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Saturday morning mini-camp report

The Dolphins have another two practice day today before wrapping up their mini-camp tomorrow. Below are some of the highlights courtesy of the South Florida media, as always in bullet format.

  • Omar Kelly continues to harp on Chad Henne and his decision making, pointing out how Henne seems to quick to settle for the check down to his running backs. While Omar says that smart quarterbacks take what the defense gives them and tells us that the Dolphins have been using simple shell coverages defensively - and he admit Henne is being "smart" - he claims there have been opportunities down the field and Henne is not taking them. Personally, I don't care. It's mini-camp. Let's relax. Henne told the media the offense will be more aggressive down the field. So let's wait and see what happens when the bullets are live before criticizing Henne.
  • Speaking of Henne, Tony Sparano said "Chad knows this is his huddle and there's a little bit different swagger from him." Sparano added that he believes Henne has improved his touch throws.
  • Charlie Anderson and Koa Misi worked as the starting outside linebackers again, with Cameron Wake working with the first team in nickel and dime packages. Sparano admitted that he needs to see more to know if Charlie can be a starter but believes he could be. I disagree. I hope I'm wrong.
  • Rookie John Jerry worked with the starters again at left guard. Jake Grove was at center and Richie Incognito was at right guard. But it's likely we'll see the second team move up to first team in the afternoon session. Speaking about Jerry, Sparano said that it is a big deal that Jerry is working with the starters, but adds that the game still has to slow down for him.
  • Running backs Kory Sheets and Tristan Davis got work as kickoff returners. Nice to finally see a player with some speed as Ted Ginn's potential replacement in that role.
  • Todd Bowles says that Sean Smith has gotten significantly stronger, making him better in press coverage.
  • Sources: Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald, Omar Kelly on Twitter, Mike Berardino on Twitter