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The Splash Zone 8/15/23: The battle for left guard

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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‘A chain is only as strong as its weakest link’ and that link is the left guard spot among the Miami Dolphins' offensive line. Liam Eichenberg has been penciled in as the starting left guard and it just hasn’t been going well for him as he enters his third season. Eichenberg, Isaiah Wynn, Robert Jones, and Lester Cotton have all been getting work and battling it out for that left guard spot.

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

There’s a dark-horse candidate for the Dolphins’ left guard spot — and he’s even coming off a recent playoff start
MIAMI GARDENS — Quick. Name the Miami Dolphins’ starting left guard in their last playoff game. It’s an offensive lineman that isn’t being mentioned as much as Liam Eichenberg and Isaiah Wynn for that starting role this training camp but could be considered a dark-horse candidate. His name is Lester Cotton.

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