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The Dolphins had some big pieces back at practice on Tuesday, and that’s literally and figuratively.
Neither player has appeared in any preseason game so far.
“It feels very good getting back out here, getting back with the guys,” Jerry said. “I’ve been kind of the rag doll for the last three weeks with the guys, so it’s truly great to get back out. Just coming out today, getting a little live contact, that was good.”
Said Starks: “It was cool just being out there with my teammates, try to get better.”
When asked whether he was antsy to get back to practice, Starks replied: “A little bit. At the same time I’m glad camp is over.”
Along with Jerry and Starks, tight end
The Dolphins on Tuesday put tight end
“It’s always unfortunate anytime anybody gets injured,” wide receiver
In addition to putting Keller on IR, the Dolphins signed linebacker Nathan Williams, a rookie from Ohio State.
Williams made 19 starts in his last two seasons at Ohio State, sandwiched around an injury-shortened 2011 campaign. Williams’ best season in college came in 2010 when he had 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and four passes broken up.
NEW STADIUM ACCESS POLICY
The Dolphins will play at home for the first time this preseason Saturday night when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and fans should be aware of new stadium guidelines.
To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into stadiums, NFL teams have implemented an NFL policy this year that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums.
The NFL strongly encourages fans to not bring any type of bags, but outlined today what is permissible. Beginning with preseason games, fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:
Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” (Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags will be available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com/allclear), or one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags.
An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
For more information, visit http://www.nfl.com/allclear.
@MsGrownNSexy12 is the Twitter handle for Tyms’ girlfriend, Christal Washington, who was a track athlete at Florida State University.
Tyms and Washington also have a girl, Aaliyah, who will turn 3 in September.
THIS AND THAT
Teams from the Canadian Football League have sent officials to Dolphins practice on a regular basis this summer and the assistant general manager for the expansion Ottawa RedBlacks, Brock Sunderland, watched part of practice Tuesday. The RedBlack begin play next season. … Cornerback
THE LAST WORD
“There’s good plays, there’s bad plays. We’ve won more battles than we’ve lost as an offensive line. We’ve had some shuffling pieces, some new faces in there. We’re trying to find rhythm right now. I think we found rhythm in parts in that Houston game. That’s something we can hang our hat on, being able to run the football and grind people down.”