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The Splash Zone - 3/2/16: Olivier Vernon Gets The Transition Tag

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 deadline to use the franchise/transition tags was yesterday and there were plenty of roster moves yesterday. The Dolphins placed the transition tag on Olivier Vernon, meaning they can match any team's offer. The Dolphins want  to keep Vernon, but not at his asking price. Vernon's days as a Dolphin may be numbered.

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

Dolphins use transition tag on Olivier Vernon | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins are tagging Olivier Vernon, but it's the rarely-used transition tag. That means the Dolphins will pay Vernon $12.7 million in 2016 but other teams can still negotiate with him.

Dolphins Front Office

Dan Marino’s role growing in Dolphins organization | The Daily Dolphin
Dan Marino's role in the Dolphins organization is growing. Sports Illustrated's MMQB was able to sit on on a Dolphins interview with an unnamed quarterback prospect at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Behind Closed Doors at the NFL Combine | The MMQB with Peter King
Teams are allowed to schedule formal interviews with 60 prospects, each lasting just 15 minutes. The MMQB sat in the room as the Dolphins grilled a quarterback and tried to determine the makeup of the man

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Rishard Matthews doesn’t want to be lower than a No. 2 receiver | ProFootballTalk
In February, word out of Miami was that the Dolphins were talking to wide receiver Rishard Matthews about a contract that would keep him from hitting the market as an unrestricted free agent next week.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins like Olivier Vernon, don't love Olivier Vernon | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The Miami Dolphins want to keep Olivier Vernon. No doubt about that. That is why this morning they have placed the transition tag on the player, worth $12.3 million that ensures they can match any offer on the open free...

Dolphins' free-agent history could repeat itself with Olivier Vernon - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
For the second year in a row, the Dolphins are in danger of losing a quality player in free agency.

Miami Dolphins, Cameron Wake not on same page over contract | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The idea that the Miami Dolphins want to keep Cameron Wake, and indeed extend his contract for one or two more years, took a significant hit before and during the Indianapolis Combine when the team and Wake's agent formerly discussed...

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

Imagining potential fits for Peyton Manning as a player - NFL Nation- ESPN
A look at a few of the teams who might kick the tires on a Peyton Manning acquisition, should he wish to play another season.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone - 3/1/16: Deadline To Use Franchise Tag Ends Today - 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.

2016 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Backs - The Phinsider
Monday marked the final day of the NFL combine, as the defensive backs showcased their skills in Indianapolis. Miami is looking to improve their secondary this off-season and the NFL draft is their best chance of doing so. Below is a list of combine results from Monday's on-field activities.

50 Years of Finspiration: A Revolutionary Backfield - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins in 2016 will celebrate 50 years (not seasons--that was last year) as a franchise. To commemorate this milestone, we'll take a look at the squads and player groups that first established the Dolphins as a force to be reckoned with.

Dolphins Place Transition Tag On Olivier Vernon - The Phinsider
According to reports, the Dolphins have officially placed the transition tag on Olivier Vernon.