## Rookie quarterback
## Rookie defensive end Derek Shelby shaved his entire head so he could get rid of the blonde dye job given to him by
## During the 40-minute portion of practice held inside the bubble, one of the highlights was a deep jump ball thrown into the middle of the end zone by Tannehill that Johnson went up for and tipped right to fifth-year veteran
## Head Coach Joe Philbin had the team working on the far field for the second straight practice and there were lots of deep passes in the air.
DOLPHINS MAKE ROSTER MOVE: The Miami Dolphins have signed offensive lineman Chandler Burden and waived guard
The 6-4, 313 pound Burden was originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 3, 2012 out of the University of Kentucky, but was released prior to the start of training camp on July 25, 2012. A two-year starter left tackle for the Wildcats after beginning his collegiate career as a defensive end, Burden appeared in 43 career games, with 26 total starts (three at defensive end, 23 at left tackle). Born November 17, 1989, Burden attended La Salle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he won a state championship in the shot put and discus throw as a senior.
PETER KING VISITS CAMP DOLPHINS: Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King’s training camp tour landed in Davie this morning after having been in the camps of the 49ers on Monday and the Raiders on Tuesday. He’s off to Tampa tomorrow to watch the Buccaneers and then he’s headed to Jacksonville to see the Jaguars and Atlanta to take in a Falcons practice.
King already had some keen observations on how Philbin is running practice and which players are standing out.
“The speed of practice is very noticeable and I’m just looking at each quarterback and seeing accuracy and seeing how they’re meshing with the receivers,” King said. “I’m just sort of taking the temperature of anything. In something like this, particularly if you’re only there for one day, you really just try to look at a few specific individuals. I watched Chad (Johnson) for a while and the quarterbacks and I’m just trying to make a surface judgment. I’m kind of interested in (rookie running back)
One interesting conclusion that King cited and that is contrary to what has been written elsewhere is how much different Philbin’s practices are from what they run in Green Bay.
“I think the pace is even faster here,” King said. “The pace here reminds me of New Orleans where the Saints, especially on offense, it’s like a track meet. I think clearly what he’s trying to do is sort of get them in football shape by playing fast football, which seems smart rather than running sprints. It’s very organized and very impressive to me.”
DOLPHINS AUDITIONING ANTHEM SINGERS: More than 400 people have thus far pre-registered for an open audition as Dolphins look for talented individual singers, groups and or musicians to perform the National Anthem at 2012 home games. The auditions will take place on August 4th in conjunction with the team’s open practice at Sun Life Stadium. Fans will play a role in the selection process, as they will have the opportunity to vote for the final anthem performer of the year. The winner of the fan vote will get to perform the National Anthem at the team’s final regular-season home game on December 23rd against the Buffalo Bills. To pre-register for the audition, visit: http://www.miamidolphins.com/community/nationalanthem.html
PLAYERS RETURN FROM OFF DAY REFRESHED: It’s amazing what one day away from the practice field can do for football players during training camp.
“I relaxed and just tried to get away from everything,” said inside linebacker
“My legs were so sore that I celebrated by watching TV all day,” Wilson said. “It was a chance to get everybody’s legs back and kind of get everybody away from football for a second. We had a meeting last night and that just got everybody refreshed and when we came in today everybody’s legs felt good so we were jumping.”