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Dolphins To Kick Off Preseason On The Road; Visit Atlanta, Tampa Bay; Host Dallas, St. Louis In 2014 Preseason

MIAMI - The Miami Dolphins open the 2014 NFL preseason schedule in Atlanta as the team heads north to take on the Falcons in Week One. The Dolphins begin 2014 on the road for the 27th time in team history, however it marks just the third time that Miami has opened the preseason portion of their season in Atlanta against the Falcons. The Dolphins last played a preseason opener in Atlanta in 2011, defeating the Falcons, 28-23, on August 12, 2011.

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Dolphins Sign Knowshon Moreno

 

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free agent running back Knowshon Moreno to an one-year contract, the team announced today.  

 “I would like to welcome Knowshon Moreno to the Miami Dolphins” said Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey. “Knowshon is an experienced, productive, three-down player and adds another multi-threat to our backfield. He is an accomplished 1,000 yard rusher who also caught 60 passes out of the backfield last season as well. We are excited about the contributions he will make to our offense.”

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Dolphins Sign Pro Bowl Tackle Branden Albert

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free agent Pro Bowl offensive tackle Branden Albert to a five-year contract, the team announced today.

“I am pleased to announce that the Miami Dolphins have signed Pro Bowl tackle Branden Albert,” said Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey. “The addition of a Pro Bowl player of Branden’s caliber to our offensive line was definitely a focus of our organization heading into the free agency period. The type of talent, skill and ability that Brandon brings will not only strengthen the offense but will be felt throughout the 53-man roster.”

The 6-5, 316-pound Albert joins Miami after spending the past six seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2008-13).

In 2013, as he had been throughout his career, Albert was a mainstay at left tackle for Kansas City and helped lead the Chiefs to the postseason for the first time since 2010. In recognition of his performance, Albert earned his first trip to the NFL Pro Bowl. Over the course of his career, the 29-year old has appeared in 85 regular season games with 83 starts, he has also started postseason games for the Chiefs following both the 2010 and 2013 seasons. Originally, Albert was selected with the second of the Chiefs two first-round selections (15th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Albert started all 37 games during his three-year career at Virginia. He earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a junior after starting all 13 games for the Cavaliers, 11 of which came at left guard and two at left tackle. Born November 4, 1984 in Rochester, New York, Albert was a two-way prep standout at Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Dolphins Trade Jonathan Martin to 49ers

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have traded offensive tackle Jonathan Martin to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice.

“We feel that this move is in the best interests of all parties involved,” said Miami Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey. “We wish Jonathan well.”

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Statement from Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross

“I have made clear I want the stadium modernized because it’s right for our fans and it’s right for Miami-Dade and South Florida. I have decided the best way to get this done is to pay for the project with private funds. All we ask in return is that we are treated the same as all franchises in the state of Florida. A world-class city needs a world-class stadium.

We haven’t won a Super Bowl bid in Miami-Dade in far too long, and we know that with the stadium as an issue, we never will unless it is modernized. The Super Bowl Committee will have to decide if they want to compete for the next two Super Bowls so time is of the essence. It is time to move forward.

This privately funded project will create more than 4,000 local jobs. We can bring back the Super Bowl, the College Football Playoff Championship and world-class soccer matches — and all the revenue those big events generate for the local community. I am going to make the commitment and provide the resources because Miami deserves the economic benefits of a modernized stadium.

But for me, this is about something more. I grew up here in Miami-Dade and have been part of this area for most of my life. I want to do this for the community that has done so much for me, and for this storied franchise that means so much to the people of South Florida. With this project, we can secure the future of the Dolphins in Miami-Dade for another 20 years. That is more important to me than anything else.”

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Dolphins Release Dimitri Patterson

DOLPHINS RELEASE DIMITRI PATTERSON

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have released cornerback Dimitri Patterson, the team announced today.


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Dolphins Sign Louis Delmas

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent safety Louis Delmas to a one-year contract, the team announced today.

“I am happy to announce the addition of safety Louis Delmas to the Miami Dolphins and I would like to welcome him back to South Florida,” said Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey. “He is leader on and off the field and has a proven track record of playmaking that will benefit the entire defensive unit.”

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Dolphins Punter Brandon Fields to Participate in Middle East USO Tour

PRO BOWL PUNTER AMONG THREE NFL PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN MIDDLE EAST USO TOUR

Three NFL players who excel on the field and in their community are continuing an NFL-USO tradition initiated nearly 50 years ago. These NFL ambassadors are taking part in a week-long tour throughout the Middle East to visit U.S. troops at military bases.

Miami Dolphins kicker BRANDON FIELDS, Washington Redskins wide receiver PIERRE GARÇON and New Orleans Saints tight end JIMMY GRAHAM are the players participating in the tour this year. This trip marks the first NFL-USO tour abroad for all of them.

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Dolphins Re-Sign Pro Bowl Cornerback Brent Grimes

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have re-signed Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes to a four-year contract, the team announced today.

“I am thrilled that we have been able to reach an agreement with Brent to keep him as a member of the Miami Dolphins,” said Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey. “Brent is a two time Pro Bowler who has been a valuable piece to our organization as a player on the field, a leader in the locker room as well off the field in the South Florida community.”

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JOE PHILBIN PROMOTES BENTON AND ADDS BICKNELL TO COACHING STAFF

John Benton promoted to offensive line coach and Jack Bicknell Jr. added as assistant offensive line coach

MIAMI – Miami Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin has announced that John Benton has been promoted to offensive line coach and Jack Bicknell Jr. has been named the team’s assistant offensive line coach.

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