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The Splash Zone 9/7/17: Dolphins-Buccaneers Week 1 Match-up Postponed

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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Dolphin and Buccaneer fans will have to wait an extra week for their teams to play as the NFL has postponed the week 1 match-up. The teams will meet in week 11 as both of them had a bye week scheduled. This was a lose/lose situation as neither option was ideal. The players would have liked to have played, but who would want to be separated from their families during this hurricane?

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

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Dolphins 2017 Season

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Dolphins Offensive Line

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Dolphins Linebackers

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