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The Splash Zone 3/10/17: Dolphins Extend Reshad Jones And Other Notes

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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.

There was plenty of activity at Dolphins HQ yesterday as the team made several moves with signings, extensions, and tenders. The Dolphins extending Pro-Bowl safety Reshad Jones and it was well deserved for a great player as the deal is for five years. The other safety position is up in the air though, as the team waived Isa Abdul-Quddus.

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

Miami Dolphins, Reshad Jones reach new five-year deal
The Miami Dolphins have locked up safety Reshad Jones on a new five-year deal. The deal is worth $60 million, including $35 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Kenny Stills
Read a transcript as the Dolphins wide receiver discusses his re-signing with the media.

2017 NFL free agents: Dolphins WR Kenny Stills says team, not money, drove decision
Kenny Stills didn't want to get into specifics, but it sounds like he took less money to stay with the Dolphins than he could've gotten elsewhere. Stills is back with Miami on a four-year, $32 million contract after re-signing tonight.

Miami Dolphins: More money, more expectations for Kenny Stills
This Kenny Stills re-signing and the widespread notes of celebration and relief that accompany it ha...

2017 NFL free agents: Keeping Kenny Stills a big victory for Dolphins
It almost always comes to money. This time it didn’t. Kenny Stills likely could’ve gotten something close to $12 million per year had he stoked a bidding war, but he’ll re-sign with the Dolphins for significantly less.

Stills: "We're Building Something Special"
Dolphins wide receiver is coming off a big second season with the Dolphins, both on and off the field.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Tight End Anthony Fasano returning to Miami Dolphins, per report
The Miami Dolphins are signing tight end Anthony Fasano, according to a report from ESPN. Fasano will likely be the backup tight end to Julius Thomas (if Thomas is healthy), with MarQueis Gray as the third tight end. Dion Sims is reportedly expected to sign with the Chicago Bears.

Dolphins signing Anthony Fasano should help Ryan Tannehill
An old face is back with the Dolphins. The team signed tight end Anthony Fasano today, bringing him back five years after it let him walk in free agency. Fasano recorded 177 catches, 2,104 yards and 35 touchdowns for the Dolphins from 2008 through '12.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins expected to add guard Larsen | Miami Herald
Veteran guard Ted Larsen plans to visit Dolphins headquarters beginning Friday and there’s a good chance he will sign with Miami, a league source said Thursday.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Dolphins set to host former Hollywood Hills standout Jabaal Sheard on free agent visit - Sun Sentinel
Dolphins set to host former Hollywood Hills standout Jabaal Sheard on free agent visit

Dolphins Linebackers

Miami Dolphins giving Kiko Alonso a one-year tender at $3.91 million
Miami Dolphins are giving restricted free agent linebacker Kiko Alonso a first-round tender at $3.91 million, per league source. The Dolphins and Alonso's representation can continue to discuss a long-term extension, but this virtually guarantees that he will remain with the club in 2017.

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins summon former Eagles starting safety to team headquarters | Miami Herald
The Dolphins are looking for a replacement for Isa Abdul-Quddus.

Dolphins Offseason

Miami Dolphins plan improves their team but does it make up ground on the New England Patriots? | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins, acting wisely in re-signing their best players, probably makes them better but the question is does it improve them enough to overtake the New England Patriots?

PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Make Roster Moves
Team places tenders on four restricted free agents and restructures contract of defensive end.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 3/9/17: Dolphins Re-Sign Andre Branch & Kenny Stills - 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.

Miami Dolphins 2017 free agents: Which players will hit the open market? - The Phinsider
The NFL will officially open their new league year - and free agency - at 4pm ET today. The "legal tampering" period has given us a preview of some of the signings that will be happening today and...

Ryan Tannehill - Part Two - The Phinsider
Hello, again, fellow Dolphin fans. Since the last column on Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill was so well received by our Phinsider brethren, I felt that I would be remiss not to bestow another...

Free agency grades from ESPN crush Dolphins re-signing Stills, Branch - The Phinsider
I know this will shock you all, but ESPN does not like something that the Miami Dolphins did. Last year, they were panned for allowing players like Olivier Vernon, Lamar Miller, and Reshard...

NFL Free Agency 2017: Patriots to sign Stephon Gilmore - The Phinsider
Division rivals targeting each other’s players.

Dolphins free agency: Michael Thomas tendered - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have placed a qualifying offer on restricted free agent Michael Thomas, according to Tom Pelissero. The one-year tender is the low/rights of first refusal tender, which would pay...

Kenny Stills talks return to Dolphins - The Phinsider
"I wanted to be back here with this team and we were building something special, and so that’s exactly why I’m back."

Dolphins tender Kiko Alonso - The Phinsider
The Dolphins place the tender on Alonso, though they can still work out a long-term contract.

Dolphins rumored to be in Dont’a Hightower sweepstakes - The Phinsider
This is where free agency gets fun. Are the Miami Dolphins interested in a player? Are they actually in the chase? Are they being leaked as a way to drive up the price from another team? No one...

Dolphins tender Damien Williams, restructure Nick Williams contract - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have announced the playing of an original round/low tender on running back Damien Williams and an extension for defensive end Nick Williams. Both players were scheduled to be...

Dion Sims To Sign With Chicago Bears - The Phinsider
The former Dolphins tight end will be taking his talents to the Windy City.

Anthony Fasano Signs With Dolphins - The Phinsider
Dolphins sign veteran tight end Anthony Fasasno

Dolphins sign Reshad Jones to extension - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins continue to take care of their own and live up to their word with news that the team has agreed to a five-year extension with Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones. Miami’s starting...

Dolphins complete trades with Jaguars, gain Julius Thomas, lose Branden Albert - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars have completed the trades both teams worked out earlier in the offseason. The first trade sends offensive tackle Branden Albert from the Dolphins to the...

Dolphins re-sign John Denney - The Phinsider
The countdown to 200 straight games is on!

Jabaal Sheard visiting Dolphins now - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins and free agent defensive end Jabaal Sheard are currently meeting, according to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero. Salguero states Sheard drove from his Fort Lauderdale home to...

Special Free Agency Edition: Phinsider Radio Live Thread - Live @ 9:00 EST - The Phinsider
Matthew Cannata (MC$), Josh Houtz, and myself will be bringing Dolphins news to you year-round! As always, we'll field questions from our faithful callers, bloggers, and tweeters - sometimes that...

Dolphins expected to sign guard Ted Larsen - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins appear set to make their first addition to the offensive line in the 2017 offseason, signing former Bears guard Ted Larsen. The signing was reported by Chicago Tribune reporter...