Official organized team activities - knoen as OTAs - kicked off today down in Davie. And with that, we received some bad news already.
Starting guard Donald Thomas - who was recovering from a season-ending foot injury - has reportedly suffered a torn pectoral muscle while working out. ProFootballTalk reports that Thomas is expected to miss "most, if not all, of training camp." Both Omar Kelly and Armando Salguero reported that Thomas left the practice field today after stretching and that it was Brandon Frye working as the starting right guard today. [UPDATE: Tony Sparano confirmed that Thomas did suffer a torn pectoral two weeks ago during a workout. But he is hopeful that Donald will be back "at some point in training camp."]
Meanwhile, a bit of good news comes from Justin Smiley, who worked as the first team left guard and said after practice, "I feel great. I feel as quick as I've ever been. I'm 100% and ready to go."
-Greg Camarillo wasn't working out today but expects to be 100% - physically speaking - by training camp.
-Ted Ginn and Davone Bess lined up as first team receivers; while Ernest Wilford worked with the second team.
-Chad Pennington hit Ted Ginn on a 40 yard touchdown, beating Eric Green.
-Joey Porter and Matt Roth are working as the starting OLBs, with Jason Taylor and Charlie Anderson working with the second team.
-Will Allen and Eric Green are working as the first team cornerbacks, with rookies Vontae Davis and Sean Smith working with the second team and former first round pick Jason Allen working with the third team.
-Cam Wake spent most of practice as a third team OLB.
-Philip Merling was lined up as a starter at DE - replacing Vonnie Holliday.
-Jason Taylor reportedly looks "just like he did when he last put on a Dolphins uniform."