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Mike Pouncey works with trainers during first Dolphins training camp practice

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The Miami Dolphins held their first training camp practice on Thursday, opening their preparations for the 2017 season. Center Mike Pouncey, who had surgery on his hip, was medically cleared on Tuesday to be able to practice, but the three-time Pro Bowl selection spent Thursday working with trainers. He spent some time on the sideline at practice before moving back into the team’s indoor practice bubble.

The Dolphins are expected to keep Pouncey on limited work throughout training camp and the preseason in an effort to have him healthy for the regular season. Since being the team’s first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Pouncey has only played a full season twice, his first two years in the league. The chronic hip issues that have forced him to miss time the last few years are the major concern, though the team, Pouncey, and his doctors seem to believe they have finally corrected the cause of the issues.

Also working on the sidelines during Thursday’s practice was safety Reshad Jones, who was placed on the non-football injury list on Wednesday. Jones suffered a minor injury recently while running and is expected to return to full practice soon.