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Quickie OTA notes and observations

Here are my quickie reactions to today's OTA practice.

The injured first: Patrick Turner, Brandon Marshall, Jason Ferguson, Channing Crowder, and Reggie Torbor were not in practice. Ronnie Brown and Will Allen, both out much of 2009 with injuries, worked but are clearly not 100 percent. Marshall declined to say what injury he is nursing.

Ferguson, who will serve an eight-game suspension for testing positive for PEDs, said he tested positive because he was taking a diuretic and blood pressure pill, "to make weight."

"It's my fault being lazy and not checking the list," Ferguson said. "I didn't know it was on there. They know it was no steriod."

The number: Marshall wore No. 19 today. But don't go out and buy your No. 19 Brandon Marshall jersey just yet and definitely do not rip the G-I-N-N off the No. 19 jersey you already bought. Marshall said he will have his real number "by camp."

It was jarring to me that Quentin Moses was working first-team strongside outside linebacker. Charlie Anderson was the other first-teamer at weakside. =The second team was, interestingly, manned by the players who most fans and media hope and expect will actually be on the field because they seem more explosive -- Cameron Wake and second-round pick Koa Misi.

Anderson, by the way, said he worked at both weak and strong side today.

Wake told me he's not concerned about not being first-team right now.

There is clearly a battle brewing at center. Joe Berger, who played very well at the end of 2009, took first-team snaps ahead of Jake Grove, who worked with the second-team.Donald Thomas, who was exclusively a right guard the last couple of years, worked with the first team at left guard today. He was first team at LG while Richie Incognito worked with the first-team at RG. The starting line left to right was Jake Long, Thomas, Berger, Richie Incognito and Vernon Carey.

Brown looks strong and healthy. He said he has not signed his restricted free agent tender but obviously will do so eventually. "I haven't signed but I pretty much have," he said with a shrug.

Clearly a new long-term contract is not imminent.

Allen, by the way, is working exclusively at cornerback at this stage and doesn't seem to have any desire to move. "People saying we have a vacancy at safety because they have nothing else to talk about," he said. "To me there's no vacancy. I saw someone out there today. We have someone there."

The man working at first-team free safety was Chris Clemons.

The second-team corners today were Jason Allen and Evan Oglesby.

With Crowder sitting out today's work, newly acquired Tim Dobbins took the first team snaps at inside linebacker alongside Karlos Dansby.

Obviously, there will be a competition for the starting right defensive end job. But for today, and I stress, today, the first-teamer was Phillip Merling. Rookie Jared Odrick worked with the second team.

One final thought: This is only an OTA. It is only May. Training camp is two months away. But Patrick Turner not being on the field is a bad sign for a player who was unable to make enough progress to get any snaps from scrimmage on offense in a game last year.


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how in hell nj is able to sign home in blue ?

I totally disagree about Marshall showing "Diva" behavior not working out today. Marshall knows how to play the damn game... last thing this team needs is Marshall blowing out a knee or a Achilles tendon at some stupid OTA that is just being done to sort talent.... Marshall and the team know EXACTLY what position and squad he will be on... and you can bet he will get his touches in camp.

Sparano said Marshall, Garner, Turner all had surgery during off season...Marshall and Turner will not practice till camp...No diva problems minor surgery problems..these guys play football and get hurt

when bobbyd12 aka nj is not posting the home posts appears .i am just saying .

New blog up!!

It's D Bess' number. If he doesn't want to give it up he doesn't have to. It's not like he is some practice squad chump. He is a major contributor to this team.

Think whatever you want...ur a fuckinmoron anyway...I'm not interested in talking to douchbagss today

Hey mando you should teach mike Wallace how to write a blog so that he does more than one entry every week.

It has been determined that NJ PHIN FAN
is the Troll Imposter ruining the blog- LMAO~


BAN YOURSELF- you're the most obnoxious one here.

Dear Mr Armado, how are you I am fine today.
I'm too exited that MIAMI DOLPHINS football is to start too soon.
Mr Armdo, do not get malined yet if Quitin Moes is at the first team place. Heck, they do that all the time. They want to give every player a chance to compite to be the starter all the time.
Sincerely, your friend,
Juan Huron
PS: do you maybe you think that Bradon Marshall has got his hip scooped? I bet you. You too?

A close friend of mine works at reebok and he found out they are producing Brandon Marshall jersey with the number 85... Sorry mark duper.

All negative Nancies in here... So with only a weekend of Rookie Camp you're expecting to see Misi on top of the depth chart? Do you think he knows the Defense already? You guys are retarded for thinking the depth chart now is what its going to be in September. If he learns and soaks it in by late August, then that's when we'll see the leap frog to starter. But to say "draft bust" already, you must be a ban wagoner, since he still has to learn the Defense, I didn't expect to see Misi penciled in as the starter. You list the guys who were there before ahead, and when camp begins with the Pads on, then we'll see who maned up and earned their starting spot. The same goes with all positions. RETARDS!!

Win, Lose, or Tie, Dolphins Till I Die!!

I want to know if Pat White hit any golf carts. with his wildly inaccurate throws today?
What a wasted 2nd round pick....please cut him

The biggest surprise will be Roberto Wallace this kid can really play

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