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The Splash Zone 5/25/18: Xavien Howard Aiming To Be A Top Corner

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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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Xavien Howard is entering his third season and is aiming to be that star player that everyone thought he would be. Howard flashed game changing ability against the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots last season. He was a tad inconsistent for most of the season but really turned it on later in the season. Hopefully Howard can carry over that momentum into this season.

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

Dolphins CB Xavien Howard poised to prove himself as ‘top corner’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Xavien Howard knows it’s time. The Dolphins took him No. 38 overall three years ago with the thought that he’d be a star cornerback, and there are no more qualifiers as he works toward the upcoming season.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill will wear a brace to protect his twice-injured left knee – ProFootballTalk
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill missed the end of the 2016 season when he injured his left knee in December. He then missed the entire 2017 season when he injured the same knee in training camp. Now he thinks it's time to protect that knee more carefully.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills among those pushing back on NFL’s anthem policy | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — If you thought you’d heard the last of the NFL’s anthem controversy, think again. The NFL issued a decree Wednesday saying players on the field had to stand for the anthem, which by Wednesday evening was triggering angry reaction from some players.


Dolphins Linebackers

Raekwon McMillan’s return from torn ACL means world to Miami Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — It’s easy to forget about Raekwon McMillan in a Dolphins offseason full of swirling storylines that range from the dismissal of longtime stars and the return of a starting quarterback.

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill helps Raekwon McMillan’s ACL recovery | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and then-rookie middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan bonded last year through an unfortunate and unexpected coincidence.


Dolphins Secondary

Reshad Jones ‘definitely’ aiming to finish career as a Miami Dolphin | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Reshad Jones celebrated his 30th birthday shortly after the season ended, and although he says he’s hardly ready to give up football, he can envision the ideal way for his career to end. “I definitely would like to retire a Dolphin,” Jones said Thursday.


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