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The Splash Zone 12/21/17: Julius Thomas & Jermon Bushrod Placed On Injured Reserve

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The Dolphins have placed two more started on the injured reserve list. Julius Thomas and Jermon Bushrod were placed on IR yesterday and that may also be the end of their short Dolphin careers. Thomas never lived up to expectations and Bushrod has been an average guard.

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

Miami Dolphins | Bushrod, Thomas placed on injured reserve | Miami Herald
The hits keep coming for the hard-luck Dolphins. Two more starters — Jermon Bushrod and Julius Thomas — have been placed on injured reserve.


Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase: ‘This thing’s not quite over yet’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Adam Gase is not ready to concede the 2017 Miami Dolphins season. "We're still in this season," Gase said Wednesday. "This thing's not quite over yet." Gase is technically right. Despite a 6-8 record, if Miami wins at Kansas City and against Buffalo, they've got a shot.

What’s behind that grin by Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase when discussing FAU’s Lane Kiffin? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — A curious grin washed over Adam Gase’s face at the end of his huddle with the media Wednesday when someone asked about FAU coach Lane Kiffin. Gase and Kiffin didn’t coach together, but they come from the same coaching tree, headed by Nick Saban.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Quarterback Jay Cutler signing a wasted effort by the Miami Dolphins | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler came to the Miami Dolphins with high expectations. He has disappointed because he has been the player he has always been.


Dolphins Running Backs

Newfound maturity fuels Drake's impressive run | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake is on a roll recently, but the turnaround began in the offseason.

Miami Dolphins’ Kenyan Drake and friend Todd Gurley surging rushers | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The only running back in the NFL to rush for more yards over the past three weeks than Kenyan Drake of the Dolphins is Todd Gurley of the Rams. "That’s my home boy," Drake said Wednesday. "(Gurley) came out the same year of high school. It’s a small football world.


Dolphins Tight Ends

Dolphins TE Julius Thomas goes on Injured Reserve, ending quiet season | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—Julius Thomas’ season with the Dolphins ended with Adam Gase saying the same thing he’s said all year: They just couldn’t get the right matchups for him to be a force at tight end.

Two snaps in two years, but Miami Dolphins TE Thomas Duarte gets shot at last | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Just another day of work, Thomas Duarte was saying, which pretty much amounted to fiction, of course. Wednesday wasn’t just another day for him, because it was unlike nearly every other day of his Dolphins career.


Dolphins Offensive Line

With Jermon Bushrod shut down, what will Miami Dolphins miss? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Jermon Bushrod started 26 games at right guard for the Miami Dolphins over the last two seasons, and with the news he'll be shut down for the season with a foot injury, coach Adam Gase reflected on his locker room impact. "He was always great in the locker room," Gase said.


Dolphins Special Teams

Stats don’t lie: Pro Bowl snub of Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas doesn’t add up | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Michael Thomas led the NFL in special teams tackles last season, but when he learned that wasn’t enough to break the grip the Patriots’ Matthew Slater had on the lone AFC special teams Pro Bowl slot, he told himself he wouldn’t get his hopes up again.


Dolphins at Chiefs

Miami Dolphins practice report: Concerns about WR DeVante Parker | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins are adamant that they aren't giving up on this season and they're trying to get as close to a full roster as possible ready for Sunday's game at Kansas City.


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