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The Splash Zone 6/16/21: Notes From Day 1 Of Dolphins Mandatory Minicamp

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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The Dolphins had their first practice of mandatory minicamp yesterday in a monsoon, which resulted in some sloppy offensive play. Tua Tagovailoa reportedly threw 5 interceptions but stated that the practice was all about being aggressive with the football. I guess it’s all doom and gloom now as no quarterback should ever throw 5 picks in practice. Listen, there’s no need to hit the panic button after one day of practice. When Tua throws 5 picks in a real game, then it’s time to start worrying.

In other news, Xavien Howard was not present and it’s pretty clear that he wants a new contract. Howard was snubbed from being Defensive Player of the Year last season and is actually making less than his teammate, Byron Jones. Hopefully this gets sorted out and doesn’t result in Howard getting traded.

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

Tua Tagovailoa on 5-INT minicamp practice: Emphasis was 'to be aggressive, push the ball downfield'
During Tuesday's opening day of Dolphins minicamp practice, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa struggled in what was described as monsoon-like weather by some beat reporters. The second-year signal-caller reportedly tossed five interceptions during the session.


Dolphins Secondary

Dolphins coach Brian Flores doesn't expect CB Xavien Howard at minicamp: 'It's pretty clear that this is a contract situation'
Xavien Howard's only played season on a previous contract extension, but he isn't at the first day of Dolphins minicamp and a new deal is the reason, head coach Brian Flores said.


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