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Is Colin Kaepernick better than Jay Cutler, as Spike Lee says?

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh tackles San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the final play of the game last November. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) PHILADELPHIA — Filmmaker Spike Lee, in expressing outrage about the continued unemployment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, dragged Jay Cutler into the conversation in an appearance...
T.J. McDonald fitting Miami Dolphins plans short- and long-term

T.J. McDonald fitting Miami Dolphins plans short- and long-term

T.J. McDonald (22) looks like he’ll be a huge help to the Dolphins when he joins them mid-season. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA–The Dolphins have found a quality safety in T.J. McDonald, and despite him having to miss the first eight games because of an NFL suspension, he might be a big part of their future plans. McDonald, 26, is with Miami on a one-year...
Miami Dolphins adjust to new reality on offensive line with opening day near

Miami Dolphins adjust to new reality on offensive line with opening day near

Laremy Tunsil needs to play like a first-round left tackle for the Dolphins’ offensive line to be dependable this year. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—Take a good look at the Dolphins’ starting offensive line when it takes the field against the Eagles for Thursday’s preseason game because this is probably the first and last chance...
Miami Dolphins: Rookie DE Charles Harris still ‘developing’ and ‘learning’

Miami Dolphins: Rookie DE Charles Harris still ‘developing’ and ‘learning’

Charles Harris is discovering the NFL game isn’t so easy. (AP photo) PHILADELPHIA — Charles Harris flashed so often in organized team activities, it was easy to see why the Dolphins tapped him with a first-round pick. Harris showed a quick first step, blazing speed and a relentlessness that quickly endeared him to teammates. But the first two games of Miami’s preseason...
Miami Dolphins: WR Kenny Stills comes alive in two Philly practices

Miami Dolphins: WR Kenny Stills comes alive in two Philly practices

This week, Kenny Stills showed flashes of the receiver the Miami Dolphins saw in 2016. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — If Kenny Stills hadn’t agreed to a long-term deal with the Miami Dolphins the day before he became a free agent in March, he may have been wearing a Philadelphia Eagles uniform and facing his old teammates on the practice fields at the NovaCare...
Miami Dolphins’ Jesse Davis: From fixing farm equipment two years ago to starting lineman?

Miami Dolphins’ Jesse Davis: From fixing farm equipment two years ago to starting lineman?

Jesse Davis of the Miami Dolphins looks on during training camp in Davie. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — Jesse Davis is 6-feet-6, 309 pounds and he sure looks the part an offensive lineman in the NFL. But Davis had bills to play and when you’re an undrafted free agent cut after your first NFL camp and an entire season goes by without...
Nine years in, Dolphins DE Cameron Wake still loves training camp

Nine years in, Dolphins DE Cameron Wake still loves training camp

Cameron Wake loves every minute of this. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—One relatively underrated storyline for the Dolphins this preseason is the incredible condition of veteran defensive end Cameron Wake. Not only does Wake look like he’s in impeccable shape, but he’s an extra year past the ruptured Achilles tendon that threatened his career and...
Dolphins WR Kenny Stills backs kneeling Browns, but he’s done with anthem protest

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills backs kneeling Browns, but he’s done with anthem protest

Kenny Stills is never afraid to speak his mind. (Bill Ingram/The Post) PHILADELPHIA— Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills was near the forefront of last season’s national anthem protests and while he’s not doing that this year, he was heartened by the 12 Cleveland Browns who kneeled Monday. “It’s encouraging to see other people getting involved...
Miami Dolphins: What Ken Griffey Jr. told his son Trey about chasing dream

Miami Dolphins: What Ken Griffey Jr. told his son Trey about chasing dream

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Trey Griffey had 79 catches for 1,241 yards and six touchdowns in four seasons at Arizona. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — There are at least nine wide receivers ahead of Trey Griffey on the Miami Dolphins depth chart. But Griffey will try to catch some positive attention if given the opportunity...
Dolphins’ Ndamukong Suh rips into Davon Godchaux, and that’s working well

Dolphins’ Ndamukong Suh rips into Davon Godchaux, and that’s working well

Davon Godchaux has gone from fifth-round pick to probable starter. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—Not many people would enjoy being chewed out by Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, a 6-foot-4 giant with a perfect scowl, but rookie Davon Godchaux seems to like it. Godchaux is on track to be one of Miami’s opening day starters, and Suh’s tutelage is a big...
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey to start Thursday night

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey to start Thursday night

Mike Pouncey is on board with Adam Gase’s plan to limit his activity before the season begins. But Pouncey is starting Thursday night. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) PHILADELPHIA — Mike Pouncey is going to start in Thursday night’s preseason game, according to coach Adam Gase. The Miami Dolphins will have their captain and center back in the huddle for...
The Daily Dolphin Live: Join our conversation with current and former players at Bokamper’s Sept. 5

The Daily Dolphin Live: Join our conversation with current and former players at Bokamper’s Sept. 5

Join the biggest and best team of reporters covering the Miami Dolphins in South Florida for an evening of conversation with Pro Bowl Guard Jermon Bushrod, two-time Super Bowl Champion Bob Kuechenberg and former Dolphin Pro Bowl Linebacker Kim Bokamper. What: Palm Beach Post Dolphins Season Kickoff Event Where: Bokamper’s Fort Lauderdale - 3115 NE 32 Ave., Fort Lauderdale...
Miami Dolphins Tuesday practice report: Good news, bad news

Miami Dolphins Tuesday practice report: Good news, bad news

The Dolphins are wrapping two days of joint practice with Philadelphia this morning. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA–It’s been a mixed week for the Dolphins injury-wise, and they’re actually in decent shape this morning. Running back Kenyan Drake is out of the concussion protocol and practicing today, and right tackle Ja’Wuan James is practicing ...
Jarvis Landry on OBJ injury: ‘This is why I hate preseason bull—-‘

Jarvis Landry on OBJ injury: ‘This is why I hate preseason bull—-‘

Jarvis Landry was not happy when his close friend was injured on Monday. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) Philadelphia – When New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. injured his knee in Monday night’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry did not hold back. “This is why I hate preseason bull—-,” Landry tweeted. Beckham...
Former castoff Jesse Davis vying for starting job with Miami Dolphins

Former castoff Jesse Davis vying for starting job with Miami Dolphins

Jesse Davis is in the mix for a starting job. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA–The name Jesse Davis probably doesn’t sound familiar to Dolphins fans even though he’s been with the team since last November. Turns out, he’s one of this season’s training camp surprises. Davis, who withstood two-plus years of practice squad duty, is in the mix to be an opening day...
To tackle or not to tackle in practice? Miami Dolphins, Steelers a study in contrasts

To tackle or not to tackle in practice? Miami Dolphins, Steelers a study in contrasts

Dolphins guard Ted Larsen (62), who has a biceps tear, works against guard Isaac Asiata (68) in Davie. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) Coaches know going hard in practice carries risks and rewards. So does going easy. Still, it was hard to read Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback this week, on how both the Steelers and Seahawks go after one another in their...
Dolphins QB Jay Cutler on retirement: “I always missed the game”

Dolphins QB Jay Cutler on retirement: “I always missed the game”

Jay Cutler was happy in retirement, but still had the itch to play. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—One of the main takeaways from Jay Cutler’s initial press conference with the Dolphins was how content he was with the retired life, but he wasn’t totally comfortable leaving his football career behind. That was evident in part by him pursuing a broadcasting opportunity...
Actual good news! Miami Dolphins safety Nate Allen (groin) returns

Actual good news! Miami Dolphins safety Nate Allen (groin) returns

Miami Dolphins safety Nate Allen warms up during training camp at the Miami Dolphins training facility in early August. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Missing nearly two weeks with a groin injury won’t help safety Nate Allen in his quest to mesh with safety Reshad Jones. But Allen returned to the practice field for a joint practice...
Ex-teammate Chris Long explains quirky Dolphins DE William Hayes

Ex-teammate Chris Long explains quirky Dolphins DE William Hayes

Miami Dolphins DE William Hayes probably is suspicious of the eclipse. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—As far as disappointments go, this is one of the biggest: Dolphins defensive lineman William Hayes did not speak to the media today, the day of the solar eclipse. Hayes, who has theories on many scientific matters, was not available to discuss the rare event...
Miami Dolphins’ Byron Maxwell: I want to prove Philadelphia Eagles wrong

Miami Dolphins’ Byron Maxwell: I want to prove Philadelphia Eagles wrong

Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West runs the ball as Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso attempt to defend. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) PHILADELPHIA — Byron Maxwell is not shy to admit how he feels about the Philadelphia Eagles. “I would be lying if I told you I don’t want to do better than the Eagles,” Maxwell said after...
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler to get extended playing time vs. Eagles

Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler to get extended playing time vs. Eagles

Jay Cutler should get significant playing time Thursday. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA—Jay Cutler’s annual preseason routine usually includes an extended run in the third game, and that’s likely what the Dolphins will do with him against Thursday against the Eagles. Cutler and coach Adam Gase will confer about the best plan for him after playing...
Miami Dolphins LB Rey Maualuga says he plays like Maui from Moana

Miami Dolphins LB Rey Maualuga says he plays like Maui from Moana

  Separated at birth? Rey Maualuga, linebacker. Maui, demigod. (Getty Images/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — What can Miami Dolphins fans expect from linebacker Rey Maualuga? “Ever seen Maui from Moana?” Maualuga said. “How crazy he is? Yeaaah. About that.” Maui is the boisterous demigod of the South Pacific, played in the Disney movie by Dwayne Johnson. Maualaga...
Miami Dolphins guard Kraig Urbik (knee) likely to miss opener

Miami Dolphins guard Kraig Urbik (knee) likely to miss opener

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore motions to a teammate during the first half against the Buffalo Bills as Kraig Urbik prepares to snap the ball. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) PHILADELPHIA — Miami Dolphins guard Kraig Urbik, the projected starter at left guard, is not expected to be available for the season-opener against Tampa Bay, coach Adam Gase said Monday....
2006 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins’ Jay Cutler is only relevant quarterback

2006 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins’ Jay Cutler is only relevant quarterback

Cutler as a rookie at Denver Broncos photo day. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA—It looks ridiculous now, but at the time it didn’t seem so crazy for the Cardinals to choose Matt Leinart over Jay Cutler in the 2006 NFL Draft. Arizona had the No. 10 pick, and Rose Bowl hero Vince Young was already off the board. Leinart looked the part as well as anyone,...
Fact or Fiction: Which Dolphins’ assertions have proven correct?

Fact or Fiction: Which Dolphins’ assertions have proven correct?

We’ve listened to them all offseason. Were the Dolphins right about themselves? (Allen Eyestone/The Post) PHILADELPHIA–The offseason is a time for hope and promises, and this is the time of year we get our first shot at seeing which of those come true. The Dolphins are done with training camp and moving toward what many consider the most important preseason game...
Can Miami Dolphins defense overcome yards allowed with turnovers?

Can Miami Dolphins defense overcome yards allowed with turnovers?

Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell has 10 interceptions and eight forced fumbles over his last four NFL seasons. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) PHILADELPHIA — Only three NFL defenses allowed more yards than the Miami Dolphins in 2016. But when you close your eyes and think about Miami’s defense last season, that’s not what comes to mind. What comes to mind is Kiko...
Miami Dolphins’ Jay Cutler, Jay Ajayi could be perfect fit

Miami Dolphins’ Jay Cutler, Jay Ajayi could be perfect fit

Matt Forte was always an option for Jay Cutler. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA–Here’s an idea that might work out well for the Miami Dolphins: Jay Ajayi believes the next step of his development is to become a top-level pass catcher out of the backfield, and his new quarterback has a propensity to use them. One of the things that has Ajayi excited about the arrival...
Five things to know about new Miami Dolphins linebacker Rey Maualuga

Five things to know about new Miami Dolphins linebacker Rey Maualuga

Rey Maualuga celebrates with Bengals fans in 2014. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Some things to know about linebacker Rey Maualuga, who signed with the Dolphins over the weekend: • The run-stopper the Dolphins need? When Maualuga, 30, was released by the Bengals in March, he had started all but 10 of his 114 career games and made 343 tackles. The Cincinnati...
Miami Dolphins sign LB Rey Maualuga

Miami Dolphins sign LB Rey Maualuga

The Miami Dolphins added veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga on Saturday, according to a league source. Maualuga, 30, played eight NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, recording 343 career tackles. With the loss of rookie Raekwon McMillan to a season-ending knee injury, Maualuga could be counted on to play alongside Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons in some run-stopping situations. Maualuga...
Did the Miami Dolphins address their Top 10 offseason priorities?

Did the Miami Dolphins address their Top 10 offseason priorities?

Jarvis Landry and the Miami Dolphins have yet to work out a new deal. (Bill Ingram/The Post) One day after the Miami Dolphins were thrashed in a playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Daily Dolphin outlined what needed to be the “ Top 10 Offseason Priorities” for a franchise that had exceeded expectations, but had a long way to go. With training camp complete...
The faster Jay Cutler ran Miami Dolphins’ offense, the better the results

The faster Jay Cutler ran Miami Dolphins’ offense, the better the results

Dolphins coach Adam Gase talks things over with QB Jay Cutler. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — This isn’t to make excuses, because in the NFL, nobody has much use for them. Besides, there can be no excusing a performance that nets seven points and 120 total yards. But a close examination of Jay Cutler’s first two offensive series with the Dolphins...
Miami Dolphins: upcoming Philly trip good time to bond with Jay Cutler

Miami Dolphins: upcoming Philly trip good time to bond with Jay Cutler

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler on the sidelines talking guard Jermon Bushrod at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Thursday night. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — Jay Cutler has been to Philadelphia at least twice, leading the Bears to a victory in 2011 and taking five sacks in a bad loss to the Eagles in 2013. So perhaps Cutler...
Forget the bench – Miami Dolphins’ Davon Godchaux closes in on starting role

Forget the bench – Miami Dolphins’ Davon Godchaux closes in on starting role

Dolphins defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (56) leaps to tackle Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West (28) at Hard Rock Stadium. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — It says something about Davon Godchaux that the day he came home from basketball practice and found his home riddled with bullets, he still could find a positive. “I saw that...
Dolphins to install new field at Hard Rock Stadium before Miami Hurricanes opener

Dolphins to install new field at Hard Rock Stadium before Miami Hurricanes opener

It was a rough night for the turf at Hard Rock Stadium. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS—The Dolphins will redo the entire playing field at Hard Rock Stadium with new sod in advance of their season opener and the University of Miami’s. The grass did not hold up well for Thursday’s preseason game against Baltimore, with players occasionally losing their...
Dolphins DT Jordan Phillips still relegated to reserve role

Dolphins DT Jordan Phillips still relegated to reserve role

Jordan Phillips is having a tough preseason. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS—It’s been a rough year or so for Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips. He underachieved last year, both by his own admission and by the coaches’ public comments, and vowed this summer to change. Part of that plan was to drop from a 2016 playing weight of 336 pounds to...
Jay Cutler allows Adam Gase to increase Dolphins’ offensive tempo

Jay Cutler allows Adam Gase to increase Dolphins’ offensive tempo

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler leads quarterbacks on to field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler is still learning the names of all his plays and learning the names of all his teammates. But it was Cutler’s preference to go with a fast offensive tempo in his first...
Time to believe in Dolphins WR DeVante Parker? Jay Cutler does

Time to believe in Dolphins WR DeVante Parker? Jay Cutler does

This looks like it’s finally DeVante Parker’s time. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS—There’s always a hesitation to go all-in on DeVante Parker. People can’t help but see the size, athleticism and speed that made him so appealing to the Dolphins as the No. 14 overall pick two years ago, but the conversation tends to stall on words like...
Cordrea Tankersley and “Clemson brother” Byron Maxwell force three turnovers

Cordrea Tankersley and “Clemson brother” Byron Maxwell force three turnovers

Miami Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley and defensive back T.J. McDonald tackle Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jeremy Maclin at Hard Rock Stadium. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — Miami Dolphins rookie cornerback Cordrea Tankersley was cradling the football in his right arm as he spoke at his locker following his first career interception...
Five instant takeaways: Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens

Five instant takeaways: Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens

Jay Cutler made his Dolphins debut tonight. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS—The ugly preseason didn’t get much better for the Dolphins in Thursday night’s 31-7 loss to Baltimore. The upside for Miami is there are no significant injuries to report and it was important for the team to finally get Jay Cutler on the field for full-speed action. Other...
Grading the Miami Dolphins vs. the Baltimore Ravens (some good, some bad, lot of ugly)

Grading the Miami Dolphins vs. the Baltimore Ravens (some good, some bad, lot of ugly)

The Dolphins’ Senorise Perry scores on an 11-yard run against the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) MIAMI GARDENS — Performances don’t get more uneven than this, even by preseason standards. Following the Dolphins’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, Adam Gase and his staff will have plenty to chew on. The good, the bad, and a whole...
Miami Dolphins: Jay Cutler, Adam Gase attached at the hip (literally)

Miami Dolphins: Jay Cutler, Adam Gase attached at the hip (literally)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler warming up before his first start. Cutler showed flashes and didn’t go down in flames. All in all, a win. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — The Miami Dolphins defense was on the field and Adam Gase and Jay Cutler were hip-to-hip on the team bench, reviewing a drive that had just occurred. The play...
Which Miami Dolphins are being held out vs. Baltimore Ravens?

Which Miami Dolphins are being held out vs. Baltimore Ravens?

Hold your horses, Mike Pouncey. We need you healthy this season. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS — Center Mike Pouncey would have loved to play against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, but coach Adam Gase is opting to hold him out as a precaution as he returns from a hip injury, according to a league source. Among the other Miami Dolphins who were unable to play...
5 Things Miami Dolphins hope Jay Cutler shows tonight

5 Things Miami Dolphins hope Jay Cutler shows tonight

 Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler is ready to ball. Right? (AP) MIAMI GARDENS — Only a few hours before Jay Cutler makes his debut as a Miami Dolphin, against the Baltimore Ravens at Hard Rock Stadium tonight, so much is unknown. And while it would be unfair to draw any immediate conclusions about if Cutler has a chance to be decent (or more than decent?) ...
3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups in second preseason game

3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups in second preseason game

Quarterback Jay Cutler of the Miami Dolphins looks on during training camp in Davie. Is he ready to do this? Is he ready to play and play well? (Ron Elkman/ Getty Images) There is a lot of concern around Miami Dolphins camp these days. Too many injuries. Way too many injuries. It will be interesting to see how the various injuries affect how long Miami uses projected starters in Thursday...
5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. Baltimore Ravens

5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. Baltimore Ravens

Leonte Carroo has proven quite a bit this offseason, but needs to keep going. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) All eyes will be on quarterback Jay Cutler as he makes his Dolphins debut in tonight’s preseason game against the Ravens. Miami’s got a lot more going on besides that, though. The Dolphins are moving into the segment of the preseason where the depth chart begins to solidify...
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