Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Can F1 team mates be real mates? McLaren rookie Lando Norris and Spaniard Carlos Sainz see no reason why not -- even if others have their doubts about how long that will last once the stakes are raised.
Two weeks after a car accident led to him losing his left arm, Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton walked out of a Miami hospital Thursday afternoon after being discharged, offering his gratitude after his life-changing amputation. The 22-year-old Norton, who underwent six surgeries since his July 4 wreck, spoke on camera briefly from the parking lot at Jackson Memorial Hospital and thanked his numerous supporters through the ordeal. "I just want to give a big thank you first of all to God for me still being here," Norton said.
We are close to training camp, meaning we'll be able to talk about actual football stuff soon. But until then, we'll still see a few previews about the Dolphins roster and this latest one focuses on the wide receiver room. Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant, and Albert Wilson will be returning and those are your top four guys already. Preston Williams, the undrafted rookie, impressed during the team activities and will look to vie for a roster spot during the preseason. You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below. 2019 Training Camp Preview | Wide Receivers 2019 Training Camp Preview | Wide Receivers Dolphins Offseason Dolphins ranked dead last in ESPN's
With the start of the Miami Dolphins' 2019 regular season nearly seven weeks away (52 days, to be exact), we turn our eyes to Miami's #52 on defense — third year linebacker Raekwon McMillan. Believe it or not, McMillan holds an essential role in Miami's defensive success this upcoming season. The blueprint for his usage lies in the trends set forth by the New England Patriots in recent years. Before outlining where McMillan can be a difference maker, we must reflect on a trying 2018 for McMillan. If the regular season had ended by Week 10 last season, the Dolphins may have felt some urgency to replace McMillan — or at the very least draft him some competition. He struggled greatly through the
Is Evans the most underrated big receiver of the decade? There's an argument to be made. He's managed to exceed 1,000 receiving yards in every season of his five-year career, despite monumental quarterback inconsistency. Last season, he finished fourth in Football Outsiders' opponent-adjusted season-long efficiency metrics, alternating between average performances from Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick. If there's one receiver on this list who could make the argument that he's transcended his offenses, it's Evans, and it will be extremely interesting to see how he benefits from Bruce Arians' favorable concepts — especially if Arians can use his “Quarterback Whisperer” mojo to take Winston to
While the start of the Dolphins' 2019 season is still looming on the horizon, the start of the team's training camp is right around the corner — the Dolphins' first public practice is a week from today. And with the start of training camp right around the corner and so much to be gained or lost in positional battles across the roster, it is safe to say this is a high pressure situation for many Dolphins. Here are the three Dolphins who have the most to gain with a strong performance in training camp in 2019. Quarterback Josh Rosen The obvious answer here is Josh Rosen. If Rosen comes in and blows the doors off of training camp, he has the chance to single handedly alter the entire direction of
Our friends over at Turf Show Times asked an important question to their readers this week: “Have you ever wondered what it would like if Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay was 60+ years old?” They then answered this critical question through the assistance of FaceApp, an app that allows you to edit your face and the background in pictures, including adding makeup, changing hair style and color, and more. And, it can make you look old. Which made me think, we should ask the same question here, right? I mean, this is key pre-training camp information that you are not going to find somewhere else. So, what do the Miami Dolphins look like old? All pictures are from Getty prior to the FaceApp
Don't play video games? Good! Then you are less likely to be irritated by all of the hoopla surrounding EA Sports' latest commandeering of football headlines this offseason. The video game developer has created one of the all-time juggernauts in sports and entertainment with their annual release of the “Madden” NFL football franchise — so much so that the release of ratings and player rankings is big time news. So when the debut of this year's ratings dropped yesterday, fans everywhere had something to say. What does the initial release look like for the Miami Dolphins? We've heard the pendulum swing back and forth on prognosis of Miami's upcoming season — did EA Sports fall in line with Las
The Miami Dolphins' reclamation project was never meant to be a one year ordeal. The management and ownership of the Dolphins have been very clear with their expectations — that they're willing to take a more gradual approach if it ends up leading to sustainable success. No more quick fixes, mega-contracts in free agency and aggressively chasing today's stars to spurn building and coaching the stars of tomorrow. So when ESPN released their “future” power rankings in an effort to rank the forecast of every NFL franchise over the course of the next three seasons, Miami fans would've been well within their rights to be intrigued. Where does all of this cap space and draft capital land the Dolphins
Yeah, yeah. We know. Maybe you've made it a priority to target Kenyan Drake over the course of the last two seasons and you've been disappointed by the final product. Or maybe you've made a pact with yourself to avoid Miami Dolphins on your squad all together — after all, when is the last time Miami had a consistent contributor at the running back position? But we're here to tell you that yes, Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake should be on your fantasy football roster in 2019. Why? Because the puzzle pieces are all present for Drake to experience a nice bump in production. Not only does Adam Gase leaving help Drake's case as a primary ball carrier — but the folks Miami has brought in to replace
AVENTURA, Fla. - Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker is getting ready for Training camp by visiting a computer camp. Baker, 22, will be playing his second season with the Dolphins. In 2018, Baker had 79 tackles and 3 sacks. Baker spoke to students at the Microsoft store in Aventura. The students were learning about coding. Baker said that computers are important to NFL players who are constantly using to prepare for and during games. The Dolphins start Training camp next Thursday.
The Miami Dolphins need to find a pass rush this year. After Cameron Wake, Robert Quinn, and Andre Branch left South Florida this spring, the Dolphins are relying on a breakout from Charles Harris and scheme to disrupt opposing quarterbacks. Will that be enough? Or, will the Dolphins need to shop for a pass rusher (or two) this summer? Will training camp prove the Dolphins are ready to take on Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Andre Luck, and the rest of the quarterbacks they will face in 2019? There is one name that seems to make sense for Miami to consider if they do decide to look for some pass rush help: Nick Perry. Perry, the Green Bay Packers linebacker who was injured in Week
Reshad Jones and T.J. McDonald are so similar in skill set as both are of the hard hitting type. For the past two yeas, fans have witnessed constant breakdowns in the secondary and that may be because of the safeties. Both players are good safeties, but they just don't mesh together well and that has led to speculation that a trade is possible. One solution has been to experiment with Bobby McCain at safety and have the other two work as linebackers near the line of scrimmage. You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below. Will third time be a charm for Dolphins safeties Reshad Jones and T.J. McDonald? | Countdown to camp - South Florida Sun-Sentinel Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton will have his sixth surgery Monday since losing his left arm in a car crash earlier this month, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. Norton's agent, Malki Kawa, told Rapoport that doctors believe this will be the 22-year-old's final operation and he could be released from the hospital next week. Norton, who played collegiately at Miami, has been hospitalized since suffering career-ending injuries in the July 4 accident.
NFL.com is undergoing a series in which they outline the state of each of the league's 32 franchises. Yesterday, it was the Dolphins' turn. NFL.com writer Adam Rank set the table for an extensive conversation on the Dolphins by outlining the peaks and valleys of Miami's 2018 season. The primary takeaways from Rank's state of the franchise? He's a believer of the Dolphins' defensive potential in 2019. Rank credits the team's youth movement and some cornerstone players all residing on defense — paired with Brian Flores' defensive prowess as a coach — as the identity of the team in 2019. “Look at some of the key players…Howard and Wilkins. Both young studs who should anchor the defense for years