Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 5/21/14

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Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including can Jarvis Landry end the Dolphins second round funk?

JOE PHILBIN:

Expanded playoffs would have been good for Philbin | Miami Dolphins In Depth
NFL owners today tabled the idea of playoff expansion for 2014 and will take up the matter again at their next meeting in October, according to multiple media reports out of Atlanta where the owners are meeting. It's not the...

DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVERS:

Can Jarvis Landry end Miami Dolphins' second-round funk? - ESPN
The Miami Dolphins have had a recent history of second-round busts. This is one of the reasons Miami missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons.

DOLPHINS LINEBACKERS:

Miami Dolphins sign talented but troubled linebacker Chris McCain (w/video highlights) | The Daily Dolphin
At 6-foot-6, 250 pounds and blessed with lots of athleticism, linebacker Chris McCain has the potential to be a NFL player. But he was kicked off Cal's football team in September for conduct detrimental to the team. Now, he'll get a second chance with the Dolphins.

DOLPHINS ROOKIES:

Signing rookie class not THAT difficult | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Less than two weeks after the NFL draft and approximately 27 percent of the players selected have already signed with their new teams. The Chicago Bears have signed all their draft picks. The Ravens have signed seven of their nine...

DOLPHINS ROSTER:

5 Key Position Battles To Watch " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
Now that the 2014 NFL draft has come and gone, the majority of teams have started their on-field activities. Competition also starts here in Davie as the Dolphins open rookie camp this Friday. This is where the battle starts for the drafted and undrafted free agents to not only make the team, but challenge for playing time. The Dolphins have some holes to fill and here are some interesting position battles to observe over the next couple of months. While there’s some form of competition at virtually every position on the roster, I’ve selected five intriguing battles that I’ll be closely watching over the next several months.

Dolphins stacking up guys who were kicked off college teams | ProFootballTalk
We noted earlier that Packers General Manager Ted Thompson took a calculated risk, giving undrafted rookie free agent Colt Lyerla a shot at a comeback. The Dolphins are taking such risks to new heights.

FORMER DOLPHINS:

Revisiting Dolphins' Brandon Marshall trade - Miami Dolphins Blog - ESPN
The Chicago Bears made a significant financial commitment to five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall. On Monday the Bears agreed to a three-

SUN LIFE STADIUM:

Dolphins drop tax relief request as part of stadium renovation plan | ProFootballTalk
After the Dolphins struck out in their request for direct public financing for upgrades to Sun Life Stadium, the team proposed a deal where they would pay for renovations themselves while being freed from making annual property tax payments.

Dolphins new stadium plan: Team pays for renovations, property taxes; county pays team for big events | The Daily Dolphin
It's take three for the Miami Dolphins and their plans to renovate Sun Life Stadium. Team officials are in Atlanta today for the spring owners meetings pitching their latest plan, a source familiar with the discussions told the Palm Beach Post.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 5/20/14 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins stories from around the internet over the past 24 hours. Today's articles include an early prediction of the 53-man roster, Dolphins rated Terrence Fede ahead of Michael Sam, and a look at Jordan Tripp.

Don Jones reinstated by Dolphins - The Phinsider
Don Jones, who was fined and suspended by the Miami Dolphins after reacting on Twitter to Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend, has been reinstated by the team.

Dolphins drop tax relief plan for stadium upgrades; Looking for payments for events - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins appear set to drop their request for tax relief from Miami-Dade County in return for private funds being used to upgrade Sun Life Stadium. Instead, the team will ask the county to make payments for major sporting events attracted

NFL playoffs expansion tabled at owners meeting - The Phinsider
The NFL owners have tabled discussions about potential expansion to the league's playoff system.

Miami Dolphins: The Mystery of Michael Egnew - The Phinsider
Michael Egnew was the top performing tight end at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine in five workouts, including the 40 yard dash, the vertical jump and the broad jump. Egnew has all the tools to be an NFL tight end, why haven't the lights flicked?

Super Bowl heading to Minnesota in 2018 - The Phinsider
The Super Bowl is once again cold weather bound with today's announcement that Minneapolis, Minnesota will host the championship game in 2018.

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