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The Splash Zone 3/14/17: Dolphins Restructure William Hayes Contract

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.

After acquiring Williams Hayes from the Rams last week, the Dolphins have restructured his contract. His deal is now for only one year, while it was previously two. This also means his salary was reduced. So what does this mean? Not really sure. But it allows Hayes to enter free agency next off season.

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

Miami Dolphins, William Hayes agree to trim 2018 from contract
William Hayes may end up as one of the Miami Dolphins' key under-the-radar acquisitions. But if Hayes lives up to their expectations as a rotational defensive line-run stopper, they may also face losing him in free agency after the 2017 season.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

No, at $20 million, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill isn’t overpaid
When he sits down for dinner tonight, Ryan Tannehill will officially know that he'll officially make just shy of $18 million this season, and when factoring in a prorated signing bonus, his salary cap hit will exceed $20 million.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas says he’s healed; injuries not chronic
Miami Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas is confident he'll make a bunch of big plays in Adam Gase's offense. Thomas, perhaps most importantly, proclaimed on Monday that his back, ankle and finger injuries have healed and that his health should not be an issue.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins’ Mike Pouncey: Jordan Cameron can’t be referring to me
There is love in the Dolphins’ locker room after all. Dolphins center Mike Pouncey sounded surprised to hear that former teammate Jordan Cameron was quoted as saying he didn’t think many NFL players actually "love" the game.

Dolphins Linebackers

Stars were aligned for Miami Dolphins to land Lawrence Timmons - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins had linebacker as their biggest need, and Lawrence Timmons, with his skills and his Florida ties, made perfect sense.

Dolphins Offseason

AC In The AM: So Much Accomplished So Quickly
A look at the first few days of free agency and how things fell into place for the Dolphins.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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Where the Dolphins stand in Winters’ Worldview

Dolphins restructure William Hayes contract, cut it to one-year - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins and defensive end William Hayes have agreed to a contract restructure that will lower his salary cap number in 2017 while allowing him to become a free agent in 2018. The deal,...

Dolphins 2017 free agency: Nate Allen insider look - The Phinsider
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