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The Splash Zone 3/16/18: Dolphins Retool Offensive Line

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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 Miami Dolphins completely changed the inside of their offensive line yesterday. The biggest news was the release of center Mike Pouncey. He was a dominant All-Pro player when he entered the league, but injuries caught up to him and he just hasn’t been that great of a center. Daniel Kilgore will take Pouncey’s spot at center. The Dolphins traded for Kilgore, along with swapping 7th round picks, with the San Francisco 49ers. And the Dolphins finally added a high caliber guard, something they have been missing for years. Josh Sitton was signed to a two-deal and will be a big boost on the o-line.

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

Trade! Dolphins replacing Pouncey with 49ers' Kilgore - NFL.com
Miami wasted no time in finding a replacement for Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey. The 49ers are trading center Daniel Kilgore to the Dolphins in a swap of late-round draft picks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.


Dolphins Free Agency

Danny Amendola + Josh Sitton = 26 playoff games, 17 wins and 3 rings | The Daily Dolphin
Mike Pouncey played 93 games for the Miami Dolphins over seven seasons. Pouncey also played in three Pro Bowls, but never appeared in a playoff game. Pouncey was injured before Miami's playoff loss at Pittsburgh two years ago, so he can't be blamed for that.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Miami Dolphins bringing back QB David Fales | The Daily Dolphin
The Miami Dolphins have re-signed backup quarterback David Fales, according to a league source. Fales, 27, completed 29 of 43 passes for 265 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception last season.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

Dolphins planning different approach without Jarvis Landry | Miami Herald
A six-pack of Miami Dolphins notes, including the plan at wide receiver and updates on quarterback, the offensive line and Miami’s cap situation.


Dolphins Offensive Line

NFL free agents: Dolphins signing Josh Sitton shows philosophy shift | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins have never come out and said this, but the current administration’s moves on the offensive line reveal what they’ve thought about guards: You can find them anywhere.

With Mike Pouncey’s release, Dolphins enter slash-and-burn rebuild | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins have fully entered rebuilding mode. Their offseason fire sale now includes longtime center Mike Pouncey, who is being released after refusing to take a pay cut at 28 years old when he believes he’s still in the prime of his career.

Miami Dolphins free agency fixes offensive line, receivers | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins used the early stages of NFL free agency to address the offensive line and wide receiver position but will have to address other needs in the draft.

Miami Dolphins happy with new offensive line | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins made multiple free agency and roster moves involving offensive linemen that made team coaches feel happy about an apparent upgrade.

Studious? Brash? Get to know new Miami Dolphins guard Josh Sitton | The Daily Dolphin
Getting to know Josh Sitton, the former Packers and Bears guard whom the Dolphins added to their offensive line Thursday: • Too damn hot? It’ll be amusing to see how Sitton adjusts to the fun of training camp under the midsummer sun in Davie.

Miami Dolphins: Another big exit, but with Pouncey it's different
Mike Pouncey, suddenly headed elsewhere like so many other former starters, was the rare Miami Dolph...


Dolphins Special Teams

Miami Dolphins bringing back snapper John Denney | The Daily Dolphin
The Miami Dolphins are bringing back free agent snapper John Denney, according to a league source. Denney, 39, has played 208 career games since 2005, all for the Dolphins. Denney has played all 16 games every year of his career. He has been the model of consistency.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 3/15/18: Reshad Jones And Ryan Tannehill Restructure Contracts - 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.

Football 101: The post-June 1 cut - The Phinsider
Editor’s note: This is a repost from 2015 explaining the post-June 1 cut designation - which the Miami Dolphins used on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh this year

The Miami Dolphins have to open...

Mike Pouncey requests release from Dolphins - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins may have a bigger hole in their interior offensive line than expected. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, center Mike Pouncey has requested his release from the team, and the...

Fans Right To Slam Bonehead Moves, But Fins Are Improving - The Phinsider
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Miami Dolphins. Out: fan favorite Jarvis Landry, Ndamukong Suh and 2017 free agent pickups Lawrence Timmons and Julius Thomas. In: former Rams DE Robert...

Dolphins Sign Josh Sitton To A 2-Year Deal - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins got their guy

Dolphins Trade For Center Daniel Kilgore - The Phinsider
The Dolphins have a new center thanks to a trade with the 49ers