Jets sign former Vikings OL Compton, re-sign LB Hewitt
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed former Vikings offensive lineman Tom Compton and re-signed linebacker Neville Hewitt.
MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick will become the Miami Dolphins' caretaker quarterback.
The well-traveled veteran agreed to terms Sunday on an $11 million, two-year contract as a replacement to...
What happened to Raiders’ and Jets’ rebuilding plans?
For all those fans of the Raiders and Jets who believed in that rebuilding-program message, their teams have handed them a big "never mind" this week.
WR DeVante Parker gets another chance with Dolphins
MIAMI (AP) — Former first-round pick DeVante Parker will get another chance to show the Miami Dolphins he's not a bust.
The unlucky, underachieving receiver signed an incentive-laden,...
Free Agency-Jets Capsule
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Jets decline options on Brooks, Pennel, Pierre-Louis
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have declined contract options on safety Terrence Brooks, defensive tackle Mike Pennel and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis.
McKenzie hired by Dolphins as senior personnel executive
MIAMI (AP) — Former NFL executive of the year Reggie McKenzie has been hired by the Miami Dolphins as a senior personnel executive under general manager Chris Grier.
The move was the latest change in football operations for the Dolphins following a 7-9 season. Grier was given more authority last month, and Brian Flores was hired as coach to replace the fired Adam Gase.
Gase fills out Jets staff with Cooter, Jefferson among hires
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase's coaching staff with the New York Jets has youth, experience, family ties and plenty of personalities.
The team announced that Gase filled out his staff Friday, including hiring Jim Bob Cooter as running backs coach, Shawn Jefferson as assistant head coach-offense/wide receivers and Frank Bush as assistant head coach-defense/inside linebackers.
Jets release guard/center Spencer Long after 1 season
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets released offensive lineman Spencer Long on Tuesday, saving the team almost $6.5 million on next season's salary cap.
Long was due a $3 million roster bonus that would have become guaranteed Wednesday if he remained with the team. The Jets opted instead to cut him after he struggled with injuries and consistency at center before moving to left guard.
Patriots’ assistant Brian Flores meets again with Dolphins
MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores is taking a break from his Super Bowl preparations to meet with the Miami Dolphins, who are expected to hire him as head coach after the title game.
The meeting Wednesday was Flores' second with the Dolphins. He was the first candidate interviewed for the job by owner Stephen Ross and general manager Chris Grier on Jan. 4, and they targeted him a week later as their choice to succeed Adam Gase.
Jets hire Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator/QBs coach
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have hired former Dolphins assistant Dowell Loggains as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Loggains — LOG-gins — is reunited with Jets coach Adam Gase after serving as Miami's offensive coordinator last season under the then-Dolphins head coach.
The 38-year-old Loggains also worked with Gase in Chicago in 2015 as the Bears' QBs coach before taking over the offense the following season when Gase left for Miami.
Gase hires Gregg Williams as Jets’ defensive coordinator
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams was hired Wednesday as the New York Jets' defensive coordinator, the first major staff addition by Adam Gase since he became coach.
The team also announced it has retained special teams coordinator Brant Boyer, whose unit had a standout season.
Jets’ Johnson: Gase hire about winning games, not Twitter
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — In the hours that followed the New York Jets' announcement last Friday that Adam Gase is their new head coach, many frustrated fans took to social media to voice their displeasure.
Some used all 280 characters on Twitter. Some only needed one word and a hashtag.
Gase’s eyes the star during new Jets coach’s intro
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase's wide-eyed gazes were the star of his Big Apple welcome.
The New York Jets coach was formally introduced Monday at the team's facility, and social media was quickly abuzz.
No, not with his vision for the team or where he sees quarterback Sam Darnold's progress going. It was all about Gase's eyes, which were intensely focused at times throughout the nearly 20-minute news conference.
Pats’ assistant Flores is finalist in Miami coaching search
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are turning to their AFC East nemesis for help.
New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is a finalist in the Dolphins' coaching search, a person familiar with the decision said Friday, and they're expected to offer him the job when his team's postseason ends.
The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins weren't commenting publicly about the status of the search.
Jets make it official, hire former Dolphins coach Adam Gase
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets officially have Adam Gase in place.
The team announced the hiring of the former Miami Dolphins coach as their head coach Friday after coming to an agreement on Wednesday night.
Column: Where have all the NFL’s black coaches gone?
Where have all the black coaches gone?
To the unemployment line, at least in the NFL. Five of the eight coaches fired over — and since — the last season were black, and so far none of them has been rehired as head coaches in the league.
That leaves two African-American coaches still standing among 32 NFL teams. And in a league where more than two thirds of players are black that's not nearly enough.
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AP source: Jets hire former Dolphins coach Adam Gase
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets stayed in the AFC East to find their new head coach.
Former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase agreed Wednesday night to take the Jets job, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
The hiring ends a 10-day, wide-open search for New York, which met with seven other coaches about their vacancy, including Mike McCarthy, Kris Richard, Jim Caldwell, Eric Bieniemy, Todd Monken, Matt Rhule and Kliff Kingsbury, who took the Arizona Cardinals job.
NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: New York Jets hire former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase as head coach.
Jets interview Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have interviewed Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken for their head coaching job.
The team completed its meeting with Monken on Tuesday. It marks the sixth interview New York has announced since firing Todd Bowles last week.
Jets interview former Colts, Lions coach Jim Caldwell
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have interviewed former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell for their head coaching vacancy.
The meeting was announced by the team Monday. It marks the fifth known interview New York has conducted since firing coach Todd Bowles last Sunday.
The Jets met with Dallas defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator Kris Richard on Sunday. Richard also interviewed with Miami and Tampa Bay for their vacancies.
Jets meet with Cowboys assistant Kris Richard for coach job
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have interviewed Dallas Cowboys assistant Kris Richard for their head coaching vacancy.
The meeting in Texas with Richard was the team's fourth known sit-down with potential candidates to replace Todd Bowles, who was fired last Sunday. New York has also interviewed Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, former Miami coach Adam Gase and former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy.
Cowboys secondary coach Richard interviews with Dolphins
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys secondary coach Kris Richard is the fourth candidate to interview for the Miami Dolphins' coaching job.
Fresh off his team's wild-card playoff win over Seattle, Richard met Sunday with the Dolphins. They earlier interviewed New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Jets interview former Packers coach Mike McCarthy
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets' search for a new coach is kicking into high gear.
The team announced Saturday it completed its interview with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, the third known coach to meet with New York since Todd Bowles was fired last Sunday night.
Dolphins interview Saints’ Allen for head coaching job
MIAMI (AP) — New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is the third candidate to interview for the Miami Dolphins' coaching job.
He met Saturday with the Dolphins, who earlier interviewed New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. Miami is seeking a replacement for Adam Gase, fired Monday after three seasons.
Dolphins interview Flores, Bieniemy for head coaching job
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have begun their search for a coach who's ready to lose this year.
Jets interview former Dolphins coach Adam Gase
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have interviewed former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase for their head coaching vacancy.
Gase is the second known meeting New York has had as it looks for a replacement for Todd Bowles , who was fired last Sunday night after he went 24-40 in four seasons.
The Jets spoke with Gase on Friday after interviewing Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy in Kansas City on Wednesday.
Players hate to see coaches fired, but at least they’re paid
DENVER (AP) — Every year, while a dozen NFL head coaches are preparing their teams for the playoffs, nearly as many coaches are called into their general manager's office and told they're fired for not being one of those dozen coaches who are preparing their teams for the playoffs.
Eight coaches lost their jobs in 2018, including Mike McCarthy in Green Bay and Hue Jackson in Cleveland, long before the holidays rolled around.
Dolphins fire Gase after 7-9 season; Tannenbaum demoted
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' coaching carousel is spinning again.
Adam Gase was fired Monday as part of the latest organizational shake-up after the Dolphins finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the 15th time in 17 years. Owner Stephen Ross ordered a roster overhaul and acknowledged it may take several seasons to build a winner.
Dolphins’ Gase says he doesn’t need to lobby to keep job
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — With the playoffs now out of reach, Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says injuries sabotaged the season, and quarterback Ryan Tannehill never had a chance to be fairly evaluated.
And does the head coach deserve to return in 2019?
"I don't need to lobby for my job," Gase said Monday. "I'm not worried about that."
Dolphins heading to another long offseason
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — With the clock winding down and another loss at hand, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross slumped in his skybox seat, right elbow resting heavily on the armrest, right hand pinching his forehead as if trying to intercept an oncoming headache.
Down below, a small crowd mustered big boos.
The Dolphins lost again, and will sit out the playoffs again. And so speculation about yet another possible organizational shake-up by Ross has begun.
Dolphins against Jags is matchup of teams with holiday blahs
MIAMI (AP) — Contemplating the agony of the Miami Dolphins' latest defeat, coach Adam Gase drew on his experience, wishing he had less of it.
"You always debate — are you better off getting blown out, or losing in a heartbreaker," Gase said.
"No matter which way you do it, it just hurts the same," he said.
The Dolphins (7-7) have lost both ways too much this year. Ditto Jacksonville (4-10), Miami's opponent Sunday.
Cornerback Xavien Howard returns to practice for Dolphins
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — NFL interception co-leader Xavien Howard returned to practice Wednesday for the Miami Dolphins after missing two games because of a left knee injury.
Howard said he's hopeful but uncertain whether he'll be able to play Sunday against Jacksonville.
"I feel great," he said. "Just trying to see at the end of the week how it's going to go."
The third-year cornerback was chosen for the Pro Bowl for the first time Tuesday, to the delight of his friends and family.
Dolphins need road turnaround to stay in playoff mix
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins need to figure out how to win on the road, since that's where they'll be if they make the playoffs.
And if they don't win Sunday at Minnesota , there probably won't be a postseason for Miami.
Dolphins’ Tannehill expected to play Sunday against Vikings
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is expected to play Sunday at Minnesota despite a right ankle injury that sidelined him briefly during last week's win over New England.
Tannehill was limited in practice Wednesday, but jogged and said his ankle is improving. Coach Adam Gase said Tannehill will play barring a setback.
Still playoff long shots, Dolphins need another miracle
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Now the Miami Dolphins will try to pull off another miracle.
After beating New England with a pass and double lateral on the final play, the Dolphins are 7-6 and could use some more magic in the next three weeks to make the playoffs.
Coach Adam Gase figures his Dolphins probably need to sweep their remaining games — at Minnesota, home against Jacksonville and at Buffalo — to earn an AFC wild-card berth.
Column: Across USA, cheers. In New England, shocked silence
In viewing areas across America, from sports bars to living rooms, explosive cheers rang out.
Throughout New England, shocked silence.
Whether the way the Patriots-Dolphins game ended is worthy of being dubbed the South Beach Stunner or South Beach Bummer depends on your perspective.
Maybe stick with "Boise," which is what coach Adam Gase called this bit of razzle dazzle.
Dolphins’ Howard ruled out against Patriots because of knee
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — NFL interception leader Xavien Howard was ruled out of the Miami Dolphins' game Sunday against New England because of a left knee injury, compounding the team's challenge facing Tom Brady.
Center Jake Brendel was also ruled out because of a calf injury. Receiver Danny Amendola, limited in practice all week, is questionable to play against his former team.
Howard might be able to return for next week's game at Minnesota, coach Adam Gase said Friday.
Patriots-Dolphins Capsule Preview
NEW ENGLAND (9-3) at MIAMI (6-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Patriots by 9 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - New England 8-4, Miami 7-5
SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 54-52
LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Dolphins 38-7, Sept. 30
LAST WEEK — Patriots beat Vikings 24-10; Dolphins beat Bills 21-17
AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 4, Dolphins No. 18
PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (11), PASS (9).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (13), PASS (24).
DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29) RUSH (24), PASS (28).
Status of Dolphins’ Howard uncertain because of knee injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — On the same day NFL interception leader Xavien Howard was honored as the AFC defensive player of the week, he sat out practice with a sore knee.
So it goes for the Miami Dolphins, with injuries continuing to outnumber achievement.
Howard joined his team's long injury list Wednesday, and his availability is uncertain for this week's game against New England .
Coach Gase’s improbable Dolphins hang on in playoff race
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Only one NFL team has been outgained by nearly 1,200 yards and is still in the playoff picture — the underwhelming, overachieving Miami Dolphins.
They're 6-6 and part of the crowded AFC wild-card race despite statistics that would sink most teams. The Dolphins rank 29th in the NFL in offense and 29th in defense, 29th in third-down conversions and 28th in red zone scoring.
Ryan Tannehill’s future in Miami beyond 2018 in doubt
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill gave a verbal thumbs-up Wednesday regarding the health of his shoulder, as he has done daily since rejoining the Miami Dolphins' lineup last week.
He literally made that gesture to the bench a couple of times during Sunday's loss at Indianapolis , Tannehill's first game in seven weeks. He was responding to inquiries via headset from coach Adam Gase.
Another late blown lead leaves Dolphins, Gase feeling lousy
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Adam Gase wore his cap with the bill tugged even lower than usual Monday, as if trying to avoid looking at the big picture.
It's not pretty. His Miami Dolphins (5-6) have lost six of their past eight games, including two in a row, to fall below .500 for the first time in 2018.
Miami’s Tannehill will play without limitations at Indy
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is poised to rejoin the lineup Sunday at Indianapolis, and four other former first-round picks might also return for the Miami Dolphins.
Tannehill, who has missed the past five games because of a throwing shoulder injury, will play without limitations, coach Adam Gase said following Friday's practice.
Tannehill to rejoin Dolphins’ lineup Sunday at Indianapolis
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill was among the first players on the field Tuesday, tossing short passes to an assistant equipment manager before practice even began, trying to make up for lost time and lost games.
Miami’s Tannehill on schedule for possible return this week
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill is throwing the ball 50 yards in side sessions, and the Miami Dolphins would love to see those passes in a game.
Maybe this week.
Tannehill made progress during the team's bye week in his rehabilitation from a throwing shoulder injury, and remains on schedule to meet his goal of returning Sunday at Indianapolis.
Dolphins at .500 as usual with faint playoff hopes
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins arrived at their bye week a .500 team, which is no surprise because for the past quarter century they've been a .500 franchise.
Their record since 1994: 197-197. Their record this year: 5-5. Coach Adam Gase's three-year record: 21-21.
If there's a middle of the pack, the Dolphins are in the middle of it. They haven't won a playoff game since 2000, but they could well be headed for their third 8-8 finish in the past six years.