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The Splash Zone 8/24/17: Previewing Tonight’s Game Against The Eagles

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 will take on the Philadelphia Eagles tonight after the teams spent the past couple of days practicing together. We should get to see the starters play quite a bit of football tonight since it is the third preseason game. Again, all eyes will be on Jay Cutler as the quarterback seemed to have a good week of practice.

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

Dolphins will get revealing gut-check in preseason game vs. Eagles | Miami Herald
The third preseason game can be revealing. For the Dolphins, more so than anyone. They’ve been a work in progress since the moment Ryan Tannehill got hurt.

Dolphins Running Backs

Can Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi makes comedian's fantasy league team?
What tests would Jay Ajayi have to pass to make your fantasy football team?

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins: WR Kenny Stills comes alive in two Philly practices | The Daily Dolphin
PHILADELPHIA — If Kenny Stills hadn't agreed to a long-term deal with the Miami Dolphins the day before he became a free agent in March, he may have been wearing a Philadelphia Eagles uniform and facing his old teammates on the practice fields at the NovaCare Complex this week.

Dolphins Offensive Line

Miami Dolphins’ offensive line starters not what they expected | The Daily Dolphin
PHILADELPHIA—Take a good look at the Dolphins’ starting offensive line when it takes the field against the Eagles for Thursday’s preseason game because this is probably the first and last chance to see it before opening day.

Is Dolphins' offensive line healthy enough to protect Jay Cutler? - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Miami's five starters on the offensive line have yet to play together this preseason and its chemistry with Jay Cutler will factor into its success.

Dolphins Defense

Miami Dolphins defense looks different (not in a good way) against offense it doesn’t know | Miami Herald
PHILADELPHIA -- The past two days of dual practices with the Philadelphia Eagles did not include scores kept or games won or lost. It was good work for the Miami Dolphins because over a two-day span they (and we) got to see how close to ready their units are for the start of the regular season.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins: Rookie DE Charles Harris still ‘developing’ and ‘learning’ | The Daily Dolphin
PHILADELPHIA — Charles Harris flashed so often in organized team activities, it was easy to see why the Dolphins tapped him with a first-round pick. Harris showed a quick first step, blazing speed and a relentlessness that quickly endeared him to teammates.

Dolphins Secondary

Safety T.J. McDonald fitting Miami Dolphins plans short- and long-term | The Daily Dolphin
PHILADELPHIA--The Dolphins have found a quality safety in T.J. McDonald, and despite him having to miss the first eight games because of an NFL suspension, he might be a big part of their future plans. McDonald, 26, is with Miami on a one-year deal and is already making a big impression.

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JT Barrett must overcome inconsistencies to have a chance at NFL dream - The Phinsider
Another subpar year could doom his draft stock.

Mike Pouncey expected to make preseason debut on Thursday - The Phinsider
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