State of the Dolphins: Miami can’t be content with thin secondary

This is the eighth and final installment of State of the Miami Dolphins, a position-by-position breakdown of the franchise prior to the start of training camp. Previously: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends | Offensive line | Defensive line | Linebackers Position: Cornerback and safety Current corps: Byron Maxwell, Xavien Howard,…

State of the Dolphins: Will the real Kiko Alonso please stand up?

This is the seventh installment of State of the Miami Dolphins, a position-by-position breakdown of the franchise prior to the start of training camp. Previously: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends | Offensive line | Defensive line Position: Linebackers Current corps: Kiko Alonso, Koa Misi, Jelani Jenkins, Neville Hewitt, Zach Vigil,…

State of the Dolphins: D-line holds strong despite turnover

This is the sixth installment of State of the Miami Dolphins, a position-by-position breakdown of the franchise prior to the start of training camp. Previously: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends | Offensive line Position: Defensive line Current corps: Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake, Mario Williams, Andre Branch, Jason Jones, Earl Mitchell,…

Deone Bucannon, Mark Barron ushering in new era of defense

Bruce Arians coolly lists them as “moneybackers.” Jeff Fisher, ever technical, defines them as an “undersized linebacker, oversized defensive back.” By “them,” I mean hybrid defenders. And by “hybrid defenders,” I mean the wave of the future. These guys possess the physicality to meet a running back in the hole, but also the athleticism to…

Adam Vinatieri becomes first player to score 1,000 points with two teams

On Sunday, Adam Vinatieri kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime. His 27-yard chip shot eked out a much-needed victory for the Andrew Luck-less Colts, evening the team’s record at 2-2 and, somehow, keeping them atop the lowly AFC South. Turns out that was only his second-best accomplishment of the afternoon. According to reports, Vinatieri…

Jets bring in sleep therapist ahead of trip to London

The Jets are doing some prep work as their transatlantic trek to London nears. According to ESPNNewYork’s Rich Cimini, the Jets brought in a sleep therapist on Monday to consult with the players and offer tips, such as getting “extra sleep over the next few days, cutting down on caffeine, etc.” The team, per Cimini,…