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Dolphins Week In Review, 8/25 – 8/31
By on August 31, 2014 at 3:44 pm

083114-DolphinsThis past week for the Miami Dolphins was an end and a beginning, as the team closed out the 2014 preseason with a 14-13 win over the St. Louis Rams, and got the roster down to 53 players for the opening of the regular season. The fog surrounding several position battles cleared up quickly, and a former Pro Bowler came off the Physically Unable To Perform list, signaling a return sooner rather than the later. With the exhibition season done, the Dolphins now turn their attention to Week 1, and the defending AFC East Champion New England Patriots.

Check out the week that was for the Miami Dolphins from August 25th to August 31st:

Monday, 8/25

Wallace Sets The Bar High

  • After Monday’s Practice, Mike Wallace spoke to reporters after his lofty goals for the season, along with his growing chemistry with Ryan Tannehill. (More…)

Marino Named Special Advisor 

  • The Dolphins announced the legendary quarterback and Pro Football Hall Of Famer Dan Marino was returning to the team in a special capacity. (More…)
  • Finsiders columnist Andy Cohen discussed how the addition of Marino to the Dolphins staff was a shrewd move on the team’s part. (More…)

Tuesday, 8/26

Food For Thought

  • Team CEO Tom Garfinkel announced that the Dolphins will be providing fans with brand new culinary options for game days starting this year. (More…)

Getting Down To 75 

  • The first of two press releases regarding roster moves, the Dolphins waive safety Demetrius Wright, and two others. (More…)
  • Later in the day, the team announced that it was placing defensive tackle A.J. Francis, running back Mike Gillislee, and tight end Arthur Lynch on Injured Reserve, along with waiving seven players and terminating the contract of quarterback Brady Quinn. (More…)

Wednesday, 8/27

Opening The Mailbag

  • Finsiders Columnist Andy Cohen answered questions from fans the day before the Dolphins’ fourth preseason game. (More…)

A Big Year Coming

  • Fantasy Guru Michael Fabiano joined Greg Likens of The Finsiders to share his fantasy projections for Dolphins WR Mike Wallace heading into the 2014 season. (More…)

Thursday, 8/28

Dolphins Defeat Rams 14-13

  • Thanks to two second half touchdowns, the Miami Dolphins were able to top the St. Louis Rams on Thursday in the the final exhibition game of the preseason. (More…)
  • John Congemi gave his takeaways from the game against the Rams Thursday night. (More…)
  • Check out highlights of the team’s fourth preseason game here. (More…)
  • Defensive end Dion Jordan recapped his preseason after the Rams game. (More…)
  • Andy Cohen discussed his final thoughts on the preseason after the 14-13 win. (More…)

Friday, 8/29

Finsiders Central

  • FOX Sports Florida and the Miami Dolphins have announced that the network will begin televising a live, one-hour pregame show via The Finsiders before select away games this season. (More…)
  • Former Dolphins Troy Stradford and Sam Madison analyzed several of the key storylines regarding the 2014 regular season following the conclusion of the preseason on Thursday night. (More…)

Regular Season Mode

  • With the preseason coming to an official halt Thursday night at Sun Life Stadium, the Dolphins can now turn their undivided attention to the many challenges posed by the New England Patriots. (More…)

Finnegan Bowling Them Over On And Off The Field

  • As part of CBS4’s “4 More On The Fins” series of features which aired during Miami Dolphins preseason games, Cortland Finnegan talked to Jim Berry about his five career touchdowns and his almost perfect 289 score on the bowling lanes.

Saturday, 8/30

Getting down to 53

  • The Dolphins made the necessary roster moves to get down to the 53 player roster limit, including activating Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey off the PUP list. (More…)

Wilson And Dolphins Defense Primed For Patriots

  • In a recent interview with The Finsiders, Dolphins safety Jimmy Wilson spoke about the Dolphins upcoming Week 1 matchup against the New England Patriots. (More…)

Fins In The Community

  • The Dolphins teamed up with Rooms To Go to surprise unsuspecting and deserving children with the bedroom makeover of their dreams. (More…)

Sunday, 8/31

Hickey Discusses 53-Man Roster

  • Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey spoke to the media after getting the Dolphins down to the 53-man roster limit. (More…)
  • When it came down to final cuts, Hickey and Head Coach Joe Philbin rewarded players that produced on the field this preseason. (More…)
  • The team made several waiver claims, adding defensive backs Sammy Seamster and Brandian Ross. (More…)

Finsiders Analyze Final 53

  • Greg Likens and John Congemi of The Finsiders gave their thoughts on the key developments of the weekend as the team cut the roster down to the league-mandated 53 player limit. (More…)



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