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The Splash Zone 12/22/16: Pouncey Says His Hip Injury Is Not Career Threatening

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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.

Mike Pouncey was lost for the season with a hip injury, but according to the offensive lineman, the injury does not appear to be career-threatening like many were believing. Even better news, Pouncey won't require surgery so he'll be ready to go during the offseason programs. Pouncey believes he came back too fast from the injury and that is what caused it to flare up again. Dolphins are going to need him next season as the run game hasn't been the same since he's be deactivated.

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

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey says hip injury not career-threatening
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey said Wednesday that his left hip injury is not career-threatening and that surgery is not required.

Dolphins Offense

Miami Dolphins Jarvis Landry and Jay Ajayi are Pro Bowl alternates | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry and running back Jay Ajayi are first-team NFL Pro Bowl alternates, according to offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen. Christensen, not surprisingly, believed each player should be a Pro Bowler.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Matt Moore named AFC offensive player of the week | ProFootballTalk
When Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill went down, some thought Miami's playoff hopes went down with him. Matt Moore did not agree. Moore, the Dolphins backup who got his first start in five years on Saturday against the Jets, turned in an excellent performance and has been named the AFC offensi...

Dolphins Offensive Line

Mike Pouncey out for season, but expects to be ready for start of offseaosn program | Miami Herald
The Dolphins shut down Mike Pouncey for the season last week after it became clear that his latest hip issue could threaten his career if he didn’t let it heal completely.

Dolphins Defense

What Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said Wednesday | The Daily Dolphin
Here is some of what Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said Wednesday: • Last meeting, LeSean McCoy wasn't healthy. It was an overall good effort. He makes a difference. He's the best make-you-miss back in the entire league. • The team has to hustle to the ball.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Dolphins' Suh asks question, takes advice to heart | Miami Herald
A bunch of nuggets from Wednesday’s session with the Miami Dolphins’ coordinators:

AC In The AM: Wake And Suh Both Deserving
Ndamukong Suh and Cam Wake were the two Dolphins selected to the Pro Bowl Tuesday and both are enjoying among their finest seasons.

Just Another Game For Williams
Defensive end missed the game against the Arizona Cardinals two Sundays ago but was back in the lineup against the New York Jets last Saturday night and played 34 defensive snaps.

Dolphins at Bills

Dolphins aim for first season sweep of Bills since 2011 - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
LeSean McCoy struggled against the Dolphins in the first meeting, and Miami hopes for an encore performance on Saturday.

Dolphins using big edge in turnover margin to move closer to playoff berth - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins are plus-5 in turnover margin for the season, tied for eighth in the NFL. But in the last nine games they're plus-11 in turnover margin.

Dolphins Roster

Play good, pay good: Miami Dolphins want players to finish strong before diving into contract negotiations | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins, like many NFL teams, have important contract issues to resolve with multiple players going forward. But for reasons that are understandable, the team has decided not to address any of these issues until after this season is over.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/21/16: Adam Gase Has The Dolphins On The Verge Of Making The Playoffs - The Phinsider
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Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing - The Phinsider
Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

Pro Bowl 2017: Suh, Wake talk about all-star selection - The Phinsider
The NFL announced the 2017 Pro Bowl rosters on Tuesday, including the naming of Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and defensive end Cameron Wake as starters for the game. After the...

NFL Playoff standings and scenarios Week 16 - The Phinsider
The NFL’s Week 16 schedule will begin tomorrow with the Thursday night game between the New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles. This late in the season, it seems like every game has a part in the...

2017 Pro Bowl snubs: Landry, Thomas lead Dolphins who should be in all-star game but are not - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins had defensive end Cameron Wake and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh named as starters for the 2017 Pro Bowl during the league’s announcement telecast on Tuesday night. The problem...

Pro Bowl 2017: Jarvis Landry, Jay Ajayi alternates for all-star game - The Phinsider
The Dolphins could be sending more players to Orlando as soon as some alternates start getting activated.

Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore AFC Offensive Player of the Week - The Phinsider
Matt Moore made his first start for the Miami Dolphins since the 2011 season finale. The quarterback made the most of the opportunity, leading the team to a 34-13 victory over the New York Jets -...