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The Splash Zone 12/29/16: Dolphins Place Isa Abdul-Quddus On Injured Reserve

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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.

The hits just keep on coming for the Dolphins defense. The team was already playing without Reshad Jones, now they will be missing their other starting safety Isa Abdul-Quddus. He was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a neck injury against the Bills. It looks like Michael Thomas will take over for Abdul-Quddus.

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

Miami Dolphins lose another starter for rest of season | Miami Herald
Already without one of their best defensive players in Reshad Jones, the Miami Dolphins have lost their other starting safety for the duration of the season.

Adam Gase

Bill Belichick calls Dolphins coach Adam Gase "tremendous" | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--Patriots coach Bill Belichick is in a similar position as Adam Gase this week. When their teams meet Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium, neither has a ton at stake. Both New England and Miami are headed to the playoffs, though their seeding has yet to be determined.

Ross Tucker: Adam Gase Is Coach Of The Year " Tiki And Tierney – CBS Sports Radio
Former NFL lineman talks Mike Tomlin, Jason Garrett, and Adam Gase.

Dolphins Running Backs

Ajayi Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week
Running back becomes just the third player in team history to win the award three times in the same season.

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi on Pro Bowl snub: 'A little more motivation' - AFC East- ESPN
Jay Ajayi has earned weekly awards with his big games in his breakout season, but he's still wanting one season-long award.

What Miami Dolphins Jay Ajayi and Dan Marino have in common | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was named AFC offensive player of the week for a third time. The last player to accomplish the feat? Former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins sign offensive tackle Sam Young to one-year extension | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins have signed offensive tackle Sam Young to a one-year extension, according to an NFL source. Young's one-year extension is worth $1.15 million with $325,000 in guarantees.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Exclusive: Cameron Wake’s most unusual look at playoff berth, Miami Dolphins’ season | The Daily Dolphin
There wasn’t even a muted celebration in the Wake household Sunday night when the Dolphins clinched a playoff berth. That’s because Cameron Wake didn’t know he was headed to the playoffs. He was asleep.

Dolphins Special Teams

Franks: "Kick Was Huge For Me"
Franks’ 55-yard field goal in the final seconds of regulation at New Era Field easily is the highlight of his young NFL career and the kind of kick that can do wonders for a kicker’s confidence.

Patriots At Dolphins

The reasons the Dolphins are and should be all in for Sunday’s game against New England | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins are and should be all in for Sunday’s home- and season-finale against the New England Patriots.

Injury updates for Ryan Tannehill, Byron Maxwell, Jay Ajayi and more | Miami Herald
The Dolphins were back at practice Wednesday -- at least some of them were. Three starters were among those who missed practice due to injury.

Miami Dolphins get strong playoff tune-up vs. Tom Brady, Patriots - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Having clinched an AFC wild-card berth, the Dolphins will gear up for the upcoming postseason by facing MVP candidate Tom Brady and the 13-2 Patriots.

Dolphins practice report: Jay Ajayi works, several defenders don’t | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--After a couple weeks with minimal drama injury-wise, the Dolphins have a significant group of players in question for Sunday's game against New England.

Dolphins 2016 Season

Top Miami Dolphins stories of 2016: Nos. 3-5 - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Has Cameron Wake's revival been the biggest surprise, or is it Jay Ajayi's play? Or would the return of Ryan Tannehill in the playoffs top them all?

Kelly: Miami's success this season more sustainable than that of 2008 playoff team | Commentary - Sun Sentinel
It must feel good to be a Miami Dolphins

Dolphins' 2015 draft class a major part of team's success in 2016 - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins 2015 draft class is leading the way to success in 2016

Dolphins Playoffs

Miami Dolphins pulling off the unthinkable with playoff run | Miami Herald
Another week, another starter lost for the season. Isa Abdul-Quddus is the latest to go on injured reserve, and yet the Dolphins somehow keep winning.

Yes, Miami Dolphins, you want the Texans, not the Steelers | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins beat up the Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-15, in Week 6. So the Dolphins will certainly feel they have a chance if they open the playoffs at Pittsburgh on Jan. 7 or 8. But there is no doubt that their odds would be better in a game at the Houston Texans.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/28/16: Dolphins Will Play To Win Against The Patriots - The Phinsider
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.

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.

Isa Abdul-Quddus to IR - The Phinsider
Miami loses another starter to injury.

Jay Ajayi named AFC Offensive Player of the Week (again...) - The Phinsider
Ho-hum, just another 200-yard day for J-Train.

Dolphins open as 6-point underdogs to Patriots, immediately gets worse - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are underdogs at home - and the line is only getting bigger.

Tom Brady should pass Dan Marino on career passing yards list Sunday - The Phinsider
The Dolphins legend will fall another spot on the all-time passing yardage list.

NFL playoff scenarios by Week 17 game - The Phinsider
The NFL is down to the final week of the regular season with just one remaining game for every team to lock in their playoff positioning.