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By on March 23, 2015 at 9:51 am

031815-StillsThe Miami Dolphins have undergone a renovation to their receiving corps this spring, releasing veterans Brandon Gibson and Brian Hartline, and trading Mike Wallace. The first addition to the remade receivers room was 22 year-old Kenny Stills, added through a trade with the New Orleans Saints. Stills, while very young, could end being a game changer for this group, and there’s a couple of particular skills he brings to the table that will help make Miami better.

Here’s a few things that Stills will be able to bring to the Dolphins:

1. Young and Hungry

In just his second season in the league in 2014, Stills caught 63 balls for 931 yards and three touchdowns. Stills brings quickness and precise route running, which is required in the Dolphins’ style of offense.…

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By on March 22, 2015 at 11:23 am

111614-reviewThis week with the Dolphins, changes once again permeated the roster, as tight end Charles Clay‘s option was declined, and Miami added depth to the offensive line with the addition of J.D. Walton. The team was also able to bring back several key fixtures from the roster last season as players such as Matt Moore and Louis Delmas re-signed with the club.

Check out the week that was with the Dolphins from March 16th through March 21st:

Monday, 3/16

A Wild First Week

  • From Suh to Stills, from trades to signings, from the largest contract ever given a defensive player to prudent salary cap decisions. The first week of free agency had a little bit of everything. (More…)
  • Andy Cohen, columnist for Dolphins.com, joins The Finsiders to review the huge signing of Ndamukong Suh and the many other moves that the Dolphins made in the first week of free agency.


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By on March 21, 2015 at 11:50 am

032015-FinsidersMonday through Friday, The Finsiders show delivers three hours of the latest Dolphins and NFL news live on Dolphins.com and 940 WINZ from 4-7pm, and during the 5:00 hour on television on FOX Sports Florida. If you missed any of our shows this past week, here’s a way for you to catch up during weekends, or whenver you have the time.

Head on over to Dolphins.com, and click here to get full podcasts of The Finsiders and specific show segments, or here to check out the latest videos from the show.

This past week’s shows featured guests such as NFL Network analyst Solomon Wilcots and Dolphins.com columnist Andy Cohen, along with new Dolphins offensive lineman J.D. Walton. The Finsiders were also able to get an inside look at Ndamukong Suh from the man who recruited him in current Liberty assistant coach Dennis Wagner.

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By on March 19, 2015 at 9:25 am

031915-suh660The on-field accolades for new Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh read as long as a grocery list: four time first -team All-Pro, four-time Pro Bowl selection, 2010 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, 2010 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. It goes on and on. But for all of the attention that Suh garners for his on-field play, just as much attention, if not more, should be paid to the man off the field as well.

Recently, The Finsiders talked to Dennis Wagner, the man who recruited Suh to Nebraska and Bill Griffin, Suh’s Head Coach at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, to get a bit of insight into Suh’s off the field ventures, and the legacy he’s left at the places that molded him into the man he is today.…

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By on March 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

021715-PathDRAFT COVERAGE PRESENTED BY VIXLET

After the initial free agency frenzy over the past week, the NFL draft landscape has shifted. Team needs have changed, and the predictions on who the Miami Dolphins will select at the #14 overall pick have changed as well.

Check out the latest mocks to see who the experts believe Miami will select with their 1st round pick:

Brian Baldinger, NFL.com: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington (PP: None)

Don’t let up on the defensive gas now. Keep building around Ndamukong Suh.

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Landon Collins, S, Alabama (PP: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan St.)

Adding an instinctive playmaker to the back end would help the Dolphins eliminate the big plays in the passing game.

Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com: Dorian Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma (PP: Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa) 

Who will take a chance on DGB?



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By on March 15, 2015 at 2:24 pm

031515-SuhWeekInReviewThe begininning of the free agency period brought a lot of change around the NFL, and the Miami Dolphins were certainly no exception to that trend.  Signing the week’s biggest prize in All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, adding Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron, and making several trades had Miami grabbing headlines this week. This is only the start of a build towards the eventual 90-man roster the Dolphins will bring into training camp, as the team looks to fill needs over the next couple months through both free agency and the draft.

Check out the week that was with the Miami Dolphins from March 9-14:

Monday, 3/9

Finsiders Discuss Free Agency

  • Former Dolphins WR O.J. McDuffie joined Greg Likens and John Congemi as The Finsiders gave their thoughts on the  busy weekend of reports regarding the NFL free agency period before it opened Tuesday.


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By on March 15, 2015 at 12:19 pm

150315_FinsidersMonday through Friday, The Finsiders show delivers three hours of the latest Dolphins and NFL news live on Dolphins.com and 940 WINZ from 4-7pm, and during the 5:00 hour on television on FOX Sports Florida. If you missed any of our shows this past week, here’s a way for you to catch up during weekends, or whenver you have the time.

Head on over to Dolphins.com, and click here to get full podcasts of The Finsiders and specific show segments, or here to check out the latest videos from the show.

This past week’s shows featured guests such as Dolphins executives Mike Tannenbaum and Dennis Hickey as well as new players Ndamukong Suh and Brice McCain.

The Finsiders is the only show where 52 weeks a year, you’ll get complete coverage of everything related to your Miami Dolphins.


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By on March 14, 2015 at 10:35 am

031315-StillsactionIn the first of two trades made by the Dolphins on Friday, Miami traded linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and the team’s third round pick in the 2015 NFL draft to the New Orleans Saints for wide receiver Kenny Stills. A young and explosive receiver, Stills, 22, led the NFL in yards per catch in 2013 at 20.0.

To learn more about Miami’s new wide receiver, The Finsiders spoke with Sean Kelley, broadcaster for the Saints. Kelley believes that the trade was fair for both teams, and that Stills can be a big asset to Miami’s new receiving corps.

“I think it meets the needs of both teams and that’s usually the sign of a good trade, said Kelley. “Blossoming is a good word to describe Kenny Stills, a young man that I really enjoyed being around.…

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By on March 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

031315-CameronThe Dolphins opened up free agency by signing a Pro Bowl selection in Ndamukong Suh, and he won’t be the only new All-Star that will be joining Miami in 2015. Yesterday, the Miami Dolphins signed Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron, adding another dynamic weapon to quarterback Ryan Tannehill‘s arsenal. Spending four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Cameron showcased his terrific ability to go up and get balls, and he looks to be a perfect red zone target and mismatch creator in offensive coordinator Bill Lazor‘s offense.

Here’s a few observations on the signing of new Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron:

1. Red Zone Target

Any time you have a dynamic target in the passing game standing 6’5, 250 pounds, he should be able to give you easier windows to deliver the football all over the field, but especially in the red zone.…

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By on March 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

150311_CongemiThe team has immediately become better with the signing free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Adding a four-time first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection is a rare acquisition that teams can make on the free agent market. Most elite players in the league typically never reach that point. But the Dolphins were able to bring in Suh on a long-term contract, and now it appears that this team is ready to push it to the next level.

With Suh joining the Dolphins on Wednesday, here’s a couple ways in which his signing will impact the team:

1. Grab Elite Players When You Can

All players in the NFL have to prove that they’re talented enough to garner a contract, and every player typically goes into different tiers of status.…

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