2013 Miami Dolphins season
|2013 Miami Dolphins season|
|Head coach||Joe Philbin|
|General manager||Jeff Ireland|
|Home field||Sun Life Stadium|
Personnel changes 
Logo change 
During the 2012 season, speculation about the Dolphins updating their current logo, which was introduced during the 1997 season, began during a conference call with season-ticket holders; as owner Stephen Ross and CEO Mike Dee eagerly agreed with a fan on the potential changing of the logo. On December 26, 2012, via Dolphins CEO Mike Dee's Twitter account, Dee unofficially announced that a logo change would take place, but the team was still considering different designs; and an official announcement would be provided sometime before the 2013 NFL Draft.
On March 27, 2013, following an accidental leaking of the new Dolphins logo on NFL.com, Dee confirmed in a press conference that the leaked image, as seen on NFL.com, was in fact the new official logo. This announcement came almost a month premature to the scheduled release date of the logo on April 25.
Roster changes 
The Miami Dolphins entered the 2013 off-season with an estimated $45 million in salary cap space, third most among other teams, to retain the contracts of impending unrestricted free agents: running back Reggie Bush, safety Chris Clemons, tight end Anthony Fasano, wide receiver Brian Hartline, offensive tackle Jake Long, quarterback Matt Moore, cornerback Sean Smith and defensive tackle Randy Starks. As well as any future free agent signings, and 2013 NFL Draft picks.
On March 4, 2013, the Dolphins placed their franchise tag on defensive tackle Randy Starks, and Starks signed the franchise tender on March 20. The move kept Starks from becoming an unrestricted free agent and guaranteed him $8.45 million from the $3.72 million earned during the 2012 season.
On March 8, 2013, coming off his best career season, wide receiver Brian Hartline signed a new five-year contract for an estimated $31 million to remain with the Dolphins. Hartline's agent Drew Rosenhaus believed Hartline could have received more money in the open market, but decided to take a discount to remain a Dolphin. Shortly after it was reported that quarterback Matt Moore signed a new two-year contract for an estimated $8 million, and should continue to play a back up role behind second year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
When the NFL free agency period began at 4 p.m. EST on March 12, 2013, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace, who was viewed as the top free agent prospect of the 2013 offseason by many analysts, signed a five-year contract for an estimated $60 million. The Dolphins signed former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe to a five-year deal worth an estimated $35 million, and former Oakland Raiders linebacker Philip Wheeler to a five-year deal worth an estimated $26 million. Subsequently, Miami released veteran linebackers Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett. While safety Chris Clemons re-signed a one-year contract to remain a Dolphin, and unrestricted free agent Anthony Fasano, who had spent the last five seasons in Miami, signed a four-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
On March 15, 2013, cornerback Sean Smith decided to part ways from the Dolphins and signed a new three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Former New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller signed a new one-year contract, worth an estimated $4.25 million, and former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brandon Gibson signed a new three-year contract with the Dolphins.
Former Dolphins 2008 first round draft pick, offensive tackle Jake Long, after courting offers from various teams, signed a new four-year contract, worth an estimated $34 million, with the St. Louis Rams on March 18, 2013.
On May 2, 2013, jersey numbers were assigned. During the offseason, undrafted free agents, Chad Bumphis, Michael Clay, Taylor Stockemer, Chris Burnette, Alonzo Highsmith Jr., and Emeka Onyenekwu, were signed.
2013 draft class 
|1||3||Dion Jordan||Defensive end||Oregon||||[a]|
|2||54||Jamar Taylor||Cornerback||Boise State||||[a] [b]|
|93||Will Davis||Cornerback||Utah State||||[c]|
|106||Dion Sims||Tight end||Michigan St.||||[c]|
|5||164||Mike Gillislee||Running back||Florida||||[c] [d]|
|7||250||Don Jones||Strong safety||Arkansas State||[c] [d] [e]|
- ^[a] The Dolphins traded their first- (No. 12 overall) and original second- (No. 42 overall) round selections to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the Raiders' first-round selection (No. 3 overall).
- ^[b] The Dolphins acquired this second-round selection in a trade that sent cornerback Vontae Davis to the Indianapolis Colts.
- ^[c] The Dolphins previously acquired an additional third-round selection — No. 82 overall — as part of a March 2012 trade that sent wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears. The Dolphins later traded the No. 82 selection to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for two fourth-round selections from the Saints — Nos. 106 and 109 overall. The No. 109 selection, along with the Dolphins' original fifth-round selection (No. 146 overall) and one of their seventh-round selections (No. 224 overall — previously acquired in a July 2012 trade that sent guard Ryan Cook to the Dallas Cowboys), were traded to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for one of the Packers' third-round selections (No. 93 overall).
- ^[d] The Dolphins acquired these fourth- and fifth-round selections in a trade that sent wide receiver Davone Bess the team's original fourth- and seventh-round selections (Nos. 111 and 217 overall, respectively) to the Cleveland Browns.
- ^[e] Compensatory selection.
The Dolphins did not have a selection in the sixth round. The team traded their sixth-round selection (No. 180 overall) along with fourth- and sixth-round selections from the 2012 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers' 2012 fourth-round selection.
Miami Dolphins staff
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
Current roster 
On March 19, the NFL announced that the Dolphins will face the Dallas Cowboys in the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The remainder of the Dolphins' preseason schedule was announced on April 4.
|Final score||Team record|
|HOF||August 4||8:00 p.m. EDT||Dallas Cowboys||Fawcett Stadium (Canton, Ohio)||NBC|
|1||August 9||7:30 p.m. EDT||at Jacksonville Jaguars||EverBank Field||WFOR|
|2||August 17||8:00 p.m. EDT||at Houston Texans||Reliant Stadium||WFOR|
|3||August 24||7:30 p.m. EDT||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Sun Life Stadium|
|4||August 29||7:30 p.m. EDT||New Orleans Saints||Sun Life Stadium|
Regular season 
|Final score||Team record|
|1||September 8||1:00 p.m. EDT||at Cleveland Browns||FirstEnergy Stadium||CBS|
|2||September 15||1:00 p.m. EDT||at Indianapolis Colts||Lucas Oil Stadium||CBS|
|3||September 22||4:05 p.m. EDT||Atlanta Falcons||Sun Life Stadium||Fox|
|4||September 30||8:40 p.m. EDT||at New Orleans Saints||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||ESPN|
|5||October 6||1:00 p.m. EDT||Baltimore Ravens||Sun Life Stadium||CBS|
|7||October 20||1:00 p.m. EDT||Buffalo Bills||Sun Life Stadium||CBS|
|8||October 27||1:00 p.m. EDT||at New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium||CBS|
|9||October 31||8:25 p.m. EDT||Cincinnati Bengals||Sun Life Stadium||NFLN|
|10||November 11||8:40 p.m. EST||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Raymond James Stadium||ESPN|
|11||November 17||1:00 p.m. EST *||San Diego Chargers||Sun Life Stadium||CBS *|
|12||November 24||1:00 p.m. EST *||Carolina Panthers||Sun Life Stadium||Fox *|
|13||December 1||1:00 p.m. EST *||at New York Jets||Metlife Stadium||CBS *|
|14||December 8||1:00 p.m. EST *||at Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||CBS *|
|15||December 15||1:00 p.m. EST *||New England Patriots||Sun Life Stadium||CBS *|
|16||December 22||1:00 p.m. EST *||at Buffalo Bills||Ralph Wilson Stadium||CBS *|
|17||December 29||1:00 p.m. EST *||New York Jets||Sun Life Stadium||CBS *|
- Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- flexible scheduling. Indicates that the game time and network are subject to change as a result of
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