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Dolphins get first in-person look at Tua Tagovailoa since NFL Draft

New Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made his first appearance at the team’s headquarters in Davie, Fla. on Monday, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Tagovailoa was allowed to be on site at the team’s facility as he’s still recovering from the hip injury that ended his college career at Alabama. The [more]

Draft pick signings continue to lag

Not only have NFL rookies not been able to work with their new teams in person yet, most of them haven’t been paid. According to Albert Breer of SI.com, only 60 of this year’s 255 draft picks have signed their rookie deals, with just three of those in the first round (Tua Tagovailoa and Austin [more]

Tua Tagovailoa’s physical therapist: “He’s doing miraculously well”

Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is healing better than expected from the hip injury that ended his final season at Alabama. That’s the word from Kevin Wilk, his Alabama-based physical therapist, who says Tagovailoa is approaching full strength on a shorter timeline than people with his injury usually do. “He’s doing miraculously well,” Wilk told [more]

Dolphins add Steve Ferentz, Kolby Smith to coaching staff

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has added a couple of new assistants to his coaching staff. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Dolphins have hired Steve Ferentz as a coaching assistant and Kolby Smith as their offensive quality control coach. Smith was a 2007 fifth-round pick of the Chiefs and ran 162 times for [more]

Dolphins sign first-round choice Austin Jackson

The Dolphins have come to terms with offensive tackle Austin Jackson, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Jackson becomes the second of Miami’s three first-round draft choices to sign. The Dolphins now have signed nine of their 11 picks. Only cornerback Noah Igbinoghene, the team’s third first-rounder, and offensive guard Robert Hunt, a second-round choice, haven’t [more]

Ryan Tannehill wishes he had supported Black Lives Matter movement in 2016

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill is showing support for his minority teammates and the Black Lives Matter movement. He wishes he hadn’t waited so long. “Do I wish I would have know more and been more supportive back in 2016? Yes, 100 percent,” Tannehill said in a conference call Wednesday, via Paul Kuharsky of paulkuharsky.com. “If [more]

Jordan Lucas plans to kneel during national anthem

Washington running back Adrian Peterson said over the weekend that he “without a doubt” plans to kneel during the national anthem this season and another NFL player said on Tuesday that he has the same plans. Bears safety Jordan Lucas said he plans to follow Colin Kaepernick’s lead and take a knee to protest racial [more]

Bruce Arians would start Tua Tagovailoa, if he’s healthy

The Dolphins have three competent quarterbacks, including rookie Tua Tagovailoa. Coach Brian Flores showed in 2019 a willingness to play the best guy, period. It’s unclear whether he’ll do that in 2020, or whether he’ll get the rookie on the field in order to get him the reps needed for his future development. Buccaneers coach [more]

The Chris Simms top 40 QBs countdown, No. 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick

On Thursday, we paused the Chris Simms Top 40 quarterback countdown on PFT Live in order to devote the full show to the ongoing conversation regarding a moment of profound change in America. On Wednesday, we unveiled two more. Quarterback No. 28 is a quarterback who seemingly has played for 28 teams. Ryan Fitzpatrick actually [more]

Brian Flores keeps the spotlight on the murder of George Floyd

Dolphins coach Brian Flores, the first coach to speak out about the murder of George Floyd with a written statement, met with reporters via videoconference on Thursday. Flores was asked about an important related topic: Kneeling during the national anthem to bring more attention to the problem of police brutality against African-Americans and persons of [more]

Dolphins sign seventh-rounder Malcolm Perry

Also, there are football transactions today. According to a tweet from his agent Jason Bernstein, the Dolphins signed seventh-round pick Malcolm Perry. Perry played quarterback at Navy last year, and ran for 2,107 yards and 21 touchdowns. His signing leaves the Dolphins with just three unsigned picks from their 11-man class: First-round tackle Austin Jackson, first-round [more]

Where are the vast majority of NFL head coaches on the current unrest?

At this critical moment in American history, only three NFL head coaches have made public statements in their own names (and only their own names) about the situation. Three. Of 32. Even though the vast majority if the league’s players are minorities. Beyond Dolphins coach Brian Flores, Colts coach Frank Reich, and Chargers coach Anthony [more]

Chris Grier, Brian Flores load groceries in cars for those in need

The Miami Dolphins Foundation is providing a Food Relief Program for those in need, and those who arrived Monday were in for a treat. General Manager Chris Grier, coach Brian Flores and team CEO Tom Garfinkel were the ones loading the groceries in the trunks of vehicles, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. [more]

Miami-Dade mayor confident Dolphins can play in the fall

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez believes his community will be ready for Dolphins football in the fall. Giménez told reporters today at a food distribution event at Hard Rock Stadium that he is confident the Dolphins will be playing there as scheduled this season. But whether fans are in attendance is another question. Gimenez said [more]

Nick Saban is “shocked and angered” by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery

At a time when only one NFL coach has issued a statement regarding ongoing unrest throughout the nation arising from the recent death of George Floyd and others, former Dolphins coach and currently Alabama coach Nick Saban has joined the list of college coaches to issue statements. “I am shocked and angered by the tragic [more]

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