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The Splash Zone 2/16/17: Is Kenny Stills Or Andre Branch Worth The Franchise Tag

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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.

Could Kenny Stills get the franchise tag? No. Could Andre Branch get the franchise tag? No. Wednesday was the first day that teams were allowed to designate a player with the franchise tag. Don't expect the Dolphins to use the franchise tag this year, neither player is worth the price for the tag. The Dolphins could end up placing the transition tag on Stills if they want to keep him.

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

Miami Dolphins players Kenny Stills, Andre Branch not worth franchise tag, but what about transition tag? | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins have decisions to make on receiver Kenny Stills and defensive end Andre Branch relative to whether they place the transition tag on either player. Wednesday is the first day the tags can be applied.

Dolphins Running Backs

Can Miami Dolphins provide support to keep Jay Ajayi’s Jay Train steaming forward? | The Daily Dolphin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnSt4_02AXo RB Jay Ajayi (Note: Today kicks off a series on Daily Dolphin spotlighting members of the team individually.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Dolphins' Kenny Stills among players who pulled out of goodwill trip to Israel - Sun Sentinel
Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills pulls out of a trip to Israel opposed by Palestinian activists

Dolphins Tight Ends

2017 NFL Draft: TE David Njoku to Miami Dolphins gathering steam | The Daily Dolphin
It’s good to be David Njoku these days. Not long ago, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper said the Dolphins should draft Njoku, the University of Miami tight end. Problem was, Kiper was thinking Njoku should be the Dolphins’ second-round pick, which he’s now amending.

Dolphins Linebackers

2017 NFL Draft: Dolphins look at LB T.J. Watt (J.J.'s brother)
2017 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins look at LB T.J. Watt (J.J.'s brother)

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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What Do The Miami Dolphins Have in DeVante Parker? - The Phinsider
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Mel Kiper Mock Draft 2.0 released: Dolphins adding offensive weapon - The Phinsider
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NFL free agents 2017: Lafayette Pitts tender, tag, or walk - The Phinsider
The run through the Miami Dolphins exclusive rights free agents in our review of each potential free agent the team has heading into the 2017 offseason has been going well, so we will continue it...

Franchise tag period opens; Will Dolphins use tag this year? - The Phinsider
The NFL’s franchise tag window officially opened on Wednesday, giving teams two weeks to decide if they want to use one of the three tag options available to keep a top-tier potential free agent. A...