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Brad Kaaya: Indianapolis Colts sign former Miami Hurricanes QB off Detroit Lions practice squad

Brad Kaaya: Indianapolis Colts sign former Miami Hurricanes QB off Detroit Lions practice squad

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Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts have signed quarterback Brad Kaaya to the 53-man active roster.Indianapolis also signed defensive tackle Johnathan Calvin to the practice squad and placed cornerback Rashaan Melvin on injured reserve.The Colts announced the moves on Wednesday.Kaaya, 22, was a sixth round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound quarterback participated in the Lions' 2017 offseason program and training camp but was waived on Sept. 2. The Carolina Panthers claimed Kaaya off waivers the next day. He spent the last nine weeks on the Lions' practice squad and spent the first six weeks of the season on the Panthers' active roster. Kaaya was on the Lions' active roster in Week 7. He has never appeared in a regular season game.The former Miami...
Damian Lillard leads late rally in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Miami Heat

Damian Lillard leads late rally in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Miami Heat

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MIAMI -- The Miami Heat bench players, particularly Udonis Haslem, playfully acted as if they had fainted while watching a strong first-half shooting effort by teammate Wayne Ellington. In the second half, the Heat wilted -- for real. C.J. McCollum scored a game-high 28 points and Damian Lillard came alive late as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat Miami 102-95 on Wednesday night at American Airlines Arena. Lillard, who has scored more than 30 points 10 times this season, had been held to nine points through three quarters. But he finished with 18 points to help Portland (14-13) snap a season-high five-game losing streak. "You almost hate (Lillard) having a pedestrian box score going into the fourth quarter," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of L...
Tom Brady tosses four touchdowns as New England Patriots rout Miami Dolphins

Tom Brady tosses four touchdowns as New England Patriots rout Miami Dolphins

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, two to tight end Rob Gronkowski, and the New England Patriots cruised to their seventh straight victory, a 35-17 rout of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Running back Rex Burkhead also scored twice (one pass, one run) as the Patriots (9-2) sent Miami (4-7) to its fifth straight loss -- and its eighth straight at Gillette Stadium. Brady had a string of 189 straight passes without an interception snapped, but went on to complete his 83rd game with at least three touchdown passes. Brady has thrown 54 touchdown passes and five interceptions in 23 games since returning from his Deflategate suspension. He has 26 touchdown passes this season, a record for quarterbacks in a season after turning 40. It was also his 28th game with at least fou...
De'Veon Smith: Miami Dolphins promote RB, waive Rey Maualuga

De'Veon Smith: Miami Dolphins promote RB, waive Rey Maualuga

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Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins have promoted practice squad running back De'Veon Smith.Miami also waived linebacker Rey Maualuga. The Dolphins announced the moves Saturday.Smith, 23, signed with the Dolphins on May 5 as an undrafted college free agent. The 5 foot 11, 221 pound running back had 35 yards on 12 carries this preseason for the Dolphins. The University of Michigan product had 2,235 yards and 22 touchdowns on 495 carries during his four-year tenure with the Wolverines.Maualuga, 30, entered the NFL as a second round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft. The 6 foot 1, 254 pound defender joined the Dolphins on Aug. 19. Maualuga had 23 tackles in six games this season. He started four games for the Dolphins.After Jay Ajayi's trade to the Philadelphia Eagles on Oc...
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers maul Miami Dolphins

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers maul Miami Dolphins

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newton threw four touchdown passes and the Carolina Panthers pounded the Miami Dolphins in a 45-21 victory on Monday night at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers (7-3) scored 21 points in just more than eight minutes spanning both halves. That helped Carolina to a season-high point total against the NFL's lowest-scoring team. Newton was 21 of 35 for 254 yards. He also rushed for 95 yards on five carries, including a 69-yard burst in the third quarter. Carolina's 548 total yards marked a franchise record. Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey scored on a run and a reception and wide receiver Devin Funchess caught two touchdown passes, the last a 32-yarder from Newton with 8:20 remaining. Running back Jonathan Stewart picked up a season-high 110 rushing ya...