As we all know, we shouldn't read too much into offseason practices. (We all remember Channing Crowder mocking the Jets by calling them the OTA champions.)
But with that caveat, it's worth noting that several of the Dolphins' young veterans did enough good work to make you feel encouraged heading into the start of training camp. Others, ahem, did not. Here are some thoughts on that topic and other Dolphins notes: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/
I've posted five Dolphins columns here in the past 11 days and will post a couple more before the great Armando Salguero returns in a bit over a week.
-- BARRY JACKSON