Sunday, July 28, 2013
Dolphins camp notes: Wake dominates
By James Walker
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins are a full week into training camp, and I was in attendance for Day 7 to take in all the action.
Here are some notes and observations:
- The stars of Sunday’s practice were Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake, who got a sack and blew up a running play behind the line of scrimmage in team drills, and backup quarterback Pat Devlin. Miami made a roster move to cut quarterback Aaron Corp. Therefore, Devlin got more reps and had his best practice of training camp. He threw touchdowns to receivers Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson. However, Devlin did throw a late interception to rookie cornerback Will Davis to end practice. Look for Devlin to play a lot in next week’s Hall of Fame Game.
- Miami continued to experiment with its offensive line Sunday. Mike Pouncey was played at both center and right guard with the first team. Josh Samuda played center and left guard with the starters. Rookie guard Dallas Thomas got fewer reps with the starters.
- Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had his fourth straight day of practice without a turnover. Tannehill also threw a pair of touchdowns to receiver Brian Hartline and running back Marcus Thigpen in the corner of each end zone. After a slow start, Tannehill appears to have hit his stride in training camp.
- Cornerback Dimitri Patterson worked with the first team for the second day in a row. Patterson has strung together three good practices in a row, and is ahead of Richard Marshall for the time being. Patterson has displayed good quickness and ball skills so far.
- As we mentioned earlier, the Dolphins had their first fight of training camp. Defensive tackle Jared Odrick and Samuda got into a wrestling match after the whistle during 11-on-11 drills. They eventually patched things later in practice. You can read the full report of what happened here.
- The Dolphins will play in Sun Life Stadium on Monday night for a team scrimmage. This will be a good opportunity for players to step up and impress the coaching staff.