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The Splash Zone 3/11/17: Dolphins Sign Lawrence Timmons 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.

The Dolphins bolstered their linebacker unit with the addition of Lawrence Timmons. Timmons brings a veteran presence to the unit and could play either middle linebacker or the outside. The Dolphins wanted to add two starters to go along with Kiko Alonso and the team got a good one with Timmons.

The team also added some defensive line depth with the trade for William Hayes.

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

Role unclear, but not Lawrence Timmons' motivation in Miami | Miami Herald
Who will be the Dolphins’ middle linebacker? Time will tell, but if it’s Lawrence Timmons, they can rely on a durable tackling machine.

Adam Gase

Adam Gase molding Dolphins in his image - Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase is an alpha male, and those are the type of players he wants on his roster.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins work at tight end position most intriguing upgrade so far | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins have done significant work in rebooting their tight end corps and that has the potential of changing the face of the team’s offense, adding versatility and a better running game.

GET TO KNOW: Julius Thomas
Getting to know new Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas.

Thomas Thrilled To Be Reunited With Coach Gase
New Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas’ two best years in the NFL, his two Pro Bowl years, came when Adam Gase was calling plays as the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator and now the two have been reunited.

GET TO KNOW: Anthony Fasano
Getting to know new Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Dolphins trade for Rams defensive end William Hayes | Miami Herald
Miami should be largely set at defensive end until the draft. In a 36-hour span, they re-signed Andre Branch and traded for Rams veteran William Hayes.

Dolphins acquired Hayes for 'a stapler and a coffee machine' | Miami Herald
Want an idea of the super-sized personality headed to South Florida? Check out his goodbye message to the Rams on Instagram.

New Dolphin William Hayes on dinosaurs, mermaids, the moon
I’m already completely on board with the Dolphins’ trade for defensive end Williams Hayes. Hayes came to Miami after a deal with the Rams this morning that also involved the Dolphins swapping out their sixth-round pick for Los Angeles’ seventh rounder in this year’s draft.

William Hayes brings quality depth to Miami Dolphins defensive line - NFL Nation- ESPN
William Hayes, who was a starter with the Rams, joins the Dolphins' very experienced group of defensive ends.

Dolphins Secondary

Dolphins tap Allen to replace injured Abdul-Quddus at safety | Miami Herald
The Dolphins needed a starting safety, and got one Friday: Nate Allen, the ex-Eagle who spent the past two years in Oakland.

Dolphins Offseason

Mike Tannenbaum: previous free agent losses allowed these moves (via 106.3)
One year ago, the Miami Dolphins were criticized for allowing youthful free agents Olivier Vernon and Lamar Miller leave in free agency. This year, most observers are celebrating the Dolphins' decisions to re-sign young standouts Kenny Stills, Andre Branch and Reshad Jones to long-term contra...

Cohen: Dolphins Taking Smart Approach
Some thoughts on a wild first few days of free agency.

Former Dolphins

Tight end Jordan Cameron retires because of concussions | ProFootballTalk
Jordan Cameron could have kept playing, was cleared to play after his last concussion. He just didn't want to anymore. Cameron told Pat McManamon of ESPN.com that he's spent so much time thinking about his future, he has decided to retire at age 28.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 3/10/17: Dolphins Extend Reshad Jones And Other Notes - 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 trade for William Hayes from Rams - The Phinsider
Miami adds another defensive end.

NFL free agency 2017: Dolphins to meet with Nate Allen - The Phinsider
Miami has to find a replacement for Isa Abdul-Quddus.

Miami Dolphins free agency 2017: How do you grade day one? - The Phinsider
It was a busy day in South Florida and around the league. How do you grade what Miami did?

Jabaal Sheard to meet with Colts - The Phinsider
Miami met with the free agent on Thursday.

Dolphins Sign Lawrence Timmons To Two-Year Deal - The Phinsider
Dolphins add former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker

Dolphins Announce Signing Of Ted Larsen - The Phinsider
Dolphins add versatile offensive lineman

Jordan Cameron Announces Retirement From Football - The Phinsider
Cameron is hanging it up after six years in the league