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Dolphins book more pre-draft visits; Dolphins chatter; NFL TV change announced

Teams are allowed to bring 30 non-local players to their headquarters for pre-draft visits, and here are the 21 I’ve confirmed were invited: 

Tennessee offensive tackle Ju'waun James

Georgia State offensive tackle/guard Ulrick John

Nebraska guard/tackle Spencer Long

Kansas State offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas

Marshall offensive tackle Garrett Scott

Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines

Washington tight end Austin Seferian Jenkins

Clemson receiver Martavis Bryant

USC receiver Marqise Lee

LSU receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Mississippi receiver Donte Moncrief

Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson

Arizona outside linebacker Marquis Flowers

San Diego State safety Eric Pinkins

Marist defensive end Terence Fede

North Dakota State offensive tackle Billy Turner

McGill offensive tackle Laurent Duverney Tardif

Libery cornerback Walt Aikens

Alabama offensie tackle Cyrus Kouandjio

Middle Tennessee State cornerback Sammy Seamster

Clemson offensive tackle/guard Brandon Thomas was invited to visit but canceled his visit after tearing an ACL during a pre-draft workout with the Saints.

Jeff Ireland drafted several of the players that he brought to Davie for pre-draft visits. We’ll see if Dennis Hickey does the same.

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A couple of quick snippets from Joe Philbin's and Mike Wallace's interviews with the team-owned WINZ radio show today:

### Philbin said he likes Knowshon Moreno’s “versatility and multiple skill set.”

### Philbin, on new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor: “Bill has done an excellent job.…. We’re going to be stressing the tempo of our offense, the play speed."

### Mike Wallace said Ryan Tannehill "has texted me eight, nine times" because he's excited about Lazor's offense. "Everybody is excited about the new offense."

### Wallace: "We can't have the kind of year we had last year."

### Phibin said he told his linebackers “we need more game-changing plays.”

### Philbin, on Dion Jordan: “Growth and development are two words I think of when I think of with this particular player. He’s been here two weeks, off to a good start. We’ve got to get him up to speed on the fundamentals at his position, which were new last season for him.” 

NFL TV CHANGE

The NFL will announce the 2014 schedule, with dates and times, at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

And a quick broadcast note: ESPN will get a wild-card playoff game for the first time next season (one of the two that NBC has been televising on the first Saturday of the playoffs).

To replace that game, NBC will get a division-round playoff game beginning next season. One year, NBC will take that game from CBS, and the next from Fox, and so forth. NBC also gets the Super Bowl next season. 

Please check back late tonight for a lot more Dolphins draft chatter.

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blakesta

Lets hope hickey does nothing like the bum ireland did.

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