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The Splash Zone - 2/18/16: Should Miami Franchise Tag Olivier Vernon

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

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The Dolphins face a very tough decision with impending free agent Olivier Vernon. I'm sure the Dolphins would like to keep a player, who is young and still has potential. But keeping Vernon is going to come with a huge price. The team could always use the franchise tag to keep Vernon, but getting the tag is a player's nightmare. Do you see the Dolphins keeping Vernon?

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

Dolphins might be forced to use franchise tag on Olivier Vernon - Sun Sentinel
The first day NFL teams can use the franchise and transition tags has come and gone, but much like your child's homework, or the filing of taxes, there's no desire to rush into anything.

Stephen Ross

Perkins: Dolphins owner Steve Ross deserves applause for his playoffs expectations - Sun Sentinel
Dolphins owner Steve Ross said Monday he'll be looking for a new coach if the Dolphins haven't made the playoffs in three years.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Jennings: Dolphins babied Tannehill, who wants more freedom | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins brought Greg Jennings aboard last year to be a veteran among a group of young receivers, so to judge his value is to look beyond his paltry 208 receiving yards.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins' best bargains: No. 2 WR DeVante Parker - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
As ESPN's James Walker analyzes Miami's best bargains, DeVante Parker appears to be the Dolphins' biggest steal.

Dolphins Linebackers

Miami Dolphins' best bargains: No. 3 LB Jelani Jenkins - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Jelani Jenkins is a two-year starter, but he'll need to make more game-breaking plays if he wants to remain part of the Dolphins' long-term plans.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

2016 NFL Draft: Where will the Miami Dolphins pick? | Miami Herald
The NFL Draft is back in Chicago in 2016. The Miami Dolphins own the eighth overall pick after finishing 6-10 in 2016.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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Dolphins Cancer Challenge returns this weekend to continue fight against cancer - The Phinsider
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The Miami Dolphins have a tough decision to make with impending free agent Olivier Vernon - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have a tough decision to make on impending free agent Olivier Vernon. The 26-year-old defensive end is entering the prime of his career but will he command too much money for the Dolphins to afford?

Greg Jennings: Tannehill has 'been handcuffed', is 'far' from being elite - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Greg Jennings made an appearance on ESPN's First Take on Wednesday and he again spoke of what quarterback Ryan Tannehill brings to the team.