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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]

Dolphins place Josh Sitton on injured reserve

Word on Friday morning was that Dolphins guard Josh Sitton would miss the rest of the season after tearing his rotator cuff in the season opener and the team made a roster move confirming that development later in the day. The Dolphins announced that Sitton has been placed on injured reserve. They did not announce [more]

Report: Josh Sitton to miss remainder of season

The Dolphins have practiced without left guard Josh Sitton for the last two days and it will reportedly be quite a while before he’ll be ready to play again. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Sitton will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. Sitton [more]

Kenny Stills says his activism through protests “is something I’m committed to forever”

While there are still a number of protests being staged during the national anthem attempting to bring awareness to matters of social injustice and police brutality, the numbers of players electing to kneel during the anthem has somewhat diminished this season. Some players raise a fist, others have retreated to the locker room for the [more]

DeVante Parker a full participant at practice

The Dolphins listed receiver DeVante Parker as a full participant at practice Thursday, the first time he’s accomplished that since Aug. 12. Thus, it appears, as coach Adam Gase stated earlier in the day, that Parker is on track to play Sunday. Parker broke his middle finger in practice last month and had returned to [more]

Adam Gase: DeVante Parker “seems fine”

The Dolphins’ wait for wide receiver DeVante Parker to return to the lineup appears close to an end. Parker broke his finger in mid-August and returned to practice as a limited participant last week. He did not play against the Titans, but has progressed to working in team drills ahead of this weekend’s game against [more]

Saints re-sign Jermon Bushrod

The Saints re-signed veteran offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod, Joel Erickson of the New Orleans Advocate reports. They cut offensive lineman Michael Ola in a corresponding move. Ola was active for the season opener but did not play. Bushrod returned to the Saints as a free agent this offseason to compete for a backup role. He [more]

Jakeem Grant named AFC special teams player of the week

The fans who stuck around through four hours of lightning delays deserved a show. And Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant gave them one. Grant was named AFC special teams player of the week for his electrifying (pun absolutely intended) performance against the Titans. Grant provided a boost after the second break, with a 102-yard kickoff [more]

Dolphins release Gavin Escobar

The Dolphins re-signed tight end Gavin Escobar last week. He was inactive Sunday and released Tuesday. The team announced the move, which was necessary to sign center Travis Swanson to the 53-player roster. It marks the second time in 11 days that the Dolphins have cut Escobar. He was released out of the preseason, too, [more]

Titans remain unhappy with hits by Andre Branch, William Hayes

The Titans remain unhappy with hits by the Dolphins that injured offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and quarterback Marcus Mariota. According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, footage from the game appears to show Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch yelling “body bag” after his hit to Lewan knocked out Lewan with a concussion. Mike Vrabel [more]

Brian Orakpo: Rules changes have put defensive players in tough spot

Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo is in his 10th season. He said he plays differently now than in the past, with the change in rules having made it difficult for defensive players. These days, Orakpo isn’t always sure what’s a penalty and what’s not. “You used to err on more aggressive, but the one time you [more]

Dolphins bring back center Travis Swanson

Travis Swanson is making another lap through the Dolphins’ revolving door of their 53rd roster spot. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Dolphins have brought back the veteran center. They signed him last Monday, but cut him the following day to make room for running back Brandon Bolden. There’s no word on [more]

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