THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Peters is focused on what is happening in Miami, and the Los Angeles Rams defensive back insists it has nothing to do with the contract the Dolphins gave to...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Cornerback Xavien Howard will be a cornerstone in the Miami Dolphins' rebuilding effort.
Howard agreed to terms on a $76.5 million, five-year extension, the most lucrative...
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’ Howard doubtful against Vikings with knee injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — NFL interception co-leader Xavien Howard is doubtful for the Miami Dolphins' game Sunday at Minnesota.
The cornerback missed last week's game against New England with a left knee injury and didn't practice this week.
Safety T.J. McDonald is questionable because of an ankle injury.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Dolphins WR Parker misses 2nd practice with hand injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins fourth-year wide receiver DeVante Parker has a hand injury that as kept him out of training camp practice for two days in a row.
"Right now we're going to be going week to week," head coach Adam Gase said of Parker's status Tuesday. "I mean right now he wouldn't be able to catch the ball. So we'll just keep evaluating that and we just need to make sure that we're keeping him in great shape and when they tell us that he's good to go we'll have him ready to go."
NFL helmet rule enforcement unclear for players, coaches
Visceral blowback to the NFL's updated rule that players can't lead with their helmets to make contact is straight out of tough-guy football 101. Hard-hitting defensive backs say the league is destroying the physical element of the game or lament that it's changing the sport entirely.
"Do they want us to play flag football?" Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard said. "It's crazy."
Youngsters Drake, Howard spark Dolphins surge
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Kenyan Drake is handling his new role as an NFL workhorse just fine, thank you.
The Miami Dolphins' second-year running back totaled 193 yards rushing and receiving on 31 touches Monday night to spearhead a surprising 27-20 victory over New England.
Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part.
Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and Miami snapped the New England Patriots' eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory.
Onside kick the capper as Miami drubs Denver 35-9
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — With his team on the verge of ending a five-game losing streak, Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase was in no mood to ease up, even against close friend and counterpart Vance Joseph.
The Dolphins pulled off a successful onside kick to set up their final score as they drubbed the woebegone Denver Broncos 35-9 on Sunday.
Dolphins end 5-game losing streak by beating Broncos 35-9
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins took an early lead for a change, and it grew from there.
Xavien Howard returned an interception for the Dolphins' second touchdown in a seven-second span during the first half, and they went on to snap a five-game losing streak by beating the reeling Denver Broncos, 35-9.
Dolphins’CB Culliver to return from serious knee injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — It has been nearly a year since Chris Culliver played in a game, and the countdown to his 2016 debut is almost over.
So he's a little anxious, right?
"I like that one," Culliver said Wednesday, approving the choice of words. "That was good. I'm definitely anxious, you know what I'm saying? Ready to pop out of my skin."
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.
Dolphins’ Reshad Jones to get 2nd opinion on shoulder injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones has been diagnosed with a shoulder injury that could end his season, and he plans to seek a second opinion.
The team expects to know more by midweek about the injury, which occurred during Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers .
Dolphins LB Misi placed on IR; CB Benwikere claimed
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi has been placed on injured reserve because of a neck injury, and cornerback Bene Benwikere has been claimed off waivers.
Misi, a seven-year starter, missed the past two games because of the injury and is likely to be sidelined the rest of the season.
The Panthers released Benwikere last week after they allowed 503 yards passing by the Falcons. He was targeted for nearly half that total.
Dolphins CB Xavien Howard undergoes minor knee surgery
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins rookie cornerback Xavien Howard underwent knee surgery to repair his meniscus and is expected to be sidelined several weeks.
Howard, a second-round pick, missed the first three-plus weeks of training camp recovering from arthroscopic surgery on the same knee. The latest injury occurred in practice Tuesday when he got tangled up with receiver Kenny Stills.
Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard back with eye on winning starting job
2 Dolphins rookies expected to make preseason debuts
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins rookies Xavien Howard and Kenyan Drake are expected to make their preseason debuts Thursday against the Tennessee Titans.
Howard missed the first three-plus weeks of training camp recovering from arthroscopic surgery, while Drake has been sidelined by a hamstring injury, but they're likely to see action in the final preseason tuneup.