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Rob Ninkovich appears to have avoided serious injuryUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share Tweet
The Patriots had a pretty successful day against the Dolphins on Sunday, shutting out the visitors from Florida 28-0 and getting tight end Rob Gronkowski some game action before the playoffs. The only black mark on the day was a hip injury suffered by d…
Reggie Bush: 'Hopefully I'll be back'Updated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetRunning back Reggie Bush isn't sure if he’s played his last game with Miami Dolphins (7-9). His two-year contract with Miami ended with Sunday’s regular-season finale against the New England Patriots. Bush, who led Miami in rushing with 986 yards, isSource: ESPN.com
Chandler to have surgery next weekUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetBills TE Scott Chandler tore his ACL in the Week 16 loss to the Dolphins and was placed on injured reserve just days later. With the swelling now subsided Chandler has been scheduled for surgery. Chandler will have surgery to repair his torn ACL next we…Source: buffalobills.com
Joe Philbin: Free agency on the tableUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetThere is a false narrative in the Dolfan community that because coach Joe Philbin came from the Green Bay Packers, he wants the Dolphins run like the Green Bay Packers, particularly when it comes to building the team. The idea is that because Green Bay …Source: miamiherald.comShare TweetThe NFL's shortest player is also its winningest. Return specialist Trindon Holliday just completed a perfect regular season, 5-0 with Houston, 11-0 with Denver, and he joins an exclusive club featuring the rosters of the 1972 Dolphins and the 2007 Patr…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetThere hasn’t been too much speculation about big changes to the Dolphins organization this offseason and it sounds like there’s no smoke on that front because there’s no fire. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported Monday that owner Stephen RShare TweetBills RB C.J. Spiller squeezed in one more big play before the end of the season. Dolphins RB Reggie Bush wound up 14 yards shy of 1,000 for the season. The Patriots’ offensive line put together a stronger game than in recent weeks. Said Jets CB AntonioSource: profootballtalk.com
Seven-step drop: Dolphins' futureUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetThe 2012 regular season is in the books. Here are seven notes and observations from Week 17: The finale was ugly, but fans should not be down on the Miami Dolphins. Miami didn't show up in a 28-0 loss to the New England Patriots. But this is a team that…Source: ESPN.com
Losing season over, winning offseason must beginUpdated Dec 31, 2012 Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Reggie Bush sumed it up best: “We just didn’t make enough plays, that pretty much sums up our season.” Indeed, the Dolphins are a team of players that don't make enough plays. The team lacks playmakers. And that, I write in mySource: miamiherald.com
Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…Dec 31Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17Dec 31What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck ruleDec 31The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.