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Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 8/1/14

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Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including Nate Garner replaced Shelley Smith as the starting center yesterday.

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JOE PHILBIN:

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin really does conduct those nightly bed checks - Sun Sentinel
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he conducts nightly bed checks. One player was caught off guard when Philbin knocked on his door.

DOLPHINS WIDE RECEIVERS:

Mike Wallace out for second straight day with a sore hamstring | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins hope to get more out of wide receiver Mike Wallace in Wallace's second season in Miami, but things haven't gotten off to the best of starts. Wallace is out of practice on Thursday because of a sore hamstring, which also kept him out of practice on Wednesday.

DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE:

Bad center snaps are getting ridiculous | Miami Dolphins In Depth
What is Joe Philbin's pain threshold? What is John Benton's pain threshold? The question matters because as the Dolphins finished their sixth day of training camp practice Thursday, the head coach and offensive line coach no doubt saw the two...

Miami Dolphins replace struggling Shelley Smith at first-team center - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
The Dolphins shook up their first-team offensive line during Wednesday’s practice after two more botched snaps from center Shelley Smith, giving him four over the past two days.

DOLPHINS DEFENSE:

Kevin Coyle thinks Miami Dolphins defense could be special - ESPN
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins will not admit it publicly, but through the first week of camp it is clear the defense is well ahead of the offense.

Miami Dolphins’ defense is set up for success - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
Through a week of training camp, a Dolphins pessimist would ask: When is this offense going to get fixed?

DOLPHINS SECONDARY:

NOTEBOOK: Move To Safety Brings Back Memories For Aikens
Dolphins fourth-round draft pick earned freshman All-Big Ten honors at Illinois in 2009.

Miami Dolphins’ Don Jones humbled, changed since anti-gay tweets - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
Don Jones has been a model teammate following a suspension and sensitivity training after his tweets about Michael Sam during the NFL Draft. ‘I learned I can’t be judgmental.’

DOLPHINS SPECIAL TEAMS:

Miami Dolphins talking points: Darren Rizzi gives lowdown on special teams | The Daily Dolphin
It’s not every day that Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi meets with the media, but Wednesday was one of those opportunities to hear what he has to say.

DOLPHINS TRAINING CAMP:

Miami Dolphins Camp Report: Day 6 - ESPN
DAVIE, Fla. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Miami Dolphins training camp: After a poor practice on Wednesday, the Dolphins&rsquo

3 Observations From Practice #6 Of Dolphins Training Camp " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins had more a private affair today at practice, as the entire Miami Dolphins staff was in attendance to cheer on the team during Thursday’s workout. Full pads were the attire today and it didn’t take long for the hitting to start. It’s good that Head Coach Joe Philbin is mixing up the routine of not only practice schedules, but also the way the team approaches contact during drills. There were a lot of good thing that came from today’s practice, but there’s still a lot of areas that need to be cleaned up before the first preseason game against Atlanta on Friday, Aug. 8.

Andy Cohen: A One-On-One Battle Worth Watching " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
They go at it every day, every practice. It’s intense. It’s physical. It’s so important to the success of this team. You can focus on so many things going on at Dolphins camp these days. But if you want a real treat, check out the Pro Bowl defensive end lining up against the rookie right tackle.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 7/31/14 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins stories from around the internet over the past 24 hours. Today's articles include day 5 of training camp, DC Kevin Coyle excited about his defense, and Caleb Strurgis is competing with kickers around the NFL.

Miami Dolphins: Who is UDFA Linebacker Chris McCain? - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins' undrafted free agent linebacker Chris McCain's name has been gaining momentum as he continues to stand out in training camp practices, but who is this relatively unknown player who has impressed so many in the early portions of camp?

Dolphins training camp injury report: Two rookies leave practice on Thursday - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins had two rookies unable to finish Thursday's practice due to injuries.