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The Splash Zone 8/12/17: Dolphins Lose Raekwon McMillan For The Season

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 have lost another player to a knee injury. First it was Ryan Tannehill, now it’s Raekwon McMillan. The rookie was drafted in the second round and showed a ton of promise in this Dolphins defense. The coaches thought so much of him that they made him the middle linebacker. No one is sure what the team will do now as Mike Hull is penciled in as the started now.

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

Miami Dolphins: What the loss of Raekwon McMillan means | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins have at least three players not named Raekwon McMillan who are capable of playing middle linebacker in 2017. That the Dolphins had planned to line up with the McMillan, a 20-year-old rookie from Ohio State, in the middle of the defense in 2017 tells you how they felt about his ta...

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill to have reconstructive surgery, be placed on injured reserve | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins and Ryan Tannehill have come to the agreement that the best course for repairing a torn ACL in hi left knee is to opt for reconstructive surgery and so the quarterback will have that surgery and be placed on the injured reserve list.

Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler “fits right in” with new teammates | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS—Any concerns about whether Jay Cutler would be a good fit in the Dolphins locker room seem to be dissipating. So far, he’s making fast friends. Cutler and the other quarterbacks are genuinely getting along as they navigate could be a tricky situation for a lot of teams.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Dolphins WR Leonte Carroo’s touchdown catch shows glimpse of potential | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS—Not everything that happens in a preseason game is meaningless. The Dolphins certainly don’t disregard Leonte Carroo’s 33-yard touchdown pass in tonight’s game against Atlanta.

Dolphins Linebackers

Dolphins rookie McMillan tears right ACL, MRI confirms | Miami Herald
The Dolphins were excited about their depth at linebacker. But one game into the preseason, they’re already without two projected starters.

Where’s Raekwon? Miami Dolphins rookies process McMillan’s injury | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS — Charles Harris was so caught up in all the details of his first NFL game, he completely missed what will surely be the most significant detail of his first NFL game.

Dolphins Offseason

Four young Miami Dolphins turn opening win into Evening at the Improv | The Daily Dolphin
Time after time this offseason, Dolphins players and coaches have talked about a certain comfort level they have in Adam Gase’s system now that they’re in Year 2.

Fans flabbergasted Dolphins call timeout before first play
There is nothing that says welcome back NFL quite like calling a timeout before the first snap of a...

Miami Dolphins' thoughts, postscripts and a gripe after preseason opener | Miami Herald
The Dolphins got more bad luck, but they could have done something in April to leave themselves in better shape in August.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 8/11/17: Dolphins Defeat Falcons 23 - 20 - 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 Preseason Week 1 TV schedule - Friday night - The Phinsider
There’s a double header national television schedule for tonight’s games.

Dolphins wide receivers shine against Falcons - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have massive question marks surrounding the team, especially as the injury bug continues to decimate the starting line on the depth chart. Last night, against the Atlanta Falcons,...

Raekwon McMillan out for season with ACL injury - The Phinsider
During his first live action in the NFL, rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillan suffered a season ending knee injury.

Bills trade Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby; Add Jordan Matthews, E.J. Gaines - The Phinsider
The Buffalo Bills, on Friday, completed two separate blockbuster trades. The first trade sent wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams, while the second sent cornerback Ronald Darby to...