Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster announced Monday that he is walking away from the game midway through his eighth season, writing that his body can no longer withstand the demands of what he described as a “gladiator” game. The Miami Herald has independently confirmed that Foster is indeed retiring, effective immediately.
Mario Williams found himself in an odd spot when the Dolphins (3-4) lined him up at defensive tackle late in their 28-25 win over the Bills, with Ndamukong Suh to his immediate left and Andre Branch at right defensive end. Cameron Wake was the left defensive end.
Taking care of business in the NFL means winning within your division, and at home. Miami, since its ongoing playoff drought began in 2009, has been stunningly bad in both key areas, ranking among the worst in the league in each category. That is why the Dolphins face a doubly important, telling test in hosting Buffalo on Sunday.
When Andrew Franks gets the ball past the line of scrimmage, he’s really good. The Dolphins kicker has had two field-goal attempts blocked this year, but he also has one of the strongest legs in football.
Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said Michael Thomas, as expected, will replace Reshad Jones in the starting lineup opposite Isa Abdul-Quddus, who has two of Miami’s three interceptions this season. (Jones has the other).