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One day after becoming the ninth and final member of the Miami Dolphins’ 2013 draft class to sign his contract, rookie defensive end
The 6-foot-6, 248-pound specimen out of the University of Oregon was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list while he continues to rehab a shoulder injury, so other than stretching inside the bubble early in the morning he was relegated to the sideline. That was not an easy thing for him to endure.
“For any athlete when this is your job and your whole motivation it’s really frustrating to not be out there and watch the guys go,” said Jordan, who was selected with the third overall pick back in April. “But I understand that my health is the main concern right now so that’s what I’m going to focus on.”
No timetable has been set for Jordan to put on the pads and participate in drills.
SELLOUT CROWD FIRES UP PLAYERS
During the first 40 minutes of practice when all 90 players were inside the bubble they had no idea what was waiting for them outside. Fans started lining up outside of the pro shop shortly after the sun rose in order to get the best seat in the bleachers.
Once the players exited the bubble and headed onto the outdoor practice fields a loud roar greeted them from the sellout crowd. A total of 2,700 fans including the suites and standing room only provided quite the atmosphere for the team.
“I saw it was packed and it looked like it was a full house,” Pro Bowl defensive end
Wake credited the excitement of the new additions on offense and defense and the new logo and uniform change as some of the reasons behind the excitement.
MCNUTT STANDS OUT ON FIRST DAY
If there was an MVP of the first practice it might have been wide receiver
Starting off in 7-on-7 drills, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound McNutt caught everything that was thrown his way and drew numerous cheers from the crowd. He made a nice adjustment on a comeback route that left his defender off balance and then in 11-on-11s he continued to get open and show off some sure hands.
THIS AND THAT
Once again, both practice fields were in use simultaneously and the fans were treated to seeing the projected starters on the closer field. … Running backs
THE FINAL WORD
“I’m not a million dollar baby. I’m a rookie on this football team and that’s how I’m treated.” – Jordan