The Miami Dolphins can choose to give Pro Bowl player Xavien Howard a contract extension this offseason or they can decide to hold off a bit and make certain the cornerback, who has previously had knee injuries, is healthy and playing at a high level during the season.
On Wednesday morning, Xavien Howard participated in the first of three practices for the AFC in advance of Sunday’s Pro Bowl. Howard, who did not wear a brace or any other protective gear, termed his recovery a “100 percent.”
The Miami Dolphins, picking 13 in the 2019 NFL Draft, badly need more quality ends and tackles after a season in which it finished 31st against the run and 26 in sacks. Defensive line will be a priority in the draft and the offseason.
The Miami Dolphins expect to begin challenging for Super Bowls in a couple of years but a quick comparison to the four teams that played in the AFC and NFC championship games on Sunday shows the Dolphins are not on the same level.
A look at where the Dolphins stand at WR and looming decisions. On a team that’s rebuilding, is there a point in keeping a 33-year-old possession receiver in Danny Amendola, albeit one who led Miami in catches and yards this season?
More than the New Orleans Saints were robbed by Sunday night’s non-interference call that sent the wrong NFC team to the Super Bowl. Fans and NFL history also were robbed by denied denied the epic Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees championship final we should be getting.
Prospective Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores has multiple difficult decisions to make when he finally joins the team next week or in three weeks when the New England are eliminated from the NFL playoffs or are finished playing in the Super Bowl.
The AFC Championship game winner between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will face the winner of the NFC title game between the New Orlenas Saints and Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.