Player Updates

June 1, 2015 03:34 PM
Report: Bears interested in C Samson Satele
by R.J. White |

The Bears have expressed interest in signing free-agent center Samson Satele, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Satele has started 114 games during his eight year career, including all 16 games with the Dolphins in 2014. He rated 32nd out of 35 centers, per Pro Football Focus, struggling in particular against the run.

June 2, 2015 04:59 AM
Dolphins unveil injury report for Baltimore game
by Igor Mello |

The Dolphins have labeled linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hamstring) and cornerback Jamar Taylor (shoulder) out for Sunday's pivotal game against Baltimore. Guard Nate Garner (illness), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle) and linebacker Chris McCain (ankle) were deemed doubtful for Week 14.

Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was the only player on the report deemed questionable. He was a limited participant all week leading up to Sunday.

Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Wide receiver Brian Hartline (knee), tackle Ja'Wuan James (neck), linebacker Jelani Jenkins (shoulder), center Samson Satele (ribs), wide receiver Mike Wallace (chest) and safety Jimmy Wilson (hamstring).

June 2, 2015 05:04 AM
LT Ja'Wuan James among Dolphins cleared to play
by Larry Hartstein |

Dolphins left tackle Ja'Wuan James, who was questionable with a neck injury, is active for Monday's game at the Jets. Also suiting up for Miami are wideout Rishard Matthews (groin), center Samson Satele (foot) and guard Daryn Colledge (back).

June 2, 2015 05:07 AM
Dolphins list 11 players on final Week 13 injury report
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Dolphins listed a variety of players on its final Week 13 injury report, but only
Jonathan Freeny (hamstring) and Jamar Taylor (shoulder) have been declared out for Monday’s game at the New York Jets.

Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring/knee), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle) and offensive lineman Nate Garner (illness) are listed as doubtful.

Offensive lineman Ja’Wuan James (neck) was the one player listed as questionable and Daryn Colledge, Rishard Matthews, Lamar Miller, Samson Satele and Mike Wallace are probable for Week 13.

June 2, 2015 05:53 AM
Dolphins relatively healthy entering Week 8 at Jacksonville
by Igor Mello |

The Dolphins enter Week 8 at Jacksonville relatively healthy despite having 14 players on the final injury report for Sunday's game.

Jimmy Wilson (hamstring) was the only player that was unable to practice all week. He's been ruled doubtful for the game. Samson Satele (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice all week and was labeled questionable.

Meanwhile, Branden Albert (elbow), Charles Clay (knee), John Denney (knee), Cortland Finnegan (neck), Brandon Gibson (hamstring), Brian Hartline (finger), Lamar Miller (knee), Koa Misi (ankle), Shelley Smith (knee), Ryan Tannehill (ankle), Dallas Thomas (shoulder) and Philip Wheeler (shoulder, thumb) were all deemed probable.

June 2, 2015 06:00 AM
Nearly all on Dolphins injury report listed as probable
by Marty Gitlin |

The Dolphins are in fine shape for their Week 7 game at Chicago. Nearly all the players on their Friday injury report are probable.

The exceptions are wide receiver Brandon Gibson (hamstring), who is doubtful, and cornerback Cortland Finnegan (neck) and guard Shelley Smith (knee), who are questionable.

The offensive probables are tackle Branden Albert (shoulder), tight end Charles Clay (knee), running back Lamar Miller (foot), center Samson Satele (fibula) and wideout Mike Wallace (foot).

The defensive probables are linebackers Jelani Jenkins (abdomen), Koa Misi (ankle) and Philip Wheeler (shoulder) and tackles Anthony Johnson (shoulder) and Randy Starks (back).

June 2, 2015 06:08 AM
Dolphins' Mike Pouncey expected to play guard vs. Green Bay
by Igor Mello |

The Dolphins are expected to use Mike Pouncey as their starting guard and keep Samson Satele, according to the NFL Network. Pouncey, who is coming back from a hip injury, played guard as a sophomore and junior at the University of Florida, but has not played the position in the NFL. 

June 2, 2015 06:09 AM
Dolphins issue final injury report for Week 6
by Chris Cwik |

The Dolphins have issued their final injury report for Week 6 against the Packers.

The team has listed a number of players as probable. Lineman Samson Satele, DT Randy Starks, LB Koa Misi, LB Jelani Jenkins, LB Philip Wheeler, LT Branden Albert and G Dallas Thomas should all be able to play during the contest. 

June 2, 2015 06:25 AM
Samson Satele, Branden Albert exit with injuries
by Igor Mello |

Dolphins center Samson Satele and left tackle Branden Albert both went down with injuries in the fourth quarter of Week 4 against the Raiders. Albert left the game with a shoulder injury, while Satele exited with a leg injury. Both players were ruled questionable to return, but never did.

The Dolphins have a bye next week before hosting the Packers in Week 6.

June 2, 2015 07:23 AM
Dolphins sign Samson Satele
by Larry Hartstein |

The Dolphins signed center Samson Satele, who started 13 games last year for the Colts. Miami is scrambling at center with starter Mike Pouncey recovering from hip surgery.

According to, quarterback-center exchanges "have been a disaster early in camp."

June 1, 2015 09:03 PM
Colts trying to find right center
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Colts have issues at center after they released Samson Satele in March, and Phil Costa retired in April, leaving Khaled Holmes, the likely starter, and Thomas Austin as the centers on the roster, reports ESPN.

The Colts could also turn to Donald Thomas, who didn't make it through two full games last season because of a torn tendon in his quad and a torn bicep. But he could be thrown in the mix if needed.

"If you go through most rosters and depth charts, you usually will have, generally, your starting center, your more true center, so to speak," Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said. "Then, you’ll have usually a guard who can snap, or a guy who's a guard first that can also snap and play at a winning level as your second center. We have three snappers now. We'll keep our options open.

"Like all position groups, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you came from, we've been pretty consistent, the best players play. Whoever is going to start for this team in 2014 has to produce and play at a winning level week in and week out, period."

June 1, 2015 10:15 PM
Colts release center Samson Satele
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Colts parted ways with center Samson Satele on Thursday. The Denver Post was first to report the news. Satele has started 98 games over seven seasons but was a weak link for the Indy O-line in 2013. He was due $4 million in 2014. 

June 1, 2015 10:29 PM
Samson Satele on thin ice
by Larry Hartstein |

Colts center Samson Satele, who's owed $3.9 million this season, is a candidate for release, reports General manager Ryan Grigson was vague when asked about Satele's future. “This is an evaluation process and we have a plan in place," Grigson said.

The report noted Satele (6-3, 300) gets overpowered too often by defensive tackles.

June 2, 2015 03:58 PM
Colts list six probables for game against Chiefs
by Marty Gitlin |

Six Colts have been designated as probable for their Sunday clash against Kansas City, including top linebacker Robert Mathis (rest) and featured back Donald Brown (neck).

The others are wide receiver LaVon Brazill (foot), nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin (rest), fullback Stanley Havili (knee) and center Samson Satele (elbow).

June 2, 2015 04:05 PM
Colts reveal Week 15 inactives
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

In addition to wide receiver LaVon Brazill, who is out with a foot injury, the Colts' list of inactives for Week 15 against the Texans includes defensive back Greg Toler (groin), offensive lineman Samson Satele (elbow), defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois (foot), offensive lineman Jeffrey Linkenbach (quadriceps), running back Stanley Havili (knee) and linebacker Pat Angerer. Angerer is a healthy scratch.

June 2, 2015 04:07 PM
Five Colts get red light for clash against Texans
by Marty Gitlin |

Five Colts have been ruled out for the game Sunday against Houston, including four starters and three offensive linemen.

The sidelined starters are cornerback Greg Toler (groin), fullback Stanley Havili (knee), defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois (foot) and center Samson Satele (elbow). Also out is offensive tackle Jeff Linkenbach (quad).

June 2, 2015 05:10 PM
Colts' probables suit up
by Larry Hartstein |

Both Colts who were listed as probable on the injury report are active against the Texans. Linebacker Bjoern Werner will play despite a foot injury, and center Samson Satele is active despite a knee injury.

June 2, 2015 05:14 PM
Injury report reveals Colts in good shape outside secondary
by Marty Gitlin |

Aside from injuries that have sidelined secondary starters Delano Howell (neck) and Greg Toler (groin), the Colts are relatively healthy as they await their Sunday clash in Houston.

The only other player out is backup defensive back Josh Gordy (groin). Linebacker Cam Johnson (knee) and wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey (groin) are questionable while center Samson Satele (knee) and linebacker Bjoern Werner (foot) are probable.

June 2, 2015 06:13 PM
Colts reveal Week 4 inactives
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Colts' list of inactives for Week 4 at Jacksonville includes wide receiver Griff Whalen, offensive lineman Samson Satele, offensive lineman Xavier Nixon, defensive lineman Montori Hughes and defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois. Satele (elbow) and Jean Francois (groin) are both dealing with injuries. The rest are all healthy scratches.

June 2, 2015 06:27 PM
Colts list Week 3 inactives
by Larry Hartstein |

In addition to starting linebacker Pat Angerer and starting safety LaRon Landry, the Colts listed these players as inactive for Sunday's game in San Francisco: defensive tackle Montori Hughes, wideouts David Reed (quad) and Da'Rick Rogers, center Samson Satele (elbow) and running back Kerwynn Williams.


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