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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Vontae Davis trade highlights 'Hard Knocks'

By James Walker

Vontae Davis
The Indianapolis Colts called the Miami Dolphins about cornerback Vontae Davis.
HBO's "Hard Knocks" with the Miami Dolphins aired its fourth episode Tuesday night. It was another interesting week in Miami, which included the trade of cornerback Vontae Davis.

Here were several highlights from the show:

• The show began with former guard Eric Steinbach's decision to retire. Steinbach, who was once one of the best guards in the NFL, sat out all of last season with a back injury. Miami head coach Joe Philbin said he looks “real stiff.” Steinbach was honest with the coaches that he just wasn’t the same player and it was time to shut it down. Steinbach said he received his closure and he’s happy he tried one more time.

• There has been a goat on "Hard Knocks" every week. This episode it was Daniel Thomas. The second-year running back had a meeting called in Philbin’s office. The head coach discussed Thomas’ tardiness and it was revealed Thomas was late for the team plane to Carolina and was 15 minutes late to lift weights. "From where I sit, I get concerned about this stuff," Philbin told Thomas. The running back was fined by the team. Philbin said he's getting "queasy" about Thomas.

To read the rest, check it out here on the AFC blog.

Also, former Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson had a funny tweet this afternoon:

That awkward moment when you realize you're not on Madden13 and have to create yourself...

— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) August 29, 2012