Miami Dolphins Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Jarvis Landry had seven receptions for 93 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Miami Dolphins' 31-28 win over the New York Jets.
Impact: Landry is quietly having a strong season with 45 catches for 365 yards and three scores - one in the each of the past three games.
News: Leonte Carroo had one reception for 21 yards Sunday in the Miami Dolphins' 31-28 win over the New York Jets.
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News: Cody Parkey converted his lone field-goal attempt Sunday - a 39-yarder - as the Miami Dolphins defeated the New York Jets 31-28. Parkey tacked on four PATs.
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News: Kenny Stills had six receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Miami Dolphins' 31-28 win over the New York Jets.
Impact: Stills is starting to emerge in the Miami offense, totaling 10 catches for 134 yards and three touchdowns in the past two games.
News: Julius Thomas had three receptions for 58 yards Sunday in the Miami Dolphins' 31-28 win over the New York Jets.
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News: Jay Ajayi ran for 51 yards on 23 carries Sunday in the Miami Dolphins' 31-28 win over the New York Jets. He added three receptions for 26 yards.
Impact: Ajayi wasn't able to build on his 130-yard performance last week. He's been a huge fantasy disappointment after most owners took him somewhere in the second or third rounds.
News: Damien Williams ran for two yards on two carries Sunday in the Miami Dolphins' 31-28 win over the New York Jets. He added two receptions for 18 yards.
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News: Anthony Fasano had three receptions for 25 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Miami Dolphins' 31-28 win over the New York Jets.
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News: Matt Moore was 13 of 21 for 188 yards and threw two touchdown passes Sunday in the Miami Dolphins' 31-28 win over the New York Jets. He threw one interception, didn't fumble and was sacked one time.
Impact: Moore sparked Miami's comeback victory and most certainly also sparked a quarterback controversy in Miami. Keep an eye on this situation.
News: Thomas snatched three of four targets for 58 yards in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.
Impact: Thomas started off his day with a nice 25-yard grab. The play was for more yardage than Thomas had recorded in three of five whole games in 2017. The veteran tight end has yet to score in 2017 and Sunday was his first outing with at least 30 yards. Adam Gase's attempts to rekindle the star that he coached in Denver have thus far been unsuccessful. Continue to sit him until further notice.
News: Landry reeled in seven of 11 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.
Impact: Landry got Miami rolling early with a four-yard touchdown grab to tie the game at seven apiece. It was his third straight game with a score. Landry really got rolling in the second half, however, when Matt Moore replaced an injured Jay Cutler. Five of Landry's catches, eight of his targets, and 80 of his yards came with Moore in the game. The two might be together again on Thursday as Jay Cutler looks to bounce back on a short week. Landry caught 15 of 22 targets for 213 yards and two touchdowns in three Moore starts last season.
News: The Dolphins reportedly believe that Cutler suffered two cracked ribs Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impact: Per the report, the injury could sideline Cutler two to three weeks, though such a potential outcome is pending the results of further medical evaluations. At this stage though, it looks like Matt Moore is probably going to start at QB for Miami in Thursday night's game against the Ravens.
News: Stills nabbed six of nine targets for 85 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.
Impact: Stills got it going early with a 36-yard grab on Miami's first possession, setting up the team's first score of the game. He went quiet as Miami fell behind by two touchdowns, but then helped dig the Dolphins out of trouble with touchdown grabs of 28 and two yards from the arm of backup quarterback Matt Moore. Moore and Stills have a nice rapport, having connected for a touchdown in each of Moore's three starts in 2016. They might be lined up together on Thursday against Baltimore as Jay Cutler battles a chest injury on a short week.
News: Ajayi rushed for 51 yards on 23 yards and added 26 yards on three catches in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.
Impact: The Jay Train has not been running on as reliable a schedule as it was last season. It looked like Ajayi was back in business with a 130-yard Week 6 effort, but he took a step back against the Jets. Strong outings against the Chargers and Falcons aside, Ajayi has averaged just 2.68 yards per rush. Miami is still leaning heavily on its star back with at least 25 touches in four of six games, and the Dolphins likely will continue that next week. They take on a Baltimore team ranked near the bottom of the league against the rush and might be without starting quarterback Jay Cutler.
News: Cutler (chest) has an MRI on tap, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the QB is feared to have suffered a cracked rib Sunday.
Impact: Coach Adam Gase expects to have a better idea of Cutler's status later Sunday, but with Matt Moore having helped the Dolphins rally to a 31-28 victory -- from a 28-14 deficit -- Sunday and the team on a quick turnaround this week, it wouldn't surprise us if Cutler is forced to the sideline Thursday night in Baltimore.
News: Moore completed 13 of 21 passes for 188 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets. Starter Jay Cutler was taken for an MRI on his chest, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Moore promptly threw a pick upon entering the ballgame but then led Miami to 17 unanswered points for the comeback win, including a pair of touchdown strikes to Kenny Stills. Moore was solid in relief of Ryan Tannehill last season with an 8:3 TD:INT ratio in three games, and he might be thrust into a similar role against Baltimore. More tests are needed on Cutler's injured chest, but the quick turnaround for Thursday night's game might make Moore the man.
News: Cutler left Sunday's game against the Jets due to cracked ribs, according to multiple reports.
Impact: Cutler, who tossed two touchdown passes in the first half, was hit hard by Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins and left the game in the third quarter clutching his chest. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport tweeted that Cutler is feared to have cracked ribs and that he will likely miss Thursday's game against Baltimore pending test results. Matt Moore replaced Cutler and led the Dolphins to a 31-28 comeback win.
News: Branch hurt his groin Sunday against the Jets and is questionable to return.
Impact: Branch was nursing a knee injury prior to this Week 7 matchup, and now he has another ailment to worry about. Expect Charles Harris to take over the remaining snaps at defensive end until Branch is healthy again.
News: Tunsil injured his knee Sunday against the Jets and is questionable to return, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: If Tunsil is unable to return, expect veteran Sam Young to slot in at left tackle until he's healthy again.
News: Cutler was forced out of Sunday's game against the Jets with a chest injury and is questionable to return.
Impact: Prior to his exit from the game, Cutler had completed 12 of 16 passes for 138 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. Matt Moore entered the game at quarterback and will run the offense the rest of the day if Cutler is unable to return.
News: Branch (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Impact: Branch posted three tackles (two solo) and a sack in a Week 3 matchup with the Jets. With only eight tackles (six solo) through five games, his fantasy value lies in his ability to get to the quarterback, so he should only be considered for fantasy lineups in deeper leagues.
News: Howard (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Impact: Howard steadily increased his practice involvement throughout the week, moving from a nonparticipant Wednesday to a limited participant Thursday before logging a full session Friday. With the health of his ankle seemingly on sturdy ground, Howard shouldn't face any restrictions with his snap count in Week 7. In five games this season, Howard has recorded 23 tackles and has defensed two passes, but is still looking to force his first turnover.
News: Maxwell (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Impact: Maxwell will be unavailable for the fourth straight week, despite being able to put in full practices Wednesday through Friday. After the multigame absence, the Dolphins may want to see Maxwell practice fully a few more times and rebuild his conditioning before clearing him to play again. Maxwell's next chance to take the field will come Thursday against the Ravens.
News: Mike Pouncey (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Impact: Pouncey was removed from the Dolphins' Week 6 win over the Falcons in the first half with the concussion, but it didn't take him long to pass through the concussion protocol. The center was a full participant in the team's practice Friday and shouldn't see a restricted snap count Sunday due to the brevity of his absence.
News: DeVante Parker (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Impact: Parker's sprained ankle sidelined him throughout practices for the second straight week, sealing his fate for Sunday. Without their top downfield threat in the Week 6 win over the Falcons, the Dolphins leaned more heavily on short-yardage maven Jarvis Landry, whose 14 targets were his second-best total of the season. A similar development could materialize Sunday, as quarterback Jay Cutler has yet to show much of a connection with Kenny Stills or depth wideouts Leonte Carroo and Jakeem Grant.