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The Splash Zone - 3/17/16: Chris Johnson Visits With Dolphins

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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After losing out on C.J. Anderson, the Dolphins have turned to veteran Chris Johnson. As of right now, Jay Ajayi is penciled in as the starting back. Last season, Johnson suffered a fractured left tibia in week 12 and was lost for the season.

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

Miami Dolphins bring Chris Johnson in for a visit | Miami Herald
If you can’t get the C.J. you want, get the C.J. you can.

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins: Simplest measure shows Gase was the right choice | Dave's Digital Domain
The Miami Dolphins have "won" the free-agency period before and missed the playoffs anyway. This time around I'm going to worry less about that and focus on the more important pickup.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Matt Moore gets some guarantees for himself and family | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Matt Moore's deal with the Miami Dolphins has so many guarantees, it speaks to the player's desire to know where he's going to be the next two years and the team willing to give him that assurance. Moore, who has...

Dolphins Running Backs

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi could get the first shot at starting job | The Daily Dolphin
Now that the Dolphins have lost out C.J. Anderson, it's increasingly likely that Jay Ajayi enters the season as the Dolphins lead back. Miami could still sign a free agent -- Arian Foster, Alfred Morris, LeGarette Blount, James Starks and Ronnie Hillman remain on the market.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

Updating Miami Dolphins' top needs - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins have made some big moves this offseason, but still face uncertainty at guard, running back, linebacker and cornerback.

Mario Williams signing was Miami Dolphins' best move in free agency - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Miami knew it would lose 2015 sack leader Olivier Vernon in free agency but responded by taking a solid, calculated risk on Mario Williams.

AC In The AM: A Smart, Prudent Plan Is Unfolding
The Dolphins have followed a carefully calculated path, paying out smart money instead of absurd dollars, filling needs with quality players who have something to prove.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone - 3/16/16: C.J. Anderson Will Not Be A Dolphin - 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.

Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing - The Phinsider
Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

Dolphins Sign Quarterback Matt Moore - The Phinsider
The Dolphins made a vital acquisition Tuesday evening, resigning veteran quarterback Matt Moore to a new deal. Moore, who received interest from several teams, visited with the Cowboys and Colts...

Dolphins offseason needs 2016: Free Agency and Draft shopping list 3.0 - The Phinsider
We update the offseason shopping list for the Miami Dolphins after a full week of free agency. Have the Dolphins filled their needs? Do they have bigger needs now? Are there new needs?

Dolphins visiting with free agent Chris Johnson after missing on C.J. Anderson - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are visiting with Chris Johnson on Wednesday, after missing out on C.J. Anderson when the Denver Broncos matched Miami's offer sheet. Johnson spent last season with the Arizona Cardinals.

Browns releasing linebacker Karlos Dansby - The Phinsider
The Cleveland Browns have told former Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby that they will be releasing him.