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The Splash Zone 9/30/17: Previewing Sunday’s Game Against The Saints

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.

NFL: International Series-Miami Dolphins Practice Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Dolphins finally arrived in London and they hit the ground running as they practiced the same day they arrived. The Dolphins will be taking on the New Orleans Saints this Sunday at Wembley Stadium. This game is going to feature two of the league’s worst defenses but the Saints have the edge on offense thanks in part to Drew Brees. Dolphins offense is going to have to show up after that “garbage” performance last week.

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

Miami Dolphins vs. New Orleans Saints: How do they match up in London? | The Daily Dolphin
How do the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints match up for Sunday’s NFL Week 4 tilt at Wembley Stadium in London? When the Dolphins have the ball… Miami passing offense (21st in NFL) vs.


Saints at Dolphins

Cutler says Dolphins practiced well after issues in Week 3 | Miami Herald
The Dolphins had just two real practices to prepare for the Saints. They better have made the most of them.

NFL players kneeling for American anthem, rising for British anthem a betrayal to USA | Miami Herald
If the pregame pomp and pageantry of Sunday’s game at Wembley Stadium meets the standards of past NFL games in this country, there will be a moment when everyone in the bleachers rises for the Star Spangled Banner because the Americans are guests here so they go first. And then some 90,000 fans in the UK’s largest sports venue will remain standing and join in a prideful rendition of God Save the Queen.

Dolphins steer conversation toward Saints, away from national anthem | The Daily Dolphin
LONDON—The Dolphins players who have protested during the national anthem are not afraid to talk about it, but they’d like to keep the discussion centered on business this week.

Miami Dolphins: It's no groovy getaway to London after Jets loss
Year after year these London games keep coming up on the Miami Dolphins’ schedules.


Dolphins Running Backs

For the first time in his life this Miami Dolphins player will play in his hometown London | Miami Herald
What are the odds of Jay Ajayi, more than a decade after he moved away, returning to his native London for a football game as a star of an NFL team? They have to be in the millions.

Home sweet home: Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi enjoying special return to London | FOX Sports
Jay Ajayi is the poster boy for NFL UK and will undoubtedly be the most popular player on the field at his home country's iconic stadium.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

Injury keeps Dolphins WR Kenny Stills from catching passes in practice | The Daily Dolphin
LONDON—It’s been a strange week of practice for Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills as he works through a right hand injury. In an effort to put minimal strain on the hand, he hasn’t been catching footballs.


Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas: No ego about low catch total | The Daily Dolphin
LONDON—The Dolphins brought Julius Thomas in because they badly needed a playmaker at tight end and Adam Gase thought he could get back to something along the lines of what he did for Denver in 2013 and ’14.


Dolphins Linebackers

Miami Dolphins LB Stephone Anthony says ex-Saints teammates ‘still my friends – off field’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Stephone Anthony always knew he’d be in Wembley Stadium on Sunday. He just figured he’d be wearing black and gold. Instead, the New Orleans Saints traded Anthony, a linebacker, to the Dolphins.

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The Splash Zone 9/29/17: The Dolphins And Their “Garbage” Offense - The Phinsider
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.

Miami Dolphins vs. New Orleans Saints London game: 5 players to watch - The Phinsider
Sunday’s game in London is sure to be a tough test for the Dolphins, but here are five players who are very likely to play a large role in the outcome

Jay Ajayi Twitter emoji released - first NFL player with specific emoji - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins will be facing the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in a Week 4 contest in London. This will mark the fourth time the South Florida franchise will play in the United Kingdom since...

Lawrence Timmons’ 2018 guaranteed money voided due to suspension - The Phinsider
Linebacker Lawrence Timmons will not have a guaranteed base salary going into the 2018 NFL season.