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‘Miracle Miami’ Football Sells for $18,000 at Auction

It was by far the most memorable moment of the season for the Dolphins, as Kenyan Drake raced into the end zone to score the winning TD for the Dolphins in a game against the Patriots.

The ball was thrown into the stands by Drake, who asked for it back to no avail, and the ball sold at auction (according to TMZ) for $18,000.

Here’s the story.

The football used to sink the New England Patriots in the “Miami Miracle” game earlier this season just sold for $18k at auction … TMZ Sports has learned.

The pigskin Kenyan Drake famously ran in with no time left on the clock in a Week 14 stunning win over the Pats received plenty of attention — earning 23 total bids during the Steiner Sports auction.

But … we’re told Kenyan — who openly pleaded for fans to give him the game-winning football in a trade for some Dolphins gear and tickets — wasn’t one of the bidders.

Still, the ball could be a great investment for whoever ultimately won it … it could be one of the only blemishes on what might end up being Tom Brady’s last Super Bowl run (then again, who knows with this guy).

Probably worth a little more than some gloves, a jersey and tix — right, Kenyan??

Video: ESPN’s Mel Kiper Gives His First 2019 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

Mel Kiper Jr. joins First Take to break down his 2019 NFL Mock Draft 1.0, which includes the New York Giants taking Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins at No. 6 overall and the Miami Dolphins picking Oklahoma Sooners’ Kyler Murray at No. 13 overall.

Kiper also discusses former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts’ draft stock after transferring to Oklahoma.

Dolphins Set for Roster Dump This Offseason – Parker, Branch and Quinn Likely Gone

With Adam Gase out as head coach, it seems that the Dolphins are going to have a VERY different look in 2019, not only in the coaching staff but also on their roster.

Reports today from the Miami Herald state that the Fins are going to dump DE Robert Quinn, WR DeVante Parker and DE Andre Branch.

Cutting all three would save over $29 million in cap space, and the team can not only give out extensions to other players still on the team, but also look at potential free agents that can help.

It also looks like the team will be in the market for a new quarterback, as reports not only from the Herald but other sources state that Ryan Tannehill is not likely to return, as he will be a free agent.

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill Suffered Ankle Injury in Sunday’s Win; Should Be Able to Play Vs Vikings

Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered an ankle injury in Miami’s wild stunning last play victory over the Patriots on Sunday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

The quarterback, who has been crushed a good part of his career with injuries,should be able to go against the Vikings Sunday, and did take part in the club’s practice according to coach Adam Gase.

Rapoport indicates Tannehill could be limited against against the Vikings. The Dolphins have to win out and likely get some help in order to reach the postseason.

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills Not Happy with Lack of Usage in Teams’ Passing Game

Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills is frustrated with his lack of usage during games according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

The 26-year-old speedster has just six catches in five games since Ryan Tannehill was injured in Week 5. “I couldn’t tell you exactly why I’m not getting more targets. I can tell you I’m getting open,” Stills said. “There are other guys open on plays, too, that aren’t getting hit. … I can’t throw the ball to myself.”

It is hard not to sympathize with Stills’ frustration. He is one of the bestdeep threats in the game but can also be used in the short-to-intermediate range but he has caught only 20 balls for 332 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games. It is a crime against football that such a talented player in his prime is enduring a wasted season due to the Dolphins’ terrible quarterback play.

Stills may be hoping that speaking out will get him some more usage against the Buffalo Bills this weekend as the Dolphins try to hang on to their slim playoff hopes but the situation is too unpredictable for him to be relied on as a fantasy option in Week 13.

Ryan Tannehill to Start Dolphins Week 12 Matchup Against the Colts

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will officially as the team’s starter for the Week 12 game against the Indianapolis Colts according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

Tannehill is not much more than a game manager but is still a big step up from backup Brock Osweiler, whose play has predictably fallen off a cliff after a brief bout of competence. Whoever loses the Dolphins/Colts showdown will struggle to remain in the AFC Wild Card hunt.

Dolphins WR/KR Jakeem Grant to Have Lower Leg Surgery Which Will End Season

Dolphins wide receiver/kick returner Jakeem Grant is undergoing “season-ending lower leg surgery” according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

Grant reportedly avoided an Achilles’ rupture, but he still needs surgery to repair the issue.

Beasley reports Grant will be ready for the start of the 2019 season. Newly-signed Brice Butler will provide depth behind DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, and Danny Amendola with Grant sidelined. Losing Grant, originally a sixth-round pick out of Texas Tech in 2016, is definitely a blow for an offense that was already struggling to manufacture big plays.

Thus far in 2018, the 26-year-old had contributed two receiving touchdowns, a kick return for touchdown, and a punt return touchdown

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Steelers Star RB Le’Veon Bell to the Dolphins? Can the Fish be in the Mix for His Services?

Pittsburgh Steelers star Running Back Le’Veon Bell isn’t going to play this season after deciding to sit out when he and the team that drafted him could not make a deal, and if you grab a pointsbet promo code, you can bet where he’ll be in 2019.

With a year of rest underneath his belt, Bell won’t be in black and gold next season, but how about playing in Miami?

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report says that the dynamic back will probably be in New York next season, giving the Jets running back position the biggest upgrade it could possibly get (unless maybe they dealt for Rams running back Todd Gurley).

But, he also talks about some other teams in the mix for Bell’s services, and one of them could be the Dolphins, where he would give a HUGE upgrade to the offense.

Here’s the portion of the story about the Dolphins and Bell:

There was this from an AFC East front office executive, who felt Miami will be the pick: “Makes the most sense to me. [Coach] Adam Gase would do wonders with Bell in that offense.”

So while it sounds like a long shot, how great would the Fins offense be with Bell running the football wearing green next season?