Monday, May 7, 2007

Weekend Minicamp Wrap-up

Here's the most important/interesting things to come out of the Saturday/Sunday minicamps:

* Everyone was at the camp except for DT Dan Wilkinson and CB Andre' Goodman (shoulder). It looks like Goodman did indeed re-aggravate the same shoulder which forced him to shut it down early last season. He was a pleasant surprise as a starter last season and his injury could prove costly to a shaky secondary. The severity of the injury is not yet known. TE David Martin (flu) returned to practice, but FB Kyle Eckel (flu) missed Sunday's camp due to similar symptoms. OL Joe Toledo (foot) also missed Sunday's camp after feeling soreness in the same foot that he fractured at the end of last season. DT Keith Traylor (knee), T Anthony Alabi (ankle), WR Ted Ginn (foot), and QB Daunte Culpepper (knee) all rode stationary bikes. Culpepper was also able to do some sprinting and take some snaps from center. WR Kelly Campbell looked recovered from the lower leg injury he had sustained.

* First Team Offense
QB Cleo Lemon RB Ronnie Brown FB Cory Schlesinger
WR Chris Chambers WR Marty Booker TE Justine Peele
LT Vernon Carey LG Chris Liwienski C Rex Hadnot RG Dan Stevenson RT L.J. Shelton
(Rex Hadnot also saw time as the first-team RG and Johnathan Ingram took over at C)

Second Team Offense
QB John Beck/QB Gibran Hamdan
LT Joe Toledo LG Samson Satele C Johnathan Ingram RG Tala Esera RT Mike Rosenthal
(Mike Rosenthal also saw time at LT; Drew Mormino played C; Julius Wilson played RT)

* QB John Beck looked more comfortable and showed good mechanics although he obviously still has to learn all the routes and receivers better. Cam Cameron raved about QB Cleo Lemon's practice on Saturday.

* CB Jason Allen took over Goodman's role as the nickel-back and showed good closing speed and coverage skills.

* DT Rodrique Wright and DT Fred Evans were impressive as was DE Matt Roth.

* P Brandon Fields was inconsistent, mishitting several punts before tweaking his mechanics. DE Jason Taylor did some work at long-snapper, and he will serve as the team's emergency LS in case John Denney suffers an injury during a game. K Jay Feely missed one 43-yard field goal but nailed everything else.

Sources: Palm Beach Post


The Dolphins have contacted the New York Jets about a possible trade for G Pete Kendall. The Jets are wary to make a deal with a division rival. Kendall would probably be an upgrade for the line, but he is 33 years old and not worth trading for in my opinion. It would be wiser for the team to wait for the Jets to release him as it seems they will.

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