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The Splash Zone 9/2/19: Let The Rebuild Begin

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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.

Miami Dolphins v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The Texans really, really, really wanted Laremy Tunsil and the deal was too good to pass up. The Dolphins roster got weaker, if that is even possible, as Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills were both traded with the Dolphins getting two first rounds picks and two players. Brian Flores stated that the team will go out and try to win every game and that their is no word such as “tanking”. You also have to feel bad for Josh Rosen who has been set up to fail with another franchise. He’ll still see plenty of playing time, but I don’t think it matters at this point unless he blows it away with this uninspiring offensive unit.

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

2019 Preview: After decades of mediocrity, Miami Dolphins building The Flores Way - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
Dolphins coach Brian Flores instilling a tough, smart, disciplined brand of football with a serious, straight-forward, business-oriented approach


Brian Flores

Miami Dolphins: Brian Flores addresses Laremy Tunsil trade, gutted roster - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
The Dolphins have recently traded Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills and Kiko Alonso and cut T.J. McDonald and Akeem Spence. The tear-down is on.

Flores: Dealing Tunsil, Stills was in best interests of team | Miami Herald
Brian Flores rightly said Sunday the moves the Dolphins made this week helped the team. But he stopped short of acknowledging those benefits won’t come until after this season.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Miami Dolphins: Ryan Fitzpatrick, on record 8th team, relishes the ride, is ‘viewing it as an adventure’ - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
Ryan Fitzpatrick has seven kids born in seven states. His ties to the Dolphins date back to 2005 when they wanted to sign him — and he hung up on them. He takes us inside one of the unique careers in NFL history.


Dolphins Linebackers

Miami Dolphins trade LB Kiko Alonso to New Orleans Saints - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso was the only NFL player with more than 100 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles last season. He’s gone.


Dolphins Roster Overhaul

Dolphins should have 13 picks in next year’s draft – ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins might not have very many good players, but mock draft season should be a real hoot. Via Field Yates of ESPN, the Dolphins have amassed 13 picks in next year's draft, along with more in the future after a flurry of trades.

Miami Dolphins: What the trade of Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills means, both long- and short-term - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
The Dolphins now own four picks in both the first round and the second over the next two drafts.

Andy Cohen: Dolphins Had To Make This Deal
The Texans' offer was simply too good to turn down.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Miami Dolphins News 8/31/19: Dolphins Making Roster Moves - 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.

Miami Dolphins 53-man roster: Immediate reactions to 2019 roster - The Phinsider
The Dolphins are now at 53 players. Were there surprises?

Breaking: Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills to Texans - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins completed their 53-man roster and the trade that almost-happened did not. Laremy Tunsil was still on the Dolphins’ roster at 4pm ET after Jadeveon Clowney refused to head to...

Dolphins trade Kiko Alonso to Saints - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have traded linebacker Kiko Alonso to the New Orleans Saints, according to Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport. The move comes a day after the team made their roster cuts to the...

Dolphins practice squad signings start - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have begun building their ten man practice squad. Miami will be able to keep eleven players on the practice squad this year if defensive tackle/guard Durval Queiroz Neto, an...

Dolphins claim five off waivers as roster shakeup continues - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins claimed five players off waivers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The move continues the team’s roster shake up as they look to get younger and position themselves for a 2020...