DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The worst defense in the history of the Miami Dolphins will look different this year.
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.
3 Dolphins offensive linemen questionable for Green Bay
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins could be without three injured starting offensive linemen Sunday at Green Bay.
Guard Ted Larsen (neck) is doubtful, and left tackle Laremy Tunsil (knee and ankle) and right tackle Ja'Wuan James (knee) are questionable. All three were limited in practice Friday, as they have been all week.
Dolphins’ Tankersley out for season with torn ACL
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins backup cornerback Cordrea Tankersley has a torn knee ligament, the ninth player on the team to sustain a season-ending injury.
"We can't afford any more," coach Adam Gase said Friday. He said the same thing Monday.
The Dolphins also disclosed that quarterback Ryan Tannehill's injury to his throwing shoulder is a capsule injury. He'll miss his fourth game in a row Sunday against the New York Jets.
Texans and Dolphins both missing receivers
HOUSTON (AP) — Both the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins were without a starting receiver on Thursday night with Houston's Keke Coutee out with a hamstring injury and Miami's Kenny Stills inactive because of a groin injury.
Dolphins’ Wake might return against Lions; Riddick out
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake is on a course to return Sunday against Detroit from a knee injury that sidelined him the past two weeks.
Wake is listed as questionable but took full part in practice Friday. He coyly declined to say whether he expected to play but added, "It'll be Christmas morning on Sunday."
The return of Wake would be timely because Miami defensive ends Charles Harris (calf) and Jonathan Woodard (concussion) were ruled out.
Dolphins’ Wake ruled out of Bengals game with knee injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Cincinnati because a knee injury.
Wake sat out practice this week and didn't travel with the team Saturday. The game will be the first he has missed since 2016.
Andre Branch, listed behind Wake on the depth chart, is questionable with a knee injury that forced him to miss last week's game. If Branch doesn't play, Charles Harris will likely make his third career start.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Last year it often seemed Miami Dolphins rookie defensive end Charles Harris didn't have a prayer to reach the quarterback, and now he does.
The first-round draft pick from Missouri turned to his faith to shake the funk he found himself in last season when he totaled two sacks, which tied for 156th in the NFL.
"As a rookie, I was in a dark place," he says. "Now I'm cool. I understand grace."
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins can't wait to improve their pass rush.
Miami agreed to acquire Los Angeles Rams edge rusher Robert Quinn for a mid-round draft pick, a person familiar with the deal said Friday. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because under NFL rules, no 2018 trades can be completed until March 14.
Dolphins Preview Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (10-7)
New faces: QB Jay Cutler, TE Julius Thomas, LB Lawrence Timmons, TE Anthony Fasano, first-round pick DE Charles Harris, DE William Hayes, S Nate Allen, S T.J. McDonald.
Key losses: Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, LT Branden Albert, TE Dion Sims, S Isa Abdul-Quddus, TE Jordan Cameron, DE Mario Williams, DT Earl Mitchell.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — First-round selection Charles Harris has signed his rookie deal with the Miami Dolphins, who now have all seven 2017 draft picks under contract.
Harris, a defensive end from Missouri, was the No. 22 choice overall. He's expected to play a significant role as a pass rusher in his rookie season.
He'll be groomed as an eventual replacement for five-time Pro Bowl end Cameron Wake, who is 35.
Moments after the NFL draft ended Saturday afternoon, a frenzy of undrafted players began signing with teams. Multiple Tigers agreed to sign professional contracts, highlighted by cornerback Aarion Penton.
Penton agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Rams, his agent said. He will join E.J. Gaines, his former MU teammate, in Los Angeles' secondary.
Penton had five interceptions and 43 tackles as a senior in 2016. League coaches voted him to the All-SEC second team.
Missouri was one and done in the 2017 NFL draft. The seventh and final round ended Saturday without any MU players selected after defensive end Charles Harris was a first-round pick Thursday by Miami.
It’s the first time since 2012 that Missouri only landed one player in the draft. That year, tight end Michael Egnew was a third-round selection, also by the Dolphins.
The parallels between Shane Ray and Charles Harris are impossible to ignore now that Harris has an NFL employer. Two years ago the Denver Broncos drafted Ray No. 23 overall and planned to groom the Kansas City native under established pass-rushing star DeMarcus Ware. On Thursday, the Miami Dolphins drafted Harris No. 22 overall and plan to groom the Kansas City native under established pass-rushing star Cameron Wake.
The Miami Dolphins drafted Missouri alumnus Charles Harris with the No. 22 pick in Thursday's NFL draft.
Harris, a defensive end, spent four years in Columbia. He redshirted as a freshman in 2013, then earned All-SEC honors in 2015 and 2016. Harris tallied nine sacks as a redshirt junior, tied for third in the SEC.
Dolphins draft Missouri DE Charles Harris in 1st round
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — In the first few minutes of his NFL career, Miami Dolphins first-round pick Charles Harris showed no sign of rookie jitters.
The Missouri defensive end said he's ready for the role the Dolphins drafted him to fill.
"I'm going to get to the quarterback without a doubt," Harris said shortly after being selected. "I'm going to come into the league and dominate. I'm trying to dominate and feed my family."
It didn't take long for Jude Cobler to become a Charles Harris fan.
The 12-year-old was standing on the field at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, on Jan. 30 when Harris approached him. The Missouri standout was preparing for the 2017 All-Star Football Challenge, a skills competition featuring 24 NFL prospects.
COLUMBIA — There's no question Missouri's Charles Harris will be picked high in Thursday's draft. The question is where will he go?
Sports Illustrated's Peter King thinks Harris will be a good fit for the Cowboys at Pick 28. Fox Sports' Peter Schrager believes the defensive end may wind up in Indianapolis when Pick 15 is announced. A host of others have him falling in those two spots, too, or somewhere in between.
COLUMBIA — Tre Williams committed to Missouri in 2015, believing he had what it took to become Missouri's next great defensive lineman.
A four-star recruit, Williams redshirted his true-freshman season and watched from the sidelines as Missouri's once-feared defensive line struggled to come together. He saw the passion with which Charles Harris played despite the team’s struggles, knowing that he would be filling their shoes one day.
Missouri DE Harris declares himself eligible for NFL draft
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri defensive end Charles Harris says he will skip his senior season and declare himself eligible for the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Harris made his announcement Thursday, less than a week after Missouri closed out a season in which he tallied 61 tackles — a career high and the most this year by a Southeastern Conference lineman.
Missouri-Florida Preview Capsule
Missouri (2-3, 0-2 SEC) at No. 18 Florida (4-1, 2-1), 4 p.m. (SEC Network)
Line: Florida by 13½.
Series Record: Missouri leads 3-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Florida could move atop the SEC's Eastern Division with a victory and a Tennessee loss. The Volunteers host top-ranked Alabama. If the Gators regain the top spot, calls for the LSU-Florida game to be rescheduled surely will intensify.
Missouri walk-on DE Jordan Harold to start vs. West Virginia
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Harold, a walk-on junior defensive end, was among the new starters announced by Missouri on Monday for its season opener at West Virginia this weekend.
Defensive linemen Brady, Brantley dismissed by Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Defensive linemen Walter Brady and Harold Brantley have been dismissed from Missouri's football team by new coach Barry Odom on the eve of fall workouts.
Brady, a freshman standout last season, was kicked off for violating undisclosed team policies. He made nine starts last season and tied for the team lead with seven sacks, plus led SEC freshmen with 12 1/2 combined sacks and tackles for loss.