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Dolphins survive Colin Kaepernick’s statement on the field

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Whenever the name Colin Kaepernick comes up, the conversation usually centers on something other than football. His recent political statements have overwhelmed anything he has done on the football field since regaining his starting role at quarterback. Of course, that was always subject to change were he to do something newsworthy with his helmet on.  On Sunday in Miami, he changed the subject. No, the San Francisco 49ers did not beat the Miami Dolphins. Miami hung on for a 31-24…

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Some Dolphins are playing for their jobs on Thursday

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This week’s Thursday Night Football Game in Cincinnati features two teams with 1-2 records. Few are surprised the Miami Dolphins carry that record, but the Cincinnati Bengals have deeply disappointed their fans by losing their last two games. The Dolphins are extremely fortunate to have their one win. All the Cleveland Browns had to do last Sunday was kick a makeable field goal at the end of the game and Miami would be 0-3. Cincinnati split their first two games…

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Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey wins AP player of the year

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Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey is The Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor in six years. McCaffrey was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy to Derrick Henry, but received 29 of 60 votes from the AP Top 25 media panel to edge the Alabama running back. Henry received 16 votes and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was third with 11. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield…

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Bucs, Dolphins, Jags already falling short of expectations

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Things were supposed to be different in the Sunshine State this season. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted quarterback Jameis Winston with the top pick, getting a Heisman Trophy winner and collegiate national champion. — The Miami Dolphins signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a six-year, $114 million contract, landing the top free agent on the market. — The Jacksonville Jaguars completed a three-year overhaul that included a burgeoning roster and nearly $180 million in free agency upgrades. But already…

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Miami: One city, but a tale of two coaches

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If you are a football coach and your team plays its games at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium, these are not the best of days. To be blunt, neither Miami’s tradition-rich NFL team nor the iconic college program is satisfying their rooters. With apologies to Charles Dickens, Miami is one city presenting us with a tale of two coaches. With the Miami Hurricanes’ loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, the heat index will intensify under Coach Al Golden. Air traffic…

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Dolphins’ defensive front four making little impact

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The lineman with the Miami Dolphins’ only sack this season was benched for their most recent game. That’s a head-scratcher, along with almost everything else about Miami’s defensive line. The front four was considered the strength of the team last year, but after Dolphins gave up 113 points in the final three games to blow a shot at the playoffs, they acquired tackle Ndamukong Suh and made him the highest-paid defensive play in NFL history. So far with Suh, the…

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