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Dolphins’ rookie enjoying 1st winning streak in 3 years

Nov. 14, 2019 12:34 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Even more than his teammates, Miami Dolphins rookie cornerback Nik Needham has been waiting a long time for a winning streak. Needham played for UTEP in college and endured seasons of 0-12 in 2017 and 1-11 last year. He then joined the Dolphins, who lost their first seven games but have...

Dolphins better, Bills worse since last time they met

Nov. 14, 2019 12:07 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have been gaining ground the past few weeks on the Buffalo Bills, muddling the race between perennial AFC East also-rans. Miami fell to 0-6 when it lost in Week 7 at Buffalo, which was 5-1 and off to its best start in 11 years. But the Bills (6-3) have since lost two of...

Column: Kaepernick’s tryout sounds more like a setup

Nov. 13, 2019 7:50 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s NFL tryout sounds more like a setup. A PR stunt to former teammate Eric Reid, one that comes with all sorts of take-it-or leave-it conditions. Reid hopes it’s a legitimate conduit back into the league, but his gut feeling that “it’s...

Make it 2 in a row - takeaways help Dolphins' turnaround

Nov. 11, 2019 4:08 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The biggest takeaway from the Miami Dolphins' wins the past two weeks: Takeaways matter. The Dolphins had by far the NFL's worst turnover differential two weeks ago, when they were 0-7. But they've been on the plus side each of the past two games, and now can bask in the league's most...

Dolphins cash in on Colts turnovers, earn 2nd straight win

Nov. 10, 2019 8:32 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Miami Dolphins suddenly put together a winning combination. Their defense is forcing turnovers. Their offense is capitalizing on the miscues. And when they need a big stop they're getting those, too. Ryan Fitzpatrick scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown run Sunday, the Dolphins...

Dolphins will be ready to face either Colts quarterback

Nov. 9, 2019 1:53 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett won't be playing against the Dolphins because of an ailing knee. The late scratch Saturday means Brian Hoyer will make his first start in more than two years. But Miami coach Brian Flores doesn't need to scramble through game tape for a scouting report....

Small tweaks have helped Pats' defense to dominate in 2019

Nov. 7, 2019 5:11 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The dominance of the Patriots' defense was at the center of each of their eight consecutive victories to open the season. Its knack for forcing turnovers, limiting opponents' rushing yards and ability to force three-and-outs helped it demoralize opposing offenses on a weekly basis....

Flores and rebuilding Dolphins have something to build on

Nov. 4, 2019 7:07 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Brian Flores celebrated his first victory as a head coach by taking his wife to dinner, and their postgame party was subdued. No standing ovations in the restaurant. No requests for autographs. No slap on the back from the waiter. "Nah," the rookie Miami Dolphins coach said Monday....

Dolphins RB Mark Walton suspended for 4 games by NFL

Nov. 4, 2019 6:59 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton was suspended Monday without pay for the next four games for violating NFL conduct and substance abuse policies. The suspension stems from Walton being arrested three times last offseason in his hometown of Miami. He was sentenced in August to six...

Dolphins rookie WR Williams out for season with knee injury

Nov. 4, 2019 4:28 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Preston Williams' breakout season with the Miami Dolphins is over. The undrafted rookie receiver will miss the final eight games with a knee injury suffered in the Dolphins' first win of the year against the New York Jets, coach Brian Flores said Monday. "I was devastated for the kid,"...