Free Agency-Dolphins Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Stephone Anthony, RB Brandon Bolden, TE A.J. Derby, QB David Fales, TE MarQueis Gray, RB Frank Gore, DE William Hayes, DT Evander "Ziggy"...
The NFL draft released its finalized draft order on Tuesday morning, setting the stage for the New Orleans Saints and 31 other teams to make their picks.
New Orleans has eight picks in April's draft, including an extra fifth-rounder picked up when the Saints traded Stephone Anthony to Miami and an extra sixth-rounder picked up in the Adrian Peterson trade to Arizona.
Dolphins list Williams as starting running back vs. Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Dolphins say Damien Williams will get the start at running back on Monday night against the Carolina Panthers.
He's expected to split time in the backfield with Kenyan Drake.
Safety T.J. McDonald, who is returning from an eight-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, will also start.
Dolphins’ Cutler active and set to start against Oakland
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler is active and set to start in their Sunday night game against Oakland after missing one game because of cracked ribs.
Guard Ted Larsen is inactive despite practicing during the week for the first time since a biceps injury sidelined him in August.
Also inactive for the Dolphins are quarterback David Fales, linebacker Stephone Anthony, guard Isaac Asiata, receiver Rashawn Scott and defensive tackle Vincent Taylor.
Ravens place 3 receivers on inactive list vs Dolphins
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have placed wide receivers Mike Wallace, Michael Campanaro and Chris Matthews on the inactive list for their game against the Miami Dolphins.
Wallace has not recovered from the concussion he received Sunday in Minnesota. Campanaro has a shoulder injury and Matthews has a thigh issue.
Baltimore's other inactives for Thursday night: running back Terrance West, linebacker Tim Williams, tight end Maxx Williams and defensive end Bronson Kaufusi.
Joe’s Morning Sports-Wednesday, September 20, 2017
AWOL linebacker Lawrence Timmons wanted to rejoin the Miami Dolphins. Instead, they suspended him indefinitely and traded for a replacement, moves that signal his disappearance from the Dolphins' defense may be permanent. The Dolphins announced Timmons' suspension in a one-sentence news release yesterday, a day off for the team. They also acquired linebacker Stephone Anthony from the New Orleans Saints for a fifth-round draft pick in 2018. Anthony, who has been nursing a sprained ankle, fell out of favor with the Saints after they took him with the 31st overall pick in the 2015 draft. Timmons' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, declined to comment on the suspension. Coach Adam Gase was angered by the disappearance of the eleventh-year veteran, which occurred Saturday in Los Angeles the day before Miami's season opener at the Chargers.
Gase leaves open possibility of Timmons rejoining Dolphins
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says he'll decide later whether to let linebacker Lawrence Timmons rejoin the team.
Timmons was suspended indefinitely after he went AWOL Saturday, the day before the Dolphins' season-opening win at the Los Angeles Chargers. When asked about violations of team culture, Gase left open the possibility of Timmons returning.
"Every situation's different, and I would say that you can be forgiven if the right steps are taken," Gase said.
Dolphins suspend Timmons and acquire Anthony as replacement
MIAMI (AP) — AWOL linebacker Lawrence Timmons wanted to rejoin the Miami Dolphins.
Instead, they suspended him indefinitely and traded for a replacement, moves that signal his disappearance from the Dolphins' defense may be permanent.
The Dolphins announced Timmons' suspension in a one-sentence news release Tuesday, a day off for the team.
They also acquired linebacker Stephone Anthony from the New Orleans Saints for a fifth-round draft pick in 2018.
Saints eyeing youth, new additions as pads come on
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints rookie linebacker Alex Anzalone quickly diagnosed a screen pass to running back Adrian Peterson, bolted into the backfield and swarmed Peterson moments after the catch.
For the first time this year, Saints coach Sean Payton and his staff got a look at their players in full pads and with a good bit of contact Saturday, providing a better look at young and newly acquired players New Orleans will lean on as it tries to climb out of a three-year rut of 7-9 records.
Saints’ Ellerbe, Armstead questionable vs. Seattle
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle, leaving open the possibility that he'll play for the first time since injuring his quadriceps during preseason.
Left tackle Terron Armstead, who returned from a knee injury at Kansas City last week, but appeared to hurt himself again, also has been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.