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The Splash Zone - 2/26/16: Could Miami Tag Olivier Vernon, Then Trade Him

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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According to a report, the Dolphins are considering tagging Olivier Vernon and then trade him away. This way the Dolphins could get some compensation when/if they lose Vernon. The Dolphins can't allow Vernon to walk for nothing.

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

Report: Dolphins considering tagging, then trading, Olivier Vernon | The Daily Dolphin
The biggest question swirling around the Miami Dolphins as the free agency window inches closer is the future of defensive end Olivier Vernon. The Dolphins could lock him up by re-signing him beforehand, could use the franchise tag on him or they could do nothing and let him test the market.

Dolphins Front Office

Grier Relishing First Combine As General Manager
Grier waited a while for his opportunity, but it came when he was promoted to the role of general manager Jan. 4.

Miami Dolphins front office, coaching staff trying to mesh | Miami Dolphins In Depth
One of the great (and dangerous) unknowns of shotgun marriages is that communication sometimes falls through the cracks. And that was a concern for the Miami Dolphins starting this offseason because the team hired a new and first-time head coach...

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Adam Gase: Ryan Tannehill has skill set we want -
New Dolphins coach Adam Gase says Ryan Tannehill has the tools necessary to succeed in the NFL, but warns that it will take time for him to develop "a great feel" for his starting quarterback.

Dolphins unlikely to draft QB, ready to progress with Ryan Tannehill/Adam Gase relationship - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins hope Adam Gase can elevate quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and that makes them unlikely to draft a quarterback this year.

Adam Gase: We’re going to go through a process with Ryan Tannehill | ProFootballTalk
One of the first orders of business for coach Adam Gase with the Dolphins is finding a way to get better results out of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, something that has been a frequent topic of conversation for Gase and others in the organization since Gase was named Joe Philbin's successor last month...

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Adam Gase optimistic about Dolphins' returning WRs - Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase seems to like returning WRs Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker, who both performed below expectations last season.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Guard a top priority for the Dolphins in NFL Draft | The Daily Dolphin
INDIANAPOLIS -- In life, there are three guarantees -- death, taxes and the Dolphins needing to upgrade their offensive line. Miami has spent years trying to improve the line and they made it their key focus in the 2014 offseason. But two years later, it's still a priority.

Dolphins Defensive Line

DE Olivier Vernon's free agency poses dilemma for Miami Dolphins |
The Dolphins signed tackle Ndamukong Suh last year to the largest contract in NFL history for a defensive player, banking on a dominant line to turn the team’s fortunes around.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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

A Dolfan Primer to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine - The Phinsider
Ready to enjoy this week's 2016 NFL Scouting Combine? Enjoy it even more by taking note of the prospects that can help make a difference for the Miami Dolphins next season.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase talks offense, Tannehill being able to 'move in and out of plays' at Scouting Combine - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase spoke with the media on Wednesday from the NFL Scouting Combine. During his press conference, Gase spoke about changes to the offense and Ryan Tannehill's ability to audible at the line of scrimmage.

NFL Scouting Combine 2016 schedule, workouts, TV schedule, players - The Phinsider
The NFL Scouting Combine kicked off earlier this week with players beginning to report. As we get ready for the on field work from the first group, we look at the schedule for the week.

Ndamukong Suh contract option: How would Dolphins using team option impact Suh's future salary cap numbers? - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have a team option written in to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's contract that would allow them to change his base salary into a signing bonus. How would it impact the rest of Suh's contract?