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The Splash Zone 3/18/23: Dolphins bring back receiver River Cracraft and sign punter Jake Bailey

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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The Miami Dolphins brought back another one of their players yesterday when they re-signed wide receiver, River Cracraft. He was buried on the depth chart last year and it seemed like it was certain he wouldn’t be back after the team signed Braxton Berrios. Cracraft recorded 9 catches for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns in 11 games last season.

The Dolphins are still in need of a punter and brought in former New England Patriots punter Jake Bailey for a visit. In a rather odd situation, Bailey was suspended by the Patriots for the final two games of the 2022 season, which was reportedly about differing opinions on his back injury where he missed four game while on injured reserve.

The offensive line remains a work in progress. The Dolphins have their starters in left tackle Terron Armstead, center Connor Williams, and right guard Robert Hunt. Liam Eichenberg will get the chance to compete for the starting left guard spot while Austin Jackson gets his chance at right tackle. They both haven’t shown promise since being drafted, but it looks like the Dolphins aren’t ready to give up on the young guys yet. They do need to bring some competition/depth in. They are reportedly showing interest in another former New York Jets player, tackle George Fant.

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

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Dolphins Quarterbacks

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Dolphins Linebackers

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Dolphins Secondary

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Dolphins Special Teams

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The Dolphins have announced six signings today.

Dolphins Offseason

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The Miami Dolphins have re-signed wide receiver River Cracraft, fullback John Lovett and cornerback Nik Needham.

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The Miami Dolphins have signed Pro Bowl punter Jake Bailey and wide receiver Braxton Berrios.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Miami Dolphins News 3/17/23: Dolphins sign Braxton Berrios and O-Line depth - 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.

NFL Free Agency 2023: Miami Dolphins bring in former Patriots Punter Jake Bailey for FA Visit - The Phinsider
The former All-Pro has been a regular in New England since being drafted in 2019

NFL Free Agency 2023: Miami Dolphins interested in former New York Jets offensive tackle George Fant - The Phinsider
Will the Dolphins be adding help at right tackle soon?

NFL Free Agency: Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki signs with Patriots - The Phinsider
The New England Patriots agreed to a one-year deal today with former Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki. The deal is worth up to $9 million.

NFL Free Agency 2023: Miami Dolphins re-signing WR River Cracraft - The Phinsider
The veteran wideout returns to Miami for another season.

Miami Dolphins free agency 2023: What are remaining needs for team as of March 17? - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have been busy during the 2023 NFL free agency period, but they still have some areas to address.

Miami Dolphins 2023 free agents: Punter Thomas Morstead signs with New York Jets - The Phinsider
Thomas Morstread announced on Twitter he is signing with the New York Jets after a year with the Miami Dolphins.

NFL free agents 2023: Miami Dolphins signing punter Jake Bailey - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins announce they have signed free agent punter Jake Bailey shortly after Thomas Morstead signs with Jets.

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