Brenner started four games at left guard as a rookie late last season, but played center at the University of Utah.
As for Turner, he’s making the transition to guard after playing left tackle at North Dakota State.
“(I’m) definitely seeing a lot of development from the OTAs, where not surprisingly because coming from North Dakota State from left tackle, playing a new position, there’s a learning curve,” Philbin said. “I think we all acknowledge that. He’s far ahead of where he was in the OTAs, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. He’s an athlete. He has good movement skill. He’s one that really needs to learn the concept of leverage, especially when you go inside. I think it becomes even more of a critical factor.”
Philbin said after practice Sunday that the way the players are lining up now doesn’t necessarily mean that’s how things will be a month from now.
“I think we’re going to look at some different combinations,” Philbin said. “I think there’s going to be excellent competition. This is kind of step one. This is kind of a transition from OTAs with nothing, from shells, now to pads. There’s going to be excellent competition and I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some changes.”
Before walking inside, Misi could be seen with ice on his left foot.
The practice Sunday was reserved for Season Ticket Members, and they were joined in the stands by approximately 100 Dolphin Cycling Challenge riders.
The group kicked off its training for the 2014 DCC, scheduled for Feb. 7-8. The Dolphin Cycling Challenge has raised $7 million for cancer research in its first four years and DCC Chief Executive Officer Michael Mandich has stated a goal of $5 million for the next event.
THIS AND THAT
Lynch was the last player working on the field ... Ja’Wuan James said negotiations with former University of Tennessee teammate Dallas Thomas for the number 70 were ongoing but getting close to fruition. James was assigned 72 after joining the Dolphins and has been looking to get his college number from Thomas, who wore 70 as a rookie last season. ... For the second day in a row, there was only one musical selection during stretching and this time it was “Get On The Good Foot” by James Brown.
“It wasn’t about the Miami Dolphins at all. It was about a young team that’s willing to win and has the work ethic to win. If this team right here would have been in Alaska with the same group of guys, I would have signed with Alaska.” — Safety