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The Splash Zone - 3/9/16: Dolphins Sign Mario Williams To A Two-Year Contract

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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With Olivier Vernon most likely heading elsewhere, the Dolphins needed to add a defensive end in free agency or the draft. The Dolphins met with Mario Williams over the weekend and have signed him to a two-year contract worth $16 million. Williams was one of the best pass rushers in the league and we saw a major drop in production last year, which was his first year with Rex Ryan. Can Williams return to form with the Dolphins?

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

Miami Dolphins, Mario Williams agree on two-year contract | Miami Herald
Mario Williams, the former No. 1 pick in the draft, is moving to Miami.

Dolphins Running Backs

Lamar Miller likely out in Miami; could Matt Forte replace him? | The Daily Dolphin
Lamar Miller couldn't get the deal he wanted with the Dolphins, the Palm Beach Post reported on Monday. Miller apparently wants more than $6 million a deal and would ideally like to get over $7 million. The Dolphins believe he's replaceable.

Are Miami Dolphins prepared to lose running back Lamar Miller? - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Signs point to veteran Miami running back Lamar Miller leaving as a free agent, which would create another hole in the Dolphins' lineup.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron agrees to restructured salary | The Daily Dolphin
Tight end Jordan Cameron will return to the Dolphins at a reduced salary. The Dolphins and Cameron have agreed to a restructure, a source told the Palm Beach Post.

Dolphins Defense

Updating Miami Dolphins with Kiko Alonso, Byron Maxwell
With Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell on the way to Miami, let's reset a defense that finished 25th in the NFL last season.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Examining details of Miami Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh's restructuring - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins made a shrewd move this week to restructure the contract of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Let's look at the details.

Dolphins Secondary

Grimes (and Miko) out; Byron Maxwell in: Net gain? | Miami Dolphins In Depth
By the time free agency begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday the Miami Dolphins believe they will have improved at the cornerback position because they are effectively replacing Brent Grimes with Byron Maxwell. Their plan as of this writing was...

Hyde: Would Miko Grimes' comments play into Brent's release? - Sun Sentinel
Beyond upgrading the secondary, beyond solving the defensive end, a primary job of the Dolphins off-season is a reclamation project on quarterback Ryan Tannehill. It’s why Adam Gase was hired as coach. It’s a reason why offensive guard is a primary off-season buy. But was it why Brent Grimes was...

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

AC In The AM: Reported Trade Has Big Possibilities
Based on several reports, the Dolphins will finalize a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday for cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso. Think what it could mean for this team, this defense.

Former Dolphins

Jason Taylor: Letter from Peyton when I retired remains ‘near and dear’ | The Daily Dolphin
Jason Taylor spent enough time during his career trying to track down Peyton Manning. Finally, it came time for Manning to return the favor. The 2011 season had just ended and with it, so had Taylor’s career. "I got a bunch of texts," Taylor recalled Monday evening.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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

Mel Kiper Mock Draft 3: Dolphins still focusing on defense - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins will likely spend a lot of time in free agency and the NFL Draft addressing their defense. ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr., has them doing exactly that in his latest mock draft.

Dolphins restructure Jordan Cameron contract, creating more cap space - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have completed restructuring the contract for tight end Jordan Cameron, according to a report.

Lamar Miller not expected to re-sign with Dolphins according to report - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins may be planning to head into the 2016 season without starting running back Lamar Miller.

Raiders, Kelechi Osemele agree to contract - The Phinsider
The Oakland Raiders have landed one of the top free agent offensive linemen on the open market.

Mario Williams to the Dolphins seems to be getting closer - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins may be getting ready to land their first big fish of the 2016 free agency period.

Free agency rumors 2016: Dolphins chasing William Hayes - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins may be close to signing defensive end Mario Williams, but they could also be looking to add William Hayes.

Dolphins free agency rumor tracker 2016 - Tuesday - The Phinsider
The legal tampering period is a day old, with a little more than 24 hours until free agency officially starts in the NFL. Currently, agents and teams can discuss potential contracts and work out...

Malik Jackson signing with Jagaurs; Tamba Hali returns to Chiefs - Where does that leave Olivier Vernon? - The Phinsider
Two defensive linemen have reached deals today, which could give us a picture of what to expect with Olivier Vernon.

Texans 'making strong push' to sign Lamar Miller - The Phinsider
The Houston Texans could be preparing to replace Arian Foster with Lamar Miller.

Dolphins free agent rumors: Dolphins 'in conversations' with Alex Boone, other guards - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have to upgrade their offensive line this offseason. They could be looking to start with a veteran option, which could include Alex Boone as a possible target.