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The Splash Zone 8/9/16: DeVante Parker Nearing Return

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.

DeVante Parker has missed the past week with a hamstring injury and is slowly earning the "injury-prone" label. Parker dealt with a foot issue during his rookie season, so he needed to prove this offseason that he can stay healthy. So far, he has not done that. There is no denying Parker has the talent to be a premier wide receiver in the league, but you need to stay healthy. The Dolphins are optimistic he will return soon and the Dolphins are going to need him on offense this season.

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

Miami Dolphins' DeVante Parker nears return as offense struggles again | Miami Herald
Another day, another win for the Dolphins’ defense. But help is on the way. DeVante Parker should be back on the practice field soon. He has missed the past week with a sore hamstring.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

AC In The AM: An Important Preseason For Tannehill
With the start of the preseason coming Friday night against the Giants, quarterback Ryan Tannehill will get a chance to show that a productive offseason can translate into a feel-good August.

Ryan Tannehill’s Prove-It Season | The MMQB with Peter King
The Dolphins hired a QB whisperer to be their new head coach, and Adam Gase’s solution is to give Ryan Tannehill more responsibilities

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Who’s leading Miami Dolphins’ offense? Jarvis Landry ‘stepping up’ | The Daily Dolphin
With the Dolphins' offense in a funk, the question has come up about leadership. Especially vocal leadership. "That's not my thing," Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert said. "My thing is lead by example.

Little Man Shows Up Big In Monday's Practice
Jakeem Grant had himself an impressive practice Monday when he caught two long passes during team drills and had a touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone in a seven-on-seven red zone drill.

Dolphins Defense

Joseph In The Middle Of The Action
The Dolphins defensive coordinator addresses a number of topics including his game day coaching location, the strength of the defense and his assessment of several defensive players.

CAMP NOTEBOOK: Defense Dominates Dolphins Scrimmage; Other Notes
The defense was celebrating a dominating performance after holding the Dolphins offense to one first down in eight possessions.

Dolphins Linebackers

Miami Dolphins coaches call Kiko Alonso 'modern-day middle linebacker' - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Kiko Alonso's potential has gone unrealized recently, but he's got a fresh start in Miami, where the coaches are optimistic he's ready to break out.

Dolphins Depth Chart

Dolphins Release First Depth Chart Of 2016 Season
There weren’t any major surprises on the depth chart, which included four newcomers listed with the first team.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Dolphins depth chart 2016: Team releases first training camp depth chart - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have released their first depth chart of 2016. There is nothing overly surprising about where the players on the roster currently stand. The wide receivers currently have Matt...

2016 Miami Dolphins training camp: Scrimmage live chat and updates - Practice 9, August 8 - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins get back to practice Monday after an off day on Sunday. The team will be looking to bounce back after a lackluster performance during Saturday’s abbreviated scrimmage, especially...

Dolphins waive/injured Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, sign Al Louis-Jean - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have waived/injured cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, the team announced Monday morning. He was replaced with cornerback Al Louis-Jean. Ekpre-Olomu entered the NFL as a seventh round...

Football 101: Why Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was waived/injured by Dolphins after ACL tear - The Phinsider
Earlier Monday, the Miami Dolphins announced they had waived/injured cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Shortly thereafter, it was reported that Ekpre-Olomu tore his ACL - the opposite ACL from the one he...