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Raiders promote Shilique Calhoun from practice squad

The Raiders waived Shilique Calhoun a week ago, re-signing him to the practice squad. They promoted him to the 53-player roster Tuesday to take the place of defensive tackle Brian Price. The Raiders selected Calhoun in the third round of the 2016 draft. He has played in 20 games since, making 12 tackles and half [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick files to trademark Fitzmagic

Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s eight touchdown passes through the first two weeks have launched countless headlines that make reference to Fitzmagic, but an NFL defensive back is trying to intercept the moniker. Dolphins rookie defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick has filed to trademark the phrase with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The filing was made [more]

Terrelle Pryor apologizes to Sam Darnold for sloppy route that led to INT

It goes on Sam Darnold‘s record as an interception. There is no asterisk to indicate Jets receiver Terrelle Pryor ran a sloppy route. But it mattered to Pryor that everyone knows Darnold’s second interception Sunday was on him. The receiver privately apologized to the rookie quarterback. “The way Sam throws, he doesn’t look at you,” [more]

Dolphins promote Maurice Smith

The Dolphins are promoting safety Maurice Smith from the practice squad, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Smith, 23, signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia in 2017. He made the Dolphins’ 53-player roster and played six games last season. Smith made a tackle and a pass breakup as [more]

Florida is the home of football so far this season

For all the things bizarre things Florida Man does which no one ever expects, we need to add “win football games” to list. After two weeks, the Buccaneers, Jaguars and Dolphins are each 2-0. While that might not seem like much, it hasn’t happened in a long time. According to Thomas Bassinger of the Tampa [more]

DeVante Parker on not playing: Of course I’m not OK with it

As the week played out in Miami, it seemed likely that wide receiver DeVante Parker would be in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Jets. Ninety minutes before kickoff, however, the Dolphins announced that Parker was inactive for the AFC East clash. After the 20-12 Miami win, Parker was asked if he felt well [more]

Dolphins improve to 2-0 with win over Jets

The Dolphins offense put 20 points on the board in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Jets, but their fortunes took a turn for the worse for most of the second half. They turned the ball over twice and allowed the Jets to close a 20-12 lead to eight points in the fourth [more]

Dolphins up 20-0 at halftime

It would appear the Jets defense doesn’t know the Dolphins’ plays. The Jets crowed about knowing what the Lions were going to run on their way to last Monday’s 48-17 win in Detroit, but they trail the Dolphins 20-0 after 30 minutes of play in their home opener. Kenyan Drake ran for a six-yard touchdown [more]

Dolphins grab 7-0 lead after Sam Darnold INT

Sam Darnold‘s first NFL interception came on his first NFL Pass and it was returned for a touchdown. His second pick resulted in a touchdown for the Dolphins, but the score didn’t come immediately this time. Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald intercepted Darnold’s pass near midfield and then returned it into the red zone. Dolphins running [more]

DeVante Parker inactive again for Dolphins

Wide receiver DeVante Parker was inactive for the Dolphins in Week One after being listed as doubtful due to the broken finger he suffered this summer, but things appeared to be trending toward a return to the lineup this Sunday against the Jets. Parker was a full participant in practice in practice on Thursday and [more]

Week Two early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Dolphins at Jets Dolphins: QB Luke Falk, QB David Fales, WR DeVante Parker, CB Cordrea [more]

Adam Gase ditches captain vote, appoints them himself

The Dolphins no longer are a democracy. Coach Adam Gase has dispensed with the practice of allowing players to pick captains, opting instead to appoint them himself. This year, five players will serve as full-season captains, with a sixth added each week. The five full-season captains are quarterback Ryan Tannehill, receiver Kenny Stills, center Daniel [more]

Week Two injury report roundup

Week Two of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bengals and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely [more]

William Hayes not fined for hit on Marcus Mariota

The NFL reportedly told Titans coach Mike Vrabel that officials should have penalized Dolphins defensive lineman William Hayes for his hit on Marcus Mariota. But the league did not fine Hayes for the hit, Paul Kuharsky of paulkuharsky.com reports. Mariota lost feeling in his throwing arm on a low hit by Hayes as the Titans [more]

NFL fines Andre Branch for taunting Taylor Lewan

The NFL didn’t fine Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch for his hit on Taylor Lewan that left the Titans offensive tackle with a concussion. But they did dock him $10,026 for unsportsmanlike conduct. Branch taunted Lewan after the vicious hit, setting off a scuffle between the teams. Officials penalized three players — two from the [more]

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