Bud Light Kicks Off NFL Season With New Dolphins Cans

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Just in time for NFL Kick-Off, Bud Light – the Official Beer of the NFL – is bringing a new Dolphins Bud Light can to Miami. The new packaging features Dolphins colors, as well as a slogan every ‘Phins fan can relate to: The perfect beer for making tonight like the ’72 season – perfect.

Bud Light worked closely with its NFL team partners to create new can designs for the 28 teams that it is partners with for the 2015-2016 season. Each design features a customized scroll message that speaks directly to each team’s passionate fan base. The cans are on shelves now.

What do you think of the Bud Light Dolphins can?

Safety Louis Delmas Suffers Torn ACL in Practice with Panthers

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The Dolphins suffered a huge blow today as it appears from various sources they have lost safety Louis Delmas for the season with a torn ACL.

Here’s a report on the injury from PFT:

According to multiple reporters on the scene, Delmas was in coverage during the Dolphins’ joint practice with the Panthers when he went down and grabbed his right knee. Delmas tore his right ACL last year.

When healthy, Delmas is a very good safety. But he has struggled to stay healthy. The Lions cut Delmas after the 2013 season because they questioned whether he’d be able to stay health, and although he got off to a good start with the Dolphins last year, his torn ACL seemed to justify the Lions’ decision.

Dolphins First-Round Pick WR Parker Taken Off PUP List

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Rookie wide receiver DeVante Parker, the Dolphins first-round draft choice, had foot surgery more than two months ago and has been taken off the PUP list, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Parker is not expected to practice yet. Coach Joe Philbin said earlier this week that he’s optimistic Parker will be able to play at some point in the preseason, but it will depend on how he responds from running activities. Parker began running this week.

Dolphins Place WR DeVante Parker on PUP List

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The Dolphins have placed rookie receiver DeVante Parker on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list ahead of Thursday morning’s start to training camp, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The team also announced that safety Don Jones has been placed in the PUP list, among other roster moves.

Parker, the first-round pick out of Louisville, has spent almost two months in a boot after having a screw replaced in his surgically repaired right foot in early June.

Parker and Jones could spend all of training camp and the exhibition season on the PUP list — which allows the Dolphins to use their roster spot for someone else.

Jones, a 2013 seventh-round pick who is views as a special teams ace, suffered a shoulder injury last season that he had surgery to repair this offseason. Jones didn’t recover in time to participate in the Dolphins’ offseason program, and it appears he’ll miss some of training camp too.

The Dolphins also placed tight end Gerell Robinson on the non-football-injury list.

In other moves, the Dolphins signed defensive tackle Calvin Barnett, receiver Kai De La Cruz, and offensive tackle Chris Martin on Wednesday, and they waived defensive tackle Ellis McCarthy.

Philbin Says RB Lamar Miller Could See More Carries in 2015

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Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin told reporters Tuesday that the team is open to giving running back Lamar Miller more carries in 2015 according to James Walker of ESPN.com.

We will believe it when we see it. It was shocking to see Miller never reach 20 carries in any game last season despite averaging an explosive 5.09 yards per carry in what is a very efficient Dolphins running game. (Miller did receive 19 carries in each of the team’s final two games in 2014.) Miller also set new personal bests in rushing yards (1,099) and touchdown (nine) last year.

“I would tell you I’ve never been in a meeting where I’ve said to [offensive coordinator] Bill [Lazor] or [running backs coach] Jeff Nixon or the offensive line coaches have said ‘Lamar can’t carry the ball 20 times a game. He can’t do it,’” Philbin said. “I’ve never heard that. That’s never come out of my mouth.” Philbin explained that, at times, Miami’s offensive scheme also played a factor in Miller’s low carries. “I would tell you, if he’s cranking and he got it 24 times a game and he’s healthy and he’s fast and he’s explosive, it doesn’t bother me one bit,” Philbin said. “But I think sometimes it’s not taken into account what our run game is all about. The run game is really about the runner, the screens and the quarterback keeping the ball primarily. We have some plays where we toss the ball to Lamar and that’s it. But a lot of them are [options], the highest percentage by far. I think that cuts into the carries a little bit.”

Miller has added 15 pounds of muscle this offseason, which should also help him bear up to a heavier workload. Miller is all for receiving more carries as he is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is hoping to cash in big-time in 2016.

The “Biggest Gut-Punch Loss” in Dolphins History? SI Has Their Opinion

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Sports Illustrated has put out a piece on the “Biggest gut-punch loss” for each and every franchise, the Dolphins included.

The game that the author the piece, Doug Farrar, picked is an interesting one – a blowout game that was the last in the Hall of Fame career of QB Dan Marino.

Miami Dolphins: Jan. 15, 2000, AFC divisional round—Jaguars 62, Dolphins 7

When the Dolphins hired Jimmy Johnson to be their head coach in 1996, they hoped the coach could build a team that could win multiple Super Bowls—exactly what he did with the Cowboys. Miami never finished higher than 10–6 in four years under Johnson, winning just two playoff games. And it was this loss to the Jaguars—marking the end of Johnson’s tenure and Dan Marino’s final game—that was the most agonizing.

Miami was hopeful after beating the Seahawks in the wild-card round, but they ran into an unexpected buzzsaw against the Jaguars, who handed them the second-worst postseason loss in NFL history, behind only the 73–0 thrashing the Bears handed to the Redskins in 1940. The Jaguars were up 41–7 at the half, and never hit the brakes. Marino was on the bench early in the third quarter, and the Dolphins amassed just 131 total yards on offense.

Video – Gottlieb: Andre Johnson Wanted to Play for Miami

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New Indianapolis Colt wide receiver Andre Johnson wanted to play for the Dolphins, but no one in Miami ever contacted him. Should players who are currently on a team say that they wish they were playing somewhere else?

Dolphins Teammates Of Ndamukong Suh Already Impressed With His Play

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It’s obvious what defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh brings to the table in terms of on field production.

He’s four-time first-team All Pro and one of the most dominant defensive tackles in the NFL today. But while all that steals the headlines, what may fly under the radar is the way he interacts and conducts himself with his teammates, Finsiders reports.

Through several interviews with The Finsiders, multiple players have expressed how impressed they are with Miami’s marquee free agent signing of the spring just a few months into Suh’s tenure in aqua.

Linebacker Jelani Jenkins is excited about what Suh brings to the defense because of the kind of attention the All-Pro defensive tackle demands from the offense.

“Just overall, he’s an animal,” said Jenkins. “Besides his athletic ability and just being able to take on double teams and free everybody else up, he’s got swag, he’s a presence. People are going to look out for him and when they’re looking out for him, they’re not looking out for other people. Just his whole demeanor and what it brings to the defense, we’re going to be tough to run against, pass against and we’re going to have a whole attitude to us.

Suh also has been a big help to young players on the defense according to linebacker Chris McCain. The 2nd year pro says Suh’s has been a great veteran mind for younger players to learn from, and that he’s teaching unselfishness.

“He’s not hard to talk to at all, he’s very helpful, said McCain. “If he feels like someone can make a play, he’s more willing to put somebody else in a better position than he’s thinking about himself. If I’m over there rushing, he’ll tell me ‘go ahead and do your go-to move, I got your back if you don’t make it.’ He’s not selfish, he’s more helpful than anything man and it’s just fun being able to talk to him.”