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The Splash Zone 3/15/17: Dolphins, Patriots Take Different Paths During Offseason

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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 main objective this offseason was to keep their own players, which they did. The team was able to re-sign Andre Branch and Kenny Stills. The team was also able to lock-up Reshad Jones to a multiyear extension and also extended Cameron Wake. But if you look across the pond, the Patriots are doing just the opposite. They're letting their guys walk, some of these guys are great players, but the Patriots are just letting them go.

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

Dolphins, Patriots taking different philosophical paths during free agency | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins, trying to make up ground on the perennial division champion New England Patriots, are taking a vastly different philosophical approach during free agency.

Dolphins Offensive Line

You sad, bro? Miami Dolphins’ Mike Pouncey loves landing Steelers’ Lawrence Timmons | The Daily Dolphin
Linebacker Lawrence Timmons left one team in which he matched wits with a center named Pouncey during practice to join another team with a Pro Bowl center named Pouncey.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe set to visit Dolphins - Sun Sentinel
Pro Bowl free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe is scheduled to visit the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday. Poe, a five-year veteran who has started 76 games for the Kansas City Chiefs has already visited the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars and met with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. According...

Dolphins Linebackers

Get to know Miami Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons (ex-Steeler, current ironman) | The Daily Dolphin
Five gems you might not know about former Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who recently signed a two-year free-agent deal with the Dolphins: • A regular ironman: The Dolphins ought to get their $12 million worth out of him. Timmons rarely came off the field in Pittsburgh.

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins reach out to cornerbacks | Miami Herald
The Dolphins have reached out to some backup cornerbacks.

Dolphins Offseason

Miami Dolphins´ Free Agency: Proof of Culture Change - Miami - Scout
The Miami Dolphins have extended their change of culture to the off-season, adding key pieces at key positions for great value.

The Miami Dolphins value and pay for intangibles during NFL free agency | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins measure production just like any other team, but a necessary part of the team’s value system during the current free agency period is measuring what sort of intangibles players such as Andre Branch and Kenny Stills bring.

Updating Miami Dolphins' needs after first wave of free agency
The Dolphins signed guard Ted Larsen but still need to find more help at the position through free agency or the draft.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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

NFL Free Agency 2017: Insider look at Miami’s William Hayes - The Phinsider
We ask those who watched Hayes last year what they think of Miami’s new defensive end.