Dolphins vs Patriots NFL Week 8 Connections

Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Gibson and Patriots receiver Danny Amendola were teammates with the St. Louis Rams. - Dilip Vishwanat

The Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots face off on Sunday. What connections exist between the two AFC East rivals? We take a look this morning.

Each week, we take a look at the player, coach, and executive connections between the Miami Dolphins and their upcoming opponent. This week, we take our first look at the New England Patriots this season:

Former NFL Teams

  • Patriots offensive lineman Chris Baker played for the Dolphins during the preseason in 2013
  • Patriots offensive coaching assistant Brian Daboll was the Dolphins offensive coordinator in 2011
  • Patriots defensive tackle A.J. Francis played for the Dolphins during the preseason in 2013
  • Patriots special teams coach Scott O'Brien was the Dolphins coordinator of football operations and assistant to the head coac from 2005-2006
  • Patriots defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich played defensive end and linebacker for the Dolphins from 2007-2008, splitting time between the actice roster and the practice squad
  • Dolphins tackle Will Yeatman originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Patriots and spent the 2011 preseason with them before being claimed off waivers by the Dolphins in the final round of roster cuts

Former NFL Teammates

Former College Teammates

Hometown/College State Ties

  • Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount is from Perry, Florida
  • Patriots defensive lineman Marcus Forston is from Miami, Florida. He played at the University of Miami from 2008-2011
  • Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes played at the University of Florida from 2006 to 2009.
  • Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins is from Miami, Florida
  • Patriots running back Leon Washington is from Jacksonville, Florida. He played at Florida State from 2002-2005.

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