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The Splash Zone 11/8/17: How Bad Is Ja’Wuan James’ Hamstring Injury?

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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 added a tackle yesterday from the Cleveland Browns practice squad. Zach Sterup was added and may be a sign that Ja’Wuan James’ hamstring injury may not be that great. James was injured Sunday night and had to leave the game and his presence was missed on the right side as Jay Cutler was immediately sacked after James left the game. Ted Larsen is expected to be back at guard, meaning Jesse Davis could be starting at right tackle if James is unable to go.

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

Miami Dolphins | With James ailing, Sterup added to 53-man roster | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins have signed 6-foot-9 tackle Zach Sterup, an alarming sign about the health of Ja’Wuan James’ left hamstring.


Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins' Gase "put his money where his mouth is" with surprise gesture | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins have five quarterbacks under contract now.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Why QB success hasn’t equaled wins for Dolphins; PLUS grades from ProFootballFocus | Miami Herald
The good news is Jay Cutler played really well for the Miami Dolphins Sunday night. He played really well despite missing the previous game with two cracked ribs. He played really well despite no longer having the other Jay (Ajayi) in the same backfield.


Dolphins Running Backs

Adam Gase likes where Miami Dolphins' running game is heading - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Dolphins like the versatility Damien Williams and Kenyan Drake bring and believe their run game will be more unpredictable going forward.


Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins | T.J. McDonald returns from suspension | Miami Herald
T.J. McDonald is back. And not a moment too soon. The Miami Dolphins safety comes off his eight-game suspension this week and will likely be inserted directly into the starting lineup.


Dolphins 2017 Season

Familiar feeling: At season's midpoint, Dolphins still striving to surpass mediocrity | FOX Sports
Head coach Adam Gase says he's optimistic the Miami Dolphins are well-positioned for a second-half surge beginning against Carolina next Monday night.

Little movement for Dolphins in Week 10 NFL power rankings
It’s hard to go much lower than the Miami Dolphins already sit in the NFL power rankings.

Fan sues Dolphins, claims she was ejected for kneeling during anthem | The Daily Dolphin
A Miami Dolphins season ticket holder who was ejected from Hard Rock Stadium is suing the team, claiming that she was ejected, in part, for kneeling during the national anthem and making derogatory remarks about Donald Trump.

Miami Dolphins draw low ratings, continue to flop in national TV games | Miami Herald
Miami is in the midst of three consecutive prime time games.

The Tape Don’t Lie: Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders, a review | The Daily Dolphin
  Dolphins coach Adam Gase says, “The tape don’t lie.” So each week, I’ll give the game tape a closer look. Here are some things I noticed after watching Miami’s home loss to Oakland on Sunday night: Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams can be exciting, explosive weap...

Dolphins unpredictable on and off the field in season's first half - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Despite a chaotic first half on and off the field, the Dolphins are still in position to make a postseason run if the offense can get its act together.


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