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The Splash Zone - 2/19/16: Dolphins Looking To Extend Cameron Wake

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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 are looking to free up some cap space and are looking to extend Cameron Wake. Wake is set to have a cap hit of  $9.8 million, but can be lowered if he agrees to an extension. This could open the door for the Dolphins to franchise tag Olivier Vernon.

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

Dolphins reportedly in talks to extend Wake, possibly tag Vernon | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins, who currently have the seventh-least cap room in the NFL, could bring back defensive ends Olivier Vernon and Cam Wake in 2016, and still free up some cash. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the Dolphins are in talks with Wake about a contract extension.

Dolphins Running Backs

Could Bears' Matt Forte be replacement if Lamar Miller leaves? | www.mypalmbeachpost.com
In the plug-and-play world of NFL running backs, this would appear to be a marriage waiting to be arranged.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Defensive line is the epicenter of Miami Dolphins salary cap moves | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The Miami Dolphins expect to do a lot of work with agents between now and the end of the Indianapolis Combine (Feb. 23-29) and hope to get much work finalized by that time. They want to have Ndamukong Suh restructured...

Ndamukong Suh likes Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase, sees potential on current roster | Miami Herald
So far this offseason, Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has bounced around the world; met Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on Ross’ home field to talk real estate; took a jab about his body composition from new Dolphins coach Adam Gase.

Dolphins Secondary

Tony Lippett's rookie challenges included covering New England's Rob Gronkowski | MLive.com
Lippett's playing time increased in November, as he grew more comfortable with playing cornerback in the NFL.

Dolphins Special Teams

Dolphins sign Arena League return man A.J. Cruz | The Daily Dolphin
For some time, the Dolphins have sought ways to utilize Jarvis Landry’s valuable kick-return skills while not wearing him out so much it affects his performance as a receiver. Perhaps coach Adam Gase has found a way. The Dolphins are signing A.J.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

Analyzing Mel Kiper's mock draft 2.0 pick for Miami Dolphins
Mel Kiper changed gears on the Dolphins' first-round pick in his latest projection of the NFL draft, but it may not be a perfect fit.

Phinisder News You May Have Missed

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

Why Cameron Wake Continues to Do Right by the Miami Dolphins - The Phinsider
Cameron Wake has spent years pouring his heart and soul into the efforts of a franchise that has been unable to help him reach the playoffs. So, why does Wake continue to help help out the Dolphins? The answer isn't as simple as you would think.

Cameron Wake extension in works for Miami Dolphins - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are looking to extend their top pass rusher, a move that could lock Cameron Wake into a Dolphins jersey for the remainder of his career, as well as open up some 2016 money to bring back his fellow defensive end Olivier Vernon.