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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 12/19/14

Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including Lamar Miller is looking to break 1000 yards rushing for the first time in his career.

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DOLPHINS RUNNING BACKS:

Lamar Miller aiming for first 1,000-yard season for Miami Dolphins - ESPN
Tailback Lamar Miller has thrived in first-year offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's new scheme.

DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVERS:

Dolphins WRs want to see more deep passes - Sun Sentinel
Dolphins WRs Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline said QB Ryan Tannehill and the coaches choose not to throw deep, and they're not sure of the reason

Mike Wallace’s message to Dolphins teammates: Don’t give up playoff hope | www.palmbeachpost.com
Mike Wallace's message to his Miami Dolphins teammates: Don't give up faint hopes to make playoffs.

NOTEBOOK: Gibson Recognized For His Comeback; Other Notes
Wide receiver was voted as the Dolphins’ 2014 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, which is voted on solely by players.

DOLPHINS TIGHT ENDS:

Clay Not Letting Injuries Slow Him Down " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
Injuries are an unfortunate part of football. Sometimes, players can be beset by numerous nagging injuries throughout a season, trying to battle back to get on the field day in and day out. Such was and is the case for Dolphins tight end Charles Clay, who has faced adversity on that front all year long, but it hasn’t been able to stop him.

NOTEBOOK: Robinson Looks To Make The Most Of His Opportunity; Other Notes
The Dolphins are Robinson’s third team this season after he spent time on the practice squad of the Broncos and Browns.

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE:

Miami Dolphins right tackle Dallas Thomas' status up in the air - ESPN
Jason Fox would likely start if Thomas can't play.

DOLPHINS DEFENSE:

Coyle’s Coaching Connection
The game Sunday will mark the third time Coyle and Zimmer have faced each other since their days together in Cincinnati.

DOLPHINS DEFENSIVE LINE:

Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon in a sack drought | Miami Dolphins In Depth
One of the reasons the Miami Dolphins beat and beat up the New England Patriots in the regular season opener in September is they got to Tom Brady. They sacked him four times, with Olivier Vernon and Cameron Wake wearing...

Vernon Named Dolphins 2014 Walter Payton Man Of The Year Nominee
The award, named after the late Hall of Fame running back of the Chicago Bears, is given annually to the player who best exemplifies a commitment to philanthropy and community involvement.

DOLPHINS SECONDARY:

Miami Dolphins' Cortland Finnegan says Tom Brady is 'asleep' about playing into 40s | FOX Sports
Cortland Finnegan comes bearing coffee. Finnegan is aware that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wants to play into his 40s. The Miami Dolphins cornerback just doesn't think such a scenario is plausible.

VIKINGS AT DOLPHINS:

Dolphins-Vikings Thursday Injury Updates
The second injury update of the week was issued for the Dolphins and Vikings in advance of Sunday's game at Sun Life Stadium.

Dolphins players focus on winning final games | The Miami Herald
With the playoffs likely out of reach, disappointed Miami Dolphins players are concentrating on defeating the Vikings and Jets for a winning record at 9-7.

Key story lines for Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings | www.palmbeachpost.com
Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said he sat in the stands at Sun Life Stadium many times for Dolphins and Hurricanes games when he was a kid, and is eager to play there for the first time Sunday.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 12/18/14 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins stories from around the internet over the past 24 hours. Today's articles include who is a coaching upgrade over Joe Philbin? Linebackers getting healthy and Philbin knows Stephen Ross is not pleased.

Vikings at Dolphins injury report: Miami linebackers return on Wednesday - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins linebackers corps may receive a much needed boost this week as four players return to practice.

Return of the Deep Ball: Dolphins talking long passes - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins opened up their passing game against the New England Patriots, with multiple deep passes from Ryan Tannehill. On Wednesday, it was a major point of discussion.