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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 6/20/14

Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including the Dolphins have signed their first round pic, Ja'Wuan James.

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DOLPHINS RUNNING BACKS:

Dolphins tailback Knowshon Moreno is battling health issues - Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins tailback Knowshon Moreno has a logical explanation for sparingly working during the team's minicamp sessions this week, and not participating in Thursday's controlled scrimmage.

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE:

Miami Dolphins officially sign first round pick Ja’Wuan James | The Daily Dolphin
Ja'Wuan James, who the Dolphins drafted No. 19 overall to help turn around a struggling offensive line and keep Ryan Tannehill on his feet, officially signed his rookie contract today.

Branden Albert admits Dolphins O-line has work to do - Sun Sentinel
Branden Albert openly admits he didn't know who Olivier Vernon was when he joined the Miami Dolphins.

DOLPHINS SECONDARY:

‘Speedy’ recovery helps Miami Dolphins cornerback Jamar Taylor challenge for starting spot - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
Cornerback Jamar Taylor has recovered from injuries that hindered his rookie season and is working with the first team defense as Cortland Finnegan is sidelined.

DOLPHINS SPECIAL TEAMS:

Miami Dolphins’ battle for return job crowded | www.palmbeachpost.com
Marcus Thigpen, the Dolphins’ kick and punt returner for the last two years, is ready to bounce back from a disappointing season.

DOLPHINS MINICAMP:

Miami Dolphins notes from team scrimmage - ESPN
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins shook things up on the final day of mandatory minicamp. Instead of a typical practice, head coach Joe Philbin staged

Miami Dolphins scrimmage features good, bad, ugly: ‘We’re a work in progress’ - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
Some old problems resurfaced in the last workout before training camp, including pass-protection concerns and Ryan Tannehill’s inability to connect with Mike Wallace.

Miami Dolphins scrimmage report: Defense shows up; Jarvis Landry leads offense | The Daily Dolphin
If today's spring game is any indication, the Dolphins defense is ahead of the offense. Receiver Mike Wallace disagrees, saying the offense out plays the defense when the media isn't around. Maybe he was kidding. Maybe not. But at least in today's scrimmage, the defense broke out.

Andy Cohen: A Time For More Questions Than Answers " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
I’ve always liked minicamp. Not because of any significant revelations that come to the surface during this three-day sweat-a-thon, but more because it represents the final step of the offseason, which means training camp can’t be too far away.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 6/19/14 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins stories from around the internet over the past 24 hours. Today's articles include notes from yesterday's minicamp, Jarvis Landry continues to impress, and a look at Michael Egnew on the roster bubble.

Dolphins minicamp Joe Philbin: Dallas Thomas, Jamar Taylor have 'made significant progress' - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin spoke with the media following yesterday's minicamp practice.

Patriots may have copies of Jets defensive playbook - The Phinsider
In a strange "may-or-may-not" type of story, the New England Patriots may possess copies of the New York Jets defensive playbook - thanks to former Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban.

Dolphins sign Ja'Wuan James - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have signed first round draft choice Ja'Wuan James.