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Miami Dolphins inactives: Who’s in/out vs. New England Patriots tonight?

Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (30) didn’t practice all week because of multiple injuries. (Andres Leiva/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS–The Dolphins will be missing a few key players as they try to upend the heavily favored Patriots on Monday Night Football. Miami is going without starting running back Damien Williams for the second straight game after he suffered a shoulder...
Despite not practicing all week, Miami Dolphins ST captain Michael Thomas playing tonight

Despite not practicing all week, Miami Dolphins ST captain Michael Thomas playing tonight

Michael Thomas is one of five team captains this year. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS — Despite missing practice on Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to a knee injury, Miami Dolphins special teams captain Michael Thomas suited up to play on Monday night against the New England Patriots. Thomas is dealing with a knee injury that would sideline many players. Thomas initially...
5 Miami Dolphins dealing with intense pressure on MNF tonight

5 Miami Dolphins dealing with intense pressure on MNF tonight

Dolphins receiver DeVante Parker juggles the ball over Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan and comes down with the reception (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) The last time the Dolphins played the Patriots, which was pretty much two weeks ago, Miami fell into 14-0, 21-7 and 28-10 holes en route to a 35-17 defeat. Oh, there were some other trouble factoids, too. Tom Brady tossed...
Dolphins K Cody Parkey better at kicking than Pro Bowl campaigning

Dolphins K Cody Parkey better at kicking than Pro Bowl campaigning

(Photo by Allen Eyestone, graphic by Adam Hirshfield/The Post) DAVIE—Cody Parkey demands that you stop what you’re doing immediately and vote for him to make the Pro Bowl. Right now. “Well, let’s see,” he said. “If you think I’ve done a good job this year, vote for me.” Maybe demands was too strong of a word. Anyway, the mild-mannered...
How the Dolphins approach facing Patriots twice in three weeks

How the Dolphins approach facing Patriots twice in three weeks

Adam Gase, offensive guru, vs. Bill Belichick, defensive master. (AP Photo/File) DAVIE — Adam Gase has faced the New England Patriots three times since his arrival in South Florida and the games really haven’t been close at all, certainly not as close as a few of the box scores indicate, because usually the Miami Dolphins quickly fall into an...
Dolphins’ David Fales hangs around, could make run at No. 2 QB in 2018

Dolphins’ David Fales hangs around, could make run at No. 2 QB in 2018

David Fales could make a play for the No. 2 job in 2018. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—This could have been a very short stay with the Dolphins for quarterback David Fales. Instead, it’s been an extended tryout for the backup quarterback job. Fales spent the preseason with Miami, then was brought back Oct. 24 after Jay Cutler went down with fractured ribs. It was ...
Dolphins rookie Charles Harris ignores his stats, which are actually good

Dolphins rookie Charles Harris ignores his stats, which are actually good

Charles Harris’ rookie season has been better than his base numbers show. (Getty Images) DAVIE—It’s easy to look at Dolphins defensive end Charles Harris’ one sack in 390 snaps and be disappointed by his rookie year. But there’s a lot more to his play than just that. There are some impressive numbers on Harris, beyond sacks, that show he&rsquo...
Former Houston Cougars DE Cameron Malveaux impresses Miami Dolphins

Former Houston Cougars DE Cameron Malveaux impresses Miami Dolphins

Malveaux’s always been a threat to infiltrate the backfield. (Getty Images) DAVIE—Cameron Malveaux caused so many problems for the Dolphins’ offense when he was on the scout team that they had to see whether he could do it in games. After about seven months in the organization, spending much of that time on the practice squad, Malveaux was called up last...
Three position groups of concern for Miami Dolphins vs. Patriots (MNF)

Three position groups of concern for Miami Dolphins vs. Patriots (MNF)

Kenny Stills needs to be a killer for the Dolphins against New England. (AP) DAVIE—This is the Dolphins’ biggest game of the year, and they’re looking for an upset to keep their season meaningful over the final few weeks. New England comes to town as an 11-point favorite and beat Miami 35-17 two weeks ago, so the Dolphins are a significant longshot on Monday...
Miami Dolphins’ Cameron Wake calls out NFL for double standard on safety

Miami Dolphins’ Cameron Wake calls out NFL for double standard on safety

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) is chased out of the pocket by Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) last Sunday. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — The target on the No. 12 jersey of the New England Patriots is tiny. The Dolphins’ Cameron Wake knows this going in. He knows what can happen if he hits Tom Brady too low. Hitting Brady...
What Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase said Saturday in advance of Patriots rematch

What Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase said Saturday in advance of Patriots rematch

Adam Gase. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Saturday, in advance of Monday night’s game against visiting New England: Out are G Jermon Bushrod, RB Damien Williams, QB Matt Moore. C Mike Pouncey and DL Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh are fine. DB Michael Thomas and DL Davon Godchaux are questionable. CB Cordrea...
Miami Dolphins practice report (Saturday): Key players not working

Miami Dolphins practice report (Saturday): Key players not working

Damien Williams has been out since hurting his shoulder against the Patriots on Nov. 26. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — The Dolphins appear headed into Monday night’s matchup with division-leading New England thin in both the offensive and defensive backfields. Running back Damien Williams (shoulder) was not practicing in the portion of Saturday’s workout open to the...
Dolphins vs. Patriots: How do they match up in Week 14?

Dolphins vs. Patriots: How do they match up in Week 14?

How do the Miami Dolphins (5-7) and New England Patriots (10-2) match up for Monday night’s NFL Week 14 tilt at Hard Rock Stadium? There’s still a big gap between Jarvis Landry’s Miami Dolphins and the division-leading New England Patriots. (Getty Images) Miami total offense (29th  in NFL) vs. New England total defense (28th in NFL) ...
Jarvis Landry doesn’t fear Bill Belichick double-teams: ‘I’m still open.’

Jarvis Landry doesn’t fear Bill Belichick double-teams: ‘I’m still open.’

Jarvis Landry gestures during a recent 35-17 loss to New England. (Getty Images) DAVIE — Bill Belichick was wearing a microphone for NFL Films the last time the Patriots routed the Dolphins, which was less than two weeks ago. “Landry, where is he?” Belichick says. “Let’s make sure we get Landry,” Belichick says. “Doubling Landry,” Belichick...
Miami Dolphins: Offensive line suddenly has ‘chemistry’ and ‘rhythm’

Miami Dolphins: Offensive line suddenly has ‘chemistry’ and ‘rhythm’

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler and lineman Jesse Davis celebrate a touchdown pass at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. Davis has six starts at three spots. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins are in line to line up with the same offensive line for a third straight game on Monday Night. As far as the Dolphins are concerned, this is cause for...
Jay Cutler, Jarvis Landry connection working well for Dolphins

Jay Cutler, Jarvis Landry connection working well for Dolphins

Jarvis Landry and Jay Cutler have worked well together. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—It doesn’t seem to matter who’s playing quarterback for the Dolphins. They all like Jarvis Landry. The chemistry between Landry and Jay Cutler has been good, with Landry being his No. 1 target in the passing game. Between Cutler and Matt Moore, 28.7 percent of their attempts...
How does Dolphins workhorse Ndamukong Suh feel about missing practice?

How does Dolphins workhorse Ndamukong Suh feel about missing practice?

Ndamukong Suh is being held out of practices for rest. (Getty Images) DAVIE—It’s difficult to imagine someone trying to give Ndamukong Suh orders, but he insists it happens. According to Suh, it’s not up to him whether he sits out a practice for rest. When Dolphins coach Adam Gase heard that comment this afternoon, he furthered the mystery of whether that&rsquo...
Post staff predictions: Dolphins should keep it close against Patriots

Post staff predictions: Dolphins should keep it close against Patriots

What are our Miami Dolphins writers expecting on Monday night when the up-and-down Fins host the Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots in Week 14? In this Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) winds up for a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne...
Miami Dolphins’ OT Laremy Tunsil explains his lackluster second season

Miami Dolphins’ OT Laremy Tunsil explains his lackluster second season

Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil knows he can better. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE — Laremy Tunsil has all the physical tools required to be a dominant NFL left tackle. Tunsil has the height, weight, arm reach, strength and agility to excel at the NFL level, in the same way he once established himself as one of the best in the country at the high school and college levels...
Miami Dolphins CB Bobby McCain expects Patriots to instigate again

Miami Dolphins CB Bobby McCain expects Patriots to instigate again

Dolphins CB Bobby McCain will be ready for the Patriots’ antics this time. (Getty Images) DAVIE— Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain learned a hard lesson last time he faced the Patriots. While he’s generally known as one of the headiest players on Miami’s defense, he does struggle to keep his temper at times. That flared up in the 35-17 loss at New England...
Does making Pro Bowl still mean anything to Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh?

Does making Pro Bowl still mean anything to Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh?

Ndamukong Suh wants to be invited to the Pro Bowl this year and says he will attend. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—As Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has gotten older, he seems to be more appreciative of things like the Pro Bowl. He’s got a very good chance of making his sixth appearance this year and said it would be very meaningful to be selected. Suh...
How Adam Gase is helping the Miami Dolphins secondary create turnovers

How Adam Gase is helping the Miami Dolphins secondary create turnovers

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard celebrates an interception return for a touchdown on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke was pondering what the biggest difference was between the performance of his secondary in a humiliating loss at New England two weeks ago, and an...
Dolphins: Cody Parkey is “upgrade across the board” over Andrew Franks

Dolphins: Cody Parkey is “upgrade across the board” over Andrew Franks

Cody Parkey is in the hunt for a Pro Bowl spot (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—The Dolphins believe they’ve found the kicker they need in Cody Parkey. After three months of watching him work every day, in games and practices, special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi said he’s been exactly what they hoped he’d be when they chose him over Andrew Franks...
Miami Dolphins: Friday Practice and Injury Report

Miami Dolphins: Friday Practice and Injury Report

Cordrea Tankersley is trying to work through two injuries. (AP) DAVIE — Miami Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (shoulder/ankle) is not expected to practice on Friday, making it at least a bit more unlikely that he would start against the New England Patriots on Monday night. Veteran reserve Alterraun Verner played well in relief of Tankersley last Sunday against New England...
What Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Friday (Patriots week)

What Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Friday (Patriots week)

Adam Gase still has his mind set on the playoffs. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE–The Dolphins have lost five of their last six against New England, and coach Adam Gase could really use an upset Monday night. Not only would it be a tremendous morale boost for the organization, it would also keep Miami’s dwindling playoff hope alive. Here are the latest updates...
What Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke said Friday

What Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke said Friday

Matt Burke’s defense got roasted by New England two weeks ago. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE–The Dolphins‘ defense looked much better last week, but then again most defenses look good against the Broncos. Overall, Miami’s sitting 18th in yards allowed and 24th in opponent scoring. The team is two weeks removed from giving up three early touchdowns...
What Miami Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said Friday before Patriots game

What Miami Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said Friday before Patriots game

Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.  (Andres Leiva/The Post) DAVIE — Here is some of what Clyde Christensen said Friday: • The blocking hasn’t been better for Kenyan Drake than Jay Ajayi. But Drake is a home-run hitter. That’s apples and oranges. Jay would out-do Kenyan at what he does well and vice-versa. Drake gives you the big strikes....
Broadcaster says Jay Cutler is “the guy you want to smash”

Broadcaster says Jay Cutler is “the guy you want to smash”

Toughness doesn’t seem to be an issue with Jay Cutler, and his Miami teammates have nothing but good things to say about him. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE– Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler continues to be highly disliked by people who don’t know him. Former New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl, now a broadcaster, ripped Cutler in an appearance...
Miami Dolphins holding Family Fest, kids bike ride at Zoo Miami

Miami Dolphins holding Family Fest, kids bike ride at Zoo Miami

Jay Cutler won’t be on hand, but this guy will. (Zoo Miami) DAVIE—Here’s a cool event the Miami Dolphins are putting together Sunday to raise money for cancer research: For $25, kids can ride their bikes in Zoo Miami, enjoy a festival and get admission to the zoo. That’s not much more than it costs to buy a ticket to Zoo Miami anyway, and all funds...
Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh out to cause chaos for Patriots’ Tom Brady

Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh out to cause chaos for Patriots’ Tom Brady

This is how Ndamukong Suh wants to make Tom Brady feel Monday. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—There’s a lot of admiration from Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for his target this week, New England quarterback Tom Brady, but he’s making it his personal mission to make Monday night’s game miserable for him. Suh’s goal is not merely to get...
Why does Miami Dolphins’ Matt Haack have a regret after record-setting day?

Why does Miami Dolphins’ Matt Haack have a regret after record-setting day?

Dolphins punter Matt Haack (16) keeps the Broncos pinned in their end. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — It should have been eight. Dolphins punter Matt Haack came away from last weekend’s game against Denver with a team-record seven punts inside the 20. On one hand, it was a gratifying day. On the other hand, he’s still lamenting the one that got away. “I feel...
It would’ve been a surprise if Jay Cutler lifted Dolphins to playoffs

It would’ve been a surprise if Jay Cutler lifted Dolphins to playoffs

There’s been nothing magical about Jay Cutler. It was a major stretch from the very start to think that he might be, yet with Ryan Tannehill out for the season and Adam Gase’s offense in need of a capable relief driver, what choice was there but to hope? Cutler had been around. He knew Gase’s offense from their time together in Chicago a few years ago. It was enough of a connection...
What if Miami Dolphins CB Alterraun Verner starts against New England?

What if Miami Dolphins CB Alterraun Verner starts against New England?

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace catches a pass as Miami Dolphins defensive back Alterraun Verner defends in a preseason game. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) DAVIE — Alterraun Verner had played 22 snaps before Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. But when starting cornerback Cordrea Tankersley went down with shoulder and ankle injuries, Verner stepped in and...
Miami Dolphins’ Reshad Jones didn’t think he would play last Sunday

Miami Dolphins’ Reshad Jones didn’t think he would play last Sunday

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is one player Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones won’t have to deal with on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) DAVIE — On Friday and Saturday of last week, the pain was so bad in Reshad Jones’ back, he didn’t see any way he would play on Sunday. “It was just a spasm that came up out of nowhere...
Dolphins QB Jay Cutler takes initiative in jump-starting DeVante Parker

Dolphins QB Jay Cutler takes initiative in jump-starting DeVante Parker

Jay Cutler is 5-5 as a starter this season. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—Over the last three weeks, wide receiver DeVante Parker has turned into an afterthought in the Dolphins’ offense—a 6-foot-3, 212-pound, incredibly gifted afterthought. That shouldn’t happen, and quarterback Jay Cutler has been intent on shaking him out of his slump. Cutler, who started...
Miami Dolphins’ Devante Parker: Why I’ve been ‘playing bad.’

Miami Dolphins’ Devante Parker: Why I’ve been ‘playing bad.’

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker is unable to catch a pass as he is tackled by Denver Broncos free safety Bradley Roby  on Sunday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) DAVIE — In the last three games, Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker has been targeted 16 times. Parker has caught 6 passes, 5 have been incomplete and 5 have resulted in interceptions. That&rsquo...
Dolphins rookie Charles Harris having quiet season, but Adam Gase sees progress

Dolphins rookie Charles Harris having quiet season, but Adam Gase sees progress

Charles Harris has one sack in 390 snaps this year. (Bill Ingram/The Post) DAVIE–One reason the Dolphins are near the bottom of the NFL in sacks despite sinking tremendous resources into their defensive line: First-round pick Charles Harris has just one this season. But Miami coach Adam Gase doesn’t see that as a problem. Harris, the No. 22 overall selection, is...
Miami Dolphins practice report: Several starters out

Miami Dolphins practice report: Several starters out

Damien Williams has been out since hurting his shoulder against the Patriots on Nov. 26. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE–Dolphins players got a short break this week, staying off the practice field for three days, and are back to work this afternoon in preparation for Monday’s game against New England. As is the case with most teams this time of year, they have several injury...
Kenyan Drake’s game evolves into workhorse role for Miami Dolphins

Kenyan Drake’s game evolves into workhorse role for Miami Dolphins

Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32) follows the block by DeVante Parker against Denver. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Dolphins running back Damien Williams is missing practice time again this week because of a shoulder injury, meaning the job of workhorse stays upon the shoulders of Kenyan Drake. And he’s fine with that. Drake carried 23...
Miami Dolphins’ Jordan Phillips suddenly ‘unstoppable’ and ‘dominant’

Miami Dolphins’ Jordan Phillips suddenly ‘unstoppable’ and ‘dominant’

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips sacks Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian during the second half of a game at Hard Rock on Sunday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) DAVIE — Jordan Phillips showed all the reasons why he the Miami Dolphins drafted him in Sunday’s thrashing of the Broncos. In the third quarter, Phillips transformed into a monster. First, Phillips...
Dolphins QB Matt Moore remains out heading into Patriots game

Dolphins QB Matt Moore remains out heading into Patriots game

Dolphins backup quarterback Matt Moore won’t face the Patriots. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE–The Dolphins remain thin at quarterback with veteran backup Matt Moore sidelined by a foot injury. Moore hurt his foot two weeks ago in a start against the Patriots and missed the recent victory over Denver at home. Miami coach Adam Gase has already ruled him out for...
Stats don’t lie: Breaking down areas of focus for Miami Dolphins vs. Patriots

Stats don’t lie: Breaking down areas of focus for Miami Dolphins vs. Patriots

Tom Brady is 21-9 against the Dolphins. At least it’s fewer wins than his totals over Buffalo (27) and the Jets (24). (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Protect the football. Stay within range entering the fourth quarter. Keep Kenyan Drake rolling. Those are just a few things that ought to be on the Dolphins’ to-do list entering Monday night’s rematch against the New...
New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick, on NFL safety issues: ‘It’s not perfect’

New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick, on NFL safety issues: ‘It’s not perfect’

Bill Belichick. (Getty Images) Come Monday night, Patriots coach Bill Belichick will be without his All-Pro tight end. Elsewhere, the Steelers’ star linebacker remains hospitalized following a horrific hit. Other players have been fined and suspended amid a sea of flags. So Belichick, speaking on a conference call with the South Florida media on Wednesday morning, was asked if it&rsquo...
What New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick said about the Miami Dolphins

What New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick said about the Miami Dolphins

Bill Belichick won’t have Rob Gronkowski to throw at the Dolphins’ defense Monday. (Getty Images) New England coach Bill Belichick spoke with the South Florida media Wednesday morning in advance of Monday night’s game against the Dolphins. Here’s what he had to say: On the absence of TE Rob Gronkowski, who is suspended for this game: “We’ll just do that...
The Tape Don’t Lie: Miami Dolphins vs. Denver Broncos, a review

The Tape Don’t Lie: Miami Dolphins vs. Denver Broncos, a review

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian is chased out of the pocket by Cameron Wake at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) A resounding, dominating, complete 35-9 victory. It felt so good to be a Miami Dolphin, for this past Sunday, anyway. Kenyan Drake, Kenny Stills, Jarvis Landry, Ndamukong Suh, Cam Wake, Xavien Howard, Matt Haack — offense...
Miami Dolphins catch break: NFL suspends Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski 1 game

Miami Dolphins catch break: NFL suspends Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski 1 game

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski talks with back judge Dino Paganelli late in Sunday’s game vs. Buffalo. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) DAVIE — For the second consecutive week the Dolphins are catching a break thanks to the NFL’s behavior police. The NFL announced Monday that Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski will be suspended without pay for next...
Have the Dolphins been competitive with Patriots? Not at the right times

Have the Dolphins been competitive with Patriots? Not at the right times

Tom Brady is looking to make the Patriots 4-0 against Miami under Adam Gase. (AP) DAVIE—In 180 minutes as Miami head coach, Adam Gase has not had a single lead against the Patriots. In fact, he’s never been able to escape the first quarter without already being down two touchdowns. Yet there’s this feeling throughout the Dolphins’ locker room that they&rsquo...
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