ATLANTA - The Dolphins staged their stunning second-half rally to beat the Falcons on Sunday without center Mike Pouncey, who left for good at halftime with a concussion.Jake Brendel, who had appeared in five previous NFL games, took over at center, blocked effectively and made all the line calls.(CBS) - Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was served with a grand jury subpoena after the team lost to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. A source with knowledge of the matter reportedly told the magazine that the subpoena is related to the investigation into Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriots star who is charged with murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd.The source reportedly said police are looking into Hernandez's potential involvement in interstate gun trafficking.They don’t have any proven running back to carry the load on the roster. Ajayi had been suspended by Gase for immaturity ahead of last year’s opener after not being name the starter. You can say running backs are interchangeable, which they are to some extent.
The Miami Dolphins shook up the worst offense in the NFL on Tuesday by trading starting tailback Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick. THIS AND THAT • Miami’s 17-point comeback was the team’s largest since a 21-point comeback against Buffalo on Dec. Also, it was Miami’s largest comeback on the road since an 18-point comeback at the New York Jets on Nov. • This marks the 12th win in Miami’s past 16 regular season games, the team’s best 16-game stretch since winning 13 of 17 from October 2001 through October 2002.Miami has now won three of its first five games of the season for the first time since 2013, when they also began 3-2. Also, the Falcons were held scoreless in a half for the first time in 23 games.ATLANTA -- Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons late in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion and was ruled out for the rest of the game shortly after halftime. -- Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned Monday morning amid a scandal involving a video in which he's apparently filming himself snorting a white substance and addressing a woman. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler got a passing grade in Thursday's 38-31 loss at Philadelphia.Only a few things stop me from calling the Jay Ajayi trade to Philadelphia for a mere fourth-round pick the most idiotic, short-sighted, lopsided, impractical, inexplicable and utterly hare-brained trade in recent Dolphins history. Gase stood before the cameras Friday after a 40-0 loss to Baltimore — the latest in a season of offensive embarrassments — and said the effort and homework wasn’t there and how, “It starts with our best players.”When you call out a team like that, you better do something to set your locker-room culture right. Kenyan Drake is likely to take over as Miami’s starting tailback and with Damien Williams continuing in his role as the Dolphins’... If not, Gase’s gamble fails and this season fails with it. Ajayi went from being a problem child inside the team to becoming the face of the franchise. The Dolphins finished seventh in the league at 4.5 yards a carry last year in good part because of Ajayi. “We thought we had an opportunity to get things done. These are games that can propel you on a run.” Ajayi said he made an effort to not “let our emotions take us out of the game” after he and Jarvis Landry spoke with coach Adam Gase about that last week.• Receiver De Vante Parker was inactive because of a sprained ankle sustained early in the Tennessee game last Sunday.Leonte Carroo started in his place and was targeted three times but didn’t have a catch.Also inactive for the Dolphins: cornerback Byron Maxwell, rookie defensive backs Maurice Smith and Tory Mc Tyer, linebacker Stephone Anthony and offensive linemen Sam Young and Isaac Asiata. The trade everyone thought might happen was receiver Jarvis Landry. They’re a question mark, just like that sentence’s punctuation. The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders held their annual Swimsuit Fashion Show at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. It’s unclear just yet if the message is of a coach thinking he can win with anyone or a running back who didn’t handle his success properly. “We think he’s a good player who adds to our group.”The Dolphins running back group?