After the team drafted versatile Alabama All-American defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick in the first round of this year’s draft, the club announced Friday that it had signed cornerback Bobby McCain to a four-year contract extension.
The fraternity of NFL players from South Florida grew again this past week after the 2018 NFL Draft. Of the 256 players that heard their names called over the three-day event, nine – or about 3 percent – played their high school football in South Florida.
Instead of adding a young defensive lineman through last week’s NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins added some much-needed depth along its defensive front – netting defensive tackle Akeem Spence from the Detroit Lions for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick.
Perhaps fueled by the fact it has to contend with Tom Brady twice a year, Miami elected to select versatile Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night.
The NFL announced full team schedules late Thursday, including the Dolphins’ 16-game slate for the 2018-19 season.
Frank Gore will have the opportunity to play in his hometown this coming season, as the Miami native signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins Thursday afternoon.
Multiple sources confirmed Tuesday and Wednesday that the Dolphins intend on signing a pair of wide receivers – former Kansas City Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson and former New England Patriots wideout Danny Amendola.
After trading away its top wide receiver this past week, the Fins reportedly plan on releasing former All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and linebacker Lawrence Timmons this week.
Jarvis Landry’s run in Miami came to an end Friday afternoon, as the Dolphins traded the 25-year-old 2017 NFL receptions leader to the Cleveland Browns for two undisclosed draft picks.
The Miami Dolphins announced late Tuesday that they placed their franchise tag on the 25-year-old, three-time NFL Pro Bowl receiver that led the league in receptions (112) this past season.