Phillips counting on karma in Miami return

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Jordan Phillips believes in karma.

In October, Phillips was released by the Dolphins after a sideline dustup with an assistant coach and with questions about a lack of effort swirling. 

On Sunday, Phillips returns to Miami for the first time as a member of the Bills and he expects karma to do its job.

“Whoever has something coming to them is going to get it.”

Phillips said when he arrived in Buffalo that the two December games against the Dolphins were circled on his calendar. 

He tried to downplay the revenge factor on Wednesday, but still couldn’t help taking a shot when asked if he’s better off in Buffalo. 

“I feel like most people, when they leave Miami, that’s when their career gets started,” Phillips said. “I’m thankful to be here. Things have definitely turned around since I’ve been here. Fans love me. My teammates love me. I’m happy to be here.”

Jerry Hughes says Phillips is a guy that’s fun to be around for lots of reasons. That is, unless you’re trying to block him. 

“Just that energy. That pick me up and that toughness,” Hughes said. “A guy of that size… you have to pay attention to him. If you don’t double team him, he’s gonna make the play.”

Sean McDermott called Phillips a “work in progress”, but he’s impressed by the juice he brings. 

“I appreciate the way that, in a short amount of time, he’s bought into what we’re doing,” McDermott said. “We know the history and some of the things that were out there in terms of why (Miami) got rid of Jordan. I think right now, he’s got to focus on himself, just like we need to focus on us and make sure we master what we do.”

Phillips won’t be afraid to show his emotions on Sunday, short of getting a stupid flag. That’s who he is and the way he plays. 

“I’m gonna get Hard Rock (Stadium) rocking,” Phillips said. “The Bills always travel great there. There’s normally more Bills fans than Miami fans there. It’s gonna be a fun time.”

Phillips played 48 games in Miami. He was productive. He thought the sideline argument that led to his dismissal was not his fault. He won’t be afraid to prove that point on Sunday. 

“I don’t care anything about professionalism, to be completely honest with you, going into this game,” Phillips said. “Once we’re inside those white lines, anything goes. We’re here to win a game.”

And very likely, to settle a score. 

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