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2018 Schedule
7-9, 2nd in AFC East

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Bucs to a 2-1 record to start the 2018 season with three consecutive games of 400+ passing yards. His play fell off dramatically after that, but he should make games at Hard Rock Stadium more fun than they would be with other backups-turned-starters. He is the clear favorite to start for the Dolphins in 2019 while they look for draft options.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Fitzpatrick is a stopgap QB for Miami for a year or two, but he's known as a strong leader and should be a good fit for Miami during their rebuild. Plus, he should make things interesting on Sunday with his aggressive style. It should benefit Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson and others. The Dolphins replace one Ryan (Tannehill) with another (Fitzpatrick). And add one FitzMagic to the other already on their roster (Minkah Fitzpatrick).

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Miami has its new starting quarterback. Dolphins reached agreement on a two-year deal with former Buccaneers' QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, per source. Fitzpatrick now will join his third AFC East team, having already started for the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins have agreed to terms with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, per source.

Russini: Dolphins' roster is 'nothing' after Tannehill trade (1:19)

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Dolphins GM Chris Grier on Ryan Tannehill trade: "We would like to thank Ryan for his commitment to the Miami Dolphins over the last seven seasons. Ryan is a tireless worker who always put the team first. We wish him the best with the next step of his career."

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Tannehill's time in Miami ends after seven seasons. He ranked in the top-5 in pass yards, TD, passer rating, INTs and games started. But he couldn't erase the QB hole that has defined the Dolphins since the Dan Marino era. Miami has gone a NFL-record 23 consecutive seasons without a Pro Bowl QB since Marino last got the honor in 1995. The Dolphins are now on a new pursuit to find a franchise QB — one that will draw heavy attention to the 2019 and 2020 NFL Drafts with potential options including Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jake Fromm.

John Pluym ESPN 

The Dolphins' trade of quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Titans leaves Miami with Luke Falk and Jake Rudock at quarterback. Some notable free-agent options include Blake Bortles (will be 27 years old in Week 1), AJ McCarron (28), Mike Glennon (29), Ryan Fitzpatrick (36), Matt Cassel (37) and Josh McCown (40). Miami could also select a quarterback with the 13th overall pick in the 2019 Draft, projected by Todd McShay in his most recent mock draft as being Missouri's Drew Lock. McShay has Kyler Murray (first overall to the Cardinals) and Dwayne Haskins (sixth overall to the Giants ) off the board in the first six picks.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater chose to stay in New Orleans as a backup rather than potentially start in Miami. It seems clear the Dolphins plan to draft their franchise QB in 2019 or 2020, but they have to be disappointed about striking out on Bridgewater. Dolphins locker room is paying attention to who team has QB1, even if it's temporary, and options are dwindling. Top free agent QBs: Colin Kaepernick, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Blake Bortles, Robert Griffin III, Mike Glennon.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints' trade for Teddy Bridgewater last summer paid off. The 26-year-old QB agreed to stay in New Orleans as a backup and potential successor to Drew Brees rather than leave for an immediate starting opportunity with the Dolphins, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini. It remains to be seen how long the 40-year-old Brees plans to keep playing – and how long the Saints will be willing to keep paying both QBs. But both sides obviously liked the fit last season after the Saints traded a third-round pick in exchange for Bridgewater and a sixth-rounder in late August.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins announce the signings of TE Clive Walford and CB Eric Rowe. Walford is second TE that Miami has signed this offseason (Dwayne Allen) and a clear sign they need more production out of the position. Mike Gesicki (2nd round pick) and Durham Smythe (fourth round pick) did not have very productive rookie seasons.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins G Jesse Davis received the NFL's 4th highest performance-based pay + veteran pool distribution getting $495K. A nice, hearty bonus to supplement his 2018 salary of $555K.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins have completed their visit with Teddy Bridgewater. No signing announced yet.

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Bridgewater meets with Dolphins; no deal done

Free-agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater met with the Dolphins on Wednesday night. Bridgewater will have to decide between joining Miami or re-signing with New Orleans.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater is scheduled to meet with the Dolphins this evening. Miami could have an opening at starting QB. New Orleans wants him back, too, as backup to Drew Brees.

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Fins release Sitton, who is likely to join Jets

Veteran guard Josh Sitton was released by the Dolphins on Wednesday as the team continues its roster purge at the start of the league year. A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Sitton is likely to sign with the Jets.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Rowe's 1-year deal with Dolphins comes with a $1.375M base salary, $500K guaranteed in form of signing bonus, $1.6M in per game roster bonuses, 25K in workout bonuses, $1M in incentives based on playing time. Will count as $2.3M against the cap in 2019. Dwayne Allen's 2-year deal with Dolphins has $1.25M in guaranteed money in form of roster bonus due Friday. He's due $2M in salary/workout bonuses in 2019. Dolphins have a $3.25M team option on his 2020 year. Will count $3.25M against cap in both seasons.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins released G Josh Sitton. Miami saves $5M in cap space by releasing Sitton, who played just one game last season before being placed on IR with a torn rotator cuff.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins have agreed to 1-year deal with former Patriots CB Eric Rowe, per source. He's expected to compete for a spot in Miami's CB rotation and possibly as a starter opposite Pro Bowler Xavien Howard. Key for Rowe will be staying healthy. He's played just 12 games over the last two seasons, and 21 over the last three due to injuries. Miami desperately needed CB depth, and Rowe has the size and experience to add that for them.

Team Stats

Passing Yards181.330th
Rushing Yards108.618th
Points For19.926th
Points Against27.127th