Darren Rizzi sees good things ahead for Dolphins' special teams

Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Thursday from around the Web:

  • Alain Poupart of the Dolphins team site writes that special-teams coach Darren Rizzi sees good things ahead in 2016.

Morning take: It was questionable if Rizzi would return after interim Dan Campbell did not get the top job. But rookie head coach Adam Gase saw the value in Rizzi, who is a good coach and well-liked in the locker room.

  • Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel takes a look at the Dolphins' unrestricted free agents.

Morning take: Starting defensive end and sacks leader Olivier Vernon is the biggest name on Miami’s list. He will cash in big somewhere, although it likely won’t be in Miami.

  • Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post writes that the Dolphins must find an upgrade at middle linebacker.

Morning take: Kelvin Sheppard, an unrestricted free agent, was inconsistent against the run and pass last season. Miami was ranked 28th against the run and struggled on the second level.