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Jermon Bushrod (shoulder) practices, Mario Williams does not

Off the top, some great news for the Dolphins: Jermon Bushrod is practicing.

That's a big deal, because he's just a few months removed from significant shoulder surgery.

And it's a big deal because he's got a good chance of being the Dolphins' starting right guard.

Bushrod is a career tackle, but the Dolphins plan to move him inside. The hope was he'd be back on the field for the start of training camp. Monday's development is certainly a step in the right directions.

Meanwhile, Mario Williams is absent Monday for an undisclosed reason. Williams missed the voluntary veterans minicamp for personal reasons, but has been on the field regularly since.

Reshad Jones remains away from the team as he protests his contract situation.

Six Dolphins are working with trainers Monday: DeVante Parker, Jake Stoneburner, Damien Williams, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, AJ Cruz and Neville Hewitt.

UPDATE: Regarding Parker, who has missed the last two practices, I'm told that there is no reason to be alarmed. The Dolphins are being cautious, and Parker is running freely to the side.

Also, defensive end Jason Jones is not practicing, but instead working with trainers. Jones is wearing a chest protector.