Miami Dolphins announce 2017 schedule Download PDF version

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced their 2017 schedule. The team will kick off the 2017 season at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. against Tampa Bay. It is just the second time since 2011 the Dolphins have opened the season at home.

The Dolphins are scheduled to have four primetime games, the most since the 2004 season, including three in a row from Weeks 8-10. It is the first time in franchise history the team will play three straight primetime games. Miami will first appear in primetime on Thursday Night Football in Week 8 (Oct. 26) at Baltimore. In Week 9 (Nov. 5), the Dolphins will host Oakland on Sunday Night Football. The following week will feature Miami at Carolina on Monday Night Football on Nov. 13. The Dolphins will also play on Monday Night Football in Week 14 (Dec. 11) when they host New England.

Miami’s home schedule features an impressive slate of opponents, including the past two Super Bowl champions – Denver and New England. The seven teams the Dolphins will host at Hard Rock Stadium were a collective 65-47 last year and all but two of them had winning records in 2016.

As a whole, the Dolphins will play the AFC and NFC champions from each of the past two seasons – Denver, New England, Carolina and Atlanta. Of Miami’s 16 games, three will come against teams that played in Super Bowl LI, five will be against 2016 playoff teams and eight will take place against teams with a winning record last season.

Miami will travel to London for a regular-season game for the fourth time in team history and kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on Oct. 1 vs. New Orleans. Miami won a 2014 meeting with Oakland at Wembley Stadium but fell short in a 2007 meeting with the New York Giants and a 2015 showdown against the New York Jets.

The Dolphins will also play two road games in new NFL venues. In Week 2 (Sept. 17), the Dolphins will play the Chargers at StubHub Center in the Chargers’ first regular season home game since returning to Los Angeles. In Week 6 (Oct. 15), Miami will play in Atlanta’s brand new venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Dolphins also announced dates and times for their four preseason games. The first game vs. Atlanta will be played on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. In Week 2, the Dolphins will host Baltimore on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. The team will play at Philadelphia in Week 3 on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. before wrapping up the preseason at Minnesota in Week 4 on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.

All games can be heard on Miami’s Sports Radio 560 WQAM, the official flagship radio partner of the franchise, and simulcast on KISS 99.9 FM. The four preseason games can be seen locally in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market on WFOR-TV CBS4, the official local television broadcast partner of the Miami Dolphins.

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MIAMI DOLPHINS 2017 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT STADIUM NETWORK TIME (ET)
Thurs., Aug. 10 ATLANTA FALCONS Hard Rock Stadium WFOR CBS4 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 17 BALTIMORE RAVENS Hard Rock Stadium WFOR CBS4 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 24 at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field WFOR CBS4 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 31 at Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium WFOR CBS4 8 p.m.

MIAMI DOLPHINS 2017 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT STADIUM NETWORK TIME (ET)
Sun., Sept. 10 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Hard Rock Stadium FOX 1 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 17 at Los Angeles Chargers StubHub Center CBS 4:05 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 24 at New York Jets MetLife Stadium CBS 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 1 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Wembley Stadium (London) FOX 9:30 a.m.
Sun., Oct. 8 TENNESSEE TITANS Hard Rock Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 15 at Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 22 NEW YORK JETS Hard Rock Stadium FOX 1 p.m.*
Thurs., Oct. 26 at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium CBS/NFLN/Amazon 8:25 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 5 OAKLAND RAIDERS Hard Rock Stadium NBC 8:30 p.m.*
Mon., Nov. 13 at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium ESPN 8:30 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 19 BYE WEEK
Sun., Nov. 26 at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 3 DENVER BRONCOS Hard Rock Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Mon., Dec. 11 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Hard Rock Stadium ESPN 8:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 17 at Buffalo Bills New Era Field CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 24 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 31 BUFFALO BILLS Hard Rock Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*

* Game subject to flexible scheduling in Weeks 5-17
All times EASTERN

For the fourth 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 will 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 Dec. 31. 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.

2017 Schedule Notes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 25, Tampa Bay 23; Nov. 15, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Tampa Bay 22, Miami 19; Nov. 11, 2013
  • The Series: Tied at 5-5
  • Miami is 3-1 all-time in home games vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Three of the past four meetings have been decided by three points or less.
  • Despite being the closest NFL team to the Dolphins (only 271 driving miles from Raymond James Stadium to Hard Rock Stadium), the two teams have met just five times in the past 25 years.

Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, Sept. 17 at 4:05 p.m. at L.A. Chargers)

  • The Last Time (AWAY/OVERALL): Miami 31, San Diego 24; Nov. 13, 2016
  • The Last Time (IN LOS ANGELES): First meeting
  • The Series: Miami leads 17-15 (includes four playoff games)
  • The Dolphins are 10-3 in their last 13 games against the Chargers dating back to 1995.
  • Miami is 7-11 all-time in games played at the Chargers (includes win on Oct. 27, 2003 in game moved to Tempe, Ariz. due to wildfires).
  • Miami is 6-2 all-time in games played in the Los Angeles area (includes games at Rams, Raiders, Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl XVII).
  • The two teams have met in three consecutive seasons (2014-16) with the Dolphins taking two of the three meetings.
  • This will be the first of two stadiums the Dolphins will play in for the first time this season as the Chargers are playing in the StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.) for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

New York Jets (Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at N.Y. Jets | Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 27, N.Y. Jets 23; Nov. 6, 2016
  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 34, N.Y. Jets 13; Dec. 17, 2016
  • The Series:Y. Jets lead 53-49-1 (includes one playoff game)
  • The Dolphins are 26-25-1 all-time at home against the N.Y. Jets.
  • The Dolphins are 23-28 all-time in road games at the N.Y. Jets.
  • Miami has won four of its past five (and seven of its past nine) road meetings at the N.Y. Jets.

New Orleans Saints (Sunday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. at London)

  • The Last Time (HOME): New Orleans 46, Miami 34; Oct. 25, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): New Orleans 38, Miami 17; Sept. 30, 2013 (at New Orleans)
  • The Last Time (IN LONDON): N.Y. Jets, 27, Miami 14; Oct. 4, 2015
  • The Series: Miami leads 6-5
  • Miami is 3-1 all-time in home games vs. the Saints.
  • This is the Dolphins’ fourth trip to London with all four games coming at Wembley Stadium.
  • Miami is 1-2 all-time in London with a win against Oakland in 2014 and losses vs. N.Y. Giants in 2007 and vs. N.Y. Jets in 2015.
  • Running back Jay Ajayi was born in London, lived there until he was seven years old and is a British citizen.

Tennessee Titans (Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME/OVERALL): Tennessee 30, Miami 17; Oct. 9, 2016
  • The Series: Miami leads 19-17 (includes one playoff game)
  • Miami is 11-9 all-time vs. the Titans/Oilers at home.
  • The Dolphins have won three of their past five and six of their past nine home games against the Titans.
  • Miami is 9-5 in its past 13 games against Tennessee.

Atlanta Falcons (Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Atlanta)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Atlanta 19, Miami 7; Sept. 13, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 27, Atlanta 23; Sept. 22, 2013
  • The Series: Miami leads 8-4
  • Miami is 2-2 all-time against Atlanta in road games.
  • This will be the second of two stadiums the Dolphins will play in for the first time this season as Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens in downtown Atlanta for the 2017 season.
  • Miami’s last road win against the Falcons came on Sept. 21, 1980 in a 20-17 victory at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium.

Baltimore Ravens (Thursday, Oct. 26 at 8:25 p.m. at Baltimore)

  • The Last Time (AWAY/OVERALL): Baltimore 38, Miami 6; Dec. 4, 2016
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME): Miami 19, Baltimore 6; Sept. 17, 2000 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Baltimore leads 8-6 (includes two playoff games)
  • Miami is 1-3 all-time in games played at the Baltimore Ravens.
  • The Dolphins are 9-8 all-time in games played in Baltimore (includes games against the Ravens and Colts).
  • The two teams have met in the past four straight seasons (2013-16) with Baltimore taking three of the four meetings.
  • Miami is 2-2 in its past four games on Thursdays.

Oakland Raiders (Sunday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 35, Oakland 13; Sept. 16, 2012
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 38, Oakland 14; Sept. 28, 2014 (at London)
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME):A. Raiders 13, Miami 10; Nov. 19, 1990 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Oakland leads 19-17-1 (includes four playoff games)
  • Miami is 10-8-1 all-time at home against Oakland.
  • The Dolphins have won seven of their past eight home games against the Raiders, dating back to 1992 (lone loss was Sept. 30, 2007).
  • Miami has won five straight and 11 of the past 13 contests against the Raiders (last loss was Sept. 30, 2007).
  • This will be the Dolphins’ first appearance on Sunday Night Football since Sept. 26, 2010 vs. the New York Jets

Carolina Panthers (Monday, Nov. 13 at 8:30 p.m. at Carolina)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 24, Carolina 17; Nov. 19, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Carolina 20, Miami 16; Nov. 24, 2013 (at Miami)
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME): First meeting
  • The Series: Miami leads 4-1
  • Miami is 2-0 all-time at Carolina.
  • This is just the third time the Dolphins have played at Carolina and only the second time since 1998.
  • The Dolphins won each of their first four meetings vs. the Panthers (1998-2009) before falling in their last meeting on Nov. 24, 2013.

New England Patriots (Sunday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at New England | Monday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): New England 35, Miami 14; Jan. 1, 2017
  • The Last Time (AWAY): New England 31, Miami 24; Sept. 18, 2016
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME): New England 36, Miami 7; Oct. 29, 2015 (at New England)
  • The Series: Miami leads 53-50 (includes three playoff games)
  • Miami is 36-16 all-time at home against New England.
  • Miami is 17-34 all-time in games played at New England.
  • The Dolphins have won three (2013-15) of their past four home games vs. the Patriots.

Denver Broncos (Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Denver 18, Miami 15; Oct. 23, 2011
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Denver 39, Miami 36; Nov. 23, 2014 (at Denver)
  • The Series: Miami leads 11-6-1 (includes one playoff game)
  • Miami is 7-1 all-time in home games vs. the Broncos with their only loss coming in the most recent meeting on Oct. 23, 2011.
  • The Dolphins have won five of its past eight games against the Broncos, dating back to 1999.
  • Head Coach Adam Gase spent six seasons on the Broncos’ coaching staff and was offensive coordinator from 2013-14, helping the Broncos win the AFC Championship in 2013.

Buffalo Bills (Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at Buffalo | Sunday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 28, Buffalo 25; Oct. 23, 2016
  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 34, Buffalo 31 (OT); Dec. 24, 2016
  • The Series: Miami leads 60-45-1 (includes four playoff games)
  • Miami is 34-18-1 all-time vs. Buffalo at home.
  • Miami is 26-25 all-time in games played at Buffalo (includes win on Dec. 7, 2008 in Toronto).
  • The Dolphins swept the season series with Buffalo last year for the first time since 2011.

Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. at Kansas City)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 31, Kansas City 3; Nov. 6, 2011
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Kansas City 34, Miami 15; Sept. 21, 2014 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Miami leads 16-13 (includes three playoff games)
  • Miami is 5-6 all-time at Kansas City, including an AFC Divisional round double-overtime win on Dec. 25, 1971.
  • The Dolphins have won their past two games in Kansas City, posting wins in 2008 and 2011.
  • This will be just Miami’s third trip to Arrowhead Stadium since 1991.
Miami Dolphins announce 2017 preseason schedule Download PDF version

April 10, 2017

Miami Dolphins announce 2017 preseason schedule

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will kick off the 2017 preseason with back-to-back home games against the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens. It is the first time Miami has played consecutive home contests to open the preseason schedule since 2009. The Dolphins also will play preseason road games at the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings. The exact dates and kickoff times of all 2017 preseason games will be announced at a later date.

Miami will open its preseason schedule at Hard Rock Stadium in Week 1 (Aug. 10-14) when it hosts the defending NFC Champions Atlanta Falcons. This will be the 16th preseason meeting between the teams, with Atlanta holding an 8-7 edge. They last played a preseason game last year in Orlando, with the Dolphins winning 17-6.

The Dolphins will host their second preseason game in Week 2 (Aug. 17-21) vs. Baltimore. Miami has never played the Ravens in a preseason game but the two teams have met four straight years during the regular season.

Miami will hit the road in Week 3 (Aug. 24-27) of the preseason when it travels to Philadelphia. It will be the teams’ first preseason meeting since 1990. The Dolphins are 5-4 all-time in preseason contests against the Eagles.

The preseason concludes in Week 4 (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) as Miami plays at Minnesota. The Dolphins are 8-12 all-time against the Vikings in preseason contests, with the last meeting in 2001. This will be Miami’s first appearance at the year-old U.S. Bank Stadium.

WFOR-TV CBS4 will once again be the preseason television home of the Dolphins. All four games will be shown on the CBS affiliate in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market. The games can be heard on Miami’s Sportsradio 560 WQAM, the official flagship radio partner of the franchise, and simulcast on KISS 99.9 FM.

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ADDITIONAL NOTES ON DOLPHINS 2017 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

  • The Dolphins have posted a winning preseason record 24 times in the team’s history.
  • Entering 2017, the Dolphins hold a 128-102-4 record in preseason contests.
  • Miami has posted a perfect preseason record five times in team history (1976, 1979, 1981, 1998 and 2009).
Miami Dolphins sign Fales Download PDF version

April 5, 2017

Miami Dolphins sign Fales

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed quarterback David Fales.

Fales played for the Chicago Bears (2014-16) and Baltimore Ravens (2016) prior to joining the Dolphins. He spent time on Chicago’s active roster and practice squad from before the Ravens signed him to their practice squad at the beginning of the 2016 season. The Bears signed him to their active roster on Nov. 23, 2016 and he played in one game, completing 2-of-5 passes (40.0 pct.) for 22 yards. Fales was originally a sixth-round (183rd overall) selection by Chicago in the 2014 NFL draft.

Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Birthdate Exp. College Hometown Acq.
David Fales QB 6-1 212 10/4/90 3 San Jose State ’14 Salinas, Calif. FA, ‘17
Miami Dolphins waive Jordan Download PDF version

March 31, 2017

Miami Dolphins waive Jordan

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have waived/failed physical defensive end Dion Jordan.

Jordan played in 26 games with one start for the Dolphins after he was selected No. 3 overall by the team in the 2013 NFL draft. He most recently played in 2014, where he appeared in 10 games with 1 start and made 13 solo tackles with one sack and one pass defensed. Jordan spent the entire 2015 season on the reserve/suspended list and the entire 2016 season on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Miami Dolphins sign McDonald Download PDF version

March 31, 2017

Miami Dolphins sign McDonald

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed safety T.J. McDonald as an unrestricted free agent from the Los Angeles Rams.

McDonald has played four NFL seasons, all with the Rams, and started 53 games. He has career totals of 281 tackles (216 solo), five sacks, four interceptions, 17 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. McDonald all 16 games in 2016 and posted 62 tackles (49 solo), one sack, two interceptions and six passes defensed. His two interceptions were a career high and his six passes defensed matched a career high. McDonald originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (71st overall) by the Rams in the 2013 NFL draft.

Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Birthdate Exp. College Hometown Acq.
T.J. McDonald S 6-2 217 1/26/91 5 Southern California ’13 Fresno, Calif. UFA, ’17 (LAR)
Miami Dolphins sign Alonso to contract extension Download PDF version

March 21, 2017

Miami Dolphins sign Alonso to contract extension

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed linebacker Kiko Alonso to a contract extension through the 2020 season.

Alonso started 15 games in 2016 and posted a team-high 115 tackles (69 solo). His 115 tackles were ninth in the AFC. He also tallied two interceptions, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and four fumble recoveries. His four fumble recoveries were tied for the league lead. Alonso was traded to the Dolphins on March 9, 2016 from Philadelphia.

Alonso had played for two teams in his four-year NFL career prior to joining the Dolphins. He originally entered the NFL as a second-round pick (46th overall) by the Buffalo Bills in the 2013 NFL draft and was the Pro Football Writers Association NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He missed the entire 2014 season due to injury before he was traded to the Eagles in 2015. During his career, Alonso has played in 42 games with 32 starts, 317 tackles (186 solo), two sacks, seven interceptions, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.

Miami Dolphins re-sign Bushrod Download PDF version

March 16, 2017

Miami Dolphins re-sign Bushrod

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have re-signed guard/tackle Jermon Bushrod.

Bushrod started all 16 games at right guard for the Dolphins in 2016 and helped block for running back Jay Ajayi, who rushed for 1,272 yards, the third-most in a single season in Dolphins history. Bushrod was part of a unit that protected Ryan Tannehill, who posted career highs in both passer rating (93.5) and yards per attempt (7.7). Previously, the 10-year NFL veteran played for the New Orleans Saints (2007-12) and Chicago Bears (2013-15). Bushrod won Super Bowl XLIV with the Saints following the 2009 season and was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick (125th overall) by the Saints in the 2007 NFL draft.

Miami Dolphins sign Timmons and Allen Download PDF version

March 10, 2017

Miami Dolphins sign Timmons and Allen

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed Pro Bowl linebacker Lawrence Timmons and safety Nate Allen as unrestricted free agents.

Timmons has played in 158 games with 126 starts in 10 seasons with the Steelers (2007-16). He earned second-team All-Pro honors and was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2014 season in which he totaled 132 tackles (87 solo) and two sacks. In his career, Timmons has tallied 952 tackles (652 solo) with 35.5 sacks, 12 interceptions, 42 passes defensed, 13 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries. He has played in 14 career postseason games, including two Super Bowls, and was a member of Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl XLIII championship.

Timmons has active streaks of 120 consecutive games played and 101 starts, which are the longest active streaks in the NFL among linebackers. In 2016, he led the Steelers defense with 114 total tackles (78 solo) to go along with 2.5 sacks, five tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hits, a forced fumble and five passes defensed.

Allen has played seven NFL seasons, beginning his career with the Philadelphia Eagles (2010-14) before playing the past two years with the Raiders (2015-16). In 2016, he played in 14 games with four starts and totaled 26 tackles (20 solo), two interceptions and three passes defensed. He has played in 93 career games with 76 starts and has career totals of 355 tackles (279 solo), four sacks, 13 interceptions, 34 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Allen originally entered the NFL as a second-round pick (37th overall) by the Eagles in the 2010 NFL draft.

Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Birthdate Exp. College Hometown Acq.
Lawrence Timmons LB 6-1 234 5/14/86 11 Florida State ’07 Florence, S.C. UFA, ’17 (Pit.)
Nate Allen S 6-0 210 11/30/87 8 South Florida ’10 Cape Coral, Fla. UFA, ’17 (Oak.)