Oct 29, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) runs with the football against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill hits 1K mark in 8 games

Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill on Sunday became the first player to reach 1,000 receiving yards in the first eight games of the season during the NFL’s Super Bowl era.

Hill caught a 7-yard pass from Tua Tagovailoa in the third quarter against the New England Patriots to raise his yardage to 103 on the day and 1,005 for the season.

Three other players have reached 1,000 in eight games from earlier times in football history.

Hall of Famers Don Hutson (1942, Green Bay Packers) and Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch (1953, Los Angeles Rams) did so in the NFL and Charley Hennigan (1961 Houston Oilers) accomplished it in the former American Football League.

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Oct 22, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) is stopped  by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Josiah Scott (34) first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill, Raheem Mostert miss practice

Miami Dolphins offensive weapons Tyreek Hill (hip) and Raheem Mostert (ankle) both missed practice Wednesday, with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hinting that the speedy Hill could miss some time.

Hill spent time in the injury tent during last week’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but he returned to the game.

“If we couldn’t have Tyreek, that would be tough, but the show goes on,” Tagovailoa told reporters Wednesday. “Somewhere down the line, we’re going to get Tyreek back.”

Added about Hill, fellow wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, himself limited Wednesday with a back injury, said, “That’s above my pay grade.”

The Dolphins host the New England Patriots Sunday.

Hill leads the NFL in receiving yards (902) and receiving touchdowns (seven) on 53 catches.

Mostert leads the NFL with nine rushing TDs. He has 11 total TDs. He’s averaging 5.6 yards per carry for 474 yards total.

Free safety Jevon Holland (concussion) and fullback Alec Ingold (foot) also missed practice Wednesday. Another eight were limited, including Waddle, DBs Xavien Howard (groin), Kader Kohou (neck), Nik Needham (Achilles), Jalen Ramsey (knee) and Cam Smith (foot), and OL Connor Williams (groin).

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Aug 11, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA;  Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) looks on against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

NFL won’t punish Tyreek Hill for marina incident

The NFL said Thursday it will not take action against Dolphins wideout Tyreek Hill over an alleged assault at a Miami marina back in June.

News reports at the time of the incident said Hill allegedly struck a marina employee during a disagreement on June 18. Police investigated but no charges were filed. Attorneys for both sides released a joint statement in July announcing that the situation had been resolved.

Hill told reporters earlier this summer that he was not concerned about a potential punishment or suspension from the league. He said his only focus was on the upcoming season.

“When I’m able to come here and play ball, man, I get a chance to get away from all that at the end of the day,” Hill said. “So that’s the great thing about football. God has blessed me to be able to perform and do what I do, and I’m blessed and grateful for that, and I just can’t make bonehead mistakes like that.”

Hill, 29, is entering his second campaign with the Dolphins after playing his first six years with the Kansas City Chiefs. He posted career highs in receptions (119) and yards (1,710) and scored seven touchdowns in 17 games last season.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time All-Pro, Hill has career totals of 598 catches for 8,340 yards and 63 touchdowns in 108 games (90 starts).

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Feb 4, 2023; Paradise, NV, USA; AFC receiver Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins (10) during Pro Bowl Games practice at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill: ‘I will break 2,000 yards’

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has set lofty goals for both himself and the Miami Dolphins in the upcoming season.

Hill said on his podcast, “It Needed to be Said,” that he will become the first pass catcher in NFL history to break the 2,000-yard receiving mark. Hill also added that the Dolphins will win the Super Bowl for the first time since they captured back-to-back titles in the 1972 and 1973 seasons (Super Bowl VII and VIII).

“I will break 2,000 yards next year, bro,” Hill told co-host Julius Collins. “I’m just checking it off my bucket list. All I’m going to say is 2,000 yards was on my bucket list to get before I leave this league. You all think the Cheetah gonna leave without doing something he promised himself he was going to do as a kid? 2,000 yards and another Super Bowl. We’re getting that. Believe that.”

Hall of Fame member Calvin Johnson holds the receiving yards record with 1,964, set in 2012. He averaged 122.8 receiving yards per contest while playing in all 16 games that season for the Detroit Lions.

Hill, 29, was on pace to eclipse that receiving yards total through his first nine games in 2022 before settling for career highs — and franchise-best totals — in catches (119) and receiving yards (1,710). The four-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection caught balls from three different quarterbacks: Tua Tagovailoa, Teddy Bridgewater and Skylar Thompson.

“I feel like I’ve got the right tools around me,” Hill said. “I’ve got obviously the most accurate quarterback in the NFL (in Tagovailoa), I’ve got one of the best head coaches in the NFL (Mike McDaniel) and also my position coach is a monster also (Wes Welker). So just having those three things and me just keeping the same mindset each and every day that I want to get better and I want to break the record and I do want to break the record.

“So I feel like this is one of those years that I can achieve it.”

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Jun 6, 2023; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) stretches during mandatory minicamp at the Baptist Health Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill faces assault investigation

Dolphins star wide receiver Tyreek Hill is being investigated for an alleged assault in Miami, Local 10 News reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, Hill got into an argument with a charter company employee at a local marina on Sunday at around 6 p.m. local time. Hill ended up hitting that employee, and Miami-Dade police were seen at the marina on Monday before confirming Tuesday that they were investigating Hill.

It was not reported if the employee sustained any injuries. It also was unknown if Hill is facing any criminal charges or discipline from the Dolphins or the NFL.

Hill, 29, was also at the center of a criminal investigation back in 2019, when Overland Park (Kan.) police were called to his home following a report of child abuse or neglect involving his 3-year-old son. Police returned to Hill’s residence 10 days after that initial call to investigate a second report of child abuse.

Four months after those incidents, the NFL chose not to suspend Hill, stating that it had “conducted a comprehensive investigation” that found the seven-time Pro Bowl selection had not violated the personal conduct policy.

While at Oklahoma State in 2014, Hill was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and battery. He later pled guilty to charges of domestic abuse and received three years of probation.

Hill is coming off his first season with the Dolphins after six years with the Kansas City Chiefs. He recorded career highs in receptions (119) and yards (1,710) to along with seven touchdowns across 17 games.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time All-Pro, Hill has career totals of 598 catches for 8,340 yards and 63 touchdowns in 108 games (90 starts).

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Feb 4, 2023; Paradise, NV, USA; AFC receiver Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins (10) during Pro Bowl Games practice at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill plans to retire after 2025 season

Miami Dolphins fans have three more seasons to enjoy the Cheetah.

Tyreek Hill said he’s planning to retire at the end of his current contract with the Dolphins, then it’s onto something else. Hill made the comments during a radio interview with Sports Radio 810 WHB on Wednesday.

The 2025 season would be Hill’s 10th in the league and, according to him, his final.

“I’m going for 10, man,” said Hill, who will be 31 years old in the 2025 season. “I’m gonna finish out this contract with the Dolphins and then I’m gonna call it quits. I want to go into the business side. I want to do so many things in my life, bro.”

Hill signed a four-year, $120 million extension with the Dolphins after being traded to the club in March 2022. He is the highest-paid receiver in the NFL in terms of annual average value, per Spotrac.

“So I really want to get into like the gaming space,” Hill said. “I really want to get huge in that and that’s kind of what I’m doing right now. I’m using my platform, creating a gaming team, which isn’t launched yet. It should launch by the end of this month. I’m gonna just sign like different content creators, different athletes. I just been working that, talking to different sponsors.”

Hill also had a message for Chiefs’ fans, who will see Hill and the Dolphins visit Kansas City at some point during the 2023 season. While opponents have been released, the week-to-week schedules have not. Hill spent six seasons with the Chiefs prior to the trade, winning a Super Bowl ring.

“Chiefs Kingdom, when the Miami Dolphins come to Arrowhead Stadium this year, guess what we gonna do?” Hill said. “Guess what we gonna do? I hate to say it, man. I hate to throw up the peace sign against y’all. I hate to do it! But guess what? I’m gonna be y’all worst enemy that day. I’m gonna be y’all worst enemy that day.”

Hill finished second in the NFL with 119 receptions and 1,710 yards for the Dolphins in 2022, earning his fourth All-Pro nod and seventh Pro Bowl selection. He caught seven touchdown passes, giving him 63 for his career.

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Dec 11, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates after scoring on a 60-yard touchdown reception in the second half against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill: Lack of targets behind Chiefs exit

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill said he began to sour on his time with the Kansas City Chiefs after what he perceived as a lack of targets last season.

Speaking on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast, Hill shed light on what ultimately led to his exit from the Chiefs during the offseason.

“It got like that probably, like, mid-last season,” Hill said. “I’m the type of guy … I love playing ball and I love being by the team because football is a team sport, right? And there would be some games where I’d get two targets or I’d get three targets. We’d go into meetings and my coach would be like, ‘Hey, ‘Reek, we’ve got to get you involved.’ So I’m calling my agent every week after they say some crazy stuff like that, like, ‘Bro, I’ve got to get out of here.’”

A six-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro, Hill was targeted at least five times in all but four games last season. He finished 2021 with franchise records in both targets (159) and receptions (111).

That said, Hill was acquired by the Dolphins in March for a package of five draft picks, including a first- and second-rounder in this year’s draft.

Hill, 28, has 100 catches (on 139 targets) for 1,460 yards and six touchdowns through 13 games this season.

He has 579 career receptions for 8,090 yards and 62 touchdowns in 104 games (86 starts) for the Chiefs (2016-21) and Dolphins. He has another 749 yards rushing with six TDs.

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