Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Wednesday from around the web:
Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network reports that center Mike Pouncey wants to avoid gallbladder surgery in order to return to the field.
Morning take: This all comes down to short- and long-term risks. If Pouncey can play through the pain, he should try to return. But if the illness is too much, Pouncey needs to shut it down for a while.
Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post wonders if Dolphins players will cooperate with the NFL investigation in the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga.
Morning take: It would be in their best interest to do so. The NFLPA reportedly also will be investigating soon, so players need to be open and honest.
Andy Kent of Dolphins.com says defensive end Olivier Vernon is stepping up his game.
Morning take: Vernon is quietly putting together a solid season with 5.5 sacks. He has done enough all season to keep No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan in a reserve role.
Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel wonders if the Dolphins can go 4-2 down the stretch.
Morning take: That’s what it will take to finish 9-7 and get prime positioning for the final wild-card spot in the AFC. The Dolphins haven’t been consistent since September, so that’s asking a lot.