Dolphins Camp Report: Day 9
August, 4, 2014
By James Walker | ESPN.com
DAVIE, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Miami Dolphins training camp:
- Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill had perhaps his worst practice of training camp Monday. Tannehill threw three interceptions in team drills, including two returned for touchdowns by cornerbacks Cortland Finnegan and Will Davis. Tannehill’s third interception was to safety Reshad Jones. Tannehill’s day was erratic, and it comes following a good performance Saturday during the Dolphins’ annual scrimmage. To his credit, Tannehill didn’t play with many of his key wide receivers and worked with a new center in Samson Satele.
- The “Player of the Day” was Davis, who was all over the field. Davis had the pick-6 off Tannehill and at least three pass-breakups in team drills. The second-year cornerback has a penchant for making plays and is now working on his consistency. "I just had aggressive opportunities to make plays, and I made them," Davis said. "It was one of those days where I came in, made a play early, which fills you up, and then you’re reacting right [to the ball]."
- Miami’s injury list continues to grow. Today I wrote about ailments affecting tight end Charles Clay (knee), backup quarterback Pat Devlin (hamstring) and kicker Caleb Sturgis (groin). During practice the Dolphins suffered additional injuries to defensive end Olivier Vernon, tight end Michael Egnew and offensive lineman Nate Garner. The Dolphins had several full-padded practices in the past week, and the injuries are adding up.
- The Dolphins continued to mix and match on the offensive line. Satele and Sam Brenner rotated with the starters at center. Shelley Smith took snaps with the first team and second team at guard. Miami is still using a lot of combinations on the offense line and eventually must settle on a starting five to begin developing continuity.
- The Dolphins will take the field again at 8 a.m. Tuesday for their 10th practice of training camp. Miami continues to prepare for its first preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday. Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said he will determine playing time for the offense and defense after practice on Wednesday.