Through 2 games, Texans receivers are a strength of the team
HOUSTON (AP) — In the final month of last season injuries had decimated Houston's receivers to the point that DeAndre Hopkins was just about Deshaun Watson's only viable target.
Saints survived latest bout with poor two-minute defense
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton offered a compliment — albeit a backhanded one — to his club's defense for its effort to protect a six-point lead in the final 50 seconds of a thrilling...
Watson shines, but Texans have problems to fix after loss
HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson did it all for the Houston Texans in their opener against New Orleans, throwing for three touchdowns and running for another one.
Dolphins’ roster moves provide little immediate help
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — There were lots of introductory handshakes Monday among the Miami Dolphins following the recent acquisition of 12 players in a flurry of moves, and after practice, offensive...
Texans work to integrate new players picked up this weekend
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans made a flurry of moves this weekend to give their team a new look. Now, as they prepare to open the season next Monday at New Orleans, the Texans must see how...
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New faces: OTs Laremy Tunsil, Tytus Howard, Max Scharping, WR Kenny Stills, DE Barkevious Mingo, OLB Jacob Martin, RBs Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde, DE S Tashaun...
Flores says it again: Dolphins aren’t tanking in 2019
MIAMI (AP) — First-year coach Brian Flores has been saying it since March and said it again Sunday: The Miami Dolphins are not tanking in 2019.
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New faces: Coach Brian Flores, QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen, DT Christian Wilkins, CBs Eric Rowe and Johnson Bademosi, DE Nate Orchard, LBs Sam Eguavoen and Vince...
LB Alonso traded by Dolphins to Saints for LB Biegel
MIAMI (AP) — Linebacker Kiko Alonso has been traded by the Miami Dolphins to the New Orleans Saints for linebacker Vince Biegel.
The trade was the latest payroll-cutting move by the Dolphins...
Texans set to move on from Clowney, get franchise LT Tunsil
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are set to move on from first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney and get a franchise left tackle in Laremy Tunsil in the biggest moves amid a flurry of trades on...
AP source: Texans get Tunsil, Stills in trade with Dolphins
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans continued a busy day of trades on Saturday by addressing a glaring need to upgrade their offensive line by acquiring left tackle Laremy Tunsil from the Miami...
Dolphins’ Flores says he supports player protest movement
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he supports the NFL player protest movement and receiver Kenny Stills' involvement, but wants him to play...
Was Dolphins coach sending a message via Jay-Z songs?
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' latest featured musical artist at practice: Jay-Z.
The team's sound system played more than half a dozen songs by the rapper at the start of practice...
Dolphins’ Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin...
WR Stills says he and Dolphins owner agree to disagree
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he and team owner Stephen Ross have agreed to disagree.
Last week Stills objected to Ross hosting a fundraiser for President...
Dolphins’ Stills says his criticism of owner isn’t political
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he has no hard feelings toward Stephen Ross regarding the team owner's support of Donald Trump, and says his objections to a...
Dolphins’ receiver, owner at odds on support of Trump
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is defending his support of longtime friend Donald Trump after being criticized about it by one of his players.
Kenny Stills giving NFL money to Colin Kaepernick’s charity
ATLANTA (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills tells The Associated Press he's donating the money he receives from the league for being an NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award nominee to Colin Kaepernick's charity.
NFL ICYMI: Good as Belichick is, Pats erred on Miami Miracle
Bill Belichick is universally recognized as one of the best coaches — if not THE best coach — in NFL history, and he owns the Super Bowl titles to prove it. That doesn't mean he — or his entire New England Patriots staff — is infallible.
Dolphins’ Tankersley out for season with torn ACL
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins backup cornerback Cordrea Tankersley has a torn knee ligament, the ninth player on the team to sustain a season-ending injury.
"We can't afford any more," coach Adam Gase said Friday. He said the same thing Monday.
The Dolphins also disclosed that quarterback Ryan Tannehill's injury to his throwing shoulder is a capsule injury. He'll miss his fourth game in a row Sunday against the New York Jets.
Texans and Dolphins both missing receivers
HOUSTON (AP) — Both the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins were without a starting receiver on Thursday night with Houston's Keke Coutee out with a hamstring injury and Miami's Kenny Stills inactive because of a groin injury.
Gase: Hip injury to Dolphins WR Wilson likely season-ending
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Running out of receivers, Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase pressed running back Kenyan Drake into duty as a wideout with a quick tutorial.
"We were telling Kenyan, 'Run straight, turn left,'" Gase said. "We were trying to get creative. It'll be interesting to see how we do it this week."
The Dolphins (4-3) need all of their inventiveness — and some reinforcements — to address a void difficult to fill.
Agent for Dolphins’ Parker says receiver should be playing
MIAMI (AP) — The agent for Miami Dolphins receiver DeVante Parker says his client is healthy and should be playing, and questions coach Adam Gase's competence.
Parker has played in only two games this season and was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions. He was sorely missed when receiver Albert Wilson was sidelined in the first half with a leg injury, and receiver Kenny Stills also limped off the field late in the game.
Bengals tackle Geno Atkins tied for NFL lead in sacks
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Tannehill tried to give his receiver a little more time to get open, but Geno Atkins was having none of it.
The Bengals tackle closed quickly and smacked into the Dolphins quarterback as he released an incomplete pass to Kenny Stills.
Just the start of a long day for Miami's overmatched blockers.
‘We’re not going anywhere’: Stills will continue kneeling
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — There was a time when Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills was bothered by the backlash over his decision to kneel on the sideline during the national anthem, his way of following Colin Kaepernick's lead and protesting social injustice.
He is no longer worried. If anything, his resolve got stronger.
Only a handful take action during anthem on NFL’s 1st Sunday
DENVER (AP) — Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played.
To start this season, that wave of Seahawks has dwindled to only two players.
Linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson walked off the field and waited in the tunnel while a field-sized American flag was unfurled and the national anthem played before their season opener Sunday in Denver.
2 players kneel for anthem, Kaepernick tweets to thank them
DENVER (AP) — Colin Kaepernick called them his brothers.
Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the only two players to kneel during the national anthem on the NFL's opening Sunday, and Kaepernick, who is no longer welcome on an NFL sideline, made sure to offer his thanks to them via social media .
Dolphins’ Stills encouraged by Nike ad deal with Kaepernick
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he's encouraged by Nike's new endorsement deal with his friend and fellow activist Colin Kaepernick, and wishes the NFL would show similar support for their cause.
Kaepernick, a leader of the movement against social injustice that has prompted player protests during the national anthem, is among the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign.
Dolphins WR Parker misses 2nd practice with hand injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins fourth-year wide receiver DeVante Parker has a hand injury that as kept him out of training camp practice for two days in a row.
"Right now we're going to be going week to week," head coach Adam Gase said of Parker's status Tuesday. "I mean right now he wouldn't be able to catch the ball. So we'll just keep evaluating that and we just need to make sure that we're keeping him in great shape and when they tell us that he's good to go we'll have him ready to go."
Stills, 2 other Dolphins protest during national anthem
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Stills kneeled in protest during the national anthem Thursday, and said he offered a prayer of thanks that he had a teammate's support.
Stills and two other Miami Dolphins renewed their protests before an exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, triggering yet another round of debate about the divisive NFL issue.
Back from knee injury, Dolphins’ McMillan ready for contact
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — On the second day of training camp Friday, Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan spent much of the morning dropping into pass coverage and chasing tight ends, running backs and even speedy receiver Kenny Stills.
It'll be different Saturday, when the Dolphins put on pads for the first time and conduct contact drills.
"That's what middle linebackers live for," McMillan said with a grin, "so I'm ready for all of that."
Dolphins’ Kenny Stills would prefer NFL had no anthem policy
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills vacationed this offseason in Africa, led several teammates on a training trip to Nebraska and returned to find the NFL's national anthem debate again at peak volume.
"We've got to clean up how things are looking," Stills said following the Dolphins' first training camp practice Thursday.
For Dannell Ellerbe, Super Bowl trip with Eagles was worth the wait
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Dannell Ellerbe had to wait a lot longer than he thought he would.
When the New Orleans Saints decided to release the talented but injury-prone linebacker on the eve of training camp, Ellerbe expected to have a new home not long after he was officially released in late August.
Kenny Stills, two Miami Dolphins teammates kneel for anthem during Monday Night Football
MIAMI GARDENS–Three Miami Dolphins players continued their season-long demonstration by kneeling during the national anthem for tonight’s nationally televised game against the Patriots.
Bennett, Jenkins, Stills among NFL Man of Year nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award honors a man's involvement in the community and performance on the playing field.
In this season marked by kneeling during the national anthem by some players as they protest social injustice, three of those demonstrators are on the list of 32 nominees announced Thursday.
Circus catch, 98 yards, touchdown: Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills continues big season
MIAMI GARDENS—It’s gone slightly under the radar that wide receiver Kenny Stills is putting together one of the best seasons of his career. It’s already his best year with the Dolphins.
After a nondescript start to the season in which he averaged 2.8 catches and 32.6 yards through the first five games, Stills is on a hot streak. He continued his recent run with 98 yards and a touchdown on five catches in today’s 35-9 win over Denver.
Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills thinks his trash talk got to Tom Brady
FOXBORO -- You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind and you don’t direct crap-talk at Tom Brady. Unless you are Kenny Stills.
The Dolphins wideout rode the Patriots Hall of Fame-bound quarterback pretty good from the Miami sideline during Sunday’s game and -- as Stills sees it -- it had an effect.
Dolphins’ Stills questionable against Bucs with back injury
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay because of a back injury that forced him to leave practice this week.
Stills left practice on Thursday and sat out the workout on Friday. Coach Adam Gase said he was feeling better.
Stills hasn't missed a game since 2015. He ranks second on the team this year with 33 catches for 408 yards and four scores.
About 18 players protest during national anthem
Associated Press journalists counted 18 NFL players protesting during the national anthem before games on Sunday.
Miami Dolphins players Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills knelt during the anthem before Sunday night's game against the Raiders.
Before recent games, the three players waited in the tunnel during the anthem. Coach Adam Gase had established a team rule requiring players either to stand for the anthem or stay in the tunnel.