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Dolphins Ink Veteran Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

The Dolphins dealt former first-round pick Ryan Tannehill to the Titans on Friday, and two days later have grabbed another Ryan to play the QB position.

The club on Sunday agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Buccaneers free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, bringing him back to the AFC East to play on his third team in the division.

Last season Fitzpatrick, who will be 37 during the season, threw for 2366 yards with 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

He started the season leading the Bucs to wins over the Saints and Eagles, and was the talk of the league throwing for eight scores in the first two weeks.

After that he and the Bucs fell back down to earth, and he went 0-6 the rest of the way as Tampa Bay starter, splitting time with Jameis Winston.

Fitzpatrick did have two other games last season in which he threw for 400 yards, both in losing efforts for Tampa.

Dolphins Deal Quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Titans

The agents for Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill have announced on Twitter that their client has been traded to the Tennessee Titans.

Tannehill has also reportedly signed a new one-year deal worth $7 million a drastic cut his salary from the $18.725 million he was due to make under the terms of his contract with the Dolphins.

According to multiple reports, the Titans are sending a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick to Miami for Tannehill and a 2019 sixth-round pick.

The 30-year-old Tannehill, originally the Dolphins first-round pick in 2012 out of Texas A&M, showed flashes of talent during his seven-year run in Miami but proved injury-prone and struggled as a downfield passer.

This is actually a brilliant move by the Titans as it secures them a solid backup quarterback capable of winning games beihind the talented but oft-injured Marcus Mariota. Mariota missed three games last year and has missed at least one game in all four of his NFL seasons so it seems likely Tannehill will be starting some games in Tennessee in 2019.

As for the Dolphins, Jake Rudock and David Fales are the only quarterbacks currently under contract after Teddy Bridgewater spurned the team to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints.

Dolphins Inking Veteran TE Dwayne Allen to a Two-Year Deal

Veteran tight end Dwayne Allen is reportedly signing a two-year deal to join the Miami Dolphins according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.

The 29-year-old Allen has had a busy week since being cut by the New England Patriots, visiting the Browns, Bills, and Lions before heading to Miami.

Originally a third-round pick out of Clemson by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, Allen spent five seasons in Indy before signing with the Patriots in 2017. The Pats used him primarily as a blocking tight end but he does have a Super Bowl ring to show for his time in New England.

Dolphins Not Expected to Bring Back DE Cameron Wake

The Dolphins unquestioned leader on defense over the last 10 seasons has been Cameron Wake, but it sounds like the era of Wake is over in Miami.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that multiple teams have interest in Wake as a free agent, while the Dolphins have not made a serious effort to re-sign him.

Wake has suited up in 146 games for Miami in the last decade, punishing QB’s and piling up 98 sacks.

General Manager Chris Grier last week didn’t give a clear answer as to the future of Wake with the Dolphins, and it sounds more and more like it’s going to be tough for the team to re-sign him.

The 37-year-old is second in sacks in team history and was a member of the team’s 50th Season All-Time Team. He had six sacks in 14 games last season.

The Dolphins are shedding payroll with a number of roster moves, and are also trying to trade defensive end Robert Quinn, which would save $12.9 million in cap space.

Dolphins Create Cap Space, Release DE Andre Branch and OL Ted Larsen

The Dolphins freed up more salary cap room on Thursday by cutting defensive end Andre Branch and offensive lineman Ted Larsen according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.com.

Releasing Branch saves $7 million in cap space with $2 million in dead money. Branch never lived up to his contract in Miami, managing just six sacks the last two years.

Originally a second-round pick out of Clemson by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012, Branch will likely have little trouble finding a new NFL home but may not get the of asking price he expects. He turns 30 years old in July.

The 31-year-old Larsen has spent the past two seasons with the Dolphins, playing both left guard and center, but has not been particularly effective.

He did start 13 games in 2018 and played 81-percent of Miami’s offensive snaps. Larsen has also played for the Buccaneers, the Cardinals, and the Bears over his nine-year NFL career.

The Dolphins have four other impending free agents on the offensive line, including right tackle Ja’Wuan James, so there are sure to be more changes to come up front this offseason.

‘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.