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Camp Insider: Howard Shines And 16 More Observations


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

  • The Dolphins practiced in full pads Thursday and did some live tackling.
  • Professional wrestler "The Big Show" Paul Wight and actor Andy Garcia were guests at practice.
  • Tight end **MarQueis Gray** joined the list of players sitting out practice. Wide receiver **Isaiah Ford** (shoulder) again sat out practice after wearing a red (non-contact) jersey the past couple of practices, and they joined offensive lineman **Jake Brendel** (calf) and tight end **A.J. Derby** (foot) on the sideline.
  • Tackle **Ja’Wuan James** was held out of team drills for a second consecutive day. Head Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that James was dealing with a muscle strain.
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  • Cornerback **Xavien Howard** was the star of practice, coming up with three interception in team drills, including one where he tipped a deep pass intended for **DeVante Parker** and caught the deflection while falling to the ground. He also had one in an end-of-game situation.
  • Wide receiver **Leonte Carroo** made a spectacular one-handed grab in a passing drill.
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  • Rookie free agent **Greg Joseph** did the kicking Thursday and was 6-for-8 on field goal attempts, with a long of 56 yards.
  • Defensive tackle **Jordan Phillips** pushed through the line of scrimmage to drop Perry for a loss on back-to-back running plays.
  • The Dolphins did a team drill with the offense started inside its 5-yard line.
  • Cornerback **Tony Lippett** had a leaping deflection in the end zone in an end-of-game drill.
  • Rookie tight end **Mike Gesicki** did a nice job of getting both feet in bounds on a team drill pass.
  • Rookie defensive end **Claudy Mathieu** had a sack in an end-of-game drill.

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