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The Splash Zone 6/12/18: Could Stephone Anthony Be A Surprise Starter?

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A name that appears to be flying under the radar is Stephone Anthony. With the return of Raekwon McMillan and Jerome Baker in the draft, Anthony appeared to be an afterthought. The Miami Dolphins acquired Anthony in a trade with the New Orleans Saints back in September and really didn’t contribute much. A full offseason might have helped him as Anthony is now slated as one of the team’s starting linebackers.

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

Could Stephone Anthony be under-radar answer for Miami Dolphins? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — All this talk about three-safety formations (which the Dolphins haven't really practiced yet) and about the return of linebacker Raekwon McMillan and the drafting of linebacker Jerome Baker. Completely lost in the shuffle was former first-round linebacker Stephone Anthony.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Dolphins QB David Fales playing best football; other backups progress | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Ryan Tannehill is the man for the Dolphins, but finding a dependable backup is imperative for the team this spring considering his injury history. And coach Adam Gase is insistent that he has the right guy already in camp.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins rookie tight ends working to get up to speed | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins rookie tight ends Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe are trying to get up to speed quickly in an open battle for the starting tight end job

Workouts with QB Ryan Tannehill give Dolphins TE A.J. Derby advantage | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill always likes to organize some off-site throwing sessions in the offseason, and those workouts have been particularly important this year.

Dolphins OTA’s

South Florida heat blasts Dolphins rookies during offseason workouts | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — They think they know. They think they’ve practiced in the heat before, and sure this might be a little worse, but football is football. No. Unless they grew up in this area, Miami Dolphins rookies get knocked down by the overwhelming heat and humidity every offseason.

Congemi's Takeaways From OTA No. 7
Congemi's Takeaways From OTA No. 7

Dolphins Offseason

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Ranking the Fantasy Assets for the Miami Dolphins -
The Dolphins lost a lot of targets from their offense. Are the replacements ready to carry the load?

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

“Alpha Males” in the NFL: Measurable Trait or Misused Cliché? - The Phinsider
"Alpha male" is a ubiquitous term attributed to a variety of players. You ever thought to yourself, "How many Alpha males can there really be?"

Marino Monday: Dan Marino leads the Dolphins to victory over the undefeated Chicago Bears - The Phinsider
Dan Marino throws for 3 touchdowns, as the Miami Dolphins upset the undefeated Chicago Bears