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The Splash Zone 5/3/16: Adam Gase's Radical Idea For Dolphins Rookie Minicamp

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Normally when you think of an NFL rookie minicamp, you will probably be thinking of rookies on the practice field practicing against each other. However, Adam Gase doesn't care what you think. In Gase's first season as a head coach, he is going to hold a rookie minicamp where there will be no practicing. NONE. Instead, Gase is going to treat it as a sort of orientation and teach the rookies about the Dolphins schemes and playbook. Gase also wants the rookies to develop life skills where the team will talk about nutrition, financial planning, sports science, and learning to deal with the media.

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

Miami Dolphins unveiling radical idea for rookie minicamp | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The Miami Dolphins will have their eight draft picks and 10 undrafted free agents in town beginning Thursday, and rookie minicamp will go from Friday to Sunday. And the rookies will not touch the field at the team's training facility...

Mike Tannenbaum

Dolphins' Mike Tannenbaum explains Laremy Tunsil pick | The MMQB with Peter King
The Dolphins’ Mike Tannenbaum explains the behind-the-scenes draft room discussions that led to Miami taking Laremy Tunsil

Dolphins Offensive Line

Where does Laremy Tunsil fit on Miami Dolphins' offensive line? - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Laramey Tunsil, a left tackle in college, could move seamlessly to right tackle since the Dolphins are unlikely to move veteran OT Branden Albert.

Laremy Tunsil of Miami Dolphins won't start career in NFL's substance-abuse program
Miami Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil is expected to get a clean slate from the NFL and will not begin his pro career under Stage 1 of the league's substance abuse program, a source told ESPN.

Dolphins Linebackers

Kiko Alonso’s impressive first practices surprise even the Dolphins | Miami Herald
The Dolphins might have gotten a steal with new linebacker Kiko Alonso, who looked better than the team could have imagined in his first practices in Miami.

Dolphins Secondary

Rookie CB Xavien Howard joins Miami Dolphins with starter expectations - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Xavien Howard "was a target player for us," Miami's GM said, "and when the opportunity arrived for us to make a play to get him, we jumped at it."

Dolphins 2016 Rookies

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Dolphins Rookie Class
Taking a look back at the Dolphins 2016 draft from a statistical standpoint.

Extreme makeover: Gase’s radical rookie camp won’t include any practices | The Daily Dolphin
Allen Iverson would be proud. The Dolphins will hold rookie camp this weekend, which typically involves all the draft picks and scores of undrafted free agents and tryout guys you’ll never hear from again sweating under a May sun. Except this mini-camp won’t be typical in the least.

Behind the scenes, two played key role in Tunsil landing with Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
One of the most important men in the Dolphins’ trenches won’t make a single tackle or block a single pass rusher in 2016. He’s Jimmy Sexton, the agent who last year helped broker the $114 million deal that brought defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to the Dolphins.

Dolphins Added "Alpha" Players To Roster
Heading into the draft, Grier and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum said they wanted to add players who were passionate and showed a lot of grit, and they firmly believe that’s exactly what they did.

AC In The AM: Breaking Down A Very Promising Draft
With eight selections and an aggressive mindset, the Dolphins covered many of their pressing needs in the three-day NFL draft.

Media Circus: NFL draft television coverage behind the scenes
Read about NFL draft television coverage from behind the scenes.

NFL Draft 2016: Miami Dolphins building team in Adam Gase's mold |

It’s Adam Gase’s Dolphins now.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

Dolphins Make Roster Moves
Dolphins release three players, including a running back, wide receiver and defensive end.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 5/2/16: Dolphins Agree To Terms With 11 Undrafted Free Agents - The Phinsider
Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Dolphins rookie minicamp this weekend with no practices scheduled - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins will not hit the field this weekend, despite holding their rookie minicamp.

2016 Miami Dolphins Draft Recap: Rounds 4-7 - The Phinsider
We continue our recap of the players selected by the Miami Dolphins in rounds 4 to 7.

Larem Tunsil's attorney says 'some vindictive cretin' responsible for hack, states not Tunsil's stepdad - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil's attorney made an appearance on Mad Dog Sports Radio to discuss the situation surround Tunsil that led to him falling to Miami with the 13th overall pick.

2017 NFL Mock Draft: Way too early pick for Dolphins looking at cornerback - The Phinsider
Drafting Xavien Howard in the second round was a need-based pick, but Tabor projects as a true No. 1 corner.

Dolphins draft Jakeem Grant: An insider look from Viva the Matadors - The Phinsider
Jakeem Grant will blow by some players this year. SB Nation's Texas Tech blog will not be surprised when he does.

Miami Dolphins Release Three Players - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have announced that they have released three players including a running back, defensive end, and wide receiver.