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Monday practice report from the Bubble

The Dolphins are back at work today, this time inside the Nick Saban Memorial Bubble (NSMB), and here is what's going on:

The Dolphins have confirmed the trade of offensive linemen Andy Alleman and Ikechuku Ndukwe to the Kansas City Chiefs for an "undisclosed" 2010 draft choice. As I said earlier, it's absolutely a second-day pick.It is also higher than a seventh-round selection as the Chiefs already traded their 2010 seventh-rounder to Miami last April.

This trade, regardless of the compensation, is good business for Miami. Neither Alleman nor Ndukwe were going to make the Dolphins'  53-man roster. Both players were running with the second unit, Alleman at left guard and Ndukwe at right tackle. So the Dolphins get something for players they were going to cut.

The trade also speaks to the team's commitment to Shawn Murphy and his improvement in the past year. Remember that last year, even as Murphy's rookie season advanced, both Ndukwe and Alleman played ahead of the fourth-round pick. But Murphy got in the weight room, changed his body, as Tony Sparano likes to say, and moved ahead of both rivals.

Murphy has assured himself of a roster spot on the team. His role as a backup at either guard spot is solid. Brandon Frye's chances of making the team also increase today.

Sean Smith and Jason Allen, both of whom missed the Carolina preseason game after being tested for swin flu, are back at practice. Smith will be working with the first-team defense at right cornerback, according to a source.

That means Smith didn't lose his starting job while being away and Vontae Davis played well against the Panthers in his place.

Finally, Matt Roth, who missed all of training camp with a mysterious groin injury, is still not practicing.

I remind you that today is the first day practices are closed to the media with the exception of the first 30 minutes. That means there will be no play-by-play of what's happening. But here's a clue: The Dolphins will be installing their newer version of Wildcat in the coming weeks, behind closed gates.

[BLOG NOTE: Players and coach Tony Sparano will be available to the media after practice. Check back here later for their words of wisdom. Also, follow me on twitter for the real-time updates.] 

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The Buoniconti Bubble, The Shula Shelter, or The Perfect Season Memorial Sports Bubble, are my name offerings.

Posted by: GetterDone Phins | August 24, 2009 at 06:09 PM

Good choices! Well Done!
The only name I don't like in your post, is the one you stole from Larry the cable guy.......

Odinseye. Yes i do see hilliard making the team . Ricky , ronnie , patrick , hilliard and polite . Since we use many 2 te sets , you don't need 2 fullbacks on the team.

Menace,

Isn't Ricky the more likely one to be replace by Hilliard than Ronnie?

what's the deal w/ Nalbone the jersey boy

NJ

Agreed. I've only seen two games, but Hilliard could probably be a backup FB(if not the starter) in a pinch.
He can definitely play RB.

Gopats

Nalbone is doing what Nalbone is supposed to do. He's learning the nuances of becoming of an NFL TE.
His draft status doesn't quite indicate the second coming of Kellen Winslow SR. So he's keeping his head down, learning the system and trying to make the final roster.

You got a problem with that?

The Seer Sees All,

maybe if you stopped dry humping your stuffed animals you wouldn't have blue balls. go find yourself a goat or something...

Ronnies contract ends this season, and ricky is still cheap and has not had any major knee injuries, ricky still has some gas in the tank..

The seer sees all is also Odinseye

Or should that be that ricky still has weed in the bag?

Hey Mando, why have a blog if we can't express our opinions? Just want to hear from all these wanna be fanboys?? Don't worry i'll go back over to the SS and Palm beach post where they actually report things. What a loser. LMFAO.

FinFan13,

You Bozo Mando does a great job here. You go somewhere else idiot. WE(I)love Armando

Yes finfan 13 go to the sun sentinal, you'll love Omar kooky and Harvey feelwhatever, those are 2 ACE reporters, also check out there "Gay lifestyle section, iam sure you'll be interested in that being that your...your ,,well you know what you are..(Not that there's anything wrong with that)

You know, fin fan 13 sounds strangly like the cross dressing ,pink pants wearing, hormorphidite M@@c, hey hermy how you doing?? by the way i'am here on the couch with your mom down on the floor and when i said your name she wagged her tail, maybe ill give her a milk bone dog treat....

Cuabn Menace

I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's all about perspective!
Is the bag half empty, or is it half full?

Fin Fan 13

You can have an opinion. No problem. Do you have to sound like a whinny little bi$ch when you express that opinion?
Do you always whine about other men's "performance"? Or should I say a lack there-of

odinseye, FYI I didn't steal anything from Larry the Cable Guy. Getter Done or Git R Dun has been an old southern expression as far back as I can remember.
As a kid I use to have a coach that said it all the time during a game at the end of a quick pep talk, "Now go getter done son". So thar ya go!

GetterDone Phins

Just razzin ya a little bro.

I'm from the North, but as a kid I used to spend all my summers down south on my Grampa's Pig Farm.
I love the Hillbilly language. Especially the sounds those Southern Girls make!

Yeppers them dixie girls can sure whoop it up knockin boots or come feedin time :)

I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THE CUTTING OF WILFORD I THINK HE IS A GREAT RECEIVER HE JUS NEEDED TIME HE SHUD B THE NUMBER 1 RECEIVER HE HAS WORKED VERY HARD MAN I BELEIVE THEY SHUD GET HIM BACK IF NOT THEN WE SHUD PICK UP MATT JONES ITS RIDICULOUS THAT HE HASENT BEEN PICKIN UP IF NOT MATT CUZ I BELIEVE HE CAN BE A NUMBER 1 DUDE IS 6'FREAKIN 6 HE IS A BEAST HE ALSO CAN THROW IF PEOPLE FORGOT HE WAZ A QB IN COLLEGE HE IS PERFECT FOR THE WILDCAT AND IS JUST A GREAT RECIEVER YES HE MADE MISTAKES EVERY1 ONE DOES I REALLY HOPE SOMEBODY TAKES A LOOK AT THIS AND TAKE IT INTO CONSIDERATION IF WE DON'T GET HIM THEY SHOULD PICK UP Reggie Williams OR MAK A TRADE FOR THE CHARGERS VINCENT JACKSON OR SUMTHIN COME ON MIAMI DO SOMTHING

red dread

I appreciate the enthusiasm...ah...I think.
However, the question comes to mind: Have you been living in a cave?
The Dolphins are doing something. Trimming the fat and constantly upgrading!

PS: I hope Roth gives Wilford a call for some comforting and pampering.

red dread really love receiver from Jacksonville (Wilford, Matt Jones, Reggie Williams). All these guys suck or have many problem. Are you sure you not a georgiaville faguar fan?

Wow, everytime I see Leon Washington play he blows me away. He has been very good his whole career and always a Dolphin killer in games against us.
I sure hope Porter gets some support cause you know Family Guy Peter Griffin, err I mean Rex Ryan will have his OC run Lil Leon right at Peezy.

On a good note it looks like we will be able to rattle Dirty Sanchez easily. Leon is his only safety valve.
Also Family Guy's defense doesn't look Raven scary at all yet. Gholston still a step slow too. Can you say bustaroni!

We shall sweep the Cropdusters!

nick satan is a tool and so are you mandy.

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