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The Splash Zone 8/22/16: Mike Pouncey's Week 1 Status Is In Question

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Starting center Mike Pouncey is nursing a hip injury and will miss the rest of the Dolphins preseason. That's not the worst part though. He is also at risk at missing week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks were already a tough opponent, but without the team's starting center, things are going to be a little tougher. I'm sure we'll more about Pouncey this week.

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

Mike Pouncey out rest of preseason, status beyond uncertain | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is nursing a hip injury that will keep him out of the lineup the rest of the preseason and could even affect his status for the season-opener at Seattle Sept. 11. "I don't want to...

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins' Isaiah Pead forcing uncomfortable decision with strong preseason | Miami Herald
Here’s a good sign for a player on the roster bubble trying to make the team — when your coach calls up plays specifically for you. That’s Isaiah Pead’s reality after another strong preseason game.

Miami Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead making strong push for roster spot - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Isaiah Pead, who is in a potential three-way battle for the Dolphins' final running back roster spot, is leading the team in rushing this preseason.

Dolphins Offensive Line

A little protective, aren’t we? Miami Dolphins’ OL keeps Ryan Tannehill clean | The Daily Dolphin
Pass protection for Ryan Tannehill has been an issue for so long that when the subject was brought up to left tackle Branden Albert, he immediately went into protection mode himself. "What’s the problem?" Albert said.

Starter? Rookie Laremy Tunsil gets first chance for Miami Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
One day Laremy Tunsil expects to be entrenched as the Dolphins’ starting left tackle, but for now he’s trying to make the starting lineup at left guard. He took a big step toward that goal in Friday’s preseason loss at Dallas with his first start.

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins’ second-round pick Xavien Howard won’t face Falcons | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins have little choice but to count heavily on second-round pick Xavien Howard to help shore up their secondary, but the question of how much the rookie can contribute early this season won’t be answered Thursday night against Atlanta.

Dolphins hope Howard comes to rescue; Heat (Bosh/training camp/Williams); Marlins; UM (more Richt changes) | Sports Buzz
SUNDAY BUZZ COLUMN There are reasons why, as Joe Philbin might say, we’re queasy about the Dolphins. Cornerback and run defense top the list. But at least on Sunday they welcome back a second-round rookie who coaches say will need to play a lot ASAP, after missing training camp (knee...

Dolphins Preseason

Ryan Tannehill's stock up, defense's stock down for Miami Dolphins - AFC East- ESPN
A look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling after two Miami Dolphins preseason games.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Bills Release Karlos Williams; Might Fins Be Interested ? - The Phinsider
Second Year RB Averaged 5.6 YPC As A Rookie

Dolphins 53-man roster prediction mid-way through Preseason schedule - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have played two of their four preseason games for the 2016 exhibition schedule. The first game featured the Dolphins beating the New York Giants, while the second game, this past...

NFL removes ‘probable’ from weekly injury report - The Phinsider
The NFL is changing the weekly injury report heading into the 2016 season: NFL is getting rid of the "probable" injury classification this season.— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) August 21,...