made two special teams stops in Super Bowl XLVI following the 2011 season. He has played in 76 career games with 14 starts and 105 tackles (86 solo).
Gray has played 29 career games and made seven starts. He has totaled 12 receptions for 144 yards (12.0 avg.) as a member of the Cleveland Browns (2013), Minnesota Vikings (2014) and Buffalo Bills (2014-15). In 2015, Gray played four games for the Bills and caught one pass for two yards before being placed on injured reserve. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with the San Francisco 49ers on May 7, 2013 following his collegiate career at Minnesota, where he primarily played quarterback.
Pead has played 27 career games – all for the St. Louis Rams – and totaled 19 carries for 78 yards (4.1 avg. since entering the league as a second-round draft pick (50th overall) of St. Louis in 2012. He also has added 14 receptions for 94 yards (6.7 avg.) and returned 18 kickoffs for 413 yards (22.9 avg.). Most recently, Pead spent three weeks with the Pittsburgh Steelers before he was released on Nov. 27, 2015.
Thomas re-joins the Dolphins after he played for Miami from 2011-14. In his career, Thomas has played in 52 games for the Dolphins and started three, totaling 409 carries for 1,480 yards (3.6 avg.) and 10 touchdowns. The Kansas State product also caught 55 passes for 412 yards (7.5 avg.) and three touchdowns during his four seasons with the team. Originally a second-round selection (62nd overall) by Miami in the 2011 NFL draft, Thomas was most recently in training camp with the Chicago Bears before being released on Aug. 30, 2015.
March 22, 2016
MIAMI DOLPHINS SIGN URBIK
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed center/guard Kraig Urbik to a free agent contract.
Urbik has played in 84 career games and made 57 starts over the past six seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2010-15). The Bills originally signed Urbik off waivers on Sept. 5, 2010 before releasing him on March 1, 2016. Urbik has played in 57 consecutive games dating back to the 2012 season. In 2015, he started four contests.
A native of Hudson, Wis., Urbik entered the NFL as a third-round selection (79th overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 NFL draft. He played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin, where he was a first-team All-American and All-Big Ten honoree.