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The Splash Zone 12/6/18: Xavien Howard Receives Weekly Honor

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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After his two interception game, Xavien Howard has taken home the AFC Defensive Player of the Week honor. Howard is flying under the radar as no one is talking about him or respecting him. The cornerbacks contract is through 2019 and his asking price continues to come up. Howard is developing into a fine shut down corner and the Dolphins should do all they can to get him extended.

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

Dolphins' Howard Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week - NBC 6 South Florida
Xavien Howard was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career on Wednesday

Dolphins Special Teams

AC In The AM: The Story Behind Punter Matt Haack
It’s time we got to know punter Matt Haack a little bit better. I mean doesn’t he deserve a closer look after what he has done so far this season, the uncanny accuracy inside the 20 yard line, how he has been as consistently good as any player on this team and undoubtedly as reliable.

Dolphins 2018 Season

Miami Dolphins practice report: Xavien Howard absent, Danny Amendola update - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
MIAMI GARDENS — Xavien Howard was not at Miami Dolphins practice on Wednesday.Howard, the Dolphins' Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback, missed one snap in Sunday's defeat of the Bills after he appeared to pull up. Howard was also listed on Miami's injury report with an ankle injury last week.Miami needs Howard on Sunday against the Patriots. If he were to be absent, the Dolphins would have to consider how to re-align their secondary, including where to play Bobby McCain, Minkah Fitzpatrick and

Kelly: Very little of what Dolphins envisioned has panned out this season | Commentary - Sun Sentinel
Not much has gone right for the Miami Dolphins this NFL season, but coach Adam Gase's team has a .500 record with fourth games left in the regular season, and is still fighting for a playoff berth.

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