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The Splash Zone 10/25/17: Byron Maxwell Released; David Fales Signed

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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Though it was a surprising move, it was going to happen eventually. Yesterday the Dolphins released Byron Maxwell, a move that was probably going to be made this coming offseason. The writing was on the wall when rookie Cordrea Tankersly started and hasn’t let go of that starting position. Baxwell hasn’t been active for the last three game due to an injury, but he fell out of favor with the staff. David Fales will take Maxwell’s roster spot.

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

Analysis: Why did Miami Dolphins release CB Byron Maxwell? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — There was a stretch last season when Byron Maxwell was playing well, as in, really, really well. Maxwell had returned from a benching, in which he never hung his head and just kept working to improve.

Adam Gase

Rapid Recap: What Adam Gase said in Tuesday Dolphins press conference | The Daily Dolphin
Here is some of what head coach Adam Gase said on Tuesday, before the Ravens game: • The Dolphins embrace close games instead of worrying about failing. • Byron Maxwell did a good job last year. He battled and played well at the end of last season. But the team has a lot of young guys.

Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase hands out personalized game balls to all | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Dolphins players arrived back at work Monday morning to find a little surprise waiting in their locker. Well, it wasn’t a total surprise. After the Dolphins rallied to stun the Atlanta Falcons a week ago, coach Adam Gase informed the team everyone was getting a game ball.

Dolphins Offense

Miami Dolphins: What did OC Clyde Christensen say before Ravens game? | The Daily Dolphin
Here is some of what Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said on Tuesday: • Matt Moore wears his emotions on his sleeve. He gets the ball out quick. He takes chances. He throws strikes. • Moore can anticipate throws. He can let it go.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Matt Moore and Jay Cutler are night and day different | Miami Herald
Matt Moore and Jay Cutler are very different.

Miami Dolphins sign QB David Fales with Jay Cutler injured | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins signed backup quarterback David Fales on Tuesday, presumably to back up Matt Moore in Thursday's game at Baltimore. Miami decided to add Fales instead of just promoting Brandon Doughty from the practice squad.

New Dolphins QB David Fales flies in Monday, ready to play Thursday | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—David Fales’ knowledge of the Dolphins’ playbook runs deeper than just watching them on Sunday Ticket the past few weeks. He has been watching their games, but of course it also helps that he was with the team for five months earlier this year.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

MooseTV: Jarvis Landry Shares Supplies, Stories, And Smiles With Hurricane Victims - Class Act Sports
NFL Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry teamed up with Feeding South Florida, the region’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to hand out much-needed household items – ranging from food to mattresses.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Hyde: The improbable story of Cameron Wake is still being written | Commentary - Sun Sentinel
Cameron Wake has six sacks in six games for the Miami Dolphins this season and at age 35 shows no signs of slowing down.

Here’s the feat that Miami Dolphins’ Ndamukong Suh is itching to show the world | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Dolphins used an offensive lineman at defensive tackle against the Jets. They also used a linebacker at fullback. That leaves only one piece of unfinished business in this versatility madness.

Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins CB Cordrea Tankersley praises “mentor” Byron Maxwell | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—One of the biggest reasons Dolphins rookie Cordrea Tankersley rose to a starting cornerback job was the help he got from veteran Byron Maxwell. Ultimately, Tankerlsey’s emergence factored heavily in Maxwell’s release today.

Dolphins Special Teams

What Miami Dolphins associate head coach Darren Rizzi said Tuesday | The Daily Dolphin
What Dolphins associate head coach and special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi said Tuesday: On Cody Parkey's winning 39-yard field goal vs. the Jets: "At that point, I wasn't thinking about the field conditions, because we'd kicked earlier.

Dolphins at Ravens

Miami Dolphins practice report: Some injured starters on field | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins will get roughly the equivalent of a walk-through at today’s practice, so most player should be able to do participate. With several starters in question for the Baltimore game Thursday, here are some notes from today’s practice: --Wide receiver DeVante Parker, who missed t...

Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens odds: Picks from expert who's 34-15 on NFL totals -
Mike Tierney, 34-15 on over-under picks since last season, has strong play for "Thursday Night Football"

Don’t tell Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase, but Ravens have worst run D in NFL (really) | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Baltimore Ravens are sound. Physical. They set the edge. They’re the same Baltimore Ravens we’ve seen for the past 15-odd years.

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Dolphins at Ravens Thursday Night Football Injury Report Week 8 - Monday - The Phinsider
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Dolphins release Byron Maxwell, sign David Fales - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have released cornerback Byron Maxwell, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Maxwell, for whom the Dolphins traded last season, has found himself inactive the last...

NFL Power Rankings 2017 Week 8: Dolphins on a winning streak - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins are on a three-game winning streak and are 4-2 on the season, sitting just a half-game behind the New England Patriots in the AFC East. After two rough weeks in which they scored...