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The Splash Zone - 3/8/16: Dolphins Trade For Kiko Alonso And Byron Maxwell

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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 reigning offseason champs, the Miami Dolphins, made some big moves yesterday. The biggest was obviously the trade for Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Dolphins need linebacker help and Alonso, when healthy, is a pretty good linebacker. Maxwell, in my opinion, wasn't that great of a fit in the Eagles defense. He's more of a zone defender, which is what Miami will run.

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

Miami Dolphins trading for two Philadelphia Eagles players | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The Miami Dolphins are adding Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso in trade, according to multiple league sources. The trade is agreed to but will not be announced until Wednesday after 4 p.m. because of the NFL...

Dolphins Running Backs

Running back Lamar Miller to hit free agency on Wednesday | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Running back Lamar Miller will hit the open market when free agency begins in earnest Wednesday, according to a source close to the player. Miller, 24, is unsigned for 2016 and his agent Drew Rosenhaus has been talking with the...

Which teams could be interested in Dolphins RB Lamar Miller? - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
On the eve of free agency, the Dolphins and Lamar Miller are still trying to work out a deal. If they can't, which other teams might be interested?

Dolphins Tight Ends

2016 Free Agency Preview: Tight Ends
Dolphins.com’s series of free agency previews continues with the tight end position.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins legally tampering with Seattle offensive lineman | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The NFL's legal tampering period began at noon Monday. (I've got jokes about the illegal tampering done the past month or so, but whatever, not now.) Anyway, the Dolphins expect to address at least one guard position during free agency...

Dolphins Linebackers

Five things to know about Kiko Alonso | Miami Herald
The Eagles will trade linebacker Kiko Alonso, along with cornerback Byron Maxwell, to the Dolphins when the league year begins Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the Dolphins’ newest run-stopper.

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins expect to release Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins are expected to release Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes in the coming days. The move will be made to create more salary cap space for the start of free agency, which begins on Wednesday. According to sources, the Dolphins approached Grimes about restructuring the four-year,...

Five things to know about Byron Maxwell | Miami Herald
The Philadelphia Eagles will trade cornerback Byron Maxwell, along with linebacker Kiko Alonso, to the Miami Dolphins when the league year begins Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the Dolphins’ newest cover man.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

Miami Dolphins banking on turnarounds by Byron Maxwell, Kiko Alonso - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Dolphins made a move to try to shore up their defense by trading draft picks for CB Byron Maxwell and LB Kiko Alonso, but it comes with big risk.

What Dolphins are getting in Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell; More changes for College Football Playoff | Sports Buzz
In acquiring inside linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell (the deal is being finalized as we speak), the Dolphins obviously hope they will be getting the productive, ascending players who excelled for the Bills and Seahawks previously, not the ones who underperformed last year in Philadelphia. Alonso, 25, was...

Dolphins’ Lamar Miller, Rishard Matthews can talk to teams today | The Daily Dolphin
Legal tampering begins today at noon and that means several key Dolphins players -- including running back Lamar Miller and receiver Rishard Matthews -- can begin talking to other NFL teams. Miami can also begin talking to free agents across the league.

AC In The AM: March Means Important Decisions
An already busy offseason is about to get a whole lot busier for the Miami Dolphins. Call it the NFL’s version of March Madness.

Former Dolphins

‘Really special’ moments shared by Manning, Gase and Marino | The Daily Dolphin
Before he could set NFL records or win Super Bowls, before he could even say he’d played one full NFL game, Peyton Manning had to stand on the opposite sideline for his pro debut and watch how a legend operates.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone - 3/7/16: Dolphins Looking To Restructure Jordan Cameron's Contract - 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.

How the Miami Dolphins can change team culture in free agency - The Phinsider
In recent years, we have seen history repeat itself during free agency for the Miami Dolphins. From the team's approach to the results on the field, very little has changed. So, what can Miami do to demonstrate the existence of a change in culture?

Everything you need to know about the NFL legal tampering period, which opens today - The Phinsider
The legal tampering period is set to begin on Monday at 12 PM EST. Teams will be able to start negotiating with agents, but a contract cannot be offered until 4 PM EST on Wednesday.

Dolphins free agency shopping list: Targets and needs for Miami in 2016 offseason - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are starting their 2016 offseason plans. What is on the shopping list and how can they fill those needs?

Dolphins to cut Brent Grimes - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins will cut Brent Grimes, according to a report, after failing to come to term on a restructured contract.

Dolphins looking to trade for cornerback Byron Maxwell from Eagles - The Phinsider
Could the Miami Dolphins already have a plan to fill Brent Grimes' roster spot even before the Pro Bowl cornerback is released?

Dolphins trade for Byron Maxwell also includes Kiko Alonso, according to report - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are finalizing a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles that will add Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell to South Florida.

Dolphins free agency rumors: Miami interested in J.R. Sweezy from Seahawks - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are reportedly expressing interest in Seattle Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy.