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DAILY CLIPS: Top Headlines on August 31, 2017

Posted Aug 31, 2017

Here's what they're writing about the Dolphins

The Dolphins will close out the preseason against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. Our take: The game offers one last chance for players to make their case for a roster spot or a starting job.

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The 2016 draft class will play an important role in the Dolphins’ success in 2017. Our take: That draft class, which was led by starters Laremy Tunsil and Xavien Howard, clearly needs to come up big for the Dolphins.

READ: MIAMI HEARLD

The work never ends (almost) for Head Coach Adam Gase. Our take: There are many reasons for Gase’s ascent in the coaching ranks, and a willingness to work long hours is just one of them.

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Key questions facing the Dolphins heading into the 2017 season. Our take: The Dolphins are coming off a playoff appearance and could make it a repeat if they get enough positive answers.

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A game-by-game prediction for the Dolphins’ 2017 season. Our take: This is always tricky to do because so many things can change between now and the Dolphins play a particular team.

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Kenny Stills is ready to take on a leadership role. Our take: Stills is coming off a very good season, has a new contract and has shown a willingness to lead the way both on and off the field.

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The Dolphins are organizing a relief effort for the victims for Hurricane Harvey. Our take: The Dolphins are accepting donations at Hard Rock Stadium through Sept. 15 and Houston natives Michael Thomas and Xavien Howard have made public pleas for help.

READ: MIAMI HERALD | READ: SUN-SENTINEL | READ: PALM BEACH POST | READ: USA TODAY

Andre Branch brings energy to the Dolphins’ high-profile defensive line. Our take: Branch wasted little time making an impact after joining the Dolphins last season, both with his enthusiasm and his play on the field.

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Breaking down the Adam Gase/Jay Cutler relationship. Our take: Gase’s level of trust in Cutler obviously was a big reason the Dolphins signed Cutler after the start of training camp. Cutler also is becoming more and more comfortable with each passing day.

READ: PALM BEACH POST | READ: USA TODAY

The season opener against Tampa Bay looks like a good matchup for Jay Ajayi and the Dolphins running game, based on last year’s numbers. Our take: Tampa Bay looks like an up-and-coming team in the NFC, so this figures to be a tough opening test for the Dolphins.

READ: PALM BEACH POST
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