Friday, May 18, 2007

Organized Coaching Session Recap

The Dolphins held Organized Coaching Sessions this week. These OCS are similar to the minicamps, but they are less intensive and are voluntary. The team will have OCS again next week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Here's a recap of what went down this week during the sessions:

* S David Lofton and WR Michael Malone, two undrafted college free-agents who were invited to the last minicamp on a tryout basis, were signed to the team. WR Gabe Hatchett was waived.

* WR Ted Ginn, QB John Beck, and RB Lorenzo Booker were forced to miss the OCS in order to fulfill mandatory commercial endorsements organized by the marketing branch of the NFL Players Association. Ginn would not have been able to attend the practices regardless since Ohio State remains in session until June. DT Vonnie Holliday, CB Will Allen, S Cameron Worrell, and S Travares Tillman were absent for personal reasons. The following players missed practice because of injuries: CB Andre' Goodman (shoulder), DE Matt Roth (groin strain), NT Keith Traylor (ankle), RB Patrick Cobbs (hamstring), T Joe Toledo (foot), and T Anthony Alabi (knee). All of the injured players except for Goodman are expected to return by the June minicamp.

* QB Daunte Culpepper was finally able to do something other than ride a stationary bike as he practiced on a limited basis during all four of this week's OCS. He didn't take part in the team drills, but he was able to take snaps, drop back, roll out and make passes to the WRs. He didn't report feeling any pain after the practice. Even though the perpetual black cloud concerning his future with the Dolphins is still hanging over his head (and will continue to do so until it becomes clear what Trent Green's destination is), this nevertheless marks a significant progression in having him get back to full health in time for training camp. During the practices, Culpepper worked as the third-string QB.

* First Team Offense
QB Cleo Lemon RB Ronnie Brown FB Cory Schlesinger
WR Chris Chambers WR Marty Booker TE David Martin
LT Vernon Carey LG Chris Liwienski C Johnathan Ingram RG Rex Hadnot RT L.J. Shelton
(WR Az-Zahir Hakim worked as the third receiver)

Second Team Offense
QB Gibran Hamdan RB Jesse Chatman FB Kyle Eckel
WR Derek Hagan WR Kelly Campbell TE Justin Peelle/TE Tim Massaquoi
LT Julius Wilson LG Drew Mormino C Samson Satele RG Tala Esera RT Mike Rosenthal

First Team Defense
DE Jason Taylor NT Paul Soliai DE Rodrique Wright
SLB Joey Porter MLB Zach Thomas WLB Channing Crowder
CB Travis Daniels S Renaldo Hill S Yeremiah Bell CB Jason Allen
(CB Michael Lehan and S David Lofton also saw reps with the first team)

Source: Palm Beach Post

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