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Morning take: Ross on Dolphins stadium

5/21/2014

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

  • Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel reports Dolphins owner Stephen Ross plans to renovate Sun Life Stadium without tax relief.

Morning take: Ross has been very aggressive in getting this done, and paying out of pocket with no tax relief could do the trick. Instead, Ross reportedly is asking to be compensated for bringing major events to South Florida in return.

  • Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post writes that the Dolphins are hoping to bid for a Super Bowl in 2019.

Morning take: Miami is a great hosting city that’s very attractive. But Ross knows Sun Life Stadium needs an upgrade to get it done.

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald says no expanded playoffs is bad news for Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin.

Morning take: The Dolphins would have made the postseason last year with an expanded field, but that’s off the table until at least 2015. That doesn’t provide extra leeway for Philbin in a playoff-or-bust year.

  • Bryan Rose of Sports Illustrated points out the Dolphins are adding rookies with checkered pasts.

Morning take: New Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey is taking some risks, but nothing major. Fourth-round pick Walt Aikens is the highest draftee with character issues in his past.