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Saturday afternoon practice update

Greg Camarillo and Ricky Williams get the Bill Parcells gold star for this afternoon's practice!

How do I know?

Camarillo caught a 45-yard pass down one sideline in which he was covered but reached up one-handed and scooped the ball out of the air before falling to the turf. "Nice catch Greg," Parcells shouted as he was standing on one sideline of the Nick Saban Memorial Bubble. "Nice catch son!"

Parcells then yelled at corrected the defensive back covering Camarillo. Camarillo also had another nice catch down the opposite sideline in which he came back for the ball thrown behind both he and the DB.

Ricky Williams, meanwhile, was showing a quickness and spurt through the hole I don't remember him having in his extremely limited practice time last season. He blurred through one opening and juked a DB, causing Parcells to meet Williams on the sideline with a fist-pound.

As I mentioned, the Dolphins worked indoors. The cool conditions didn't seem to help Miami's struggling passing game. There were more incomplete passes than complete passes. Both Chad Henne (1) and John Beck (2) had passes batted down at the line of scrimmage.

There were a couple of times that passes were thrown to areas where no receiver was present. Josh McCown was forced to scramble on one occasion when he found no receiver downfield.

The Miami defense must be AWESOME!

Speaking of the defense, Chris Crocker and Nathan Jones took a couple of snaps with the first-team unit at the free safety spot that is also manned by Jason Allen.

Finally, the offensive line setup for today's two practices was different than the past couple of practices I've been able to see. Today the line was LT Jake Long, LG Justin Smiley, C Samson Satele, RG Trey Darilek and RT Vernon Carey.

Before that, rookie Shawn Murphy has been working at LG with Smith at RG. The Dolphins are mixing and matching to find the best five players, according to coach Tony Sparano.

The Jason Taylor ABSENT FROM MANDATORY PRACTICES meter is now at 4.

I will provide more updated stuff while the Dolphins work Sunday morning. Check back often.

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