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Post-practice update from rookie minicamp

Dolphins second round pick Pat White, the former West Virginia quarterback, has a minor pinky injury and so he is not taking many snaps during the rookie minicamp today.

White's injury is not preventing him from working. He is throwing the ball around. He simply is not taking the ball from the center in an exchange to protect the hand.

White struggled during the 90 minute practice today. He threw two interceptions. "It wasn't a good day," said White, who wears gloves on both hands. "I just have to come back out tomorrow and get better."

He did complete a deep sideline pass to Anthony Armstrong. "It was a good ball," coach Tony Sparano said. "I've seen that throw on film."

One man's difficulty is another's fortune as one of the interceptions was made by first-round pick Vontae Davis. "My first pick on my first day," Davis said with a big smile. "It gave me the feeling that I can play at any time with anybody."

Of course, Davis will soon realize the pace gets drastically faster when veterans are on the field. But so far, so good for this young man with the mohawk haircut. I kind of liked his physical approach when he knocked a teammate down. Sparano, who wants to keep healthy players, warned Davis not to do that again.

Sixth-round pick Andrew Gardner, a left tackle, also struggled a bit. he jumped offsides twice during the practice.

"I was glad we didn't have to play a game today," coach Tony Sparano said.

He added, on the positive side, there also weren't a lot of mental errors. "I just want to see them moving around, changing directions ... see the things athleticly that make you feel like you bought with the drafted guys and the other guys," Sparano said.

Sparano also said he was watching players' demeanors "to see who steps up and who steps back."

Cameron Wake and Lex Hilliard, meanwhile, looked very sharp. Hilliard has the advantage of knowing the plays and it showed as he was more aggressive than other players. Wake is just a strong-looking dude who obviously has as much as five years on a lot of the youngsters on the field.

Wake looked like a man among boys at times.

The Dolphins not only are working with drafted and undrafted rookies this weekend during their rookie minicamp, but are also allowing tryout players to participate.

Yeah, I know, all you high school star of yesteryear wish you'd gotten the memo earlier that Miami has tryout players.

Anyway, here's the list:

Tennessee defensive end Demonte Bolden, Temple center Alexander Derenthal, Mars Hill defensive end Christopher Dowdell, Florida Atlantic linebacker Michal Hancock, California quarterback Nathan Longshore, North Carolina State safety JC Neal, Montana guard JD Quinn, The University of Miami T Christopher Rutledge.

Good luck to them all as they live the dream.

[BLOG NOTE: I'm at Dolphins camp will be blogging about the goings-on. Please come back for the updates.]


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I expect you will see lots of pulled hamstrings today...

My dream is to be the first to respond to Armando's plog

How many tryouts are from people without any, or very little, college playing experience?

I thought that safety J.C. Neal played at NC State?

Gary, you just had a fail dream.

Will they also be trying out new Dolphin in Depth bloggers? I believe anyone can do your job...

Gary, if your dream is to post first ,you got to quit your gob first like mob or i can sign for you next time so when you see your name as first you pretend you did it your self and when you see me give 5 Bucs. DEAL...ok deal

thanks Mando, I thought maybe there were 2 of them.....but I get NO credit for helping out? ;)

Like so many undrafted free agents -- I have failed. But my dream lives on.

Armando, do not frett the trash talk tryouts for your job.

While you may not be the Peyton Manning of football bloggers you are...say...the Kerry Collins -- a consumate pro, who has had his rocky moments, but nonetheless emerged with a late career renaissance.

Just as Kerry has fended off Vince Young. You will fend off the doubters.

By the way Armando -- feel free to use that quote without attribution as a subtitle on your website

"The Kerry Collins of Football Bloggers"


Miami needs taylor back because i still have his jersey and poster. Please bring him back.

me too , Maxx

Gary, keep hope alive,so many unempolyed people on this blog,they be happy to sign you as first next time mando post a new topic.


me too Maxx

Montana guard JD Quinn is interesting. He was caught at OU in the car dealership scandal along with the QB Bomar. He was a highly rated hs recruit who started for OU.

we have the right to know every thing about JD and his scandal before we sign him and AgRod tell us more info about this scandal.thanks

Here is a practice video on one of the guys they brought in - a former alk on with an arm that you have to see to believe. Probably can throw the football as far as anyone alive.


Did Pat White already break his thumb trying to push Chad Henne?

Why keep coming back if you don't like this blog? It's like goin to Mexico to not get the swine flu. Just enjoy the work he puts in.

He shouldn't have tried to push him in the neck fat.

You got a problem with Mexico holmes?

Paco, which fat are you talking about here ? we have the right to know how he broke his little finger pushing,may be he needs jason to teach him how to push

i still have the mcfarlane of jason taylor.
So please sign him plus i have his swimsuit poster as well.

Mando, Is the punter JY Bond working out> I hope so, he could be punting to the new speedy receivers they drafted...

Vontae davis is wearing #24 , sean smith #31 , Pat white #6 , patrick turner #84 . brian hartline #82 , chris cleamons #30 , John nalbone #86 , andrew gardner #63 and Folsam #59.

Once again, some weakling is impersonating me. My money is on the miscreant Jed, mainly because the imposter does not use any words with more that 2 syllables. He is a perfect example of what results when first cousins copulate. Very sad.

bran hartline is wearing 28 not 24

who said he wearing 24. ? Actually rex he's wearing 82.

Water boy, i had same thing

no, Vontae Davis is wearing 24 and bran hartline is wearing 28 not 82.

So Armando did you fall asleep or what? We need some updates!!!!

Imposter rex LOL , gabril wilson wears 28.

rex ryan is pushing to the extreme, hey rex where were u born?

REXRYANSUCKS. Not only is jed sad. He's sad looking and pathetic.

were is ryan del rosal ?

Now you're imposter maxx. LOL

what the hell is going on here!!!

menace. lets post your pictures , so we all can be in tears.

pat white is going to be BUST,and to the person who imposter my name,get a life

what do u guys think miami needs in depth other then nt or o line.

How could one man, ARMANDO! be so terribly useless? The Sun Sentinel has a real staff covering the Dolphins. Over here at this piece of turd Herald they have "Darling"-ton, "Cot"-Oy-Vey, and "Vag"-uero.

Darlinton is as queer as a two and a half dollar bill, Cote is senile, and Salguero is a mess of a man! He is the cild of incompetence and uselessness!

Ok Guys the menace has arrived... whats the subject?

The subject is how FAT Armando has gotten! Why would anybody in their right mind allow him on TV? Or on the radio? His voice sounds like he's high on the smell of jock straps!

Mandos Mom sounds strangly like the pink pants wearing hormorphitdite m@@c .. doesnt she?

menace make sure you take your picture with your security guard uniform.

the low life who's insuling armando in a very bad and personal way should be called the VENOM and the word mother shouldn't be used this way.we all have mothers and we love the most in our family and i am amazed how these posts not deleted yet when they are deleting other dumb ones fast in a second

nj phin,
make sure you take your picture without the Wig

Please Cut ted(1.1 yd aft. catch) ginn, his clipboard holding daddy and his blocking dummie cousin rufus, so they may go back to columbus to the " Ginn Bicycle Emporium"

Why is everybody hateing on mandito, let the vato be holmes. He'll get whats coming to him ese...

menace , make sure you put your false teeth in for the picture and stop hiding behind jed name and talking shyt.

nj phin,make sure you take your picture with high speed in case you wig fall out

same goes for your false teeth.

nj phin,
take extra picture with rexrayan to see the fume coming out of his ears

I want the clip board holding gig when daddy ginn leaves,can I have it menace huh huh can i??

I promise I can hold a clip board as good as him

No Problem, should i take it with or with my can of mace ?

can u take a nude pic of me, and zoom in on the money shot please!!!!

Dave, the try outs will be in august, bring some sun screen and bottled water, its hot in mia. in aug.

menace, what happened between you and the nj ?

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