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The Miami Dolphins: A team owned by Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Fergie.

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While rumors and news around Miami has been a constant the last week and a half, the Miami Dolphins seem to be a bit overlooked. 

That’s not to say there isn’t any news, rather it’s the opposite, as the Dolphins have had a busy month in that department. 

The Dolphins have already been through a roller coaster of injuries, signings and even a PED suspension. Under normal circumstances, these stories would be at the front of Miami sports fans, but these aren’t normal circumstances. 

With training camp only 15 days away (camp will open on July 25, per George Richards of The Miami Herald), here’s a look at some of the top Miami Dolphins stories heading into training camp.

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Miami Dolphins

2013 Record: 8-8

Offensive and Defensive MVP (2013)

  • Charles Clay (RB) - Top Left
  • Brent Grimes (CB) - Top Right

Best Free-Agent Signing

  • Branden Albert (OT) - Bottom Left

NFL Draft 2014: Best Selection and Rookie Sleeper

  • Best Selection: Jarvis Landry (WR) - Bottom Center
  • Rookie Sleeper: Ja’Wuan James (OT) - Bottom Right

Top 100 Players of 2014 (NFL.com)

  • Brent Grimes (95)
  • Charles Clay (89)
  • Cameron Wake (66)

Three Biggest Questions Going Into Training Camp

  • Can Tannehill lead the Dolphins to the playoffs?
  • Have the Dolphins fixed the culture problem in their locker room?
  • Have the Dolphins fixed the O-line?

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Dolphins hoping Tannehill to Wallace connection improves:
There were issues between Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and receiver Mike Wallace connecting on long passes last season. In 2013 Wallace had just five catches good for 40-plus yards, four of them legitimate deep lobs (and all of those four slightly underthrown). A big issue for Miami this offseason is to fix the deep ball for Tannehill and have him connect more often with the blazing-fast Wallace.

According to ESPN, there’s no visual evidence of an improvement. Over seven practices open to the media including the team’s recent three-day minicamp, Tannehill has failed to connect with Wallace. He’s tried but misfired.

The team, including the receiver involved, insists that it’s a non-issue.

"(You) haven’t been here. We hit those, about three or four of them so far," Wallace said. "Me and him haven’t personally thrown that many. If we’ve thrown like six, we’ve hit on like four.”

ESPN also notes that Wallace “appears determined” to have a big year. He’s put in extra time after practice to work on his hands and received praise from his head coach, Joe Philbin, who said he’s “doing the little things that can make the difference when the season comes around.” (Photo: Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

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DOLPHINS DE DION JORDAN SUSPENDED FOUR GAMES

Miami Dolphins second-year defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended four games without pay for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the the announced Thursday.

Jordan admitted to using “stimulants” in a statement released following the announcement. He struggled to fit into the Dolphins’ defensive system his rookie year, totalling just two sacks on the year. He’ll serve the suspension starting Week 1. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Dolphins expect Tannehill to improve under new system:

For the first time since high school, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will run an offense designed by someone other than Mike Sherman. Sherman was Miami’s offensive coordinator in Tannehill’s first two NFL seasons, and was the head coach at Texas A&M when Tannehill played there.

Now Tannehill and his teammates must learn a new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor’s playbook, which spreads the field and moves players around a lot to create mismatches.

So far, Tannehill is a fan of the new offense.

"I like a lot of things about it," Tannehill said via the Sun-Sentinal. "I think we have a good run package. It spreads the field, creates running lanes inside. We get the ball all over the field to all of our playmakers and create matchups. That’s fun for me. We have the guys that can win those one-on-one matchups.

The Dolphins and Tannehill anticipate he’ll make significant progress as a third-year quarterback under the new system. He has thrown 36 touchdown passes but also 30 interceptions, with the Dolphins falling short of the playoffs both years.

"This is a big year for myself and for our team," Tannehill said. "Last year we underperformed."

A first-round draft pick in 2012, Tannehill started every game in his first two NFL seasons. He doesn’t turn 26 until next month, but only 16 players have been on Dolphins’ roster longer.

So the Dolphins coaching staff are expecting him to assume more of a leadership role.

"Now I’m more apt to step up and say something and make a statement," he said. "That’s part of playing the quarterback position. Now I feel more comfortable. I have the respect of my teammates and I can do that." (Photo: Associated Press)