Miami Dolphins OTA Resumes Today; All Rookies Attending

Jonathan Martin is one of three rookies who can finally report to the Miami Dolphins for this week's OTA.

The Miami Dolphins resume their organized team activities today, with the media being welcomed to the practice. The big news, however, will be who is at practice this week. As Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel pointed out yesterday, all of the Dolphins' rookies will be able to practice for the first time since the first weekend of May.

Three of the Dolphins' rookie class, second round pick Jonathan Martin, fifth round pick Josh Kaddu, and undrafted free agent Dustin Waldron, were unable to attend any of the Dolphins' offseason workouts, save the rookie minicamp, by NFL rules. The league prohibits any player who has not finished their current academic requirements from practicing with their team. Under those rules, Martin (Stanford), Kaddu (Oregon), and Waldron (Portland State), were required to finish their last academic quarter before reporting back to the team.

Now, all three have done that, and will join the Dolphins for the OTA this week.

Martin, once projected to be the Dolphins' first round pick with the eighth overall selection, fell into the second round, where Miami happily selected him. He is expected to battle for, and most likely win, the starting right tackle position for the Dolphins. The team does need to get as many practice reps as they can for the rookie, however, as he spent four years at Stanford playing left tackle, protecting the Indianapolis Colts' number one overall selection Andrew Luck (who, like Martin, can now join his team for the first time).

Kaddu, meanwhile, will most likely find himself backing up outside linebackers Kevin Burnett and Koka Misi, while Waldron will be looking to try to claim a slot on the 53-man roster, or possibly the 8-man practice squad.

Check back later today for updates from the OTA.

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