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The Splash Zone 9/17/16: Mario Williams Returns To Practice, Expected To Play Sunday

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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.

The Dolphins got some good news on Friday as Mario Williams was able to practice again. Williams suffered a concussion during the game against the Seattle Seahawks. As you probably already know, a player has to go through a concussion protocol before returning to play. Williams return to the defensive line is a huge boost, as he was playing some good football last Sunday.

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

Mario Williams expected to play at New England | Miami Dolphins In Depth
Defensive end Mario Williams, nursing a concussion earlier this week, is expected to play Sunday against the New England Patriots. Williams has been cleared for onfield activities and to play following his latest exam within the NFL concussion protocol, according...

Dolphins At Patriots

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots: Week 2 staff predictions | www.palmbeachpost.com
What are our Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins take on the Patriots up in New England?

Congemi's 5 Keys To The Patriots Game
Here are five keys for the Dolphins to defeat the New England Patriots on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

AC in the AM: Dolphins Need All Phases Working
While the Dolphins can take solace in a strong effort against Seattle, the object now is following it up at New England and this time getting the victory.

Dolphins Running Backs

Jay Ajayi declines to discuss being left home for season opener | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--In the wake of an issue that led Dolphins coach Adam Gase to leave him back in Miami for the season opener in Seattle last week, running back Jay Ajayi declined to discuss the situation. Ajayi was available to the media this afternoon for the first time since that took place.

Miami Dolphins: Jay Ajayi's still got some growing up to do | www.mypalmbeachpost.com
There were going to be questions with Jay Ajayi from the start.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins: Tiny Jakeem Grant shakes off big hits on punt returns | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE – Darren Rizzi, the Miami Dolphins assistant head coach and special teams coordinator, didn’t seem too concerned about 5-foot-7 Jakeem Grant getting thrown down pretty violently on a couple of punt returns in last week’s 12-10 loss at Seattle.

Getting To Know Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry Q&A | The Daily Dolphin
No receiver in the history of the NFL has had more catches in his first two seasons than Jarvis Landry. A second-round draft choice from LSU, Landry had 194 grabs. Landry then added seven catches in the season-opener at Seattle, becoming the fastest player to 200 catches in league history.

Dolphins Special Teams

Poor protection, low kick doomed Andrew Franks' field goal attempt in Seattle | Miami Herald
The protection wasn’t great. Cassius Marsh made a great play. And Andrew Franks needs more loft. Everything that could go wrong on Franks’ blocked field goal in Week 1 did.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 9/16/16: Ryan Tannehill And Adam Gase's Relationship Growing - 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 odds flirting with touchdown underdog versus Patriots - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins were the league’s largest underdog last week, with Las Vegas pushing them to a double digit line against the Seattle Seahawks. They are not that far off from last week’s line as...

Dolphins at Patriots preview: New England offensive line ‘biggest point of concern on the roster’ - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins will face off against the New England Patriots this Sunday, the first half of the annual home-and-home series between the two AFC East clubs. This year’s series will start in New...

Happy Birthday Kevin Dolney aka Kdog - The Phinsider
Happy Birthday Kevin Dolney aka Kdog