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NFL training camp roundup: Highlights and storylines from Aug. 2

All the key storylines from the day's training camp practices.

Miami Dolphins Training Camp Roundup, 7/31: David Long's early impact, Jalen Ramsey injury update and more

All the key storylines from the Dolphins' Monday training camp practice

by Ryan Smith 4 months ago Miami Dolphins

NFL Betting 2023: Dolphins edge defender Jaelan Phillips a good bet to go over his 8.75 sack total

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A team that can cover at an elite level — which Miami can do this season — only adds to the potential of the pass-rushers getting to the quarterback, most notably Jaelan Phillips.

by Ryan Smith 4 months ago Miami Dolphins

Why the Miami Dolphins could have the NFL's best defense in 2023

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The Miami Dolphins have all the pieces in place to field one of the NFL's best defenses in 2023. With Jalen Ramsey anchoring the secondary and Vic Fangio leading the charge, the Dolphins are poised to make a big jump in defensive production.

by Ryan Smith 4 months ago Miami Dolphins

Would Dalvin Cook be a good fit for the Miami Dolphins?

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Miami has shown that it is in a “win-now” mentality with a roster loaded with talent. The hope is that Cook, the hometown guy, takes somewhat of a hometown discount to make it all possible in 2023.

by Ryan Smith 5 months ago

Miami Dolphins' 5 most underrated players ahead of the 2023 NFL season

The Miami Dolphins enter the 2023 NFL season with one of the most talented rosters on paper. Yet, there are still players flying under the radar.

by Ryan Smith 5 months ago

15 highest-graded Miami Dolphins over the last 15 seasons

Ryan Smith reveals the 15 highest-graded single season among Miami Dolphins players over the last 15 years.

by Ryan Smith 5 months ago

Top 10 NFL CBs by lowest passer rating when targeted

PFF's Ryan Smith highlights the top 10 NFL cornerbacks in terms of lowest passer rating when targeted by opposing quarterbacks.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago

Eli Manning - a look at his career

For the first time in 210 games, the New York Giants will start someone other than Eli Manning at quarterback in Week 13.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago

Eagles' center Kelce having one of the best run blocking seasons in a decade

Kelce is utilizing Philadelphia's offensive run scheme at a high level that PFF grades haven't seen in some time. Analyst Ryan Smith breaks down just how Kelce has been so good this season.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago

Ranking the NFL's pass-rushing defenders through Week 7

Ranking the NFL's top pass-rushing defenders, based on their pass-rush productivity, a PFF Elite stat.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago

Top 10 graded NFL linebackers - after Week 5

Ranking the top 10 highest graded NFL linebackers through the first five weeks of the season.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago

Brett Jones received reps as the starting right guard

The Giants might be considering a shake up on their interior offensive line.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago New York Giants

Lions rookie WR Golladay working with first-team offense

Detroit Lions rookie WR Kenny Golladay had a breakout game in the team's first preseason game last week, and is seeing first-team work this week.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago Detroit Lions

Jets S Doug Middleton waived/injured by Jets

After an excellent preseason performance that unfortunately ended with an injury, Middleton is no longer with the Jets.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago New York Jets

2018 Prospect Preview: Denzel Ward is one of the fastest 2018 has to offer

PFF's Ryan Smith dives deeper into what made OSU CB Denzel Ward rise in the eyes of NFL scouts last year.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago

2018 Prospect Preview: Duke Ejiofor dominant for Demon Deacons

PFF's Ryan Smith takes a closer look at how good Duke Ejiofor was for the Wake Forest defense last season.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago

Thomas Davis signs extension through 2018

Davis was seeking an extension, and now he has one. PFF investigates his 2016 production

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago Carolina Panthers

Titans WR Corey Davis progressing with injury

Davis is nursing a hamstring injury that will in all likelihood keep him out of the Titans next preseason game.

by Ryan Smith 6 years ago Tennessee Titans

Bills make blockbuster trade, send WR Sammy Watkins to LA

The Bills have sent their former first-round pick to the Rams in a trade that netted them a cornerback and a second round-pick

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