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The Splash Zone 8/13/17: Mike Hull Ready To Step Up

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.

With the loss of Raekwon McMillan, the Dolphins must now turn to a different player to man the middle of the defense. That may fall on Mike Hull’s shoulder now as it seems he is the most likely to step up. For now, Mike Hull is the Dolphins middle linebacker but that may change as Kiko Alonso or Lawrence Timmons could make the move back inside.

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

Once again, Miami Dolphins call upon ‘always-ready’ LB Mike Hull in a pinch | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — His name wasn’t called during the draft. It isn’t found on the top line of the depth chart and he might not get a front-row seat in the linebackers’ meeting room. But when crisis develops, the Dolphins find a way to come back to Mike Hull.

Adam Gase

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said after Saturday’s practice | The Daily Dolphin
Highlights of coach Adam Gase's media session after Saturday's practice: Gase says it's "great" to have Mike Pouncey taking a few snaps in team drills. They're still keeping him on schedule. Gase says "I'm going to talk with him" (Pouncey) about playing in games.

Dolphins Offense

Too early to panic, but … Miami Dolphins’ offense suffers 4-interception day | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Dolphins’ first practice since it was confirmed that Ryan Tannehill will undergo season-ending knee surgery didn’t go well. Jay Cutler and Matt Moore, the team’s top two quarterbacks, each threw two interceptions in a blistering-hot practice Saturday morning.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Dolphins confident Tannehill ready in 2018, Gase details rehab process | Miami Herald
Ryan Tannehill has a 10-12 month recovery period ahead of him, Adam Gase has no doubt that the Dolphins quarterback will be ready to play next September.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Kenny Still is winning fans for Dolphins one interaction at a time | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—Kenny Stills is done with another grueling practice, including his usual extra work on the JUGS machine, and he’s even done some autographs already. Once he finally gets in the shade, about 40 high school kids swarm him with Sharpies.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins' Pouncey says he's ready; Dolphins notes | Miami Herald
Mike Pouncey, recovered from a hip injury, says he definitely will play in the regular season opener.

Dolphins being cautious with RT Ja'Wuan James' shoulder injury - Sun Sentinel
Ja'Wuan James, the Miami Dolphins' starting right tackle, is nursing a shoulder injury he might be forced to play with in 2017.

Dolphins Linebackers

Mike Hull is the Mike in Miami, for now – ProFootballTalk
With rookie Kaewon McMillan lost for the year with a torn ACL, the Dolphins need a new starting middle linebacker. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald explains what the team will do next. For now, Mike Hull becomes the guy, and the team has no plan to move Kiko Alonso or Lawrence Timmons inside.

The Miami Dolphins’ immediate plans for finding a MLB | Miami Herald
On Saturday morning the Miami Dolphins signed free agent linebacker Junior Sylvestre to the roster and obviously that helps because the team just lost rookie Raekwon McMillan for the season to an ACL injury that will require season-ending surgery.

Dolphins Offseason

Miami Dolphins practice report: New injury issues arise | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins are back on the field for the first time since Thursday's preseason win over Atlanta and they're down a few bodies. In addition to Ryan Tannehill and Raekwon McMillan, who are out for the year, Miami continues to go without Pro Bowl running back Jay Ajayi.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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

What Direction Do the Miami Dolphins Go at LB? - The Phinsider
In-house solution, trade, or wait for roster cuts?

Miami Dolphins Sign LB Junior Sylvestre - The Phinsider
The Hollywood, Florida native gets to don the aqua and orange.

Like a Good Neighbor, Matt Moore is There - The Phinsider
Why a high-end insurance policy is still just an insurance policy...

Mike Pouncey takes part in 11-on-11 drills for first time - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are back on the practice field today, their first workout after Thursday’s preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons. A lot of the focus for the day is rightfully focused on Jay...

Depth Chart Projections: Quarterback & Special Teams - The Phinsider
Which quarterbacks and special teams players will make Miami’s 53 man roster, and where will they place on the depth chart?

Miami Dolphins Draft Prospects 2018 - Defensive Backs Preview - The Phinsider
Throughout the season, we will take a look around college football and break down potential prospects for the Miami Dolphins.