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Kyle Shanahan explains the hiring of Chris Foerster

The 49ers hired Chris Foerster as a consultant in the 2018 offseason. It did not become public knowledge until Friday. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan spoke to after news broke about Foerster’s employment with the team. “If he was fully on our coaching staff, going to practice and going to games, I understand that it’s [more]

Report: Dolphins could trade or cut Kenny Stills, Reshad Jones, Kiko Alonso

Laremy Tunsil may not be going anywhere, but a few other well-known Dolphins players could be on the way out in Miami. The Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are open for business in trades, and names safety Reshad Jones, linebacker Kiko Alonso and receiver Kenny Stills as players who could be on the way [more]

Report: Dolphins turned down trade offers for Laremy Tunsil

The Dolphins are telling other teams that offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil isn’t going anywhere. Teams have called to express interest in trading for Tunsil but the Dolphins turned them down, the Miami Herald reports. The report also says the Dolphins have privately told Tunsil that he’s not being dangled as trade bait amid social media [more]

Stephen Ross: President Trump made protests about the military

The Summer of Stephen Ross continues. The Dolphins owner, who drew sharp criticism for hosting a six-figure fundraiser for President Trump earlier this month, addressed the Commander-in-Chief’s role in a June interview with Yahoo Finance. The quotes emerged on Friday. “I supported the players initially,” Ross said at the time. “When Trump made it about the [more]

Report: 49ers hire former Dolphins OL coach Chris Foerster

Chris Foerster has not coached in the NFL since video surfaced of him snorting a white powdery substance. He resigned as the Dolphins’ offensive line coach Oct. 9, 2017. Foerster, though, has regained employment in the NFL, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN. Laine reports that the 49ers quietly hired Foerster in the offseason. Foerster, [more]

Looking at the games with the strangest field conditions

Thursday night’s Canadian conversion rate playing surface in Winnipeg on Thursday night ranks among the strangest over field conditions ever seen in a preseason game. But there have been far stranger field conditions in games that count. On Friday, Chris Simms and I drafted the strangest field conditions in NFL history. After determining the coin [more]

Josh Rosen made “the decision harder” for Dolphins

The Dolphins started Ryan Fitzpatrick on Thursday night and played the veteran into the third quarter, which did little to suggest that the perception he’s the favorite to start Week One was out of line. Head coach Brian Flores has been adamant that no decision has been made yet, however, and that didn’t change after [more]

Brian Flores: Jay-Z playlist was a “challenge” to Kenny Stills

Thursday night’s meaningless Dolphins game was followed by a meaningful exchange between reporters and coach Brian Flores. For the first time since Flores reacted to receiver Kenny Stills‘ criticism of Jay-Z’s deal with the NFL by playing eight straight Jay-Z songs at practice, Flores faced the media. And he explained that, as some have speculated, [more]

Kenyan Drake out of walking boot

The Dolphins still have a skeleton crew on offense in tonight’s game. But they’re at least closer to getting a key contributor back on the field eventually. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, running back Kenyan Drake was out of his walking boot, and was jogging during pre-game warmups. Drake has been out with [more]

Ryan Fitzpatrick not taking starting job for granted

Everyone else is ready to name Ryan Fitzpatrick the Dolphins’ opening day starter except for the one person who matters. Brian Flores insisted earlier this week that the starting quarterback still is TBD. If that is the case, then Josh Rosen gets another chance this week. The job, though, seems to be Ryan Fitzpatrick’s to [more]

Dolphins announce four-year extension for Jakeem Grant

A report on Tuesday night indicated the Dolphins were close to finalizing a contract extension with wide receiver Jakeem Grant and all the outstanding details have now been ironed out. The Dolphins announced the extension on Wednesday. Grant is now signed through the 2023 season. Grant was the second of two wide receivers selected by [more]

Mario Williams arrested for criminal trespassing

Mario Williams, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft who became a four-time Pro Bowler, was arrested on Tuesday on a trespassing charge. Williams entered a woman’s home in Katy, Texas, without her permission and was arrested and released on a $100 bond, according to KHOU. Williams reportedly has a child with [more]

Dolphins seem to troll Kenny Stills after he rips Jay-Z

The Dolphins remain as dysfunctional as ever. Or maybe their new head coach is simply doing what Bill Belichick would do. Regardless, one day after receiver Kenny Stills ripped Jay-Z for his decision to do a deal with the NFL without regarding to the ongoing unemployment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Dolphins dialed up eight [more]

Jets sign Stephone Anthony, waive Santos Ramirez

Just days after being released by the Atlanta Falcons, linebacker Stephone Anthony has found a new team with a familiar face as head coach. Anthony has signed a new deal with the New York Jets, which the team announced Tuesday night. The move to New York reunites him with head coach Adam Gase, who had [more]

Report: Dolphins closing in on four-year extension for Jakeem Grant

The Dolphins are closing in on a four-year contract extension with receiver Jakeem Grant, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. It will give Grant a big raise over the $720,000 in base salary he was scheduled to make this season and keep him under contract through the 2023 season. The former sixth-round choice was [more]

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