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Dolphins Training Camp, Day 5: A quick roundup

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I'm a little short on time so this is going to be shorter than the previous training camp posts. But that's fine - because "Lefty" is back tomorrow with his weekly post (no pressure, Lefty).

The Dolphins had just one practice this afternoon. There doesn't seem to be too much from the media reports regarding today's session. But here are some of the highlights:

  • Rookie LB A.J. Edds will miss the season with a torn ACL suffered yesterday, Tony Sparano confirmed. It's a tough break because the coaches had high hopes for the kid. Replacing him on the roster was rookie LB Micah Johnson, who was signed this morning. You can read all about the undrafted Kentucky linebacker right here.
  • Nolan Carroll continues to impress. He intercepted Chad Pennington today and returned it for a would-be touchdown - his second in as many days. He also leads the team in interceptions so far in camp. His speed and quickness is drawing rave reviews. Make no mistake, he's going to be the dime back this season and have a major role on the team over the next few years - assuming he stays healthy. The kid's a player.
  • Sean Smith made his first interception of camp (at least as far as I'm aware of). He intercepted Chad Henne - which led me to ask on Twitter if this was good or bad. Many of you pointed out that it's a good thing because Sean has needed a spark after getting off to a rough camp going up against Brandon Marshall most of the time. I agree. I hope this gets Sean going.
  • More shifting along the offensive line. Richie Incognito was working with the second team at left guard now while Cory Procter saw action at right guard. The starters, left to right, were Jake Long, Donald Thomas, Jake Grove, John Jerry, and Vernon Carey.
  • Cameron Wake and Koa Misi remain the starters at outside linebacker. Tony Sparano had some praise for Misi today, telling the media that Misi doesn't have to be told anything twice. Misi "is not making the same mistake over and over again which is good." Sparano also touted the rookie's "unique ability not to stay blocked very long. He can get off blocks and get out of trouble fast."
  • A good breakdown of the offensive line vs defensive line drills courtesy of Armando Salguero.
  • Up Next
    The Dolphins are back at it tomorrow with another two-a-day. The first practice is scheduled for 9 am with the second set for 8 pm. Both are open to the public.