Dolphins Ink RB Arian Foster to One-Year Deal

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The Dolphins running back spot got a little more crowded on Monday, as the team came to a deal with all-time Texans leading rusher Arian Foster on a one-year deal.

Foster, who was released by the Texans in March, rushed for 6,472 yards and 54 rushing touchdowns during his time with Houston.

Last season for Foster ended oddly enough against the Dolphins, as during that game he sustained an Achilles injury.

The flirt with Foster started when he visited the Dolphins in March on what was termed a medical visit. He had a follow-up visit on Monday, and the team felt he was good enough to go to ink to a deal.

Miami’s backfield with Foster also includes Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams and rookie Kenyan Drake.

Dolphins to Workout Former Texans RB Arian Foster

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The Dolphins are still in the mix to add some veteran talent to the roster before camp starts, and one player they will take a look at is former Texans running back Arian Foster, who is looking for work after he was released on March 3rd.

He’s the Texans franchise all-time leader in yards and rushing touchdowns, as he finished his Texans career with 6,472 yards and 54 rushing touchdowns.

Right now the Dolphins have a backfield with Jay Ajayi is a lock to make the team, and Daniel Thomas is another back looking to make the team – he’s got the most experience on the roster at the RB spot. Isaiah Pead and rookie Kenyan Drake are two other backs looking to make impacts in 2016.

Could the Dolphins Line Up LB Kiko Alonso at TE in 2016?

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The Dolphins project Kiko Alonso as their starting middle linebacker for the upcoming season. Alonso had four interceptions as a rookie and has entertained the idea of playing tight end, Gustavo Fillol Day of ESPN.com reports.

“We have good tight ends in Miami,” he said, “but if the Dolphins need me for a specific play, I can move on that side of the ball. I’ve already told the coaches that if they want me out there in a goal-line situation, I’m ready to jump into the field. I have some specific plays at hand, but I won’t reveal them.”

Dolphins Still Expect Their Stadium to Be Ready for the Start of the 2016 Season

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The Dolphins issued a statement Thursday backing up what the University of Miami told The Herald Wednesday: the report by CBS4 that New Miami Stadium wouldn’t be ready for the Hurricanes’ home opener Sept. 3 isn’t accurate, David Neal of the Miami Herald reports.

Actually, CBS4’s Hank Goldberg went so far as to say he’s hearing the stadium might not be ready until November.

Dolphins Senior Vice President for Stadium Renovation Bill Senn’s statement read: “The reports that the stadium won’t be ready for football until November are incorrect. Getting a project of this scale done in this timeframe is unprecedented and the contractor is working diligently on a 24/7 basis to complete the canopy structure. While we will still be doing some “non-football critical” elements and final touches into the season similar to Phase 1 last year, at this point in the process we still expect to be ready to play football September 1.”

NFL Announces Three Dolphins Game to Be Shown in Full on YouTube

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As voted on by NFL fans on Facebook, 96 of the most memorable games in NFL history will be uploaded to the NFL’s official YouTube channel this August.

From an initial list of 160 classic games compiled by NFL Media/NFL Films in collaboration with NFL Clubs, fans made the final decision on the three most memorable games per franchise. The full network broadcasts of all 96 games will be uploaded this August in conjunction with the start of the NFL preseason.

Voting began June 20th and ended on Tuesday. Here’s the three Dolphins games:

Super Bowl VII — Dolphins vs. Redskins (41%)

End of perfect season.

1985 Week #13 — Dolphins vs. Bears (31%)

Dolphins ruins Bears unbeaten season on Monday Night.

1994 Week #13 — Dolphins vs. Jets (15%)

Dan Marino fake play.

Free Agent RB Lamar Miller Says He Wants to be a Featured Back

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Free agent Lamar Miller told Joe Rose of 790 The Ticket in Miami he wants to be a “featured back,” Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Miller added, “I want the recognition I deserve.”

Rose told Miller that he averaged 15 touches per game last season and asked him what would be a good number. “Twenty,” Miller said.

Miller, a free agent, said he would “love to stay” with the Dolphins but that it’s a business, and that Stephen Ross “picked the right guy” with Adam Gase.

Schefter Gives Three Names the Dolphins Will Speak To About Head Coaching Job

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While the Dolphins will give serious consideration to interim coach Dan Campbell, the team is also looking to chat with a number of fellow AFC East coaches according to Adam Schefter of ESPN:

Owner Stephen Ross put out a letter to season ticket holders that Campbell would get a serious look to be the full-time coach of the Dolphins, and beating the Patriots Sunday can only help that matter.

Dolphins Defense Dominates – Improve to 5-7; Top Ravens 15-13

The Dolphins were outgained 375 to 219 yards by the Ravens on Sunday, but made the most of their yards as they topped Baltimore 15-13 to improve to 5-7 on the season.

The defense of the Dolphins picked off a pair of deflected Matt Schaub passes to score two touchdowns 20 seconds apart late in the first half Sunday, and it was enough to lead them to the win.

The Ravens moved into Dolphins territory twice in the final six minutes but failed to score as Miami’s defense helped get the win.

On the day the Fins put up just eight first downs, but it was enough to improve to 4-4 under Dan Campbell.

Reshad Jones intercepted a pass batted by defensive tackle Jordan Phillips to set up the game’s first score. On the next play, Ryan Tannehill hit a leaping DeVante Parker at the goal line for a 38-yard touchdown.

Just three plays later Derrick Shelby batted a pass in the air, caught it and ran 22 yards to the end zone for his first NFL touchdown.

The Dolphins D put up a goal-line stand in the second quarter, and turned away the Ravens down the stretch. Olivier Vernon totaled 2 1/2 sacks, one on third down with the Ravens nearing field goal range and five minutes left.

Lamar Miller rushed for 113 yards, but Tannehill went 9 for 19 for just 86 yards, but it was good enough for the two-point win.