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In the wake of AJ McCarron’s season-ending injury, Josh Rosen is expected to join the Atlanta Falcons.

According to ESPN’s Jordan Schultz, the Atlanta Falcons have signed former first-round pick Josh Rosen to replace AJ McCarron and compete for the team’s open backup quarterback position.
McCarron, who joined the Falcons in April, tore his right ACL in the second quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against the Dolphins in Miami, effectively ending his season.
Falcons coach Arthur Smith stated earlier Monday that the team will work out and add a quarterback to compete with Feleipe Franks as Matt Ryan’s backup.
He was candid about the Falcons’ quarterback situation.
“That doesn’t mean that if we add someone this week, we won’t add someone else next week,” Smith added.
“We’ll keep an eye on it,” Smith said, adding that whoever they sign may play in Sunday’s preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns.
Ryan and the rest of Atlanta’s starters have yet to play in the preseason, but Smith said they’ll approach this week as if everyone is getting ready to play, then analyze the true plan at the end of the week.
It would theoretically include Rosen, but if he were to play against the Browns, he would most likely be working with a limited playbook as he needs to master the terminology and then as much as he can.
“I just believe it’s unfair to throw someone out there and say, ‘Here’s the whole game plan,’ and expect them to be able to operate,” Smith said.
“So, depending on who we sign, you know they’ll be ready to go,” said Rosen, who has played for five NFL teams since being picked 10th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018.
In 13 games as a rookie in Phoenix, the former UCLA standout completed 55.2% of his passes for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
During Rosen’s rookie season, the Cardinals fired Steve Wilks and chose Kliff Kingsbury as his replacement.
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The Cardinals selected Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in 2019 and then traded Rosen to Miami, where he started three games and completed 53.2% of his passes for 567 yards, one touchdown, and five interceptions.
Rosen was released by Miami in September 2020 after the team selected Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 1 overall pick.
He was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 draft, however he ended up on Tampa Bay’s practice squad.
In December, he was signed off the Buccaneers’ practice squad by San Francisco, but he never played in a game.
Trey Lance was picked No. 1 overall by the San Francisco 49ers.
Rosen was dismissed last week as the No. 3 overall pick in 2021.

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Is signing Pro Bowl cornerback Byron Jones the correct decision for the Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins couldn’t have predicted how things would turn out when they signed Pro Bowl cornerback Byron Jones to a huge contract last year.
The former Dallas Cowboys cornerback was acquired by the Fins to join fellow star cornerback Xavien Howard in forming one of the league’s scariest secondary units.
Regrettably, such has not been the case.
Instead, the Dolphins’ front staff is juggling a tangled contract scenario involving both players.
Byron Jones is the sixth most paid cornerback in the NFL. He inked a five-year, $82.5 million contract with Miami last year, which included a $10.5 million signing bonus and $54,375,000 in guaranteed money.
Jones will earn an average of $16.5 million per season under the new contract, making him the league’s sixth highest paid cornerback.
Jalen Ramsey of the Los Angeles Rams earns the greatest money, with $21 million per season.
Jones will earn a $14 million base salary and a signing bonus of roughly $2 million this season.
Xavien Howard is dissatisfied Xavien Howard was the greatest cornerback in the NFL in 2020.
With ten interceptions, the 28-year-old led the league for the second time in his career.
In his six seasons in the NFL, his cornerback partner Byron Jones has only four interceptions.
Howard, who boycotted all of Miami’s OTAs until reluctantly reporting to training camp this week to avoid the hefty fines he would face if he continued to hold out, is well aware of this.
Howard is seeking a new contract that reflects his outstanding performance; however, he only signed a five-year, $75.25 million pact with the team in 2019.
He issued a lengthy message on his social media platforms yesterday, stating why he is dissatisfied with the Miami Dolphins team.
Howard specifically mentioned the financial disparity between himself and Jones in his statement.
“I’m one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, and those who suggest otherwise are lying.”
The jobs I’m given, such as shadowing the opposition’s best players with a little assistance, demonstrate my worth, my value.
Despite this, I am my team’s second-highest aid cornerback, and it isn’t even close.
The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback is looking for a trade since the Dolphins are unlikely to offer him the huge contract he wants.
Should the Dolphins be kicking themselves for signing Byron Jones?
Yes, but not because Xavien Howard has demanded a move.
Miami will come to regret signing Byron because his performance has fallen far short of his compensation.
Jones has 37 tackles, four pass defenses, two interceptions, one forced fumble, and zero sacks in his first season with the Dolphins.
These aren’t bad numbers, but they’re not what the team would expect from the NFL’s fifth-best cornerback.
Especially when his teammate Xavien Howard outperformed him in every metric.
If Jones were to play at a Pro Bowl level, Howard would have lot less to complain about, and the club would be in a much better position.
Arnav Kholkar edited the piece.

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Xavien Howard, a cornerback for the Miami Dolphins, has requested a trade after only two seasons on a five-year, $75 million contract.

Xavien Howard: Miami Dolphins CB demands trade two seasons into five-year, $75 million contract Xavien Howard racked up $67,000 in fines after missing minicamp last month Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard requested a trade only hours after arriving to training camp on Tuesday.
Howard issued a post on social media in May 2019, saying he signed a five-year, $75.25 million (PS54.3 million) deal “that I’ll admit I didn’t totally understand” at the time.
“I didn’t grumble for two seasons on that agreement,” Howard added, “but everyone knows I completely surpassed that deal.”
“The footage backs up my claim that I’m one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL.”
“We wanted to work things out with the Dolphins, and offered solutions to the table – like guaranteeing more money – that we felt were win-wins for both sides,” Howard said, adding, “I’m the second-highest paid cornerback on my own club, and it’s not even close.” Howard said he never requested for a new deal, adding, “We wanted to work things out with the Dolphins, and presented solutions to the table – like guaranteeing more money – that we felt
“But, the Dolphins turned down all we offered.”
The Dolphins don’t seem to value or respect me.
“I can take a business-first approach just like they can.”
That’s why I’d like to make it plain that I’m not satisfied and have asked for a transfer.” Howard racked up $93,000 in fines after missing Miami’s mandated minicamp last month.
In 2021, the two-time Pro Bowler will earn a basic salary of $12.075 million (PS8.7 million).
Byron Jones, on the other hand, will earn more this season – $14 million (PS10 million) – after signing a five-year, $82.5 million (PS59.5 million) contract in March 2020.
In a video uploaded by the Dolphins earlier on Tuesday, Howard was seen fist-bumping wide receiver Jakeem Grant.
When asked about Howard’s comeback, Dolphins coach Brian Flores was evasive.
“We’re looking forward to working with X and all of the other players here,” he said.
Howard, 28, led the NFL with 10 interceptions and 20 passes defensed last season, adding 51 tackles and one forced fumble in 16 games.
Since being drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by Miami, he has 191 tackles, 22 interceptions, and two forced fumbles in 56 career games (55 starts).

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Xavien Howard asks the Miami Dolphins for a trade: ‘I don’t feel valued or respected.’

Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard of the Miami Dolphins revealed in a statement Tuesday night that he has requested a trade, arguing that he has outperformed his contract.
Howard stated, “I don’t feel cherished or respected by the Dolphins.”
“I can take a business-first approach just like they can.” Howard reported to training camp on Tuesday after being upset all summer by Miami’s refusal to modify his deal.
Howard signed a five-year, $75 million contract in 2019, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL at the time.
But, after a 10-interception season (the most in the NFL since 2007) that won him an All-Pro selection, he is due $12 million in non-guaranteed money this year.
Howard’s contract is now the sixth-best per-year average, and he recently switched agents to help him negotiate a better deal.
“The footage backs up my assertion that I’m one of the finest cornerbacks in the league,” Howard said.
“But, I’m the second best paid cornerback on my own team, and it’s not even close.” In free agency last year, Byron Jones, the corner opposite Howard, signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal.
Howard and his new agent, David Canter, never asked for a new term, preferring to propose alternatives such as more guaranteed money on a modified contract, according to Howard.
The organization turned down those pitches, and he claimed that “the organization has not worked with me in good faith.”
“That’s why I want to be clear that I’m unhappy and have asked for a trade,” Howard stated.
“Until that trade comes, I’m just here to avoid getting fined, and I’ll handle myself like a pro,” Howard said. Howard has the ability to play press-man coverage and catch the ball.
Since joining the league in 2016, he has 22 interceptions and 55 pass deflections.
Just Marcus Peters (23) of the Baltimore Ravens had more picks in that time frame.
In 2019, Miami received two first-round selections in return for left tackle Laremy Tunsil, the last time it traded an outstanding talent.

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Xavien Howard, a cornerback for the Miami Dolphins, has requested a trade and is attending training camp to avoid a fine.

Xavien Howard: ‘Until That Trade Happens, I’m Just Here So I Don’t Get Fined’ After reporting to Miami’s training camp on Tuesday, the All-Pro cornerback released a statement later that evening revealing that he had sought a trade.
“Until that trade comes, I’m simply here to avoid getting fined,” Howard said, “and I’ll handle myself like pros do.” Players who fail to report to training camp will be fined $50,000 per day by the NFL.
Because he was unsatisfied with his existing contract, he had already lost almost $119,000 over the offseason by missing mandated sessions and forfeiting his workout bonus.
Howard inked a five-year, $75.25 million contract deal two years ago.
Following that, Howard only played five games in 2019 due to injury, but had a fantastic season in 2020.
He was an All-Pro last season after leading the NFL with 10 interceptions.
But, as Howard stated in his statement, he is the team’s second highest paid cornerback.
In March 2020, the team signed cornerback Byron Jones to a new contract.
Howard made it clear that he and his agent never requested “a completely new deal,” preferring to “work things out with the Dolphins and bring answers to the table.” “These were ideas of adjustments that would not only make me feel more valued, but were also cap friendly,” he stated.
“But, the Dolphins turned down all we offered.”
“This is why I don’t believe the organization has treated me fairly.”
The Dolphins don’t seem to value or respect me.
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The $135 million practice facility for the Miami Dolphins includes a players’ lounge, palm trees, and a slide.

GARDENS OF MIAMI, FLORIDA
— Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, stood at the podium, exuding the confidence of a proud father talking about his star quarterback son.
His newest child, the Dolphins’ $135 million practice facility, was unveiled to the public on Tuesday, with business partners, employees, and members of the media touring the facility that will serve as the team’s new home.
It’s a considerable step up from the Dolphins’ training camp and practices at Nova Southeastern in Davie, Florida, where they’ve been since 1993.
Among the many features of the new Baptist Health Training Complex are an indoor turf field, two outdoor natural grass fields, a player’s lounge, four pools (two hydrotherapy, one lap, and one hydroworks with an underwater treadmill), and a 30-foot slide.
Indeed, there is a slide, but it will be discussed later.
Ross couldn’t help but drop a few not-so-subtle signals as he discussed team president and CEO Tom Garfinkel’s vision for bringing the Dolphins’ facility to life. He expects this major investment to be the latest splash toward bringing a title home to Miami.
“One of the things I stated when I acquired the football team was, ‘We want to do as much as we possibly can for the community, we want to be the best in class in the NFL, and we want to win the Super Bowl,'” Ross said.
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The Dolphins should no longer be considered a rebuilding team after a 10-6 season in which they just missed the playoffs.
It’s time to compete, and this facility gives them the tools they need.
“You’re never going to win if you can’t win with a facility like this,” Ross remarked.
The indoor field Credit Peter McMahon/Miami Dolphins Garfinkel and Ross have had this design in mind for several years, but work on the 217,200-square-foot facility started in August 2019 and has been wrapping up in the last few days.
The steel field house is a two-story indoor facility with a cardio deck on the upper level.
Given the likelihood of downpours in South Florida, the team’s ability to use the indoor aspect is a valuable tool.
Furthermore, the facility’s landscaping comprises approximately 16,000 flowers and bushes, 210 palm trees, and 128 total trees.
The Dolphins’ primary leaders (from left to right, starting with Grier (with the hat), Flores, Ross, and Garfinkel) have high expectations. Photo courtesy of Carlos Goldman/ Miami Dolphins
They all have various responsibilities, and the opening of the Baptist Health Facility Complex has brought the football and business worlds even closer together than before.
However, in the end, it’s still about winning on the field.
“We got a lot of help from Chris Grier and Brian Flores, and now it’s up to them to deliver.”
Guys, we delivered.
I haven’t felt anything in a long time.
“I’m a firm believer in them,” Ross stated.
On Tuesday, the Dolphins’ locker room Cameron Wolfe/ESPN players report to training camp, and all eyes will be on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as he enters Year 2 of his career.
Miami will go as far as he wants, and Tagovailoa will walk into a brand-new locker room that rivals some of the most luxurious we’ve seen in recent years in college football, such as LSU’s $20 million renovation.
Tagovailoa’s locker is near the end of one row, next to that of backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
The new facility provides an beautiful perspective with Hard Rock Stadium in the background, and the outdoor fields seat up to 2,200 fans in the shade. Credit Peter McMahon/Miami Dolphins
That will come in useful for training camp sessions in the Miami heat in late July and August.
On the berm in the far end zone, another 800 supporters can be accommodated.
The first of 13 public training camp practices will take place on July 31; all will begin at 10:10 a.m.
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There will be 18-19 joint practices with the Atlanta Falcons.
The players’ lounge is another modern addition inside the practice facility, courtesy of Peter McMahon/Miami Dolphins.
It has luxurious couches, televisions, darts, and a separate barbershop where players may have their fades every Friday before game day.
Dick Anderson and Nat Moore, two Dolphins icons, inspected the facility on Tuesday and joked (or were they serious?) about past players being able to use some of the advantages.
This Dolphins facility is vastly different from what Anderson and Moore saw while playing in the 1960s and 1980s, respectively.
Garfinkel, Ross, and others in the business department toured facilities across the country a few years ago to get ideas for developing the “greatest facility in the NFL,” and Ross fell in love with a custom-built slide inside the Clemson Tigers’ facility.
As a result, the owner gets exactly what he wants.
The Dolphins’ slide provides a delightful distraction in what may be a stressful situation.
Ross has slid down it, as have a few other players.
“I’m hoping the players are motivated to win,” Ross remarked.
“It takes all of these minor aspects to put together a fantastic company that is used to winning and winning frequently,” says the speaker. Here’s a pro tip for the slide: don’t wear jeans for maximum speed.
No significant Dolphins event would be complete without Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino in attendance, courtesy of Carlos Goldman/ Miami Dolphins.
He was one of 15 former Dolphins players in attendance for the facility’s grand inauguration, and after the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Ross cried out “he’s coming back” in reference to Marino, who replied, “you can’t afford me.”