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The Splash Zone 3/21/23: Dolphins officially pick up Tua Tagovailoa’s fifth-year option

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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.

The Miami Dolphins announced yesterday that they will officially exercise quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s fifth-year option for the 2024 season. This means the Dolphins are committed to Tua for the next two seasons as he finishes out his rookie deal as they push towards becoming Super Bowl contenders....

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Tua’s Unconventional Method To Prevent Future Concussions

Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came into the 2022 season with many question marks. A polarizing quarterback, many thought the Dolphins were wasting their time trading for superstar Tyreek Hill and signing Terron Armstead.

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NFL Free Agency 2023: Former Dolphins center Michael Deiter expected to sign with Texans

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The 4-year veteran is heading to Houston.

Former Miami Dolphins center Michael Deiter is expected to sign in free agency with the Houston Texans, as per KPRC Houston, NBC’s local TV affiliate.

#Texans expected to sign veteran center Michael Deiter after he visited today, per a league source @KPRC2

— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 20, 2023

Deiter was drafted by general manager Chris Grier and the Dolphins in the...

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What Will You Consider A Successful Season For The Miami Dolphins?

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To most Miami Dolphins fans last season was a success despite a one-and-done in the playoffs. After a winning season that saw more ups and downs than I care to recount the Dolphins made it into the playoffs for the first time in six long years. And yes, we lost our only playoff game in the wildcard round but it was also a game that no one believed that Miami could hold their own in, with some even expecting a blowout. Going to a bitter rival's...

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Texans Expected To Sign C Michael Deiter

The Houston Texans are expected to sign C Michael Deiter following a visit with the team on Monday, according to Aaron Wilson. Deiter, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2019.

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Three positions the Miami Dolphins should ignore for the rest of the offseason

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Should the Miami Dolphins really invest in another quarterback?

The Miami Dolphins entered the new league year with roughly half the roster hitting free agency but general manager Chris Grier and the team’s front office wasted little time rebuilding the team.

The Dolphins made roughly 20 roster moves since trading a third-round pick and tight end Hunter Long to the Los Angeles Rams for Jalen Ramsey on March 12. According to Over The Cap, Miami has...

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NFL free agency 2023: Wide receiver Trent Sherfield joins the Buffalo Bills

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Fan-favorite receiver Trent Sherfield has gone to the dark side by joining the Buffalo Bills.

Trent Sherfield thought he would re-sign with Miami Dolphins this offseason — instead, he is joining the Buffalo Bills.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on Monday afternoon that Sherfield was signing with the Bills on a one-year deal. The soon-to-be sixth-year pro ended the 2022 regular season with 30 receptions on 51 targets for 417 yards and two touchdowns....

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Undrafted rookie Kader Kohou receives performance-based pay for helping the Miami Dolphins overcome injuries in the secondary

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Kader Kohou started 13 games for the Miami Dolphins in his rookie season.

The Miami Dolphins expected Byron Jones, Nik Needham, and Trill Williams to help fill out the team’s secondary in 2022 — things didn’t entirely go according to plan.

Injuries devastated Miami’s expected group of cornerbacks and undrafted free agent Kader Kohou, who played his college football at Texas A&M Commerce, was forced into action and started 13 games last season....

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Erik Ezukanma Will Benefit From the Departures of Gesicki & Sherfield

Tight end Mike Gesicki is now on the New England Patriots, and wide receiver Trent Sherfield is now part of the Buffalo Bills; that is enough to make any true Dolphins fan cringe.

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Fixing the Dolphins Offense in 2023

The 2022 season was, by all accounts, a rollercoaster. Imagine you are on the Hulk ride at Universal Studios, and you are going up the rail on the rollercoaster.

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Texans Hosted C Michael Deiter For Visit

Aaron Wilson is reporting that the Texans brought in free agent OL Michael Deiter for visit on Monday.  This is the first reported interest in Deiter since the free agent market officially opened.

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Texans continue busy day, expected to add offensive lineman

Continuing a busy Houston Texans afternoon, former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Michael Deiter intends to join the AFC South team. Deiter visited the team Monday and is expected to join Houston’s O-line mix, KPRC2’s Aaron Wilson tweets.

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Woman drops STD lawsuit against Xavien Howard

Howard’s attorney, Brad Sohn, revealed on Monday that the woman dropped her lawsuit.

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Miami Dolphins officially exercise QB Tua Tagovailoa’s fifth-year option

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It’s official! The Miami Dolphins will exercise Tua Tagovailoa’s fifth-year option guaranteeing him $23.171 million in 2024.

According to the team, the Miami Dolphins have officially exercised quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's fifth-year option. The news comes ten days after it was first reported that Miami planned to pick up Tagovailoa's fifth-year option, fully guaranteeing his 2024 salary. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo first reported the news.


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Jalen Ramsey really wanted to play for the Miami Dolphins; “I’m not going anywhere but there.”

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If he was leaving the Los Angeles Rams, Ramsey only wanted to play for Miami.

In an interesting piece for Sports Illustrated from Albert Breer released earlier this morning, Breer recounts how the trade between the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Rams for All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey was conceived and then consummated.

According to Breer, it was Rams’ head coach Sean McVay who approached Ramsey in January with the idea that they would try to...

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NFL Free Agency 2023: Miami Dolphins depth chart after first week of free agency

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After a week of free agency, the Miami Dolphins have shaken up their 2023 roster. How does the depth chart look as of March 20?

Somehow, the first week of the NFL 2023 free agency period has passed, starting with the soft-opening “legal tampering” period and continuing into the current signing period. Throughout the past seven days, the Miami Dolphins have been busy, signing players, making a trade, and re-signing/re-structuring contracts for...

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Dolphins Officially Announce Tua’s Fifth-Year Option Picked Up

On Monday morning the Miami Dolphins officially announced they have picked up Tua’s fifth-year option. Tua has played in 36 games since being drafted by the Dolphins, starting 34 of those games.

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Report: Miami Dolphins Exercise Tua Tagovailoa’s fifth-Year Option

The Miami Dolphins have put a lot of resources into their offense. Offensive-minded head coach Mike McDaniel had the team trade for wide receiver Tyreek Hill last offseason.

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Dolphins Officially Exercise Tua Tagovailoa’s Fifth-Year Option

The Miami Dolphins announced Monday they have officially exercised the fifth-year option in QB Tua Tagovailoa‘s contract.  Miami had until May to make

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Jalen Ramsey Only Wanted to Be Traded to Dolphins from Rams amid Rumors

When the Los Angeles Rams made Jalen Ramsey available for trade this winter, the veteran cornerback's agent, David Mulugheta, floated the Miami Dolphins to…

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