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Camp Insider: Howard Shines And 16 More Observations

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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.
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  • 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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