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Dolphins minicamp kicks off

Miami Dolphins Off-Season Workout Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins open their veteran minicamp this morning. This is the first and only mandatory event of the offseason for the team, giving the club their one chance to see the entire roster before training camp begins late in July. This also is the one chance the media has to get a look at the team as a whole. Will the Tua Tagovailoa to Jaylen Waddle connection shine? Will Emmanuel Ogbah and Xavier Howard report to minicamp after skipping the voluntary events earlier in the offseason training program?

Minicamp will run from Tuesday through Thursday. The team is allowed to hold two practices for a total of 3.5 hours each day of the minicamp, with the second practice limited to a walkthrough. The Dolphins coaches and players are believed to have made a deal this year to slow down some of the workouts during the offseason training program in order to ensure maximized attendance at all the workouts, avoiding some of the skipped practices from players on other teams around the league.

Falling under the Phase Three rules of the offseason training program, the minicamp can include 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills, but there is no live contact allowed.

Following the end of the minicamp on Thursday, the Dolphins will break until the start of training camp on July 27. The NFL and Dolphins are planning for fans to be allowed to attend this year’s training camp after COVID-19 prevented that last year.