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Taco Charlton a healthy scratch Sunday because of “game plan”

The Dolphins made starting defensive end Taco Charlton a healthy scratch Sunday. “Really more game plan than anything,” Flores said Monday, via David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “Felt like we needed to go with some other guys, just from a game-plan standpoint, but he was healthy and hopefully we get him going [more]

Al Riveron says the standard for replay review of pass interference hasn’t changed

At one point, it seemed like a Magic 8 Ball was needed to determine whether replay review of a call or non-call of pass interference would result in the ruling on the field being upheld or reversed. It now appears that a Magic 8 Ball is needed to determine the standard that will apply. The [more]

AFC playoff picture: Week 15 to spotlight AFC South, Wild Card races

When the NFL scheduled the Texans and Titans to play twice in the final three weeks of the season, it couldn’t have known that the divisional race would come down to those matchups. That’s how things have worked out, though. The Texans have gone 4-3 over their last seven games while the Titans have gone [more]

Al Riveron says it’s “clear and obvious” Nik Needham interfered

Whatever Brian Flores thought about expanded replay for pass interference before Sunday, it’s probably a safe bet he’s ready for it to go away after Sunday. The Dolphins almost had their fourth victory. But the NFL’s director of officiating dropped a flag on a booth review of a Jets’ third-and-18 play late in the game. [more]

Dolphins CB Nik Needham calls late PI call “trash”

The Dolphins looked like they were about to get their fifth straight win over the Jets when a third-and-17 pass to Vyncint Smith fell incomplete late in the fourth quarter, but the Jets got new life thanks to a replay review. Officials ruled that Dolphins rookie cornerback Nik Needham interfered with Smith while watching the [more]

Pass interference review helps Jets kick way to 22-21 win

There’s been plenty of grumbling about the way the league has enforced the new rule governing pass interference replay reviews, but NFL officiating head Al Riveron and company have some friends around the Jets right now. The Jets were facing 4th-and-17 out of field goal range in the final minute after a Sam Darnold pass [more]

Jets take 16-9 lead into halftime

The Jets are shorthanded on Sunday, but they’ve had enough on hand against the Dolphins to take a 16-9 lead into halftime. Sam Darnold threw touchdown passes to Robby Anderson and Demaryius Thomas and the Jets defense kept Miami out of the end zone for the entire half. Miami’s comeback efforts may be compromised by [more]

Week 14 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Lions at Vikings Lions: CB Jamal Agnew, QB Matthew Stafford, DL Da'shawn Hand, DL Austin Bryant, [more]

Jets downgrade Le’Veon Bell to out

When the Jets and Dolphins get together on Sunday in New Jersey, running back Le'Veon Bell will not be playing. The Jets have downgraded Bell to out, due to an illness. Bell has started all 12 games this season, generating 589 yards rushing. He has added 403 receiving yards. That’s not the level of production [more]

Ryan Tannehill climbs to the top of the passer rating rankings

The first pick in the 2012 draft is retired. The second pick currently backs up MVP favorite Lamar Jackson. (A third-round quarterback from that same draft is No. 2 in the MVP race.) And the eighth pick in 2012 now has the best passer rating of any NFL quarterback. Ryan Tannehill, who supplanted Marcus Mariota [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bears 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. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Bengals claim former Dolphins tackle

The teams at the bottom of the standings get to pick through the scrap heap first, and sometimes go through each other’s discards. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bengals claimed tackle Isaiah Prince off waivers from the Dolphins. Prince was waived by the Dolphins yesterday. Their sixth-round pick from Ohio State, Prince had played [more]

No Dolphins on the injury report

The Dolphins have exceeded expectations by winning three games this year, and they’ve also achieved something rare. Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have no players on the injury report at all this week. That’s rare at any point in the season, but particularly in December. They only had four players listed [more]

Dolphins claim Zach Sieler off waivers from Ravens

The Dolphins announced they were awarded defensive tackle Zach Sieler off waivers from the Ravens on Thursday. They waived offensive tackle Isaiah Prince in a corresponding move. Sieler has played six NFL games over two seasons with Baltimore and totaled four tackles. He spent the entire 2018 season on Baltimore’s active roster and was on [more]

Adam Gase: Injuries kept DeVante Parker from breaking out earlier

The Dolphins waited and waited and waited some more for receiver DeVante Parker to have the kind of year he’s having. The man who coached Parker for three years, and who’ll face Parker on Sunday, has a simple explanation for Parker’s belated breakout. “With DeVante, it was more with the injuries than anything,” said Jets [more]

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