The Miami Dolphins released wide receiver Danny Amendola on Friday, creating $6 million in salary cap space. The 33-year-old former Patriot had 59 receptions for 575 yards last year, both team highs, while making 15 starts in his first season with Miami. He has 485 career receptions. The Dolphins, 7-9 in 2018, are cutting payroll and veterans as they begin rebuilding under new coach Brian Flores, who was the Patriots defensive play-caller last season. Amendola played in New England from 2013-17, catching 230 passes for 2,383 yards and 12 touchdowns. Browns to get Vernon The Browns agreed to acquire defensive end Olivier Vernon from the Giants in exchange for guard Kevin Zeitler, according to a person familiar with the deal. The teams are also swapping draft picks, with the Browns getting No. 132 for pick No. 155. Vernon, 28, who spent his first four seasons with the Dolphins, has 51 sacks in seven seasons, including seven last year when he was named a Pro Bowler. He is set to make … [Read more...] about Miami Dolphins release former Patriot WR Danny Amendola
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Detroit News staff and wires Published 4:26 PM EST Feb 8, 2019 Miami – Former Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell has been hired by new Dolphins coach Brian Flores as assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. Caldwell was among 16 members of Flores’ staff announced Friday. The group includes new offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, both former Patriots assistants. Caldwell has 17 years of NFL coaching experience. In his seven seasons as head coach of the Colts (2009-11) and Lions (2014-17), he led teams to four playoff berths. Caldwell’s record with the Lions was 36-28 in the regular season, and 0-2 in the playoffs. Caldwell was fired by the Lions after a 9-7 finish in 2017. Caldwell also won two Super Bowls as an assistant coach with the Colts and Ravens. More: Lions mailbag, Part 2: RB options, Quinn’s big year, Hicks’ assets More: Lions planning to scout AAF, which kicks off Saturday night … [Read more...] about Former Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell hired by Miami Dolphins
By Cam Inman | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 14, 2019 at 5:15 pm | UPDATED: January 15, 2019 at 4:40 am SANTA CLARA — Improving the pass rush should be the 49ers top offseason priority, and now they apparently have a new defensive line coach to oversee a unit that remains on the lookout for a couple sack artists. Kris Kocerek has been hired as Jeff Zgonina’s replacement, according to SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Adam Caplan. The 49ers have not confirmed that switch of defensive-line coaches. Kocerek, 40, coached the Miami Dolphins defensive line the past two seasons. He previously held that role from 2009-17 with the Detroit Lions, where he not only worked with Martin Mayhew (current 49ers executive) but also upcoming free agents Ziggy Ansah and Ndamukong Suh. Kocerek will need to get more out of 2017 No. 3 overall pick Solomon Thomas, and he will need to find better edge-rushing complements to DeForest Buckner, who had 12 sacks this … [Read more...] about So who did 49ers hire as defensive line coach?
The Detroit News Published 12:09 PM EST Jan 14, 2019 Jim Caldwell appears headed back to the NFL. NFL Network reported Monday that Caldwell, who was the Lions' head coach from 2014-17, is expected to join the Miami Dolphins staff, once Brian Flores officially is named the team's new head coach. Flores, the New England Patriots linebackers coach, reportedly will be named the Dolphins head coach at the conclusion of the Patriots' postseason. More: Detroit Lions launch social justice initiative Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Caldwell's position likely will be a "senior advisory role" on the staff. Caldwell was 36-28 in four seasons in Detroit, taking the Lions to the playoffs twice, where they were ousted in the wild-card round. Caldwell was fired after the 2017 season, eventually replaced by Matt Patricia, who guided the Lions to a 6-10 season — three games worse than the back-to-back 9-7 seasons in 2016 and 2017. Caldwell served in 2018 as an adviser for … [Read more...] about Ex-Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell to join Miami Dolphins staff
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer Updated 8:47 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 file photo, Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase watches the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. A person familiar with the decision says the New York Jets have hired former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase as their head coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 night because the team had not yet announced the hiring. less FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 file photo, Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase watches the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. A person familiar with the ... more Photo: Adrian Kraus, AP Photo: … [Read more...] about Source: Jets hire former Dolphins coach Adam Gase