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Miami Dolphins Stories You May Have Missed - 8/11/11

Here are the Miami Dolphins stories from around the web that you may have missed over the last 24 hours:

Dolphins Quarterbacks:

Miami Dolphins Wrap: Team can’t afford erratic QB play – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Henne will throw a couple of good passes during one of his 27 starts, or during a practice. Then he’ll throw what I call a brain-fart, a play that reeks like the pick-six he threw right to Karlos Dansby during his three touchdown performance in Sunday’s scrimmage

Dolphins Wide Receivers:

Camp Day 13: Wallace Growing Into His Position At Wide Receiver | Miami Dolphins
Throughout most of his rookie season last year, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Roberto Wallace routinely was misidentified as Brandon Marshall in practice because of his similar build and his jersey number.

Dolphins Running Backs:

Returning punts not Reggie Bush’s duty with Miami Dolphins - Miami Dolphins -
Reggie Bush has returned four punts for touchdowns in his NFL career, but he isn’t even listed among the three punt returners on the Dolphins’ initial depth chart.

Daniel Thomas 1-on-1, 8/10/11 | The Finsiders - Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins rookie running back spoke to Jesse Agler about his excitement as he gets ready for his first NFL game against the Falcons.

Dolphins Defensive Ends:

Miami Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick ready to contribute after lost rookie season
The spotty history of the Dolphins' first-round draft picks being what it is, many fans had to be thinking "here we go again" when then-rookie defensive end Jared Odrick broke his right fibula in last season's opener.

Dolphins Linebackers:

Koa Misi Joins The Finsiders, 8/10/11 | The Finsiders - Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins linebacker sat down in-studio to discuss why he believes his game will improve immensely in 2011. 

Miami Dolphins' new linebacker Kevin Burnett to play with first team Friday against Atlanta
With only six practices on his Dolphin resume, it seems almost unfair that inside linebacker Kevin Burnett has to make his debut with the first-team defense in Friday night's pre-season opener at Atlanta.

Dolphins Cornerbacks:

Jose Perez goes from Yankees pinstripes to Dolphins aqua and orange - Football Wire -
When Miami Dolphins undrafted rookie cornerback Jose Perez steps on the Georgia Dome turf Friday night in the preseason opener against the Falcons, he will join a select fraternity of multi-sport athletes to cash checks from a Major League Baseball franchise and an NFL team.

Dolphins Rookies:

Miami Dolphins rely on rookies to play key roles - Miami Dolphins -
The Dolphins are relying on their first-year players this season to have a positive impact for the team to be successful.

Dolphins Coaches:

Tony Sparano: It's All About Winning | Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins want competition for all spots - Armando Salguero -
The quarterback competition everyone including the Dolphins wanted is not happening. Chad Henne is the starting quarterback and will remain so unless he’s injured or a bolt from the blue unexpectedly delivers a Penningtonesque miracle.

1-on-1 With The Coach: WR’s and CB’s | The Finsiders - Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins head coach spoke about the battles at the wide receiver and safety position. Sparano also let us know what he expects out of Sean Smith and Vontae

Sparano breaks down inside LBs and RBs – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano discusses the new inside linebacking tandem of Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett and his happiness with his running back personnel, despite its relative inexperience.

Dave Hyde | Sun Sentinel blogs | Hyde5: Do Dolphins have secret agent at Jets practice?
As if the Dolphins don't have enough worries this preseason, now there's this: They're asking fans not to shoot video of practices and putting them on YouTube.

Miami Dolphins: Dolphins coach Tony Sparano Q&A after August 10 practice - South Florida
Miami Dolphins: Dolphins coach Tony Sparano Q&A after August 10 practice

Atlanta Falcons:

A Closer Look At The Atlanta Falcons First Pre-Season Depth Chart - The Falcoholic
The Falcoholic takes a closer look at the unofficial depth chart for the Atlanta Falcons first pre-season game. Dave Choate breaks down the intriguing subplots.

A Closer Look At The Atlanta Falcons First Pre-Season Depth Chart - The Falcoholic
The Falcoholic takes a closer look at the unofficial depth chart for the Atlanta Falcons first pre-season game. Dave Choate breaks down the intriguing subplots.

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Inexperienced Atlanta Falcons - The Falcoholic
The Falcoholic delivers a sermon of sorts about trusting in the Atlanta Falcons and their young players. The Falcons have proven they know how to nurture their fledgling stars, Dave Choate writes.

Atlanta Falcons training camp: Ray Edwards has minor procedure - NFL - Sporting News 

Jones, Rodgers bring more lift to Falcons' offense - NFL - Sporting News

Former Dophins:

Inside The Honor Roll: Paul Warfield | The Finsiders - Miami Dolphins

Linebacker Matt Roth Agrees to $3M Deal With Jacksonville Jaguars - Adam Schefter

Teammates doubt Channing Crowder’s retirement | ProFootballTalk
Former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder surprised everyone this week when he said he's retiring from the NFL at age 27. And some Dolphins players say they don't believe Crowder is actually done in the NFL. "I’m sure he’ll come back," Dolphins defensive end Kendall Langford said.

Crowder's smartest move leaving savage NFL behind - NFL - Football
A media gig isn't such a terrible idea. Time at home with your pregnant wife isn't so bad either. But at 27, Channing Crowder's NFL departure is fraught with all sorts of backsliding peril.

Bill Parcells, Jerry Rice joining ESPN as NFL analysts - The Washington Post
BRISTOL, Conn. — Bill Parcells and Jerry Rice are joining ESPN as NFL analysts.

Back in NFL, Wannstedt reunited with Bills' Gailey -
PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Dave Wannstedt was in no rush to find a coaching job last winter after being forced out at Pittsburgh, his alma mater.

Miami won't forget eccentric Ricky Williams
This is a strange column to write about Ricky Williams, because there's nothing strange about it.


NFL Notebook: Patriots sign Mankins |
Logan Mankins, a three-time Pro Bowl guard who missed the first seven games last season because of a 41/2-month contract holdout, has agreed to a six-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN.

NFL expects 2012 scouting combine to include HGH testing - NFL - Football
Six months before the combine, this caution for the players who likely will attend the annual workouts: An NFL spokesman on Tuesday confirmed that the league 'fully expects' HGH testing to be included in the regular drug screening conducted on the 300 or so players who attend the combine.

NFL notes: Retirees lawsuit hasn't been settled
NFL retirees lawsuit hasn't been settled ST. PAUL, Minn. — A federal judge said Wednesday that a group of retired players led by Hall of Famer Carl Eller faces an uphill battle as it seeks to press forward with a lawsuit over unresolved issues stemming from the NFL lockout.

Lockout’s legacy may be increase in injuries - The Boston Globe
Chiefs coach Todd Haley has been reluctant to put pads on his players the first two weeks of training camp, unsure what kind of condition they arrived in after the NFL lockout wiped away the offseason. He scrapped any sort of scrimmage prior to the team’s first exhibition game for the same reason.

NFL preseason kicks off, but stars are missing - Arizona News from USA Today
NFL preseason kicks off, but stars are missing - Arizona News from USA Today

UFL Unveils Downsized Plans For 2011 Season | The Big Lead
The United Football League, which in July delayed the start of its third season by a month due to financial challenges and the settlement of the NFL lockout, said it would be back for 2011 in a smaller version.