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.
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.
Bye comes at good time for hobbled Dolphins
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Frank Gore walked slowly through the Miami Dolphins locker room Monday, a slight hunch in his posture and a slight limp in his gait, which made him look like the 35-year-old running back he is.
Seahawks face Rams without RB Carson, guard Fluker
The Seattle Seahawks will face the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams minus running back Chris Carson and guard D.J. Fluker.
Carson is out with a hip injury that bothered him last week, while Fluker is sidelined by a calf injury. Fluker's absence is notable given that he won't have an opportunity to back up his criticism of the Rams' toughness following the Seahawks' 33-31 loss to Los Angeles at Seattle last month.
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’ Tannehill questionable (shoulder) vs. Bears
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears with a throwing shoulder injury that first bothered him last month.
Tannehill was limited in Friday's workout — the first time he has missed practice time because of the injury. He wasn't on the injury report last week, but was during the week of Sept. 24.
Brock Osweiler or David Fales would start if Tannehill can't play for the injury-plagued Dolphins.
Dolphins’ Tunsil doubtful against Buffalo with ankle injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil is doubtful for Sunday's game against Buffalo because of an ankle injury.
Tunsil, who has started every game this season, missed practice for the third day in a row Friday. He would be replaced by Zach Sterup, who would make his first career start.
Dolphins’ win over Denver bodes well for the future
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil has been dispelling doubts lately, one block at a time.
Tunsil looks less like a bust and more like the first-round pick he was in 2016, which is one reason for the Dolphins' recent offensive surge.
"He has been playing better," coach Adam Gase said Monday. "His practice habits have gotten better every week, and you can really see what we have talent-wise."
Dolphins guard Anthony Steen ruled out against Ravens
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left guard Anthony Steen has been ruled out of Thursday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens because of a foot injury.
Quarterback Jay Cutler was officially ruled out Wednesday with cracked ribs. Left tackle Laremy Tunsil is questionable because of a knee injury.
Receiver DeVante Parker is questionable because of an ankle injury, but returned to practice this week and might play for the first time since Week 5.
Dolphins hope return to Miami will help end losing streak
LONDON (AP) — After three weeks and 16,790 miles, the Miami Dolphins are finally looking forward to a home game.
Displaced from their scheduled Week 1 home opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of Hurricane Irma, the Dolphins — technically the home team for Sunday's 20-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints — will welcome an opponent for the first time when they face the Tennessee Titans in Miami.
"It's been a long three weeks," left tackle Laremy Tunsil said.
Dolphins looking for Tunsil to anchor line at left tackle
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Laremy Tunsil's old position is his new position, and the switch back to left tackle allows the Miami Dolphins' second-year pro to better show his skills.
That's the case even off the field.
"He was real quiet last year," coach Adam Gase says. "He was trying to find his niche in the locker room. Now you can see he's got some ability to talk a little trash every once in a while.
"So you can tell he's having fun. I think he really enjoys playing left tackle again."
Pick: Ryan RamczykPosition: OTSchool: WisconsinRamczyk is among the best pass-protectors in the draft, and he'd be an asset for an offensive line unit that was the third-worst in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. The Dolphins took Laremy Tunsil with the No. 13 pick in last year's draft, and he'll play left tackle in 2017.
Dolphins plan to part with Albert; trade a possibility
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins put on hold their planned release of left tackle Branden Albert when another team expressed interest in a trade shortly before the roster move was completed Thursday.
The Dolphins told Albert he won't be with them for the 2017 season. No trade can be completed until the start of the league year March 9.
The decision to part with Albert clears the way for 2016 first-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil to move over from guard.
Albert released by Dolphins; Tunsil to move to tackle
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Left tackle Branden Albert has been released by the Miami Dolphins, clearing the way for 2016 first-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil to move over from guard.
Albert, 32, anchored the Dolphins' line for three seasons when healthy but missed four games last year because of a wrist injury and illness. He hasn't played all 16 games since 2011 with Kansas City.
Dolphins’ Albert and Tunsil expected to play at Baltimore
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert and left guard Laremy Tunsil took full part in practice Friday, and barring setbacks they're expected to return from injuries and play Sunday at Baltimore .
Center Mike Pouncey (hip) has been ruled out for the third game in a row.
Albert (left wrist) and Tunsil (shoulder) are listed as questionable, but coach Adam Gase hopes to have two of his best blockers against the Ravens.
Dolphins tackle Branden Albert returns to practice
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert has returned to practice after missing the past two games because of a dislocated left wrist.
Albert practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, but declined to predict his chances of playing Sunday at Baltimore.
Left guard Laremy Tunsil, sidelined last week by a shoulder injury, also practiced on a limited basis. Center Mike Pouncey remained sidelined by a hip injury.
Pouncey ruled out of Dolphins’ game against San Francisco
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Center Mike Pouncey has been ruled out of the Miami Dolphins' game Sunday against San Francisco with a hip injury that has forced him to miss five other games this year.
Left tackle Branden Albert is doubtful because of a dislocated left wrist. Laremy Tunsil is questionable due to a shoulder injury, and he'll likely replace Albert if he's available. Tunsil was limited in practice for the third day in a row Friday.
Miami likely to use patchwork offensive line again this week
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins practice began Wednesday with center Mike Pouncey ailing and absent, left tackle Branden Albert working on the side under a trainer's supervision, and left guard Laremy Tunsil shaking out the kinks in a sore shoulder that forced him out of last week's game.
The Dolphins have had a hard time keeping their best blockers on the field together, and they probably won't be there Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
Dolphins TEs Sims, Cameron ruled out against Jets
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins tight ends Dion Sims and Jordan Cameron have been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jets because both are still in the concussion protocol.
Cameron has missed the past four games, and Sims has missed one game.
Cornerback Xavien Howard was also ruled out, as expected, because of a knee injury.
Foster to start for Dolphins in opener at Seattle
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster is a starter again.
Foster was listed with the first unit on the Miami Dolphins' depth chart Monday and will start their opener Sunday at Seattle less than 11 months after tearing his Achilles tendon while with the Houston Texans.
Signed by Miami in July, Foster rushed for only 5 yards on seven carries in the preseason, but beat out Jay Ajayi for the starting job.
Miami Dolphins Preview Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
New faces: Rookie coach Adam Gase, DE Mario Williams, rookie G Laremy Tunsil, RB Arian Foster, LB Kiko Alonso, CB Bobby Maxwell, S Isa Abdul-Quddus.
Key losses: DE Olivier Vernon, DE Derrick Shelby, CB Brent Grimes, CB Brice McCain, CB Jamar Taylor, RB Lamar Miller, LB Kelvin Sheppard, WR Rishard Matthews, WR Greg Jennings.
Return of safety Tony Conner big for No. 11 Mississippi
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Of the four main players from Mississippi's talented 2013 recruiting class, three of them are now millionaires.
Then there's safety Tony Conner.
He'd likely be in the NFL right now — along with defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, receiver Laquon Treadwell and offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil — if it hadn't been for a major knee injury against Alabama last season that caused him to miss more than half of his junior year.
OXFORD -- A big chunk of Mississippi star's power from last season is gone, off to the NFL after helping push the program into the upper tier of the Southeastern Conference. But the Rebels who remain are pretty good, too. And that's exactly the reason Ole Miss feels it can be even better than last season, when the team won 10 games and took home the Sugar Bowl trophy for the first time since 1970. But players and coaches say there is plenty more to prove for a program that hasn't won a...
At this point, in the wake of the Le'Veon Bowl, er, Bell news, I'm thinking the Steelers should go all in. They should capitalize on their growing reputation as the NFL's hookah haven.
There's money to be made here.
They could start, of course, by emphasizing their nickel and dime defenses (which involve plenty of weed-and-react).
They could follow up by bringing back LeGarrette "Blunt" and using him in a spliff backfield with Bell, assuming the latter...