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By on April 23, 2014 at 8:47 am

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.

Announced by the league today, the 2014 NFL regular season schedule will be released Thursday night at 8:00 p.m ET on NFL Network.

NFL Schedule will be released tomorrow. 8 pm ET on @nflnetwork and http://t.co/xXVSxH7CuK. Analysis aplenty here.

— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) April 22, 2014

Here’s a list of opponents that the Dolphins will face this upcoming season:

Home Opponents:

  • Buffalo Bills
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • San Diego Chargers
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Baltimore Ravens

Away Opponents:

  • Buffalo Bills
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets
  • Denver Broncos
  • Oakland Raiders (in London on September 28th)
  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Jacksonville Jaguars

You can be the first to be notified of the Miami Dolphins 2014 regular season schedule by clicking here.…

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By on April 22, 2014 at 8:46 pm

When wide receiver Mike Wallace was brought in as one of Miami’s marquee free agent signings during the 2013 offseason, eyes immediately turned to quarterback Ryan Tannehill. With Tannehill’s rocket arm and Wallace’s elite speed and dynamic receiving ability, many believed that the two would instantly hit it off. But in the National Football League, it takes time to develop a rapport between quarterbacks and receivers, and the first year of a potentially elite QB-WR tandem had its ups and downs.

At times, the two would look unstoppable, as Wallace’s ability to stretch the field and Tannehill’s arm strength were slicing defenses up at the back. But at other points, the two would just be a little off and slightly miss on some crucial deep throws, showing that they still needed time and practice to develop into what they eventually could be.…

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By on April 21, 2014 at 9:57 pm

It may only be the first week of the Dolphins’ Offseason Program, but you can already feel the buzz surrounding the 2014 season. It’s primed to be a big year for the ‘Fins, as Miami has retooled and altered their roster in hopes of a more consistent and successful season than last year. But all of the additions and eventual draft selections come May may mean nothing if one man doesn’t make the proverbial “jump” this season, in 3rd year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

The Texas A&M product has steadily grown and improved through his first two seasons in the league, and if that trend continues, it could spell trouble for defenses around the NFL.

In an interview with Greg Likens of the Finsiders, Tannehill talked about what he’s trying to do in order to become a top tier quarterback, and what his expectations are for this upcoming season. …

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By on April 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm

The NFL offseason is moving along at a brisk pace and as we approach this May’s NFL Draft. Teams are now gearing up for voluntary offseason workouts. Each club designates dates for offseason workouts, designed to condition the players for the upcoming season.

The voluntary nine-week offseason program for NFL teams consists of three phases:

Phase One: Consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two: Consists of the next three weeks of the program.  On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis.  No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase Three:  Consists of the next four weeks of the program.…

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By on April 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

The finish to the 2013 season for the Dolphins left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. The struggles against two divisional opponents in the final two weeks to narrowly miss the playoffs was something that has stayed with every member of the ‘Fins organization since December.

With a new season on the horizon, there’s clearly an emphasis this year on getting over the proverbial hump and ascending to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The only way that happens is if all the new pieces brought in this offseason come together, and – according to Brian Baldinger of NFL Network – one side of the ball holds the key to success this year.

In an interview with the Finsiders, Baldinger talked about the new changes on the offensive side of the ball for the Fins, including the addition of new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.…

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By on April 18, 2014 at 5:15 am

Andy Cohen’s column on Dolphins.com appears at 6 a.m. every weekday from training camp through the season and when events warrant during the offseason.

Be sure to follow Andy Cohen on Twitter at @ACohenFins

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Dennis Hickey looks relaxed, sitting behind his desk in the big corner office on the second floor of the Dolphins training complex. It has been a busy few months for the team’s new general manager between all the activity in free agency, preparing for the upcoming draft and getting to know everyone in the building.

But now the chaotic times of beginning a new adventure have been replaced by a sense of calm, a deep-rooted belief that he is the right person for this enormous task.…

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By on April 17, 2014 at 10:28 am

We’re less than a month out from the NFL Draft and the mock drafts from media outlets around the league keep coming out like clockwork. With the pro days and workouts before the draft are coming to a close, the annual collection of smoke and mirrors from teams around the league are out in full force. Every team apparently hates and loves every player available (sometimes at the same time).

So while every report on prospects should be taken with a grain of salt this time of year, that doesn’t stop the mock drafts from being updated. Dolphins.com continues to have the most meaningful of them collected in one convenient place.

Without accounting for potential trades, here’s a collection of opinions from around sports media on who the Dolphins will draft in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft:

Don Banks, SportsIllustrated.com: Zack Martin, OL, Notre Dame

Martin could either start his NFL career at right tackle, opposite free-agent signee Branden Albert, or perhaps move inside and upgrade the Dolphins’ well-known need at left guard.…

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By on April 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm

In Dennis Hickey‘s first year as Miami Dolphins general manager, it seems as though he isn’t waiting around to make his mark on the franchise. Under his leadership, the 2014 free agency period for the Dolphins has been a very calculated and organized endeavor. Hickey’s put a very deliberate plan in place to improve a Dolphins’ roster that was the closest of margins away from the playoffs last season. The message has been clear from the start. Hickey is looking to create competition and depth to bring out the best that the roster has to offer.

In an interview with the Finsiders, Hickey spoke about retooling the Fins roster and creating healthy competition across the board. That competition starts at the offensive line, a unit that clearly needed a revamp and is most certainly getting one in 2014.…

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By on April 15, 2014 at 8:05 pm

According to ProFootballTalk.com, the much-anticipated release of the 2014 NFL regular season schedule, and thus that of the Dolphins, will take place next week. While the report indicates that Tuesday, April 22 is the most likely date, it also leaves the door open for a possible release on Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

The 2014 opponents for the Dolphins have already been determined, but dates and times have not yet been set, with the exception of the team’s Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders in London on September 28. The overseas trip will likely lead to the team having a subsequent bye week in week five, in what has become the norm for teams that participate in the NFL’s International Series.…

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By on April 15, 2014 at 5:55 am

Andy Cohen’s column on Dolphins.com appears at 6 a.m. every weekday from training camp through the season and when events warrant during the offseason.

Be sure to follow Andy Cohen on Twitter at @ACohenFins

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It may be the offseason, and the regular season is still five long months away, but the Miami Dolphins are already taking their game to another level.

The level we are talking about has to do with technology, with creating an environment where information can be evaluated far faster and with greater efficiency than ever before, where a simple touch of a screen can provide the type of information that can be crucial when the words “The Dolphins Are on the Clock” vibrate through the airwaves.…

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