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Sources: Camarillo tweaks groin, will live

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said he had no medical report and thus no specifics on receiver Greg Camarillo, who had to step out of the last part of the morning practice Friday. .

But a source tells The Herald's Jeff Darlington that Camarillo tweaked his groin and "will be fine" eventually. I am reporting that Camarillo has been given the afternoon off to rest the groin if he wants it, so it is up to him whether he works or not.

I'm also reporting Camarillo, a tough guy, will live.

(Big sigh of relief there).

Free safety update

We all know that Chris Clemons is getting plenty of work at free safety as the team tries to find out if he is truly ready to be the starter in his second professional season.

But despite working Clemons into some first- and third-team repetitions, the Dolphins are not ignoring rookie Reshad Jones.

According to coach Tony Sparano, Clemons has 238 reps so far. Reshad? Only 11 fewer.

And the best news of all?

Sparano said Clemons has one mental error in 238 plays.

Pennington, QB update

There have been multiple reports that Chad Pennington is getting the least amount of repetitions of any of Miami's four quarterbacks. That is true. He had 99 repetitions as of this morning, according to Sparano.

Those are eventually going to start increasing in the preseason. Tyler Thigpen and Pat White will get plenty of preseason game experience as they battle for the No. 3 job. But by the third preseason game, Pennington should be getting more reps than either of those two.

That's because Pennington is this team's backup quarterback even today as he's taking fewer reps. Once the season draws closer, Thigpen/White will see fewer snaps and Pennington will get more.

"As we get on the process that will probably increase a little bit because that's the pace we want to take him on," Sparano said of Pennington.

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