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The Splash Zone 6/20/16: Jay Ajayi Struggling Catching Passes

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Adam Gase wants a running back who can do everything and if that is the case, Jay Ajayi is going to have to work on his receiving skills. During OTA's and minicamp, Ajayi who is expected to be the Dolphins starting running back dropped a few passes during offseason workouts. If Ajayi wants to be the Dolphins starter he's going to have to be able to do everything or risk losing time to someone who can be a receiving threat.

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

Jay Ajayi needs to work on his receiving skills | ProFootballTalk
Dolphins coach Adam Gase has made it clear that he envisions starting and finishing drives with the same running back on the field for every snap. This will require whoever the running back is to do everything running backs do, including catching passes.

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Byron Maxwell declares Dolphins to be a "defensive team" | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins hired an offensive head coach. But a new arrival on the other side of the ball has planted a different flag in the South Florida ground. Cornerback Byron Maxwell, who arrived via trade after a failed season in Philly, said the defense outperformed the offense during offseason workout...

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