The Miami Dolphins are hosting the Philadelphia Eagles for the first day of their joint practice sessions in South Florida this morning. In their previous joint practices against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the orange jersey was left back in Miami - presumably because the Bucs use orange jerseys as their “non-contact” jersey. However, against the Eagles, the orange jersey is alive and well.
Who is wearing the orange threads at today’s practice?
Second-year defensive stud, Jaelan Phillips, was given the honor!
Phillips was the very first winner of the orange practice jersey - a jersey that is awarded to the previous session’s best performer. As training camp nears its conclusion, Jaelan has once again been honored.
The Dolphins are hoping for a big leap from Phillips, which is saying a lot since he already holds the record for most sacks by a Dolphins rookie. According to camp reports, he is already meeting those expectations.
Jaelan Phillips picked up a pair of sacks – my favorite was him incorporating a move that he was repping during individuals to bull rush then spin back inside. Early in team, he gets home and shuts down a play with that same move.— Travis Wingfield (@WingfieldNFL) August 23, 2022
2023 Dolphins Orange Jersey Tracking
|OTA 1||Jaylen Waddle|
|OTA 2||Duke Riley|
|OTA 3||Salvon Ahmed|
|OTA 4||Jevon Holland|
|OTA 5||Alec Ingold|
|OTA 6||Andrew Van Ginkel|
|Mini Camp 1||Tua Tagovailoa|
|Mini Camp 2||Christian Wilkins|
|Mini Camp 3||Liam Eichenberg|
We will be making our best effort to track which players receive the orange jersey honor as the offseason progresses. Want to help? Hit us up on Twitter at @thephinsider, or reach out to me directly at @MBrave13, and let us know who is rocking the jersey with pride each day! Fins up!