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The Splash Zone 1/17/17: Prioritizing The Dolphins' Free Agents

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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 have 22 free agents heading into the offseason and the will look to keep some and let the others walk. There are quite a few key players the Dolphins should look to lock up such as Kenny Stills but there are also quite a few the team can let go or sign to smaller contracts. Who do you think the Dolphins should bring back and who can the team afford to let go?

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

Prioritizing the Miami Dolphins' free agents - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins have 22 possible free agents this offseason. They won’t re-sign all of them, meaning they must prioritize according to talent, need and cost. The following is a look at how the Dolphins might approach free agency, which begins in March:

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Report: Miami Dolphins assistant line coach Washburn headed to Bears | The Daily Dolphin
Jeremiah Washburn, the Dolphins’ assistant offensive line coach, is leaving to become line coach of the Chicago Bears, The Sporting News reported Monday night. Washburn joined the Dolphins last season.

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins should give Kenyan Drake a bigger role next season
With Jay Ajayi not playing well outside of his 200-yard performances, the Miami Dolphins need to get Kenyan Drake involved more next season. The post Miami Dolphins should give Kenyan Drake a bigger role next season appeared first on Cover32.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Will Laremy Tunsil play left tackle for Miami Dolphins in 2017? - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Expect Miami to keep the left side of its offensive line together for at least one more season before Laremy Tunsil shifts to left tackle.

Report: Miami Dolphins assistant line coach Washburn headed to Bears | The Daily Dolphin
Jeremiah Washburn, the Dolphins’ assistant offensive line coach, is leaving to become line coach of the Chicago Bears, The Sporting News reported Monday night. Washburn joined the Dolphins last season.

Miami Dolphins' Laremy Tunsil is the AFC East rookie of the year - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Laremy Tunsil helped stabilize the Dolphins' offensive line play and could be a mainstay in Miami for many seasons.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins have major void to fill at tight end - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Expect major changes at tight end as the Dolphins attempt to get more production from the position in 2017.

Dolphins Linebackers

Will the Dolphins move Kiko Alonso to OLB? - CBSSports.com
Kiko Alonso was among the Dolphins' most productive defenders.

Dolphins Offseason

Miami Dolphins should heed early warning player analytics | FOX Sports
Offensive lineman Jason Fox was jettison before the start of last season however a few players on the same line grading near Fox had stayed on only to cost the Miami Dolphins a game as well as their jobs when they had to start.     ...

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Miami Dolphins offseason needs 2017: Defense dominates fan poll results - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins had a highly successful season, one that saw them make the NFL Playoffs for the first time since 2008, despite the common pre-season prediction that they were a four to six win...

Who’s Your Favorite Non-Dolphins Player to Watch? - The Phinsider
It’s OK, you’re allowed to flirt with other players while the Miami Dolphins and the NFL are "separated".

NFL Draft 2017 order updated following Divisional round of playoffs - The Phinsider
The Seahawks, Texans, Cowboys, and Chiefs are now locked into draft positions.