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Mike McDaniel calls Christian Wilkins contract extension a priority for the Dolphins

Miami defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is heading into the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, and the Dolphins would like to remove any doubt about where his long-term future is.Asked at the league meeting whether a long-term contract extension has been discussed, Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said it’s a top priority.“Oh yeah,” [more]

Mike McDaniel weighed risk-reward in not letting Tyreek Hill or Jaylen Waddle return kicks

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said last year that he was considering using wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle to return punts or kickoffs, but he didn’t follow through on it, even as Miami struggled in the return game. This week, McDaniel said he decided it just wasn’t worth the risk.Hill returned just two punts [more]

Mike McDaniel: Dolphins “absolutely” are not pursuing Lamar Jackson

At times over the past two years, speculation has gurgled regarding the possibility that quarterback Lamar Jackson would like to leave the Ravens and join his hometown Dolphins. Now that we know Jackson has asked the Ravens to trade him, half of that equation is in place.The other half will not be.Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel [more]

Mike McDaniel on adding Jalen Ramsey: We recognized an opportunity and jumped on it

The Dolphins upgraded their defense and their secondary when they acquired cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Rams earlier this month.Head coach Mike McDaniel said on Monday that when General Manager Chris Grier informed him of the trade, his reaction was similar to when he learned about the Tyreek Hill trade last year.“Chris Grier will come [more]

Mike McDaniel: I can see a hunger in Tua Tagovailoa that I’m excited to watch play out

The Dolphins displayed their level of commitment to Tua Tagovailoa by announcing that they’ve picked up the quarterback’s fifth-year option earlier this month.As the offseason continues, head coach Mike McDaniel said over the weekend that Tagovailoa is doing well after finishing the season in the concussion protocol.“He’s doing great,” McDaniel told NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero [more]

Raiders announce the signing of John Jenkins

The Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent John Jenkins, the team announced Friday.The defensive tackle has 10 years of experience, spending the past two in Miami. He played 260 defensive snaps and 61 on special teams in 16 games last season, totaling 20 tackles.The Saints made Jenkins a third-round draft selection in 2013, and he [more]

Justin Bethel re-signs with Dolphins

The Dolphins are bringing back one of their key special teams players.Justin Bethel has re-signed with Miami, the team announced on Friday.Bethel joined the Dolphins at the start of the 2022 season. He appeared in all 17 games for Miami, playing 83 percent of the club’s special teams snaps and 11 percent of the defensive [more]

Jake Bailey says his grievance with the Patriots over his suspension has been resolved

Late last season, the Patriots suspended punter Jake Bailey after a dispute about whether Bailey was ready to return to the field after an injury. That dispute became particularly contentious because Bailey had $2.115 million in guaranteed salary for 2023, and a suspension can void a player’s guarantees. Bailey filed a grievance to contest the [more]

Giants agree to deal with Bobby McCain

The Giants have agreed to terms with safety Bobby McCain.The team was in need of safety help after Julian Love signed with the Seahawks.The Commanders cut McCain on Feb. 27, saving $4.42 million.McCain, 29, has played eight years in the NFL, including six with Miami after they made him a fifth-round selection in 2015. He [more]

Law professors attack Roger Goodell’s authority to resolve claims in Brian Flores case

As Brian Flores, Steve Wilks, and Ray Horton seek reconsideration of a mixed-bad ruling regarding their effort to escape mandatory arbitration of claims made against the NFL and multiple teams, they have allies in the form of law professors who focus their efforts on dispute resolution.On Tuesday, 12 law professors filed paperwork in support of [more]

Michael Deiter signs one-year deal with Texans

The Texans have signed free agent center Michael Deiter on a one-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.They also announced completed deals with linebacker Cory Littleton and running back Devin Singletary.Deiter, 26, played all 17 games last season with the Dolphins but only on special teams. He played 76 snaps.The Dolphins made Deiter a third-round draft [more]

Dolphins plan to re-sign Andrew Van Ginkel

Andrew Van Ginkel is planning to return to Miami.The Dolphins are expecting to re-sign Van Ginkel, according to Jason Sarney of USA Today.A 2019 fifth-round draft pick, Van Ginkel has played his entire career in Miami.Last year Van Ginkel saw his playing time decline to just 29 percent of defensive snaps, after playing 71 percent [more]

Dolphins officially exercise Tua Tagovailoa’s fifth-year option

Word earlier this month was that the Dolphins would be exercising their option on Tua Tagovailoa‘s contract for the 2024 season and it’s now official.The Dolphins announced that they are exercising the fifth-year option on Tagovailoa’s rookie deal on Monday. The option comes with a $23.17 million salary that is fully guaranteed for next season [more]

Dolphins sign linebacker Malik Reed

Free agent linebacker Malik Reed will move to Miami.Reed agreed to a one-year contract with the Dolphins today, his agent announced.The 26-year-old Reed originally signed with the Broncos in 2019 as an undrafted rookie. He played three years in Denver before he was traded to Pittsburgh just before the start of last season. In Reed’s [more]

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