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The Splash Zone 9/1/16: Last Chance For Players To Make An Impression

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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.

Tonight is the last night for a lot of players to leave a lasting impression on the coaching staff. Game 4 of the preseason is where the second team and third teams see all the playing time, plus some starters. With roster positions up for grabs, there are going to be a ton of players to watch for tonight when the Dolphins take on the Tennessee Titans.

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

One Last Chance To Leave A Lasting Impression
While a lot of those decisions already have been made, there likely will be roster spots won Thursday night when the Dolphins close out the preseason against the Tennessee Titans in the first game at the renovated Hard Rock Stadium.

Titans At Dolphins

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: Dolphins Vs. Titans
Breaking down the Dolphins-Titans matchup.

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase's game plan the result of collaboration, instinct | Miami Herald
How do hundreds of plays get whittled down to a successful game plan? Collaboration, trial and error and instinct, according to new Dolphins coach Adam Gase.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

It’s lazy to compare Miami Dolphins’ Griff Whalen to every white WR | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Griff Whalen studies film of Doug Baldwin, his former Stanford teammate, and he'd really like it if you'd consider comparing him to Baldwin. "Similar skill set," Whalen, a Miami Dolphins wide receiver said.

Miami Dolphins rookie WR Jakeem Grant looks just like Kevin Hart - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Miami Dolphins rookie receiver Jakeem Grant has a very famous doppleganger -- comedian Kevin Hart. Grant takes jokes about the resemblance in stride.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins tight ends can’t be an afterthought in Adam Gase’s offense | The Daily Dolphin
Adam Gase brings with him an offensive system that combines elements of his various stops in the NFL, but one constant: Over the past few years, he always had a tight end to count on.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins DL Julius Warmsley inspired by Baton Rouge floods | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Julius Warmsley was raised in Baton Rouge and stood out at Tulane in New Orleans, so Louisiana hold a special place in his heart. Warmsley has emerged as a Dolphins defensive lineman this preseason, with 3 sacks, 3 quarterback hurries, 6 tackles and 1 forced fumble, all of which he...

Dolphins Linebackers

Miami Dolphins player Kiko Alonso loves the city and culture - OneNacion Blog- ESPN
The linebacker is finding Miami to be an ideal culture fit, but he still has to cement his spot on the team.

Dolphins Special Teams

Miami Dolphins’ Andrew Franks on spheres, oblongs and why kickers have that quirky habit | The Daily Dolphin
You’ve seen it hundreds of times, but have you ever wondered why kickers squeeze balls before kicking off? And whether it has any effect whatsoever on what happens next? A few of us media hacks were handling footballs outside the Dolphins’ locker room Tuesday and, recognizing how hard the...

Dolphins Roster

Dolphins roster breakdown: Who's made it, who's likely out; who's on the bubble, the team's strengths, weaknesses | Miami Dolphins In Depth
I hate the NFL's preseason finale. It typically does not feature star players or even starting caliber players. It is often sloppy. It is a game played with one eye on being careful and avoiding injuries and another looking toward...

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 8/31/16: Dion Jordan Placed On Reserve/Non-Football Injury List - The Phinsider
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Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase spoke about DeVante Parker and getting the second-year receiver healthy for the season.

Best story of meeting a Dolphins player - The Phinsider
We all have a story about our favorite Miami Dolphins player, and, for some of us, that story is actually a story of meeting a player. (For some of us, there are many, many, many, many stories of...

Titans at Dolphins: What to watch for Miami in Preseason Week 4 - The Phinsider
Let’s face it, Preseason Week 4 is usually pretty boring around the NFL. It is a full schedule of games featuring players most fans cannot name, except maybe for their own favorite team’s players,...