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
|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
|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)
Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, Sept. 17 at 4:05 p.m. at L.A. Chargers)
New York Jets (Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at N.Y. Jets | Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at Miami)
New Orleans Saints (Sunday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. at London)
Tennessee Titans (Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at Miami)
Atlanta Falcons (Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Atlanta)
Baltimore Ravens (Thursday, Oct. 26 at 8:25 p.m. at Baltimore)
Oakland Raiders (Sunday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. at Miami)
Carolina Panthers (Monday, Nov. 13 at 8:30 p.m. at Carolina)
New England Patriots (Sunday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at New England | Monday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m. at Miami)
Denver Broncos (Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. at Miami)
Buffalo Bills (Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at Buffalo | Sunday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. at Miami)
Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. at Kansas City)
April 18, 2017
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Miami Dolphins & USA Football Host Player Safety Coach (PSC) Training
Davie, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins, in partnership with USA Football, hosted a Player Safety Coach (PSC) Training at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. The Dolphins covered the cost of training for the football coaches prior to the beginning of spring football practices across South Florida. Forty-nine schools from across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were represented.
The Heads Up Football® training began with a classroom session that focused on equipment fitting, concussion education, sudden cardiac arrest response and heat and hydration preparedness. The lessons were led by USA Football Regional Master Trainer & Christopher Columbus Head Football Coach Chris Merritt, Regional Master Trainer and St. Xavier (Cincinnati) High School Head Football Coach Steve Specht, Miami Dolphins Senior Director of Youth Programs & Master Trainer Twan Russell and Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Manager & Master Trainer Troy Drayton.
“As certified Player Safety Coaches, tonight’s participants are now equipped with the proper knowledge and tools to implement the Heads Up Football® health and safety protocols within their teams or leagues,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of Communications & Community Affairs Jason Jenkins said. “We are proud to partner with USA Football on this project with a shared goal of certifying 450 PSCs and aiding 1,500 Coach Certifications in South Florida by August.”
Following the classroom instruction, the coaches moved to the field for demonstration of a new USA Football Shoulder Tackling system designed to unify the approach to tackling at all levels of the sport.
“Hopefully this (program) brings more validation to our profession as high school football coaches,” Merritt said. “It promotes to the community that we’re doing the best that we can to provide the safest environment for football, that we are making the game safer and better.”
Hosting a USA Football PSC Training is a continuation of the Miami Dolphins Youth Programs mission to transform the lives of youth football players by instilling core values and reinforcing safety standards with the instructors of the game that help to increase football participation.
“I would like to thank the Dolphins for putting themselves in the situation of helping us out, because this is really important to me,” Coral Gables Head Football Coach Tim Neal said. “I think that not only does it allow us to put our kids in better situations of not being injured, but it also puts all of the coaches on the same page. It unites us in a way where we understand as far as what’s right and the right way of doing things.”
April 13, 2017
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Miami Dolphins Host Second Annual Coaches Clinic
Davie, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins today concluded their second annual Coaches Clinic at Nova Southeastern University. The Miami Dolphins coaching staff teamed with area college coaches to provide four days of training and expertise to high school and youth coaches to better serve their athletes.
The event opened on Monday evening with Miami Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase welcoming the attendees and stressing the importance of football character and player development.
“This four-day Coaches Clinic was a great opportunity for the Dolphins to be actively engaged in all levels of South Florida youth football,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of Communications & Community Affairs Jason Jenkins said. “We are committed to transforming the lives of youth and growing the game of football by providing coaches with additional tools for success for their teams.”
The clinic was free to participants, with more than 600 local youth and high school coaches participated. Attendees gained knowledge on position-specific football drills, skill development and better coaching techniques.
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
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.
|David Fales||QB||6-1||212||10/4/90||3||San Jose State ’14||Salinas, Calif.||FA, ‘17|
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.
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.
|T.J. McDonald||S||6-2||217||1/26/91||5||Southern California ’13||Fresno, Calif.||UFA, ’17 (LAR)|
March 22, 2017
Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed tackle Avery Young to a free agent contract and waived/non-football injury cornerback Daniel Davie.
Young originally entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with the New Orleans Saints on May 6, 2016 and spent the 2016 season on the reserve/non-football injury list. He played in 37 games with 36 starts at Auburn, where he played left guard, right guard and right tackle, earning third-team All-SEC honors as a senior in 2015. Young grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and played high school football at Palm Beach Gardens High School.
Davie was signed by the Dolphins to a reserve/futures contract on Jan. 10, 2017. He began his NFL career as an undrafted college free agent with the Indianapolis Colts on May 2, 2016, but was waived on July 26, 2016. The following day he was awarded off waivers to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before he was again waived on Aug. 28, 2016. Davie played collegiately at Nebraska where he was a four-year letterman (2012-15). He started all 13 games as a junior in 2014 and recorded 41 tackles (25 solo), two interceptions and five pass breakups.
|Avery Young||T||6-6||305||11/12/92||1||Auburn ’16||Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.||FA, ‘17|