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The Splash Zone - 2/21/16: Should Miami Look At James Laurinaitis and Chris Long

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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 in need of some help at linebacker. The team is looking for an upgrade over Kelvin Sheppard and quite possibly the whole unit. James Lauinaitis was cut by the Rams and could make sense, though he's not as great as he used to be, but still productive. The Dolphins could also lose Olivier Vernon and Chris Long could be a cheaper option at defensive end, though a talent drop off from Vernon.

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

Should Miami Dolphins pursue James Laurinaitis and Chris Long? - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins could be interested in linebacker James Laurinaitis and defensive end Chris Long, who were cut by the Rams on Friday.

Head Coach Adam Gase

Turner: Talking to Gase is almost like talking to a teammate | The Daily Dolphin
As the years went on in the Joe Philbin era, players often said they saw signs he was loosening up in his approach with them, but whether Philbin and the players truly could relate to one another remains a real question.

Dolphins Linebackers

As Dolphins shop for LBs, James Laurinaitis is worth a look | The Daily Dolphin
As the Dolphins try to upgrade their subpar linebacking corps, an intriguing name has suddenly popped onto the scene as a possibility. He’s not likely to come cheap.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

Ten Miami Dolphins cap moves to get under the '16 salary cap | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The Miami Dolphins have to be at or below the NFL's 2016 salary cap of approximately $154-$155 million by the opening of the league year at 4 p.m. on March 9. That means the team's top 51 players (contracts) must...

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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.