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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 1/9/15

Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including according to reports, Joe Philbin will receive a contract extension.

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JOE PHILBIN:

REPORTS: Philbin To Receive Contract Extension " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
On Dec. 21, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross announced in the locker room after the team’s thrilling 37-35 victory against the Minnesota Vikings that Head Coach Joe Philbin will return as coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2015. Philbin just completed his third season as Dolphins head coach and has one year left on the contract he signed when he was hired Jan. 20, 2012.

Source: Miami Dolphins to extend Joe Philbin’s contract two years | www.palmbeachpost.com
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is not only coming back for another season, but he will be locked in beyond that.

DOLPHINS RUNNING BACKS:

Reviewing Miami Dolphins rookies: RB Damien Williams - ESPN
Undrafted running back contributed all season.

DOLPHINS DEFENSIVE LINE:

Reviewing Miami Dolphins rookies: DE Terrence Fede - ESPN
Defensive end had flashes of greatness, including blocked punt.

DOLPHINS LINEBACKERS:

Reviewing Miami Dolphins' rookies: LB Chris McCain - ESPN
Reviewing Miami Dolphins' rookies: LB Chris McCain -- The undrafted player quickly showed he could pay dividends.

DOLPHINS SPECIAL TEAMS:

Dolphins sign kicker to compete with Caleb Sturgis - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins added a kicker to the team's 2015 training camp roster with the hopes that he'll push Caleb Sturgis for the team’s kicking duties.

DOLPHINS 2015 OFFSEASON:

James Walker's Miami Dolphins Mock Draft 1.0 - ESPN
The Miami Dolphins own the No. 14 overall pick in April’s NFL draft.

FORMER DOLPHINS:

Ex-NFL player Rob Konrad swims nine miles after falling from boat | ProFootballTalk
Some NFL players let themselves go in retirement. Rob Konrad has apparently stayed in good shape. Because he just swam nine miles. Konrad, who played fullback for the Dolphins from 1999 to 2004, was in a fishing boat in the ocean near Palm Beach on Wednesday when he fell out and swam to shore, ac...

DOLPHINS FREE AGENTS:

Miami Dolphins' 20 impending free agents - Sun Sentinel
Breakdown of looming free agents, with their age, 2014 cap number and free agency status (UFA: unrestricted--can sign with any team starting March 10; RFA--Dolphins must make qualifying offer for compensation if player leaves; ERFA--Can only sign with Miami, unless not tendered).

DOLPHINS 2014 SEASON:

5 Players Who Stepped Up In 2014 " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
There were multiple players on each side of the football that reached individual milestones or career highs in 2014. For example, quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for more yards and touchdowns in 2014 than in the previous two seasons and wide receiver Mike Wallace matched his career high for touchdown receptions with 10. Those two players were expected to take the next step forward, but here are a few names who might not have jumped out at the beginning of the season and made a significant impact on their side of the football.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 1/8/15 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins stories from around the internet over the past 24 hours. Today's articles include Dennis HIckey to report to Steven Ross, Dolphins didn't violate Rooney Rule, and Joe Philbin will get a contract extension.

NFL picks and predictions: Will Divisional Round be a chalk fest? - The Phinsider
The NFL Playoff's Divisional Round takes center stage this weekend. Will the top two seeds from both conferences win and move on?

Football 101: Futures Contracts Explained - The Phinsider
Every year, we get plenty of reaction as the Miami Dolphins start signing players to "futures contracts." What exactly are they?