7 Football Players who Played for Patriots and Dolphins

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Patriots and the Dolphins.

Wes Welker

Wes Welker is widely known for his productive stint with the New England Patriots from 2007 to 2012. His quickness and ability to read defenses made him an ideal slot receiver, resulting in five Pro Bowl selections.

Welker led the NFL in receptions three times during his career, 2007, 2009, and 2011, and became the first receiver in NFL history with five 110-catch seasons. He later joined the Denver Broncos, reaching another Super Bowl, but unfortunately didn’t secure a championship.

He ended his 12-year career with 903 receptions, 9924 receiving yards, and 50 touchdowns.

*Welker was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 5)

Welker Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Patriots)
  • Pro Bowl (Patriots)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Patriots)

Irving Fryar

Irving Fryar had an impressive 17-year NFL career, playing as a wide receiver from 1984 to 2000. Drafted 1st overall by the New England Patriots in the 1984 NFL Draft, he made his mark with the Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins.

Known for his speed and athleticism, Fryar amassed 851 receptions for 12,785 yards and 84 touchdowns in his career.

He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and had five 1,000-yard receiving seasons, his best season arguably coming in 1994 with the Dolphins where he posted 1,270 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.

Fryar Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Patriots, Dolphins, Eagles)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Patriots, Dolphins, Eagles)

Terrell Buckley

Terrell Buckley played college football at Florida State University, where he excelled as a defensive back and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was also awarded the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award in 1991, given to the top defensive back in college football.

In the 1992 NFL Draft, Buckley was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the fifth overall pick. Known for his speed and ball-hawking skills, he quickly made a name for himself in the league. Buckley spent three seasons with the Packers before joining the Miami Dolphins in 1995.

Buckley had successful stints with several teams during his 14-year NFL career, including the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, and New York Jets. While with the Patriots in 2001, he was part of the team that won Super Bowl XXXVI, marking a significant high point in his professional career.

Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola, a wide receiver and return specialist, had a career in the NFL that spanned from 2009 to 2021. He began as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys, but rose to fame with the New England Patriots (2013-2017), winning two Super Bowl titles with them.

Amendola also had stints with the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans.

Over his career, Amendola recorded over 617 receptions for more than 6000 yards, with 24 receiving touchdowns. He also contributed to special teams with 1860 punt return yards and 3590 kick return yards.

Jacoby Brissett

Jacoby Brissett was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Brissett got his first chance to start after Tom Brady’s suspension and Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury in the 2016 season. Despite mixed results, he showcased his potential as a future starting quarterback.

Brissett’s real opportunity came when he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. When starting QB Andrew Luck was sidelined due to injury, Brissett took over, starting 15 games that season. He showed promise, throwing for over 3,000 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In 2019, following Luck’s sudden retirement, Brissett was once again thrust into the starting role. He started 15 games, throwing for almost 3,000 yards and 18 touchdowns. Most recently, Brissett started 11 games for the Browns last year, throwing for over 2,600 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Brissett Key Stats

  • Super Bowl Champ (Patriots)
  • 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Colts)

Heath Evans

Heath Evans was a fullback who was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Over his career, he played for the Seahawks (2001-2005), the Miami Dolphins (2005), the New England Patriots (2005-2008), and the New Orleans Saints (2009-2010).

Though fullbacks typically aren’t the stars of the team, Evans carved out a role for himself as a reliable blocker and occasional short-yardage rusher and receiver. He was known for his tough, physical style of play, which complemented the more flashy skill players on his teams.

While with the Patriots, he was part of an offense that set multiple records during the 2007 season, though they ultimately fell short in the Super Bowl. Evans won a Super Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints in the 2009 season, defeating the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.

Shayne Graham

Shayne Graham is a former placekicker who had a lengthy NFL career. He was initially signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2000. Graham played for several teams throughout his career, including the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons, among others.

He is perhaps best known for his time with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl and named a 2nd-team All-Pro in 2005. During that season, he made 28 of 32 field goal attempts and all 47 of his extra-point tries.

Graham’s reliability as a kicker made him a sought-after player for many teams looking for stability at the position. Over the course of his career, he scored over 1,200 points, making him one of the more productive kickers in NFL history. He has also been remarkably accurate, with a career field goal percentage of 85.5%.

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