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The Splash Zone 5/18/17: Should Dolphins Pursue Orlando Franklin?

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 Chargers recently released guard Orlando Franklin after spending two years with the team. Franklin dealt with injuries during his time with the Chargers, which may have caused his play to drop a bit. The guard was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos and played under Adam Gase. The connection is there, but is the team interested?

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

Best NFL free agents available: Dolphins to look at Orlando Franklin? | The Daily Dolphin
A new name is available for consideration in the Dolphins' ongoing quest to strengthen their offensive line: Orlando Franklin. Franklin, 29, was released by the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday and is on the open market.

Dolphins Defense

First impressions of Miami Dolphins defense from rookie mouths | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Charles Harris didn't flinch. And the Miami Dolphins don't want him to flinch when he finally takes the field as a rookie. What has Harris already learned in meetings with coaches and players about the approach they want to take as a defensive unit in 2017? "Aggressive," Harr...

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins’ Charles Harris not worried about practicing without contract | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins rookie defensive end Charles Harris said Tuesday he's not worried about practicing next week, even if he has yet to sign his contract. "I don't care at all," Harris said. "Contract, no contract, I'm still going hard. It's one thing the coaches will tell you.

2017 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins sign DT Davon Godchaux | The Daily Dolphin
Another formality is out of the way for the Dolphins after signing draft pick Davon Godchaux to his rookie deal today. They now have six of their seven draftees under contract.

Dolphins Special Teams

Rizzi Continues Improbable Ride
Rizzi first joined the organization in 2009 as the assistant special teams coach.

Dolphins Offseason

The Miami Dolphins established fine depth this offseason with one notable exception | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins spent much of their time and resources trying to improve their depth for the 2017 season but one backup spot glows as needing more upgrade: Running back.

ESPN’s Bill Barnwell rips Miami Dolphins’ “desperate” offseason | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins continue to not run their team to ESPN analyst Bill Barnwell’s liking. After crushing them in free agency, Barnwell handed the team a D+ in his offseason grades this week. He had them by far the worst in the AFC East.

Bill Barnwell, who grades the Dolphins offseason a D-plus, is graded on his analysis | Miami Herald
Bill Barnwell, a popular football analyst for, carved up the Dolphins for their offseason work so Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero put Barnwell’s analysis under similar scrutiny.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 5/17/17: Jay Ajayi A Rising Star - 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.

Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing - The Phinsider
Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.Dolphins sign Davon Godchaux; Charles Harris will practice even without contract - The Phinsider
The Dolphins have six of their seven draft picks under contract.