Dolphins at Bengals Connections

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With the amount of player and coaching movements throughout the NFL, teams are connected more than ever. From former college teammates to players having played with opposing teams, and coaches branching out of coaching trees, there are always interesting connections between opponents. This week, we look at the connections between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Miami Dolphins visit the Cincinnati Bengals today looking to bounce back from two tough overtime losses the last two Sundays. Here are the player, coach, and executive connections between the two teams.

Hometown Ties:

  • Jamaal Anderson, Defensive End, Bengals and Charles Clay, Tight End, Dolphins are both from Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Geno Atkins, Defensive Tackle, Bengals is from Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • Anthony Collins, Tackle, Bengals and Kheeston Randall, Defensive Tackle, Dolphins are from Beaumont, Texas
  • Karlos Dansby, Linebacker, Dolphins and Andre Smith, Tackle, Bengals are from Birmingham, Alabama
  • Brandon Fields, Punter, Dolphins is from Toledo, Ohio
  • Brian Hartline, Wide Receiver, Dolphins is from North Canton, Ohio and attended Ohio State
  • Adam Jones, Cornerback, Bengals and Reshad Jones, Safety, Dolphins are from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Domata Peko, Defensive Tackle, Bengals and Paul Soliai, Defensive Tackle, Dolphins are from Pago Pago, American Samoa
  • Austin Spitler, Linebacker, Dolphins is from Bellbrook, Ohio and attended Ohio State
  • Jason Trusnik, Linebacker, Dolphins is from Macedonia, Ohio and attended Ohio Northern

Former Teams:

  • Jason Allen, Cornerback, Bengals was a 2006 first round pick for the Dolphins and played in Miami from 2006-2010
  • Kevin Coyle, Defensive Coordinator, Dolphins served as the Cincinnati cornerbacks coach from 2001-2002 and as the defensive backs coach from 2003-2011
  • Donald Lee, Tight End, Bengals played for the Dolphins from 2003-2004

Pro Teammates:

  • Reggie Bush, Running Back, Dolphins and Jeff Faine, Center, Bengals were teammates with the New Orleans Saints from 2006-2007
  • Anthony Fasano, Tight End, Dolphins and Terrence Newman, Cornerback, Bengals played together with the Dallas Cowboys from 2006-2007
  • Brian Leonard, Running Back, Bengals and Richie Incognito, Guard, Dolphins were together with the St. Louis Rams from 2007-2008
  • Marvin Lewis, Head Coach, Bengals, Paul Guenther, Linebackers Coach, Bengals, Hue Jackson, Assistant Special Team Coach/Assistant Defensive Backs Coach, Bengals, and George Edwards, Linebackers Coach, Dolphins all coached together with the Washington Redskins in 2002
  • Tony McDaniel, Defensive Tackle, Dolphins and Reggie Nelson, Safety, Bengals played for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2007-2008
  • Joe Philbin, Head Coach, Dolphins and Donald Lee, Tight End, Bengals were together with the Green Bay Packers from 2005-2010
  • Randy Starks, Defensive Tackle, Dolphins and Adam Jones, Cornerback, Bengals were teammates with the Tennessee Titans in 2005 and 2006
  • Mike Zimmer, Defensive Coordinator, Bengals and George Edwards, Linebackers Coach, Dolphins coached together with the Dallas Cowboys from 2000-2001

College Teammates:

  • Brandon Fields, Punter, Dolphins and Kyle Cook, Center, Bengals were teammates at Michigan State from 2003-2006
  • A.J. Green, Wide Receiver, Bengals (2008-2010), Geno Atkins, Defensive Tackle, Bengals (2006-2009), Clint Boling, Guard, Bengals (2007-2010), and Reshad Jones, Safety, Dolphins (2008-2010) all played together at Georgia
  • Jake Long, Tackle, Dolphins and Leon Hall, Cornerback, Bengals were teammates at Michigan from 2003-2006
  • Mike Pouncey, Center, Dolphins and Carlos Dunlap, Defensive End, Bengals both played for Florida from 2007-2009
  • Brandon Thompson, Defensive Tackle, Bengals and Chris Clemons, Safety, Dolphins were teammates at Clemson in 2008
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