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Channing Crowder not practicing Fri. morning

The Dolphins are practicing inside the Nick Saban Memorial Bubble (NSMB) this morning and there are a couple of things of interest:

Inside linebacker Channing Crowder is not practicing -- at least he was not during the portion open to the media. It is Crowder's second missed day of practice. On Thursday Crowder practice but he was limited. Reggie Torbor is working in Crowder's spot and would play if Crowder cannot.

The injury report is due out later today. I would expect Crowder to be listed as questionable. [Update: Crowder is listed as questionable.]

Secondly, it was a twilight zone moment when I walked into the NSMB because blaring from the speakers was Bing Crosby's rendition of White Christmas. Later the sounds got a little more current with Eminem and even some dance tunes echoing throughout.

The Dolphins do that on every Friday following a victory to get the players fired up about practice.

The real purpose of the speaker system, however, is revealed after the media leaves the NSMB. At that point the Dolphins pump in crowd noise so loud, so annoying that it can be heard outside the facility.

One more quick note: Cornerback Michael Lehan, cut off the Dolphins injured reserve list a couple of weeks ago, has signed with the New Orleans Saints.

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