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The Splash Zone 5/2/17: Dolphins Exercise Ja’Wuan James’ Fifth Year Option

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 deadline for teams to pick up options is this Wednesday and the team has made a decision with Ja’Wuan James. The team will pick up his fifth-year option and they believe he can develop into a premier right tackle in this league. James struggled at the beginning of last season and ended up being benched. That seemed to have lit a fire under James as his game really stepped up in the latter half of the season.

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

Decision on a fifth-year option for OT Ja’Wuan James, a topic of recent intrigue, is made | Miami Herald
League sources are telling The Miami Herald that the Miami Dolphins will pick up the fifth-year option on offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins: Adam Gase’s mettle proved once more in NFL draft | The Daily Dolphin
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase reacts to questions from the media following their loss to the Titans at Hard Rock Stadium on October 9, 2016.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Dolphins sign play-making receiver Owusu as rookie free agent | Miami Herald
Francis Owusu broke the Internet with a bonkers touchdown catch his junior year at Stanford. He’ll try to repeat the feat with the Dolphins, having signed as a rookie free agent.

Dolphins 2017 Draft

10 Players Miami Dolphins passed on in NFL Draft | The Daily Dolphin
In three years, it will be interesting to look back and see if the Miami Dolphins wish they would have selected any of these players, all of whom they could have selected in the 2017 NFL Draft: Miami selected Charles Harris, DE, Missouri, ahead of...

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 5/1/17: Dolphins Waiting On Damien Williams - 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.

McShay best pick for Miami Dolphins - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins completed the 2017 NFL Draft with seven rookies selected over the three-day process. Miami was deliberate with their selections this year, attacking the draft with their needs in...

Miami Dolphins Draft Pick Film Review: Charles Harris - The Phinsider
A look at the Miami Dolphins newest first round pick.

What will the Miami Dolphins look like in five years? - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins saw the future of the team come together over the weekend with the 2017 NFL Draft class and several undrafted free agents joining a nucleus that made the playoffs in 2016, the...

Dolphins use fifth-year option on Ja’Wuan James - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have exercised their fifth-year option on right tackle Ja’Wuan James, keeping him with the team through 2018. Miami had until Tuesday to make a decision on using the option,...