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The Splash Zone 9/1/18: Dolphins Begin Roster Purge

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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Coaches dread the 53 man roster cut down after the final preseason game. After spending months with these players, it makes it tough to release some of these guys. Some of these players will go on to play for other teams or land on a practice squad. Others will never play another down of football again. The Dolphins began their cut down with the release of kicker Greg Joseph who had a solid preseason. Another early release was veteran tight end Gavin Escobar.

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

Dolphins settle kicking competition, go with Jason Sanders – ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins had a pair of rookies competing for their kicking job, and they've decided. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are releasing Greg Joseph, which leaves the job in the hands (feet?) of Jason Sanders.

Adam Gase

NFL roster cut deadline: Dolphins' Adam Gase dreads letting players go
If the NFL wanted to permanently increase the roster size to 90, Dolphins coach Adam Gase would vote...

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Dolphins backup QB David Fales describes his preseason as 'OK'
David Fales sounded like a man who knew he should’ve done more.

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins rookie RB Kalen Ballage: ‘My time will come.’
Kalen Ballage averaged 6 yards per carry, scored 1 touchdown, had 3 catches and left Thursday night&...

Dolphins Secondary

Dolphins trade safety Jordan Lucas to the Chiefs – ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs needed some help in the defensive secondary, and they've gotten it. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have traded safety Jordan Lucas to Kansas City. A sixth-rounder in 2016, Lucas will net a seventh-round pick in 2019 for the Dolphins.

Dolphins Preseason

AC In The AM: Tough Decisions Get Tougher
The starters, with the exception of rookie linebacker Jerome Baker, sat this one out. For them, it was a chance to exhale, just for a few hours. Instead what we saw Thursday night in Atlanta was young players fighting for spots on the back end of the roster, some veterans trying to keep their careers going, second stringers hoping to solidify their status and even the final chapter of a winner take-all matchup between a couple of rookie kickers.

Top News: Finalizing The Roster
With the 2018 preseason now over, the Dolphins will move on to the next order of business: getting down to the 53-player roster limit before 4 p.m. Eastern time Saturday.

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NFL Roster Cuts 2018: Miami Dolphins live updates for rumors and cuts tracking - The Phinsider
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Caption This! Kiko Alonso version - The Phinsider
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Phinsider Fantasy Football Team Owners Announcement - The Phinsider
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