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The Splash Zone 8/15/17: Jay Cutler Could Start Thursday

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.

Adam Gase is leaning towards letting Jay Cutler start this Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens. Cutler was able to get a week’s worth of work in with the team and appears to know the offense very well. The question is how will Cutler look in a real game. If Gase decides Cutler is not ready, Matt Moore will be the team’s starter.

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

Miami Dolphins’ Jay Cutler trending toward start vs. Baltimore Ravens | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--It's looking increasingly likely that new quarterback Jay Cutler will make his Dolphins debut Thursday against Baltimore. Cutler, who sat out of the preseason opener, has now had a full week of work and has been taking first-string reps.

Adam Gase

What Adam Gase said Monday after Miami Dolphins practice | The Daily Dolphin
Here is some of what Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Monday: • He does not have an update on Kenyan Drake yet. • Julius Thomas (back) tightened up. Just precautionary. • Xavien Howard is recognizing certain formations and gaining confidence. He's taking the next step.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler finds rhythm in Monday's practice - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Quarterback Jay Cutler was largely on target during Monday's practice. Here is a recap of his day.

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake sustains apparent head injury | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins are down two of their top running backs with Jay Ajayi still in the concussion protocol and Kenyan Drake possibly headed there.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Kneeling overshadowed actions in 2016, says Stills, who will stand during anthem | Miami Herald
They were lightning rods in 2016 for their national anthem protests. But Kenny Stills and Michael Thomas are taking a different tact in combating racism in 2017.

Dolphins sign WR Trey Griffey – ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins have signed receiver Trey Griffey, according to Steven Wine of the Associated Press. Griffey is the son of Hall of Fame baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. Miami has had multiple receivers slowed by injuries during training camp, though none of those injured are starters.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Mike Pouncey out of ‘bubble wrap’ and gearing up for season; other Dolphins notes | Miami Herald
It was a good sight during Miami Dolphins practice today when center Mike Pouncey took snap after snap of first-team snaps during 11-on-11 drills.

G Isaac Asiata getting long look from Miami Dolphins – and via social media | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Seeing highlight compilations of NFL players is nothing new. Go on social media after a Dolphins win and you won’t have to search long for plays made by Jay Ajayi or Jarvis Landry.

Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) will likely play this week or next | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey took a shot from Ndamukong Suh in Monday's practice so hard that he lost all the feeling in his left arm. "I miss those hits," Pouncey said. "It felt good.

Dolphins Defense

How Adam Gase viewed Matt Burke’s first game calling Dolphins defense | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins defense gave up 20 points and 279 yards to the Atlanta Falcons in last Thursday's preseason opener. No, it doesn't really count, but it could have been a lot worse. In fact, it was better than Miami's statistical averages from 2016: 23.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins rookie Charles Harris calls himself “hesitant” in debut | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—The Dolphins set up first-round pick Charles Harris in an ideal situation for development this year by giving him at least a year to develop behind Cameron Wake and Andre Branch.

Dolphins Linebackers

Hyde: McMillan's loss and the Dolphins' run-heavy opponents - Sun Sentinel
The Dolphins play a lot of teams that will test their run defense

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 8/14/17: Jay Ajayi Returns To Practice - 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.

Kenyan Drake injured at Dolphins practice - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins cannot have nice things in this year’s edition of training camp. The team has seen starting running back Jay Ajayi suffer a concussion that caused him to miss the first preseason...

Is Isaac Asiata the Answer for the Dolphins at Left Guard? - The Phinsider
Rookie lineman Isaac Asiata took snaps with Miami's first team during Sunday's practice, is he the best option for the Dolphins moving forward?

Dolphins depth chart Preseason Week 2: Slights adjustments to second release - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have updated their depth chart for Preseason Week 2.