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The Splash Zone 5/25/17: Notes From Day Two Of Dolphins OTA’s

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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Some Dolphin players were able to meet with the media yesterday and among them were the two newest additions to the tight end room. Anthony Fasano, who returned to Miami after four years, talked about how there is a different feel in the building. Fasano had Tony Sparano and Joe Philbin as his head coaches during his time in Miami. Julius Thomas wants to have a rebound in Miami after his time in Jacksonville. The tight end is very familiar with Adam Gase and hopefully he can reach the dominant level he played at in Denver.

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

Miami Dolphins’ Anthony Fasano: Ryan Tannehill is ‘the team leader’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — When Ryan Tannehill was a rookie quarterback, Anthony Fasano was playing his fifth season with the Miami Dolphins, before leaving for Kansas City in free agency. Tannehill was 24 and Fasano was 28. Joe Philbin was Miami's coach and the final record was 7-9.


Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins most important player for 2017 success is Jay Ajayi | Miami Herald
Running back Jay Ajayi is the Miami Dolphins most important player because the team has shown the ability to win without other stars while having no one of experience or accomplishment behind Ajayi.

2017 Manchester Bombing: Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi reacts | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was dismayed by Monday's deadly explosion in Manchester, England, which is about a four-hour drive from where he grew up in London.

Fantasy alert: Dolphins' Jay Ajayi could get bigger workload in 2017
If Jay Ajayi stays healthy and plays all 16 games, Dolphins coach Adam Gase expects him to reach 350 carries -- 90 more than he had last season.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

NFL national anthem protest: Dolphins’ Kenny Stills undecided for 2017 | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills believes he and his teammates have made a difference locally, but he has not decided whether he'll continue protesting during the national anthem during the upcoming season.


Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins: TE Julius Thomas rejuvenated, ready for comeback
Miami Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas went through a career freefall, but here's what he learned from it.


Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins sign rookie Charles Harris | The Daily Dolphin
The Miami Dolphins announced they have signed rookie defensive end Charles Harris. According to Spotrac, Harris' deal should be worth approximately 4 years, $10.8 million with a $6 million signing bonus. Harris was the 22nd pick in the NFL draft.


Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins’ Byron Maxwell: mentoring Cordrea Tankersley my job | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Byron Maxwell was in attendance, celebrating Clemson's national championship defeat of Alabama in January. A few months later, the Miami Dolphins were drafting Clemson cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, who starred at Maxwell's alma mater.

Miami Dolphins hope they get post-benching version of Maxwell | Miami Herald
Byron Maxwell returns confident after a strong nine-game stretch in October, November and early December.


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