If any NFL player has an understanding of what George is going through and what he’s facing, it’s Dolphins wide receiver
“I’m not putting any kind of words in Paul George’s mind or what he’s going through,” Hartline cautioned after practice Monday. “I just know what I went through. You’re kind of on top of the world at one point and it really knocks you down and you realize how (quickly) it can be taken away. And when you’re in the situation you kind of look down and you see your leg and you start analyzing, this can’t be real. It looks horrendous.
Hartline rebounded from the injury to play three seasons at Ohio State before he became a fourth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2009.
He said overcoming that injury, and other setbacks during his NFL career, has made him appreciated his accomplishments even more.
“One hundred percent,” he said. “Those kind of situations, even recent little injuries you get, you always feel that everything happens for a reason, whether it be mentally or physically. You’ve just got to trust the process and try to control what you can control and go from there.”
Rookie free agent quarterback
Jensen, who led North Dakota State to three consecutive FCS national championships, was re-signed Sunday, five days after being waived. After practice Monday, Jensen stayed on the field working on his drop by himself.
“Just something that I'm going to start doing, grabbing a script after practice and go through it in my head and go through all of my reads,” Jensen said. “As a rookie QB, you don't get that many reps in practice, so it’s critical to take mental reps and even get some extra work in after practice. Just do what I can to get it done.
“You want to keep playing the game for as long as you can and the Dolphins gave me another opportunity and I’m very grateful for that. I’m going to make the best of it and contribute to this team any way that I can.”
In addition, the following players are expected to miss multiple practices because of injuries: tight end
Watching practice Monday was U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, as well as representatives from the Manchester United soccer club.
Manchester United will face Liverpool at Sun Life Stadium on Monday night in the Guiness International Champions Cup.
Manchester United staff members interviewed several Dolphins players after practice, and the first was a logical choice: Sturgis, who played soccer in high school and whose brother plays professionally in Major League Soccer.
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The last player working on the Jugs machine Monday was tight end
“He’s got great enthusiasm for the game. He’s very eager to learn, he wants to get coached. He plays hard, he plays fast.” — Head Coach Joe Philbin on rookie seventh-round pick