MIAMI (AP) — The Dolphins look like the worst team in the NFL, and might even be the worst team in Miami.
On the other hand, a comparison with the Marlins is one matchup the Dolphins could...
Dolphins try to regroup from rout _ bring on the Patriots
MIAMI (AP) — If the Miami Dolphins are trying to win, there's little evidence so far. A 59-10 drubbing at home against Baltimore in coach Brian Flores' debut raised the specter of an 0-16 season —...
Bad start to Flores era as Miami loses to Ravens 59-10
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Widely projected to win four or five games this year, the Miami Dolphins may have been overrated.
They looked like strong candidates to go winless in their season...
Dolphins Preview Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-9)
New faces: Coach Brian Flores, QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen, DT Christian Wilkins, CBs Eric Rowe and Johnson Bademosi, DE Nate Orchard, LBs Sam Eguavoen and Vince...
Dolphins make Fitzpatrick Week 1 starter as preseason ends
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Miami coach Brian Flores concluded a largely uneventful preseason finale with a significant announcement, naming 14-year veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback to...
Rosen leads 99-yard TD drive in Dolphins’ win over Jaguars
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Josh Rosen played well enough to tighten the Miami Dolphins' quarterback competition.
Rosen came off the bench late in the third quarter and engineered a 99-yard...
Buccaneers Preview Capsule
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11)
NEW FACES: Coach Bruce Arians, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, LB Devin White, DL Ndamukong Suh, LB/S Deone Bucannon, LB Shaquil Barrett, P Bradley Pinion, WR...
NFL 2019: Lots of losing likely in Flores’ 1st year
MIAMI (AP) — Low expectations at the start of a rebuilding effort mean the Miami Dolphins have little to lose in 2019, other than maybe a dozen games or so.
No decision yet as close call looms on Dolphins starting QB
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Choosing the Miami Dolphins' quarterback has become a close call, mostly because both candidates have been only so-so, and coach Brian Flores isn't ready to announce his...
Rosen gets start in Dolphins’ 16-14 loss to Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Brian Flores gave second-year quarterback Josh Rosen a shot against Tampa Bay's first defensive unit and liked what he saw.
Rosen gets start in Dolphins’ 16-14 loss to Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Second-year quarterback Josh Rosen was a surprise starter and went 10 for 18 for 102 yards during the first half in the Miami Dolphins' 16-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on...
Fitzpatrick competes for Dolphins job while helping Rosen
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It didn't take Ryan Fitzpatrick long to get re-acclimated to a familiar setting.
The journeyman quarterback who's preparing for his 15th NFL season is back on the practice...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Josh Rosen kept going down and getting back up.
Bidding for a starting job, Rosen overcame shaky protection to throw for 191 yards and direct three scoring drives...
Ballage tries to overtake Drake for Dolphins RB job
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Now that Ryan Fitzpatrick has pulled ahead in the battle for the quarterback job, the stiffest competition in the Miami Dolphins' backfield may be at running...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Rosen is looking like a backup, and the perennial problem of bad blocking has prompted a coaching staff change less than a week into training camp.
Dolphins Training Camp Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-9)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Davie, Florida
LAST YEAR: Dolphins made it 18 consecutive seasons without postseason victory. They ranked 31st in offense, and defense was also...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — As Josh Rosen dropped back to pass during practice Tuesday, Ryan Fitzpatrick slapped and pushed him in the back, like an older brother trying to annoy.
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed quarterback Luke Falk off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.
Falk is reunited with Adam Gase, who was his coach last season as a rookie...
Dolphins give Rosen another chance to be franchise QB
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Going into the draft, the Miami Dolphins' plan was to win later.
Josh Rosen will try to change that.
If the Arizona Cardinals' castoff quarterback shows the Dolphins...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Rosen will reboot by trying to help the Miami Dolphins rebuild.
Rosen, supplanted by Kyler Murray as the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback of the future after only one...
Dolphins Draft Preview Capsule
13. MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-9)
LAST SEASON: Dolphins were worse than their record — they allowed 6,257 yards, most in franchise history, and offense was also among league's most inept, finishing...
MIAMI (AP) — Experience tells Ryan Fitzpatrick that his job with the Miami Dolphins might not last long.
After all, they are his eighth team. And for now, at least, he is glad to be their...
Former Jaguars guard-center Reed signs with Dolphins
MIAMI (AP) — Guard-center Chris Reed has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who lost three offensive linemen at the start of free agency.
Reed spent the past four seasons with the Jacksonville...
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...
Free Agency-Buccaneers Capsule
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Brent Grimes, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, LB Kwon Alexander, WR Adam Humphries, S Chris Conte, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, LB Adarius Taylor, QB...
Turnovers, leaky defense compound Buccaneers QB quandary
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick.
It doesn't seem to matter who's playing quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Turnovers and a leaky defense are hindering the team's chances of being successful.
The Bucs (3-7) have dropped seven of eight games following a 2-0 start, vacillating back and forth between Winston and Fitzpatrick, who've played well enough at times that Tampa Bay leads the NFL in passing yards and total offense.
Fitzpatrick benched for Winston as Bucs’ QB carousel spins
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback merry-go-round may be in motion again.
After starting Ryan Fitzpatrick for the first four games, switching to Jameis Winston for the next three and going back to Fitzpatrick for the last three, coach Dirk Koetter is at a crossroads again after the Bucs dropped a 38-35 decision to the New York Giants on Sunday.
Buccaneers sticking with Fitzpatrick as starting QB
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their No. 1 quarterback.
Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that the 14th-year pro, who failed to produce a touchdown in the previous day's 16-3 loss to Washington, will start next Sunday on the road against the New York Giants.
Buccaneers lose again, Koetter mum on possible QB change
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick has been down this road far more times than the veteran quarterback cares to remember.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost for the third straight time Sunday, failing to score a touchdown in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins despite gaining 501 yards total offense and only punting once.
Fitzpatrick topped 400 yards passing for the fourth time this season, yet he may be headed back to the bench after the team's sixth loss in seven games following a 2-0 start.
Buccaneers searching for answers to defensive woes
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It doesn't matter if Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick is at quarterback for the Buccaneers. A porous defense keeps undermining Tampa Bay's chances of winning.
The Bucs (3-5) have lost five of six following a 2-0 start. Neither changing quarterbacks nor firing defensive coordinator Mike Smith has been an answer to ending a tailspin that's dropped the team into a familiar hole: last place in the NFC South, where they've finished six of the last seven seasons.
Fitzpatrick will keep starting QB job in Tampa Bay
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick played well enough to retain starting the quarterback job in Tampa Bay for another week.
Now if "Fitzmagic" can figure out how to keep the Buccaneers from digging themselves such a big hole early in games.
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Panthers have stability at QB, Bucs seeking it in NFC South
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have stability at the quarterback position. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are desperately in search of the same.
The teams appear headed in different directions entering an NFC South showdown Sunday in Charlotte — and quarterback play is a big reason why.
Buccaneers-Panthers Preview Capsule
TAMPA BAY (3-4) at CAROLINA (5-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
OPENING LINE — Panthers by 5 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Buccaneers 3-4, Panthers 4-3
SERIES RECORD — Panthers lead 22-13
LAST MEETING — Panthers beat Buccaneers 22-19 on Dec. 24, 2017
LAST WEEK — Buccaneers lost to Bengals 37-34; Panthers beat Ravens 36-21
AP PRO32 RANKING — Buccaneers No. 25, Panthers No. 6
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (28), PASS (1)
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (10), PASS (31)
Fitzpatrick in, Winston out as Buccaneers’ starting QB
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston's inability to cut down on turnovers has cost him his starting job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Without speculating on what the move means for the young quarterback's future with the team, coach Dirk Koetter said veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick will lead the NFL's No. 1 ranked offense against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Winston, 24, was benched after throwing four interceptions during last Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Bengals pick off Winston, hold on for 37-34 win over Bucs
CINCINNATI (AP) — When Jessie Bates returned an easy-as-it-gets interception for a touchdown, the Bengals seemed to have the game in hand. Ryan Fitzpatrick was just getting warmed up on the Buccaneers sideline.
Winston’s 4 INTs leave Bucs with a quarterback question
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick finished his postgame media session, turned the corner and saw Jameis Winston heading down the hallway. The two quarterbacks exchanged a supportive fist-bump.
It also might have been a passing-of-the-torch moment.
Bengals pick off Winston 4 times for 37-34 win over Bucs
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals had four interceptions, six sacks and a late 18-point lead. They needed all of it — and every last second on the clock as well — to salvage a win that was more relief than anything.
Jessie Bates returned Jameis Winston's fourth interception for a touchdown Sunday, and the Bengals overcame Ryan Fitzpatrick's late rally for a 37-34 victory that left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a question at quarterback.
Buccaneers search for answers on defense during bye week
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's best start in eight years has dissolved into a .500 record that raises more questions than it answers about whether this finally will be the year the Buccaneers end their long playoff drought.
The Bucs (2-2) weathered Jameis Winston's suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy better than reasonably could have been expected, thanks to Ryan Fitzpatrick becoming the first player in league history to top 400 yards passing in three consecutive games.
Winston in, Fitzpatrick out as Buccaneers starting QB
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The bye week is coming at a good time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who not only are trying to get acclimated to having Jameis Winston back in the lineup, but need to find a way to fix a leaky defense.
Coach Dirk Koetter made it official Monday, confirming Winston will start the team's next game — at Atlanta — on Oct. 14.
Winston looks like he’s ready to return to Buccaneers lineup
CHICAGO (AP) — The FitzMagic ran out on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jameis Winston returned from a three-game suspension in the second half after Ryan Fitzpatrick's record run came to a screeching halt in a 48-10 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday
"I was ready," Winston said. "These three weeks I took very seriously. I worked my tail off. I got all those guys around to help me so I can go out there and be good for my team."
Buccaneers start Fitzpatrick over Winston against Bears
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback over Jameis Winston.
Fitzpatrick started against the Chicago Bears on Sunday after Winston rejoined the team following a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
Fitzpatrick has thrown for a league-leading 1,230 yards and 11 TDs. He is the first player in NFL history to top 400 yards passing in three consecutive games.
Bucs, Bears in 1st place? Who would have thunk it?
There is no way anyone outside Tampa or Chicago would have predicted the Bucs and Bears would both be in first place when they square off in Week 4.
Sure, it's still plenty early in the schedule. Yet there's no denying both teams are ahead of schedule.
Although the Buccaneers (2-1) come off a 30-27 home loss to Pittsburgh last Monday night, their offense behind backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been dynamic.
TAMPA BAY (2-1) at CHICAGO (2-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m., ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Bears by 3
RECORD VS SPREAD — Buccaneers 2-1, Bears 2-1
SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 38-20
LAST MEETING — Buccaneers beat Bears 29-7, Sept. 17, 2017
LAST WEEK — Buccaneers lost to Steelers 30-27; Bears beat Cardinals 16-14
AP PRO32 RANKING — Buccaneers No. 11; Bears No. 16
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (30), PASS (1)
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (3), PASS (31t)
Winston practices, Bucs still mum on starting quarterback
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers insist they don't have a quarterback controversy.
Jameis Winston practiced Wednesday for the first time since serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, returning to a team that's ridden Ryan Fitzpatrick's arm to a surprising 2-1 start.
"I'm excited to be back," a beaming Winston said. "I'm so happy we had some success. ... We've got to keep it up."
Winston returns to work, Bucs not saying if he’s starter
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston is back on the job, though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still aren't saying if it's as the team's starting quarterback.
Winston's three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy ended Tuesday, the first day the fourth-year pro was permitted to return to the team's training facility and have contact with coaches and teammates.
Bucs mum on whether Winston will start with suspension over
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't avoid questions about Jameis Winston's return much longer.
The young quarterback's three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy ended after Monday night's 30-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is unclear, however, if he's coming back as the starter.
Steelers’ defense eager to prove itself after dismal showing
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense are eager to play again. They're going to have to wait an extra day.
They want to put a forgettable performance against Kansas City in the past and prove themselves this week against an upstart Tampa Bay offense. The Steelers will see where they stand during their first prime-time appearance of the season Monday night against veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the undefeated Buccaneers.
Bucs ready to showcase potent offense against Steelers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for struggling without Jameis Winston.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not only thriving in the suspended quarterback's absence, they're evolving into an offensive juggernaut that's set to perform on a national stage when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit Monday night.