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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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Great point gort, the only other animal in the animal kingdom is my ex, gina

how did you meet gina cuban ? was she your first love ?

Gort For the record if i sport a woody for 4 hours iam not calling a doctor iam calling the guiness folks cause that may be a record...

Jed, First and last bro, never again., enjoy a pork chop or two.

this is very funny,from a stiff thought to guiness thought,some people think health and safety and cuban thinking world record

Ok Kids the menace has got to get some zzzzs so be good , till tommarrow peace...

Lechon Asado baby. You know roast pork.




jed thats great. to everyone else LAYOFF the man. ur repeated incest and such jokes only show whats in the back of your dark minds and what you really want to do a cousin sister maybe ur grandmamas. if you all were that funny and creative you would be getting paid. dont be jealous cuz u aint as funny as foxworthy or larry the cable guy. now get back to your mags and your left and or right hand shame. God bless all dolphins fans. and besides everyone knows the big G is a lakers fan.

landshark's a very cool name; live it and love it.

hell yeah land shark stadium would rock! especially when u consider sharks and dolphins are natural enemies and are 2 of the toughest under the sea warriors.

I wonder if everybody got together after practice for a cold, refreshing Landshark?

Hey Armando...

Just a little word of advice. You really need to try to lay off the fatty and greasy foods?! On The NFL Network your face looked like a swollen zit about to pop. Just trying to look out for your health, brother. Somebody has to. By the way, is Pat White going to be wearing a number 5 jersey?

hey armand how can i watch your nfl network spot if i missed it?

Voldo, go to the food channel.it's shown there.

there he is thanks hairy!!

Guys: Whats up with the personal attacks to Mando and his family? this a rotten and cowarly attempt to get some attention thru this blog or what??

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