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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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Its A Imposter njphin fan.

i cant stand imposters.

if njphinfan is here , i will tell you who's the person who's talking to you.

" i can't stand imposters ' posted by Cuban menace. LMAO!

Have Pat White's struggles on the first day of camp, combined with his susceptibility to injuries, caused the Tuna/Ireland gang to reconsider having drafted him? Stay tuned.

nj phinfan, you owe the cuban an apology ,he's not the one talking picture with you and if you promise me to take with good spirit ,i will tell who i am and forgive me to.
you know the cuban for long time and you should know better


Good to hear that Careon Wake is doing well and looks good. Man amongst boys you say? Sounds like we don't need JT after all.

Pat White's first day, make no mistake he will be good but, it's encouraging that Vontae Davis came out with INT it's gonna be good to see him and Sean Smith on the other side playing CB for the Dolphins. The AFC East and the NFL are in for a beat down when these two guys put it all together on the field. Wondering how long before they both start at the same time?

stop fagging around either sign Jt or dont move on.

unless will allen gets hurt they won't start 2gether this season. tho if miami is facing two big wrs at the same time smith will be out there with davis to take advantage of match ups and give w. allen a rest.

cuban menace are you a michigan wolverines fan? if so i could understand your hatred of ginn. i take it you aren't to high on hartline either? don't give the clipboard away after you confiscate it sell it on ebay, im sure an o state alum would love to have such a contraversal piece of ginn and miami history.

Thats A Good one sammo, maybe we can sell.

Sammo, did you say a piece of Ginn and miami history ? what history my boy,OH the 1-15

cuban, do you know any thing about the rumor that ginn is hard at work to prove many including you wrong, also what's up w/NJ PHIN FAN,seems you had a exchange with him /

The Post at 5 36 is a imposter menace, why any one would pose as the cuban is any ones guess...poor devil...

jed i will spell this slowly so you can understand it was a joke you know sarcasm. you really aren't helping your hick imagery. and 2 think i stuck up 4 you. never again regardless of your dolphin love. thanx cuban you ve made me laugh thought i would return the favor.

Gort, let him practice i hope it helps him , i really do, there seems to be an imposteper on the blog,by the way, how do you clean your vents any way?p.s Sorry you werent picked in the draft.

cuban, holding a clip board isn't easy, you need hands of stone for that.

Not Sure what a imposteper is but it should have said imposter, sorry

sammo, you deserve my apology and never again would i try to be cute w/ some one like you who stood for me many times. again i am sorry and i hope you will accept.
i didn't finish my middle school so some times i don't have the right thing to say.

Armando, good info today man. Nice to hear about Wake doing well.

Cuban, i am sorry also i wasn't drafted but still hoping that jason the man will retire so fins sign me fast,bty i am better than any pass rusher, i just show up and they give me the ball

its all good jed. if wasn't for me banging my female guidance counsler i wouldn't have graduated high school.

sweet! gillian anderson during x files mary magdalene and ali larter. i will take any prayers i can get my friend. most of all ask God to bless the dolphins and future seasons.

You know gort i was amazed that no robots werent selected, i mean it was loaded with bots, there was you mega tron, optimus prime, r2d2 and C3 P0 who i would have bet a fortune he would have been drafted by the 49ers .(not that theres anything wrong with that)

Oh Yeah i almost forgot the tin man from the wizard of oz, he might be old as dirt but i hear he was a great kicker in his time.

WIzard of oz, one great movie before the movie BIZ became a cheap chinese toy BIZ.
Q, did you see the movie "things change" ?

Yo Jed, ask god what the point spread for the bulls/celtic game will be.

sammo, in your coffe cup i see a women image with two letters written like that,....A.P ,there's any women in the x files her real name has A as first name and P for last name ?you see i am already prying


No gort i cant remember seeing that one, you know theres another bot i hear will be coming out in the supplemental draft later this month. his name is mr. Data, can you tell us any thing about this bot?

No gort i cant remember seeing that one, you know theres another bot i hear will be coming out in the supplemental draft later this month. his name is mr. Data, can you tell us any thing about this bot?

do you want me to get you a coffe cup cuban menace to read you your past and future?
if yes,say yes
if no, say no

cuban,i am starting to read in the draft cup that mr data is a very important officer in the star ship USS but that was many years ago and now positronic brain will allow him impressive capabilities including A FOOTBALL RB IN THE NFL and will start to act with human behavior the day of the draft.

sorry menace ,i can't help you with the data Q

any news of pat white people





the pat white people are massing at the border

the red neck people

Jed, thanks but no thanks, i dont want to know what the future holds, to much fun when it happens spontaniously.

i fing knew the owner would change the name of dolphins stadium .. but land shark dosent sound all that bad. I guess its better then yahoo stadium or google stadium or whatever.

CUBAN how do u feel about the changeing of the name.

i just saw the future of dolphin stadium ,will be only one kind of beer to be sold in there,THE LAND SHARK BEER and you can drink as many as you want .

Livin the nightmare, baby. I'm a moron.

loco in the coco dude

Jed that sounds good all the beer you want . Is that free?
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains you never change your socks And the little streams of alcohol come a-trickling down the rocks
The brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind There's a lake of stew and of whiskey too You can paddle all around 'em in a big canoe In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

i see things no body can see
i hear things no one will hear
i feel love,i feel sad
i read the coffe cup
in figs and leaves
to my room and read
dolphins in depth
until i see dark comes
and leaves,until
i find my heart crying in
tear,my eyes to meet
my land shark
drink and weep

hobo, you are in a roll ,that was great and i salute your willingness to share such nice thought.please keep em coming with wit and magic.
P.S...All beer you can drink sounds good UNTIL you find out that you have to pay a lot of money for that beer.

Where are you Gopats? Where were you born?

cuban,what about the hot dogs, i can see the future,there will be no pork hot dogs due to the flu and only beef and ckicken hot dogs and the price will be higher cause the demand will very high.CUBAN,tell us what you think?

Gopats is under Tom Brady. You know like in bed.

Oh no...no more roast pork...no way man.

Sack Brady...Hurt Brady...This happens every time I hear the name Brady. The other white meat.

to be in bed with Gisele Bunchen in bed ,that would an honor.

to be in bed with Tom Brady in bed ,that would an honor.

for the record again, to be in bed with Gisele Bunchen in any Capacity would an honor for the whole entire family of mine.

Gort you freaking robot. No fair you will remain hard all the time no matter what!

Guys, the swine flu has nothing to do with pork products but instead has everything to do with my ex-wife who is a swine. so go ahead and enjoy that pork loin guys, i just bought a 15 lb for 12.50, no shitz....

dfan,that was good,there's a TV ad about viagra that tell men a warning if you are becoming hard for more than 4 hours contact you doctor right away,that means the emergency will come fast while you still stiff

cuban, you know these 2 facts about pigs;
1-the only animal who doesn't care if another male mate w/his female,that's why people who eat more pork like denmark they don't care for their females.
2.the only animal who eats and sleeps in his waste

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