Camp Insider: 17 Observations From Day Three In Davie

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Highlights and observations from the third training camp practice at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University:

  • The Dolphins wore shoulder pads for the first time in training camp. They are expected to wear full pads Sunday and Monday.
  • Offensive lineman Jake Brendel missed his second consecutive practice because of a minor calf injury.
  • After quarterback Ryan Tannehill celebrated his 30th birthday Friday, linebacker Stephone Anthony and rookie long-snapper Lucas Gravelle had birthdays Saturday. Anthony turned 26 and Gravelle turned 23.
  • Second-year player Torry McTyer began team drills as the cornerback opposite Xavien Howard. Cordrea Tankersley and Tony Lippett also have gotten first-team reps in training camp.
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  • Linebacker Kiko Alonso dove to break up a swing pass intended for running back Frank Gore coming out of the backfield.
  • Linebacker Chase Allen had his second interception of training camp.
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  • Wide receiver Leonte Carroo caught passes from David Fales on consecutive plays, including a nice slant.
  • The Dolphins did some kickoff coverage drills and used their five specialists to simulate the role of returner — John Denney, Matt Haack, Jason Sanders, Greg Joseph and Gravelle.
  • The Dolphins did one-on-one coverage drills with cornerbacks guarding wide receivers, and safeties and linebackers guarding running backs and tight ends.
  • Howard had a tremendous pass breakup on a long pass throw by Tannehill for DeVante Parker.
  • Fitzpatrick had a second would-be sack after fighting through blocks at the line of scrimmage.
  • Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw a long touchdown pass to Danny Amendola down the middle.
  • Cornerback Bobby McCain recovered a fumble after a completion from Tannehill to Kenny Stills.
  • Rookie first-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick came in free on a blitz and likely would have had a sack in a game situation.

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