MIAMI – Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 13, it was announced today by the National Football League.
DOLPHINS MAKE ROSTER MOVE
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have promoted safety D.J. Campbell from the teams practice squad to the active roster, the team announced. To make room for Campbell the team has placed tackle Jonathan Martin on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness List.
This is the second promotion to the active roster for Campbell. He was originally signed to the team’s practice squad on October 7, 2013, where he spent the next four weeks prior to be promoted on November 11, 2013. While on the active roster Campbell recorded three special teams tackles. Campbell was waived on November 25, 2013 and signed back to the practice squad on November 27, 2013.
The 6-0, 205-pound Campbell entered the NFL as a seventh round pick (216th overall) of the Carolina Panthers in the 2012 NFL Draft. Campbell spent the entire 2012 season on the Panthers active roster, appearing in five games and registering 12 tackles and one pass defensed. He was placed on the Reserve/Injured list by Carolina on September 1, 2013 and released eight days later on September 9, 2013.
A four-year letterman at California (2008-11), Campbell complied 110 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and seven passes defensed for the Golden Bears. As a senior he earned All-Pac 23 honorable mention after starting 13 games and recording 71 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. Born on July 24, 1989, Campbell attended Cheyenne High School in North Las Vegas, Nev.
Miami returns to the UK on September 28, 2014 to face Oakland
MIAMI - The NFL has announced the Miami Dolphins International Series matchup with the Oakland Raiders at London’s historic Wembley Stadium will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014. The game featuring the two AFC rivals, falls during Week 4 of the 2014 NFL Season, will be the first of the three games in the 2014 International Series. The time of the game will be announced at a later date.
The 2014 Week 4 contest against the Raiders will be the second regular season visit by the Dolphins to the United Kingdom since the International Series began in 2007 and the third regular season game played outside the United States in the franchise’s 48 year history.
The first came on October 28, 2007 when Miami hosted the New York Giants in the inaugural International Series game in front of 81,176 fans at Wembley Stadium. The matchup of the two storied franchises was the first ever regular season NFL game played in the United Kingdom.
In addition to the first ever International Series game in London in 2007 against the Giants, the Dolphins also participated in the Bills Toronto Series as they faced the Buffalo Bills on December 7, 2008 in Toronto, Canada.
The Dolphins have a long history of competing on the international stage. Dating back to the 1988 preseason the team has been a part of six games that have taken place on international soil– the first four of which were a part of the American Bowl series which the NFL staged during the preseason between 1986 and 2005.
Along with the Dolphins and Raiders, the NFL also announced two other games will take place as a part of the International Series in 2014, with the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 26th and the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Dallas Cowboys on November 9th. The times of all three of the game will be announced by the NFL at a later date.
For additional information on the Miami Dolphins return to the UK as well as all team related updates, ticket announcements, travel packages, notes and interesting facts leading up to the 2014 game against the Oakland Raiders follow @MiamiDolphins on Twitter and use the hashtag #UKFINS or visit the teams facebook page at facebook.com/MiamiDolphins.
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have signed defensive tackle A.J. Francis off the New England Patriots practice squad to the active roster, the team announced. The team also announced that it has waived defensive lineman Isaako Aaitui and defensive back D.J. Campbell.
Francis was with the Dolphins during training camp prior to being waived on August 31, 2013. He was claimed off waivers by the Patriots on September 1, 2013. He was released off the New England active roster on September 7, 2013 and signed to Patriots practice squad on September 10, 2013. His full bio can be found on page 237 of the 2013 Miami Dolphins Media Guide.
New York, November 23, 2013– Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP partner Ted Wells, who is directing an independent investigation into issues of workplace conduct at the Miami Dolphins, made the following statement:
"We have concluded our initial round of interviews with the Miami Dolphins and spent time with every player and coach, as well as key staff members and management. Our work will continue over the next few weeks. I want to thank Stephen Ross, the Dolphins organization and its players, coaches and staff for their complete cooperation throughout this process."
“The Miami Dolphins and Richie Incognito have agreed to postpone his grievance hearing during his ongoing suspension. Richie is cooperating fully with the NFL investigation and will meet with Ted Wells.”
New York, November 18, 2013 – Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP partner Ted Wells released the following statement about the ongoing independent investigation he is directing into issues of workplace conduct at the Miami Dolphins:
We look forward to meeting with Dolphins players, coaches and staff in order to get the facts and prepare a thorough and fair report. The Dolphins organization has been very helpful in arranging the interviews and urging their personnel to cooperate with the investigation. We have asked all Dolphins personnel to respect the process and avoid commenting on the investigation.
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Dolphins Promote Brenner to Active Roster
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have promoted center Sam Brenner from the team’s practice squad to the active roster, the team announced. To make room for Brenner on the roster the team has placed tackle Will Yeatman on the Reserve/Injured list.
Brenner was with the team during training camp prior to being waived on August 31, 2013. He was signed the Dolphins practice squad on September 2, 2013. His full bio can be found on page 232 of the 2013 Miami Dolphins Media Guide.
“I want to thank Commissioner Goodell for moving quickly to appoint Ted Wells as special counsel on this matter. He has an impeccable reputation and we look forward to fully cooperating with the review. We take this situation seriously. As the owner, I am committed to creating a professional environment for all of the members of the Dolphins family. Once the review is completed and I have all of the facts, we will respond accordingly.”