It is finally here: The start of Miami Dolphins training camp.
It begins with an 8 a.m. practice followed by interview sessions with players, coaches and owner Stephen Ross.
A couple of significant things to watch:
LT Branden Albert is cleared to practice. But that doesn't mean he will be taking team reps just yet. He will be slowly eased back into the workouts, participating in some individual drills, following his rehabilitation from knee surgery. The idea is to knock some rust off and get comfortable before asking him to do more.
At linebacker, look for Koa Misi to take repetitions at both outside and middle linebacker throughout camp. The linebacker position will be an area of mixing and matching. Indeed, about the only linebacker who has locked down a spot is Jelani Jenkins.
Misi outside or in the middle, Kelvin Sheppard in the middle when Misi is outside and Chris McCain outside when Misi is in the middle are rotations you're likely to see during camp.
This has to be the year the Dolphins finally get back to the playoffs. As I write in my column today there are no excuses for not making the postseason. Otherwise, well, think French Revolution.
I will be tweeting practice live so follow me on twitter for real time updates. When it is all over, I will be updating this space with a practice recap and all the noteworthy things said by players, coaches and the owner.