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Notes from Saturday's afternoon practice

First full day of camp is over and here is what is going on:

Chad Henne joined the work after signing a four-year deal and was OK during the practice. He had one embarrassing moment when he reared back to throw a pass and it slipped from his hand and popped in the air. Oh well.

Henne will get the first team snaps Sunday and he believes he will have a fair shot to win the starting job. "Coach [Tony] Sparano expressed it will be an equal competition and I believe him," Henne said.

The Dolphins are using two quarterbacks taking team periods during a particular practice with the third quarterback taking no repetitions in those drills. All the QBs will work in the 7-on-7 and individual drills. The idea is to give QBs more repetitions in the team period and see if they have some continuity with the other players.

John Beck was "down" in today's afternoon practice, meaning he got no repetitions in the team period. Sunday, Josh McCown will be "down," while Beck and Henne work.

McCown, by the way, admitted his little run-in with a chainsaw was, "probably a poor decision looking back at it," but saw a positive in the experience in that the finger is "still on."

In other matters:

Guard Steve McKinney did not practice after working in the morning drills. Porter, on the non-football injury list rather than the PUP list that Sparano announced earlier, said his injury is no big deal.

"If I really had to play today, I could," he said. "We're just being smart with it."

Porter said he was working out on his own covering passes when he "rolled" the left ankle. "When it's time to go, I'll be ready to go," he said.

The Dolphins, by the way, waived tackle Julius Wilson and signed guard Rueben Riley before the afternoon practice. Wilson reported out of shape and that is a bad deal if you're a proven vet and a capital offense for unproven players like Wilson.

Check back Sunday around noon for the next update.

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McCown, by the way, admitted his little run-in with a chainsaw was, "probably a poor decision looking back at it,"

Gee Josh, you think?

mccown stunk it up big time during both practices. beck was average during the morning session.

Hey Armando,thanks for the updates man! Any opinions on Ginn and any improvement he has made in route running and getting open? Also, what is the word on the street as far as Terry Glenn or LeCharles Bentley? I feel as if both players would provide AT LEAST quality depth at their respective positions, two positions where Dolphin depth seems thin! Later!

"McCown, by the way, admitted his little run-in with a chainsaw was, "probably a poor decision looking back at it,"

You might be a redneck if......

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Armando- do the Dolphins do a Fan Apprication Day? And are training camps open to the public? Just wondering, because the Redskins do those, and I was wondering if it was just a redskins thing, or if a lot of other teams do that.

GO PHINS!

I would love to see miami get bently not all that sure about glenn but i could see y miami would get him.

I hear working out with chainsaws is great for the biceps though.

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Wilson was cut because he was out of shape? OMG. I love this new regime.

The Redskins used to charge fans who wanted to attend their practices.

Dan Snyder's move to charge for admission to Redskins practice was a huge, bonehead move, because if you charge you have to let in scouts from opposing teams. I think that little scheme lasted all of one preseason.

Dan Snyder's move to charge for admission to Redskins practice was a huge, bonehead move, because if you charge you have to let in scouts from opposing teams. I think that little scheme lasted all of one preseason.

Armando, Carl Kotala from Florida Today.com said and I quote " free agent wide receiver Jayson Foster had the play of the day, catching a pass in the flat and putting a sick shake-and-bake move to break away from corner Nathan Jones." Did you see this? Can't wait to see what this "tiny man" can do! Thanks, Jim E.

I saw the play, Jim. It was great. Bill Parcells is very, very hopeful Foster can be a good return guy so he'll get his chance there.

"When it's time to go, I'll be ready to go," he said.

Joey, it is time to go now.

You don't have to charge anymore to see Redskins practice, but I was wondering if the Dolphins do anything like that.

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