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Christian Wilkins’ motivation “comes from within, not a dollar amount”

Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is scheduled to play the 2023 season under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. He wants a long-term extension, and the Dolphins want to get him on a long-term extension.Wilkins makes clear, though, that money is not his motivation.“I’m always motivated and motivation comes from within, not a dollar [more]

Media gets a look at “bigger, stronger, faster” Jaylen Waddle

Dolphins receiver Jaylen Waddle met with reporters on Tuesday. The assembled media noticed that he looked a little larger.“You see that?” Waddle said, laughing. “You see that. You see that.”He was asked how much weight he has gained.“I can’t tell you that,” he said, still laughing. “You see me run somebody over, then you’ll know.”Asked [more]

Austin Jackson underwent reconstructive ankle surgery

Ankle injuries limited Austin Jackson to only two games last season with the Dolphins. The right tackle revealed Tuesday that his right ankle required surgery.“Reconstruction,” Jackson said, via Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post.The Dolphins drafted Jackson in the first round in 2020. He started 12 games at left tackle as a rookie and [more]

Mike McDaniel: Dolphins using Tua Tagovailoa’s jiu-jitsu training in offseason practices

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said early this offseason that he was planning to work with some jiu-jitsu instructors to get a better handle on how to fall safely, to avoid his head hitting the ground and causing concussions. Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel loves that.McDaniel said today that Tagovailoa has taken his training very seriously, and [more]

Falcons will hold joint practices with Dolphins

The Falcons announced they will conduct joint practices with the Dolphins in August.The teams play a preseason game at Hard Rock Stadium on Aug. 11. The practices will take play Aug. 8-9 at the Dolphins’ Baptist Health Training Complex in Miami Gardens.The Falcons and Dolphins previously held joint practices in 2021.The Falcons conducted joint practices [more]

20 teams start OTAs today

The offseason program is a three-phase process. And Phase Three is the most important of all of them.That’s when Organized Team Activities happen, a fancy, verbose phrase for “practice.” They’re now commonly known as OTAs, still one syllable more than just saying “practice.”Twenty teams start OTAs on Monday, based on the calendar the NFL released [more]

Lions public relations staff wins 2023 Pete Rozelle Award

The Pro Football Writers of America announced Friday that the Lions public relations staff has won the 2023 Pete Rozelle Award. It is the first time in franchise history the Lions have won the Rozelle, earning the 34th edition of the award.The Rozelle Award goes to the NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives [more]

Guaranteed salaries didn’t guarantee some rookies a job beyond minicamp

In the days after the draft concludes, much is made of the undrafted free agents who finagle significant guarantees. For some players, those guarantees don’t even guarantee a job until Memorial Day.This year, multiple players with partially guaranteed contracts were released after participating in rookie minicamps.The players who found themselves go from having partially guaranteed [more]

Emmanuel Ogbah “fully cleared” from last year’s torn triceps

The Dolphins changed defensive coordinators this year, but the addition of Vic Fangio to the coaching staff isn’t the only thing they hope will lead to improvement on that side of the ball.Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah‘s return to form would also be a welcome development in Miami. Ogbah recorded 18 sacks over the 2020 and [more]

Packers claim DJ Scaife off waivers

The Packers have claimed offensive tackle DJ Scaife Jr. off waivers. The Dolphins cut Scaife after he participated in their rookie minicamp. He signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent May 12.Scaife lettered five seasons at the University of Miami, where he played 61 games with 52 starts. He primarily played right guard [more]

Jets among teams interested in being permanent hosts of Black Friday games

In a press conference last week, NFL vice president of broadcast planning Mike North said that the Bengals showed interest in being a permanent host of the league’s Black Friday games and they aren’t alone on that front.The team hosting the first Black Friday game is also showing some interest in making it an annual [more]

Dolphins announce signings of Cedric Ogbuehi, Isaiah Wynn

Sunday brought word that the Dolphins were set to sign tackle Isaiah Wynn and the team confirmed that addition on Monday while also announcing another new member of their offensive line.The Dolphins announced the signing of tackle Cedric Ogbuehi along with the Wynn deal. Both moves come after the Dolphins cut three younger offensive linemen [more]

Report: Browns considered signing Melvin Ingram before Za’Darius Smith trade

The Browns traded for Za’Darius Smith late last week, but he wasn’t the only veteran edge rusher on their radar.Mary Kay Cabot of reports that the team was considering signing free agent Melvin Ingram before coming to agreement on a trade with the Vikings. They were reportedly looking at a one-year deal similar to [more]

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