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The Splash Zone 11/17/16: Branden Albert Ruled Out For Sunday, May Miss More Time

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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The Dolphins will be without their starting left tackle Branden Albert on Sunday. Albert is dealing with a wrist injury after dislocating it against the Chargers. He may even miss a couple more weeks. That means rookie Laremy Tunsil will move from left guard to left tackle.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Miami Dolphins’ OT Branden Albert out at least two or three weeks | The Daily Dolphin
CARLSBAD, Calif. — Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert will be out at least two or three weeks and that's in a best-case scenario, according to a league source. Albert left Sunday's game at the Chargers but finished it with a soft cast on his left wrist.

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi once made Jeff Fisher stop a game tape | The Daily Dolphin
CARLSBAD, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher brought up Jay Ajayi when asked about Miami Dolphins coach Ryan Tannehill's recent success. Of course, Ajayi's emergence is a positive factor.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

DeVante Parker and the late season return for the Miami Dolphins
Doing exactly as he did last season, DeVante Parker appears to be shrugging off a slow start and once again becoming a top receiver for the Miami Dolphins. The post DeVante Parker and the late season return for the Miami Dolphins appeared first on Cover32.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell returns; makes instant impact | The Daily Dolphin
CARLSBAD, Calif. — Earl Mitchell exploded through an offensive lineman, knocking him back into Chargers running back Melvin Gordon for a six-yard loss near Miami's goal line. It was an eye-opening play. Was that Number 90? Yes, it was.

Dolphins Secondary

Change Has Been Good For Lippett
Dolphins cornerback no doubt has made significant improvement in his second season with the Dolphins.

Dolphin Legends

Taylor, Johnson Among Hall of Fame Semifinalists
Taylor is one of four first-year eligible candidates among the semifinalists, while this is Johnson’s fourth time as a Hall of Fame semifinalist.

Dolphins 2016 Season

Rams starting first-round pick Jared Goff Sunday but rookie CB Xavien Howard still not ready for the Miami Dolphins | Miami Herald
Even as the Los Angeles Rams install rookie QB Jared Goff into their lineup for the first time Sunday, the Dolphins will continue to be careful with rookie cornerback Xavien Howard, who is still not ready to play after a knee surgery.

Dolphins playoffs odds near 85 percent ... if you follow one recent trend - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins, according to recent NFL history, have an 84.6 percent likelihood of making the playoffs

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