Dolphins Trade RB Jay Ajayi to the Eagles for a Fourth-Round Pick

The Dolphins pulled off a stunner of a move today, as with the trade deadline upon them they have traded number one running back Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round pick.

Ajayi has rushed for 465 yards on 138 carries this season — his third with the Dolphins since being selected in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Boise State.

In 31 games, Ajayi has rushed for 1,924 yards and nine touchdowns.

It’s a move that sounds like the Dolphins have admitted after losing quarterback Ryan Tannehill that it was going to be an uphill climb to get back to the postseason, and now with Ajayi gone it feels like the team has given up on the season.

Dolphins at Ravens Wednesday Injury Report

MIAMI DOLPHINS at BALTIMORE RAVENS on Thursday night
MIAMI DOLPHINS (Miami did not conduct a practice on Monday and Tuesday. The Monday and Tuesday practice reports are an estimation.)
Status Report
  OUT QB Jay Cutler (ribs), G Anthony Steen (foot)
  QUESTIONABLE DE Andre Branch (groin), WR DeVante Parker (ankle), DT Jordan Phillips (ankle), T Laremy Tunsil (knee)
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Monday DE Andre Branch (groin), QB Jay Cutler (ribs), WR DeVante Parker (ankle), G Anthony Steen (foot), T Laremy Tunsil (knee)
Tuesday QB Jay Cutler (ribs), G Anthony Steen (foot)
Wednesday QB Jay Cutler (ribs), G Anthony Steen (foot)
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Monday RB Jay Ajayi (knee, elbow), T Ja’Wuan James (hand), CB Byron Maxwell (foot), DT Jordan Phillips (ankle), C Mike Pouncey (knee, hip), TE Julius Thomas (knee)
Tuesday DE Andre Branch (groin), WR DeVante Parker (ankle), DT Jordan Phillips (ankle), T Laremy Tunsil (knee)
Wednesday DE Andre Branch (groin), WR DeVante Parker (ankle), DT Jordan Phillips (ankle)
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Monday DE Terrence Fede (shoulder), CB Xavien Howard (shoulder)
Tuesday RB Jay Ajayi (knee, elbow), DE Terrence Fede (shoulder), CB Xavien Howard (shoulder), T Ja’Wuan James (hand), C Mike Pouncey (knee, hip), TE Julius Thomas (knee)
Wednesday RB Jay Ajayi (knee, elbow), DE Terrence Fede (shoulder), CB Xavien Howard (shoulder), T Ja’Wuan James (hand), C Mike Pouncey (knee, hip), TE Julius Thomas (knee), T Laremy Tunsil (knee)
BALTIMORE RAVENS
Status Report
  OUT RB Terrance West (calf), TE Maxx Williams (ankle)
  DOUBTFUL WR Michael Campanaro (shoulder), WR Chris Matthews (thigh), LB Tim Williams (thigh)
  QUESTIONABLE S Tony Jefferson (ankle), S Anthony Levine (back), WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), LB Patrick Onwuasor (knee), WR Breshad Perriman (concussion), C Matt Skura (knee), CB Jimmy Smith (achilles), LB Terrell Suggs (knee), WR Mike Wallace (concussion), TE Benjamin Watson (knee), S Eric Weddle (ankle)
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Monday WR Michael Campanaro (shoulder), S Anthony Levine (back), CB Jimmy Smith (achilles), LB Terrell Suggs (knee), RB Terrance West (calf), TE Maxx Williams (ankle), LB Tim Williams (thigh)
Tuesday WR Michael Campanaro (shoulder), LB Terrell Suggs (knee), TE Benjamin Watson (knee), RB Terrance West (calf), TE Maxx Williams (ankle)
Wednesday WR Michael Campanaro (shoulder), WR Chris Matthews (thigh), TE Benjamin Watson (knee), RB Terrance West (calf), TE Maxx Williams (ankle)
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Monday S Tony Jefferson (ankle), WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), LB Patrick Onwuasor (knee), WR Breshad Perriman (concussion), C Matt Skura (knee), WR Mike Wallace (concussion), TE Benjamin Watson (knee), S Eric Weddle (ankle)
Tuesday S Tony Jefferson (ankle), S Anthony Levine (back), WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), LB Patrick Onwuasor (knee), WR Breshad Perriman (concussion), C Matt Skura (knee), CB Jimmy Smith (achilles), WR Mike Wallace (concussion), S Eric Weddle (ankle), LB Tim Williams (thigh)
Wednesday WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), C Matt Skura (knee), CB Jimmy Smith (achilles), WR Mike Wallace (concussion), LB Tim Williams (thigh)
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Tony Jefferson (ankle), S Anthony Levine (back), LB Patrick Onwuasor (knee), WR Breshad Perriman (concussion), LB Terrell Suggs (knee), S Eric Weddle (ankle)

Report: QB Jay Cutler Done for Two-Three Weeks with Cracked Ribs

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The Dolphins were led to a win Sunday over the New York Jets with thanks in part to Matt Moore, the quarterback who led them to 17 unanswered points in the 31-28 win.

The bad news for the team is it looks like they will have to play the next few weeks or maybe longer without quarterback Jay Cutler, who is done for awhile with cracked ribs.

Here’s the tweet Sunday from Adam Schefter about the situation.

Video Surfaces of Dolphins OL Coach Chris Foerster Reportedly Doing Drugs Before a Team Meeting

What’s been an up and down season for the Miami Dolphins just got a whole lot more down.

A NSFW video popped up late on Sunday evening, the same day the Fins were 16-10 winners to get to 2-2 on the season after topping the Tennessee Titans 16-10, of one of their coaches allegedly snorting lines of a substance believed to be cocaine before a team meeting.

That coach is offensive line coach Chris Foerster, and the video was originally put out on Reddit, and quickly was shared all over the place until it had to be addressed by the team via a quote.

If you haven’t seen the video as of yet, you can clearly see the person snorting something with a bill as he talks to the camera.

Again, very disturbing and there’s a lot of unanswered questions to this latest saga in the NFL and with the Dolphins.

Dolphins Coach Adam Gase Has No Issues With Jay Cutler in the Wildcat

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase on Wednesday defended quarterback Jay Cutler’s role in the Wildcat, James Walker of ESPN.com reports.

Lined up outside as a receiver during Sunday’s 20-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Cutler was mocked heavily on social media for not moving on the play and keeping his hands on his hips. However, Gase said Cutler did the right thing, and he wasn’t concerned about the quarterback’s body language.

“Yes. As soon as he steps forward, they can knock the … I won’t say it, but they can hit him,” Gase said. “If he steps back or doesn’t move, now you’re looking at different kinds of penalties. Until you go through it, where a quarterback steps off the ball and starts working downfield and you watch one of them get blasted.”

Cutler agreed with Gase that he was just carrying out his assignment. The quarterback even made light of the situation.

“That’s what they told me to do: Sit there, don’t get hit, don’t touch anybody, don’t move,” Cutler said. “I feel like I executed that one.”

Dolphins Reinstate Linebacker Lawrence Timmons

Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons was reinstated Tuesday and will play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Timmons had been suspended indefinitely after he went AWOL a day before the team’s opener in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Dolphins’ Week 1 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was postponed to later in the season because of Hurricane Irma.

The Dolphins located Timmons before the game against the Chargers but made him inactive, snapping his streak of 101 consecutive starts.

The suspension lasted just one week, as Timmons missed Sunday’s 20-6 loss to the New York Jets.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase had indicated last week that Timmons could return. Without mentioning Timmons, he said, “I would say that you can be forgiven if the right steps are taken.”

Gase wouldn’t discuss details of Timmons’ situation other than to say that it was a personal matter but affected the team, which led to the suspension.

According to the collective bargaining agreement, Miami could have suspended Timmons for a maximum of four games.

Every Game The Dolphins Score A Touchdown, You Score A Free Frosty

Wendy's Dolphins Frosty Freeze Promo

Wendy’s and the Dolphins are kicking off an exciting new promotion for the upcoming season! Every game (home or away), if the Dolphins score a touchdown, you score a free Frosty on the day of the game or the day after the game.* They’re making sure that all of South Florida has a Frosty Freeze this season since they scored one in every game last season.

To celebrate this awesome promo, we’ve teamed up with Wendy’s to give one lucky Dolphins Gab reader a $50 Wendy’s gift card. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us what your favorite Wendy’s menu item is.

We’ll pick a winner at random on Friday, September 1, 2018. Good luck!

* One free small Frosty® per customer while supplies last. No purchase necessary. Only at participating Wendy’s® locations in Broward, Dade, Indian River, Martin, Miami Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties until January 1, 2018.

What Should We Expect From The Miami Dolphins In 2017?

Miami Dolphins fans, it is that time of year again. Expectation and anticipation is building ahead of what could be another positive season for Adam Gase’s side. In 2016, Miami went 10-6 but fell at the first hurdle in the playoffs.

With the New England Patriots still locked in as the primary betting contenders in the AFC East, Miami will be fighting for one of the wildcard spot again this year but the Dolphins look well placed to reach the playoffs for the second season running.

Strengths

Defensively, Miami’s strength is up front. Playing predominantly with a 4-3 scheme, newly promoted defensive coordinator Matt Burke wants the Dolphins to be even more aggressive on the line. And why not?

Miami is blessed with an abundance of defensive talent and the Dolphins could be set for a mega year. They gave up 30 receiving touchdowns last season but Miami’s impressive tally of 16 interceptions and 33 sacks says a lot about their pressure upfront.

As previously mentioned, New England are Miami’s main rivals in the AFC East. The New York Jets are in disarray and plenty of pundits believe that Todd Bowles’ side may finish as the worst franchise in the National Football League.

Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills are a bit of a mixed bag and it would take a brave man to back Sean McDermott’s men in the race for second spot in the AFC East. Miami won at home and on the road against Buffalo last year and more success against their divisional opponents could be on the cards.

Breakout

Jay Ajayi had a breakout year in 2016 and Dolphins fans will be expecting Gase to adopt yet another run-heavy approach this time around – especially if Ryan Tannehill is out through injury for an extended spell. Ajayi averaged 4.9 yards per carry last year, rushing for over 1,200 yards and eight touchdowns.

If the Miami running back can replicate those figures, the Dolphins will be in business and his influence should free space up out wide for the likes of Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Devante Parker.

Gase doesn’t have what you would call an ‘elite’ option at receiver but this Miami corps has plenty of potential. Landry is the shining light at the position and has been Tannehill’s main target in recent years but the Dolphins are now stronger than ever out wide.

Throw pass-catching tight end Julius Thomas into the mix and the Dolphins have a plethora of options on offense. Thomas flourished at the Denver Broncos with Peyton Manning under center and although Tannehill isn’t a future Hall of Famer, he could still make a solid impact with the Dolphins quarterback steering the ship.

Looking specifically at Miami’s schedule; it isn’t straightforward by any stretch. Facing the New England Patriots twice a year can take its toll on a side but the Dolphins must also cope with facing the NFC South and AFC West this year – Miami will need to be at their brilliant best to emerge victorious.

Getting off to a fast start is essential. With fixtures against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Chargers and New York Jets to start the season, a 2-1 or even 3-0 record is a must if Miami are serious about competing this year.

Winning on the road in the National Football League isn’t easy but this Dolphins side are made of stern stuff. Adam Gase’s side are heading in the right direction and another 10-6 season beckons if Miami can hold their nerve and negotiate a tricky schedule.