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The Splash Zone 3/17/20: Dolphins Free Agency Extravaganza

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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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Let’s start with Byron Jones first. This one came out of left field and shocked the NFL world. The Dolphins have made Jones the highest paid cornerback in the league, which was the title held by his new teammate, Xavien Howard. You need good corners in this league and the Dolphins have two of the best now.

Kyle Van Noy is a no-brainer. Flores played a huge part in developing Van Noy when he came to New England and should fit in right away in Miami.

The Dolphins also decided they are going to need some special teams help as Walt Aikens is a free agent. Clayton Fejedelem has been signed to provide some defensive depth at safety and be a key piece on special teams.

Now, you are probably going to see the name and think: “Wasn’t Ereck Flowers a huge draft bust?”. Though Flowers may have been a bust with the Giants, he rebounded with Redskins when he got moved to guard. He is young and some believe his best football is still ahead of him.

The team also plans boost their defensive line room with the signing of Shaq Lawson. Another former first rounder, Lawson recorded a career high in sacks (6.5) in a reserve role with the Bills last season. Again, he is a young player who’s best play football could be ahead of him.

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

Dallas Cowboys: Byron Jones signs with Miami Dolphins as top-paid CB
The Dallas Cowboys will have to find a way to replace their top cornerback after the Miami Dolphins swooped in with a hefty offer.

Miami Dolphins add ex-Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy, who’s reuniting with Brian Flores - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
Kyle Van Noy had 92 tackles his final season with Brian Flores in New England.

Dophins agree to terms with Clayton Fejedelem - ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins have agreed to terms with safety Clayton Fejedelem on a three-year deal, agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter.

Dallas Cowboys: Byron Jones signs with Miami Dolphins as top-paid CB
The Dallas Cowboys will have to find a way to replace their top cornerback after the Miami Dolphins swooped in with a hefty offer.

NFL Free Agency: Miami Dolphins adding DL Shaq Lawson - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
The Dolphins are adding free agent defensive end Shaq Lawson on a three-year deal worth $30 million, according to NFL Network.Lawson, 25, played four seasons for the Bills and his sack total ascended: 2.0, 2.0, 4.0, 6.5.Lawson is 6-foot-3, 267 pounds and can not only pass rush but also set a solid edge against the run.Miami general manager Chris Grier has opened arguably the most important offseason in franchise history with additions to the trenches.Miami agreed to a deal with offensive

Ereck Flowers agrees to three-year, $30M contract with Dolphins
After playing on a one-year deal in 2019, Ereck Flowers has agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with the Dolphins, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus.

NFL Free Agency: Miami Dolphins adding DL Shaq Lawson - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
The Dolphins are adding free agent defensive end Shaq Lawson on a three-year deal worth $30 million, according to NFL Network.


Dolphins Offseason

Miami Dolphins' 2020 NFL free-agent signings: Shaq Lawson a perfect fit - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
A look at the Dolphins' free-agent signings, beginning with a move to fix arguably the NFL's worst offensive line.

AC In The AM: Decision Time Has Arrived With Start Of Free Agency
Perhaps the most important offseason in Dolphins’ history reaches yet another level this Wednesday.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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Titans sign Ryan Tannehill to contract extension - The Phinsider
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Dolphins to sign defensive end Shaq Lawson - The Phinsider
Miami adds another former first-round pick through free agency.