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Week of covering Douglas High nightmare redefines strength for Miami Dolphins reporter

Alyssa Kramer, 16, (center) is hugged by her mother, Tonja Kramer, at the candlelight vigil in Parkland to honor the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) PARKLAND — When Edna Buchanan wrote a compilation of the most intriguing crime stories she’d covered in her Pulitizer Prize-winning career at The Miami...
Parkland school shooting: Miami Dolphins donate $100k to victims fund

Parkland school shooting: Miami Dolphins donate $100k to victims fund

A scene from the makeshift Parkland memorial. (Greg Lovett/The Post) In the wake of the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the Dolphins made a $100,000 contribution to an online fund for the victims’ families. The team made two entries of $50,000 (the site’s maximum amount) to the GoFundMe account and pushed its total over $1 million. ...
2018 NFL free agents: Top safeties available for Miami Dolphins

2018 NFL free agents: Top safeties available for Miami Dolphins

Tyvon Branch could be an affordable, veteran option for the Dolphins. (Getty Images) The Dolphins believe they’re set for years at safety with Pro Bowler Reshad Jones and T.J. McDonald signed long term, and those two form a solid, hard-hitting duo at the back end of their defense. Miami’s interest in free agent safeties will likely be to find a contingency in case...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins meet with USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu

2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins meet with USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu

Uchenna Nwosu has big upside. (Getty Images) The first few seasons of an NFL career require more than just being a great athlete, and Southern California linebacker Uchenna Nwosu has the patience to let a team groom him into a starting-caliber player. He’s had to work his way up since high school, where he joined the football team as a sophomore and developed into a three-star ...
Parkland school shooting: Dolphins send delegation to vigil for victims

Parkland school shooting: Dolphins send delegation to vigil for victims

People attend a candlelit memorial service for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people on February 15, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Greg Lovett /The Post) PARKLAND—Amid the grieving at a vigil for the 17 people killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, roughly a dozen members of the Miami...
2018 NFL free agents: Top defensive ends available for Dolphins

2018 NFL free agents: Top defensive ends available for Dolphins

Demarcus Lawrence is the No. 1 target among defensive ends this year. (Getty Images) The Dolphins don’t appear to be in the market for any of the top-line defensive end free agents, but they need to take a hard look at their depth this offseason. Cameron Wake remains a Pro Bowl-caliber player at 36, but Andre Branch is coming off an injury-riddled season and rookie Charles...
2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser | Version 1.0

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser | Version 1.0

UCLA’s Josh Rosen is the current frontrunner among this year’s quarterbacks. (Getty Images) Free agency comes first, but NFL teams are already deep into their 2018 draft preparation. The college all-star games were last month, and the NFL Combine is two weeks away. Click here for the Dolphins’ full stock of picks. While free agent signings will change the needs for some...
2018 NFL free agents: ESPN ranks Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry top wide receiver

2018 NFL free agents: ESPN ranks Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry top wide receiver

Jarvis Landry will be one of the most coveted free agents on the market this year. (AP) Somebody’s going to want Jarvis Landry badly enough to pay big money for him. If it’s not the Dolphins, it’ll be another team. Probably a few of them. In ESPN’s ranking of the NFL’s top 50 free agents this year, Landry was ninth overall and No. 1 among wide...
Miami Dolphins react to Douglas High shooting: ‘How do we stop this?’

Miami Dolphins react to Douglas High shooting: ‘How do we stop this?’

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the shooting Wednesday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Tom Garfinkel, president and CEO of the Dolphins, called on politicians to seek solutions to mass shootings following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland on Wednesday. “How do we stop this?” Garfinkel wrote on...
2018 NFL free agents: Top wide receivers available for Dolphins

2018 NFL free agents: Top wide receivers available for Dolphins

Is Mike Wallace a candidate to come back to Miami? (Getty Images) The Dolphins don’t need a receiver in free agency this year—unless they do. The team has a promising core of under-25 receivers in Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker, as well as Jakeem Grant pressing for opportunities, but Landry is about to hit unrestricted free agency...
Miami Dolphins feeling confident in cornerback situation for 2018 season

Miami Dolphins feeling confident in cornerback situation for 2018 season

Xavien Howard is the crown jewel of the Dolphins’ cornerbacks. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS—No other position on the Dolphins’ roster has been a more volatile stock than the cornerbacks. From moment to moment, they go from looking like one of the deeper units on the team to one of its chief liabilities. The group is surging, at least it appears...
To Miami Dolphins’ chagrin, Tom Brady is king of jersey sales in Florida

To Miami Dolphins’ chagrin, Tom Brady is king of jersey sales in Florida

You oughta be ashamed, Miami Dolphins. Hide your face, Tampa Bay Bucs. And we see you sulking in the corner, Jacksonville Jaguars. The most popular NFL player in the state is … Tom Brady? That’s according to NFL.com, which obtained NFL Shop data of merchandise sales during the 2017 season. How much longer can Tom Brady hold off Ndamukong Suh and the rest of the state&rsquo...
2018 NFL Draft: Is Baker Mayfield the next Johnny Manziel?

2018 NFL Draft: Is Baker Mayfield the next Johnny Manziel?

Baker Mayfield isn’t Johnny Manziel, and that comparison seems unfounded to him. (Getty Images) The Dolphins should have a chance at one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft if they want one, and adding one behind Ryan Tannehill makes sense this year. The big question for Mike Tannenbaum, Adam Gase and Chris Grier is whether they believe strongly enough...
Renaldo Hill hiring: Which men have played and coached for Miami Dolphins?

Renaldo Hill hiring: Which men have played and coached for Miami Dolphins?

Hill as a Dolphins safety in 2006. (Getty Images) When Adam Gase and the Dolphins brought in longtime NFL safety Renaldo Hill to assist with their defensive backs, he became the team’s 10th former player to return as a coach. Hill, 39, played in the league from 2001, when he made it with Arizona as a seventh-round pick, through ’10 with Denver. He ...
Condoleezza Rice planted political seed landing Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas on Capitol Hill

Condoleezza Rice planted political seed landing Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas on Capitol Hill

Michael Thomas tries out the office of Rep. Alcee Hastings in Washington after receiving an award for his community service in 2016. As Michael Thomas was graduating from Stanford, a former provost of the university made a bold prediction about his future. No, Condoleezza Rice did not say Thomas would someday be special teams captain of the Miami Dolphins. “She said I would get...
2018 NFL free agents: Top offensive guards available for Dolphins

2018 NFL free agents: Top offensive guards available for Dolphins

Andrew Norwell is the best guard on the open market as of now. (Getty Images) The Dolphins need a plan at guard, and that stands out as one of the biggest issues to address this offseason. Miami has Ted Larsen and Jesse Davis under contract, which is a good start. If Davis moves in as the starting right tackle, though, that leaves a guard spot open. Here’s a look at...
Dolphins coach Adam Gase overhauls staff hoping for change in 2018

Dolphins coach Adam Gase overhauls staff hoping for change in 2018

Adam Gase says goes into the 2018 season with a much different coaching staff. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) A sick feeling permeated the Dolphins’ locker room on New Year’s Day as players cleaned up the clutter from a 6-10 season. It’d been in the back of some of their minds over the previous few weeks when they’d blown key games to squander their shot...
Stats prove it: Miami Dolphins’ Kenyan Drake is third-most elusive RB in NFL

Stats prove it: Miami Dolphins’ Kenyan Drake is third-most elusive RB in NFL

Kenyan Drake celebrates his 42-yard touchdown run against the Broncos by imitating LeBron James’ pregame chalk toss. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) Anyone who watched Kenyan Drake pull off two 42-yard runs and a 66-yarder last season could see he was a running back making the most of his first real chance in the NFL. Now, there’s a better — and objective...
Five Miami Dolphins players on European tour to meet, greet U.S. troops

Five Miami Dolphins players on European tour to meet, greet U.S. troops

Dolphins players Mike Hull (left), Chase Allen, Eric Smith (rear), Ndamukong Suh and MarQueis Gray pose with a U.S. soldier (No. 17 Ryan Tannehill jersey) at Camp Bondsteel in Yugoslavia. (Photo courtesy of the Miami Dolphins) Ndamukong Suh, who knows something about defense, got a lesson on the subject on a whole different level. Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh with a soldier...
Purple reigns as tweet by Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry triggers Ravens courtship

Purple reigns as tweet by Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry triggers Ravens courtship

TheRavensHub is among those already picturing Jarvis Landry in Ravens purple. (Via Twitter) Nine characters — that’s all Jarvis Landry typed into his Twitter account over the weekend before hitting the button and watching everything go aflutter. “DIFFERENT” Landry wrote. Did he mean he’s different? Did he mean his bank account soon will look different? Did...
More than 4,000 turn up for Dolphins Cancer Challenge VIII

More than 4,000 turn up for Dolphins Cancer Challenge VIII

Several Dolphins players appeared at DCC VIII. (Miami Dolphins) MIAMI GARDENS—The Dolphins Cancer Challenge gets bigger every year, and the 2018 edition drew a crowd of more than 4,000 participants for its signature event at Hard Rock Stadium. The day featured five bike routes throughout South Florida, including a 52-mile ride starting in Boca Raton and as well as ...
Miami Dolphins S T.J. McDonald clears up ongoing legal situation

Miami Dolphins S T.J. McDonald clears up ongoing legal situation

Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald expects to be on the field for all of the team’s offseason work. (Andres Leiva/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS—There’s been some question lately as to the status of Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald’s court-ordered community service, but he said today he’s in the process of completing his hours and has “no doubt”...
Miami Dolphins CB Tony Lippett healthy, ready for spring workouts

Miami Dolphins CB Tony Lippett healthy, ready for spring workouts

Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett is ready to contribute again. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) MIAMI GARDENS—When Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett lost his season due to a torn Achilles tendon last August, he didn’t let it get him down. Lippett, who was coming off a strong year and was expected to be a key figure in the defense last season, stayed upbeat throughout his...
2018 NFL Draft: Oregon tackle Tyrell Crosby gets Dolphins’ attention

2018 NFL Draft: Oregon tackle Tyrell Crosby gets Dolphins’ attention

Tyrell Crosby (73) could be one of the top offensive tackles in this year’s draft class. (Getty Images) If Oregon left tackle Tyrell Crosby gave the Dolphins a good glimpse of his personality when he met with them last month, there’s no doubt he left a strong impression. Crosby is bright and well-spoken when he’s not manhandling defensive linemen, but he’s nasty...
Kneeling-related boycott? Actually, Miami Dolphins’ home attendance is up

Kneeling-related boycott? Actually, Miami Dolphins’ home attendance is up

Fans hold up Stand Up signs for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) as he kneels during the national anthem at Hard Rock Stadium on Nov. 27, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) It’s an emotionally charged topic and has been for nearly two years. Whenever the subject of players kneeling during the national anthem is raised, inevitably there&rsquo...
Dolphins hire former safety Renaldo Hill as defensive backs coach

Dolphins hire former safety Renaldo Hill as defensive backs coach

Renaldo Hill in 2006. (Gary Coronado/The Post) A decade after playing safety for the Dolphins, Renaldo Hill is back with the organization as defensive backs coach. The team announced Hill’s hiring today, the latest in a series of staff moves by head coach Adam Gase, and this is his first NFL coaching job. He began coaching as a graduate assistant at Wyoming in 2012 and...
Jimmy Garoppolo’s 49ers contract: Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill looks like bargain

Jimmy Garoppolo’s 49ers contract: Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill looks like bargain

Ryan Tannehill looks like a reasonably priced quarterback now. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) There were more than a few arched eyebrows when Ryan Tannehill signed a $96 million, six-year extension with the Dolphins in 2015, but agent Pat Dye said at the time he might come to regret that Miami got his client so cheaply. That time appears to be now. Pending free agent Jimmy Garoppolo, who has...
2018 NFL Draft: Does South Carolina State LB Darius Leonard fit Dolphins?

2018 NFL Draft: Does South Carolina State LB Darius Leonard fit Dolphins?

Darius Leonard did it in the MEAC, but can he compete with NFL-caliber talent?(Getty Images) Darius Leonard feels like he’s starting all over. As a relatively unheralded high school player, he was exasperated by the lack of attention he got from nearby South Carolina and Clemson. That snub drove him as he built a standout career at South Carolina State, an FCS school, and it seems...
Ex-Miami Dolphins DB Renaldo Hill likely to join Adam Gase’s coaching staff

Ex-Miami Dolphins DB Renaldo Hill likely to join Adam Gase’s coaching staff

Renaldo Hill in 2006, as a starting defensive back for the Dolphins. (Photo by Mark Konezny/NFLPhotoLibrary) Former Dolphins defensive back Renaldo Hill, who coached the secondary at the University of Pittsburgh last season, is returning to Miami to join Adam Gase’s staff, according to the website pittsburghsportsnow.com. A league source said Hill is likely to join the...
Ex-Miami Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell talks to Colts, gets Bill Parcells’ endorsement

Ex-Miami Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell talks to Colts, gets Bill Parcells’ endorsement

Dan Campbell. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) Even as the Dolphins parted with interim coach Dan Campbell after the 2015 season, there was no doubt they were letting go someone who’d be a head coach in the NFL someday. That day might come this week. The Indianapolis Colts, left at the alter by Josh McDaniels, planned a Thursday interview with Campbell, who already received ...
Eagles’ success should embolden all – including Miami Dolphins – to gamble even more

Eagles’ success should embolden all – including Miami Dolphins – to gamble even more

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles catches a 1-yard touchdown pass on a razzle-dazzle, fourth-down play to help beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The fourth-down touchdown pass to his quarterback or the fourth-down gamble with 9 1/2 minutes left on his own half of the field — take your pick as to which took the greatest courage...
How Josh McDaniels’ decision to stay with Pats hurts the Dolphins

How Josh McDaniels’ decision to stay with Pats hurts the Dolphins

Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots is staying put. Bad career move? Maybe. But also bad for the Dolphins. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) So much for the New England Patriots losing both coordinators in one off-season. So much for the removing of a key block in the Patriots’ rock-solid foundation. Yes, yes, it’s Andrew Luck and Indianapolis...
2018 NFL free agents: Spotrac projects gaudy contract for Jarvis Landry

2018 NFL free agents: Spotrac projects gaudy contract for Jarvis Landry

Will Jarvis Landry keep flying high for the Dolphins, or is he headed elsewhere in 2018? (Andres Leiva/The Post) If Dolphins slot receiver Jarvis Landry tests the waters of free agency next month, he’s probably going to like what he hears. There should be at least several teams lining up for a shot at a 25-year-old who averaged more than 1,000 yards and 100 catches over...
2018 NFL season: Ranking all 32 teams’ shot at reaching Super Bowl LIII

2018 NFL season: Ranking all 32 teams’ shot at reaching Super Bowl LIII

Carson Wentz makes the Eagles a serious threat to repeat as champions. (Getty Images) Nobody’s in better shape than the Philadelphia Eagles as the NFL shifts toward the upcoming season. Coming off a Super Bowl win over the Patriots, Philadelphia will get MVP candidate Carson Wentz back from knee surgery and still has giant slayer Nick Foles under contract as a contingency...
Super Bowl LII: TV ratings down, particularly in South Florida

Super Bowl LII: TV ratings down, particularly in South Florida

Fewer eyes were on the Super Bowl this year than in recent history. (Getty Images) The allure of former Dolphin Jay Ajayi playing in the Super Bowl and Tom Brady’s bid for a historic sixth ring wasn’t enough to captivate South Florida. While Super Bowls are always among the most watched television programs of all-time, Sunday’s game between the Patriots and ...
NFL Draft 2018: Could Dallas Goedert solve Miami Dolphins’ tight end woes?

NFL Draft 2018: Could Dallas Goedert solve Miami Dolphins’ tight end woes?

South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert is a monster. The Miami Dolphins could really, really use a monster tight end. It’s been too long. (Getty Images) MOBILE, Ala. — It’s only been 25 years since the Miami Dolphins had a Pro Bowl tight end. We’re not saying that’s a long time, but, Keith Jackson (1993) and Ferrell Edmunds (1989 and 1990) would...
Super Bowl LII: To Dolphins’ dismay, Patriots not going anywhere

Super Bowl LII: To Dolphins’ dismay, Patriots not going anywhere

Are Brady and Belichick headed for Splitsville? Unlikely. (Getty Images) Finally, the Patriots are falling apart. All it took was another ho-hum 13-win season and losing the Super Bowl by a touchdown to send them spiraling into chaos. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are feuding. One day Robert Kraft denies the friction, the next day he says it’s what makes the team great...
Dave George: Super Bowl was borderline ridiculous but much better for today’s fans

Dave George: Super Bowl was borderline ridiculous but much better for today’s fans

Not sure just how much more entertaining the NFL can be, but we seem to be nearing the limits of drama and spectacle and flat-out fun that can be contained in one television set, or in one human brain, before explosions result. Sunday night’s Super Bowl LII wasn’t settled until a jump ball fell incomplete in the end zone, and that was with the champion Eagles scoring 41 points. This is...
Super Bowl LIII (53) odds: Dolphins well behind Patriots, Eagles

Super Bowl LIII (53) odds: Dolphins well behind Patriots, Eagles

Could this be the Dolphins a year from now? Don’t bet on it. (Getty Images) How big is the gap between the Dolphins and the two teams that just played in the Super Bowl? Enormous, according to Bovada’s odds for next season’s championship. The online sportsbook opened its futures betting for Super Bowl LIII shortly after the Eagles beat New England for the title ...
Super Bowl LII: Where does Dolphins’ drought rank after Eagles win?

Super Bowl LII: Where does Dolphins’ drought rank after Eagles win?

The 1972 group was the last Dolphins team to win a Super Bowl. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) Every time the Dolphins celebrate their 1972 perfect season is a recognition of arguably the best team in NFL history, but it’s also a reminder of how long the franchise’s championship drought has lasted. Miami won it again the following year with a triumph in Super Bowl ...
After Super Bowl victory, Jay Ajayi lashes out at those who ‘throw dirt on your name’

After Super Bowl victory, Jay Ajayi lashes out at those who ‘throw dirt on your name’

Jay Ajayi of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Former Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi took to Instagram in an apparent call-out of his critics. In the post, Ajayi is holding and kissing the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy. Ajayi writes: “THEY may have tried...
Super Bowl LII: Eagles’ trick play TD borrowed from Dolphins’ offensive coordinator

Super Bowl LII: Eagles’ trick play TD borrowed from Dolphins’ offensive coordinator

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is a Super Bowl MVP. He even caught a touchdown pass on Sunday night. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS) If Adam Gase is ever in position to go for it on a red-zone fourth down at the Super Bowl, perhaps he’ll go to this play, a bold call that sparked Philadelphia’s upset of New England on Sunday night. If Gase is...
2018 NFL Draft: UTEP guard Will Hernandez makes sense for Dolphins

2018 NFL Draft: UTEP guard Will Hernandez makes sense for Dolphins

Will Hernandez is a prized prospect at guard. (UTEP Athletics) When the college football world saw a massive, dominant guard flattening defenders at Texas-El Paso, the obvious question was how all the powerhouse programs possibly overlooked someone as outstanding as Will Hernandez. They didn’t. Plenty of big schools came calling for Hernandez, but his lackluster effort in class made...
Dave George: This time, the Patriots won’t get lucky

Dave George: This time, the Patriots won’t get lucky

It would be a lot easier picking the Eagles in the Super Bowl if Tom Brady had stuck to the usual rules of time and reality and simply retired at the advanced age of, say, 37. That would have been a pretty good spot to ride off into the sunset, on the momentum of his fourth championship and his third Super Bowl MVP performance. Between that and his Brazilian supermodel wife, you have to figure Brady...
NFL free agent Kirk Cousins vs. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill: Who’s better?

NFL free agent Kirk Cousins vs. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill: Who’s better?

Cameron Wake goes after Kirk Cousins in 2015. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) Washington’s Kirk Cousins will hit the open market next month and could be the most coveted free agent available. Any team in need of a quarterback will be looking to get a meeting. Cousins and Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill were part of the same 2012 draft class, with Tannehill going No. 8 overall ...
Dave George: Win or lose Sunday, Jay Ajayi won when Dolphins dealt him

Dave George: Win or lose Sunday, Jay Ajayi won when Dolphins dealt him

If Jay Ajayi winds up being the MVP of Super Bowl LII, that’s fine. Adam Gase isn’t the kind to worry about people second-guessing his decisions. He’s as salty at 6-10 as he was at 10-6. He’s the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, to say it plainly, and you’re not. While the story of Ajayi’s midseason trade from Miami to Philadelphia is being retold during Super...
2018 NFL Draft: Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli meets with Miami Dolphins

2018 NFL Draft: Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli meets with Miami Dolphins

Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli could be a great pickup for the Dolphins. (Getty Images) The only one who doesn’t seem to notice that Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli is missing a finger on his left hand is Troy Fumagalli. He had his index finger amputated as an infant because he was born with Amniotic Banding Syndrome, the same disorder that cost UCF’s Shaquem Griffin...
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