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The Splash Zone - 2/25/16: Dolphins Mulling Olivier Vernon And Franchise Tag

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The Dolphins have until March 1 to decided whether or not they are going to use the franchise tag on Olivier Vernon. The Dolphins want to keep him and the tag would be a one year $15 million tender. I'd like to see the Dolphins reach a deal with Vernon and use the tag as a last resort. I just don't think we should let him leave Miami.

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

Miami Dolphins still mulling whether to use franchise tag on Olivier Vernon | Miami Herald
In their contract negotiations with Olivier Vernon, the Dolphins really have only one bit of leverage — but it’s a big one: the franchise tag.

Dolphins Front Office

Tannenbaum Optimistic On Dolphins’ Offseason Priorities
While free agency no doubt will play a key role in the Dolphins’ roster make-up for 2016, Mike Tannenbaum said he viewed it as but one aspect interconnected with everything else that happens in the offseason.

Miami Dolphins are going back to the future with their scouting | FOX Sports
Miami Dolphins are going back to the future with their scouting

Head Coach Adam Gase

Emma: Adam Gase Takes Page From John Fox In Leading Dolphins " CBS Chicago
Gase learned a lot from Fox during their season of change in Chicago.

Unlike his predecessor, Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase making extra effort to connect with players | Miami Herald
Adam Gase gets it. He knows that coaching is as much about stroking egos as it is about X’s and O’s.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Miami Dolphins' Adam Gase: Ryan Tannehill has freedom to audible - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Adam Gase, addressing the media at the NFL combine, also says Ndamukong Suh is working out on his own at the Dolphins' complex.

Dolphins Running Backs

Where will Lamar Miller play in 2016? Sizing up factors for, against Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
Lamar Miller was not happy as last season wound down, for reasons that go beyond the obvious 6-10 record of the Dolphins. Miller, often known for his economy of words, opened up on Joe Rose’s radio show on WQAM-560AM, admitting that seeing limited duty once again last season frustrated him,...

Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins' Adam Gase: Jordan Cameron is a fit | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase just spoke to the media in Indianapolis and the biggest revelation was that Jordan Cameron is in the team's plans for 2016. You'll recall Cameron is one of the ten offseason cap moves the Dolphins...

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins GM: We want Cam Wake here in 2016 | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins and Cameron Wake’s representatives have already huddled this week about a new contract that would keep the pass rusher with the team in 2016 — but at a more manageable price.

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins' potential free-agent targets: S Reggie Nelson - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Taking a look at potential free-agent targets for the Miami Dolphins, including Bengals safety Reggie Nelson.

Dolphins Offseason

Dolphins weighing future of free agents Lamar Miller, Olivier Vernon | The Daily Dolphin
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Dolphins have several major personnel decisions to make in the next few weeks and it starts with running back Lamar Miller and defensive end Olivier Vernon.

Dolphins should focus on Myles Jack, Vernon Hargreaves at NFL combine - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Dolphins need help at linebacker and cornerback. Myles Jack and Vernon Hargreaves are two players who might be good fits in Miami.

Former Dolphins

It’s Still All On The Line For Taylor
Four years after his retirement, Jason Taylor still keeps a close eye on his former team, with an emphasis on the defensive line.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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5 Free Agents Who Could Fit the Dolphins' Needs in 2016 - The Phinsider
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Important Decision Looming for Dolphins and Dion Jordan - The Phinsider
The Dolphins selected Dion Jordan with the third-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. With a 2016 cap hit of $6.202 million and his football career in jeopardy, the Dolphins have an important decision to make on the 25 year-old defensive end.