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The Splash Zone 3/22/17: Dolphins Sign Kiko Alonso To A Four-Year Deal

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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.

One of the Dolphins priorities this offseason was to get Kiko Alonso locked up into a long-term deal and the team did that yesterday. The deal is for four years, $28.8 million with $18.5 million guaranteed. Alonso was a restricted free agent and was tendered at the first-round level. Alonso had a bounce back year after the team traded for him. His play went downhill near the end of the season, but that was due to playing with a cast (club) on as he dealt with a hand injury.

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

Source: Miami Dolphins, Kiko Alonso reach 3-year extension | The Daily Dolphin
The Miami Dolphins and linebacker Kiko Alonso have reached a 3-year extension with Kiko Alonso worth a total of $29 million with $18.5 guaranteed, an NFL source told the Palm Beach Post. Alonso flourished in his first season with the Dolphins, racking up 115 tackles.

Dolphins Running Backs

2017 NFL free agents: Do Dolphins need insurance on Jay Ajayi? | The Daily Dolphin
There's little question about Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi's talent at this point, but durability remains a concern. Ajayi went from 49 carries as a rookie to 260 rushes, 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns last season.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Dolphins sign former Palm Beach Gardens standout Avery Young - Sun Sentinel
Dolphins sign former Palm Beach Gardens standout Avery Young, who will compete for a roster spot in camp

Dolphins Offseason

Zach Brown will reportedly visit Bills after meeting with Dolphins ends | Miami Herald
The customer is always right, particularly if that customer wants a seven-figure contract. So Zach Brown, probably the best free agent still available, is taking his business elsewhere.

2017 NFL Draft: Could Miami Dolphins trade up for an Ohio State DB? | The Daily Dolphin
The Miami Dolphins could use a long-term answer at safety opposite Reshad Jones and a long-term answer at cornerback opposite Xavien Howard. But in order to land one of two dynamic, ball-hawking, sure-fire Ohio State defensive backs in April's NFL Draft, an aggressive move up in the first rou...

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 3/21/17: Dolphins Plan To Visit With Zach Brown - 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.

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Zach Brown visit still ongoing, changes agent - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are still visiting with free agent linebacker Zach Brown, Tuesday morning. The visit, which began on Monday night, could lead to Miami finding their third starting linebacker and...

Zach Brown to visit Bills, could still sign with Miami - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins and free agent linebacker Zach Brown spent Monday night and Tuesday morning getting to know each other, but appear to be ending the visit without a contract in place. According...

Dolphins re-sign Kiko Alonso to long-term contract - The Phinsider
The Dolphins have locked up restricted free agent Alonso.