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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 defense last season was...bad. The signing of star defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, was supposed to make the Dolphins a top 10 defense. Heck, we even learned that defense wins championships thanks to the Denver Broncos. The Dolphins are going to make plenty of changes to the defense this offseason. The good news is the draft is deep in defensive talent.

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

How Dolphins hope to upgrade their defense; Bosh/Heat personnel update; Top player who could be eligible in 2016 has UM No. 1; Marlins | Sports Buzz
BUZZ COLUMN With free agency beginning next week, the Dolphins are determined to fix a defense that ranked 28th against the run and 21st against the pass. What we’re hearing: ### The Dolphins hope --- through free agency and the draft --- to add another defensive end that’s stout against...

Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross in London, reportedly trying to form super soccer league | The Daily Dolphin
Talk about Europe’s most powerful soccer clubs swerving onto a renegade path by forming their own "super league" has been speculated upon for years, even though no one has pulled it off.

Dolphins Running Backs

2016 Free Agency Preview: Running Backs
Dolphins.com’s series of free agency previews continues with the running back position.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Landry Shines In The Eye Of The Storm
The Dolphins Pro Bowl wide receiver returned to his tornado-ravaged hometown of Convent, La., about 50 miles west of New Orleans to visit those affected by the natural disaster.

‘Sobering moment’ as Landry visits tornado-stricken hometown in Louisiana | The Daily Dolphin
Jarvis Landry was back home. Or at least that’s what his head and GPS were telling him. His eyes? That’s another story. "You see videos of what a tornado has done to other people’s towns, other places," Landry said.

Receiver Christion Jones again signs with Miami Dolphins | Miami Herald
Christion Jones, a receiver and kick returner from Alabama, is back with the Miami Dolphins, his representatives announced Wednesday.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Are Dolphins capable of matching offers for Olivier Vernon? - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Miami Dolphins gave defensive end and sack leader Olivier Vernon the one-year transition tag for $12.701 million.

Dolphins figuring out Suh, Wake deals before free agency begins | www.mypalmbeachpost.com
Now that the Dolphins face losing defensive Olivier Vernon to free agency, the team has several major decisions to make on other key players.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

The Miami Dolphins have to do more with less this offseason | Miami Dolphins In Depth
So here we are two months after the end of the 2015 season and only eight days from the start of the 2016 league year and the same Dolphins that had multiple areas of talent need when the season ended...

Todd McShay projects Myles Jack to Miami Dolphins in post-combine mock - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins need a lot of help at linebacker; would the team take a chance on UCLA's Myles Jack, who played just three games last season?

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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

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.

A Toddler's Take on Important Miami Dolphins Decisions - The Phinsider
Hey, let's not kid ourselves. Adults don't know that much. Let's see if a toddler knows what to do.

With Vernon All But Gone, First Round Defender Likely - The Phinsider
With Vernon All But Gone, First Round Defender Likely

Why the Dolphins’ 2013 Offseason Could Be the Worst in NFL History - The Phinsider
It seems almost impossible to imagine a team being able to do this much damage to their roster in just eight weeks, but someone, during the spring of 2013, the Miami Dolphins were able to find a way.

The Turtle Approach: Current Roster Management - The Phinsider
Should Miami look to start cutting some of their seasoned veterans to look towards the future?