Miami Dolphins Training Camp Recap Day 7

Courtesy: Travis Wingfield. Miami Dolphins players stretch before day 2 of padded practice.

INJURIES

Will Fuller, who suffered a foot injury last week was held out of practice today. Xavien Howard, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, was also not at practice today.

OLB Andrew Van Ginkel who left practice Tuesday is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Will Fuller and Jaelan Phillips were seen on the stationary bikes.

As for Devante Parker, he returned to practice today and got off to a quick start. DVP caught multiple balls over the middle from Tua Tagovailoa.

Towards the middle of practice, Allen Hurns landed hard on the sideline. He was slow to get up and walked off the field with a trainer. That may be a situation to monitor for a guy on the bubble.

OFFENSE

Tua Dropping Dimes

The offense got off to a very fast start. Tua and the WRs got off to a great start. In 1v1 redzone work, Tua connected with Grant, Waddle, Ford, and Merritt.

In that session, Tagovailoa threw plenty of touch passes and fit them in perfectly over defenders.

Tagovailoa connected on a 50-yard ball to Isaiah Ford, who flew by Noah Igbinoghene. He also threw a TD on a wheel route to Myles Gaskin.

In both padded practices, Tua has 6 TDs and no INTs in redzone work. He hasn’t thrown an INT in 11 on 11 situations since last Wednesday.

Kirk Merritt had another good day. He got open deep and over the middle and has been hard to cover as of late. Albert Wilson, who has been showing out since Day 1 had another solid day.

Devante Parker returned from injury. He got off to a quick start but didn’t have a huge day. Regardless, it’s good to see him back and making plays.

OL and Running Game

Rookie Liam Eichenberg started at LG today next to 2nd year LT, Austin Jackson. Veteran Jesse Davis was protecting Tua’s blindside.

The running game was lackluster once again. Myles Gaskin had a few decent runs, but overall not a great day on the ground.

2nd-year OL Solomon Kindley has struggled. He came into camp as a projected starter but he’s working with the third team.

His weight has been an issue. If he can lose some weight he may move up the depth chart soon.

Larnel Coleman had some solid reps when plugged in as the starting RT today, did a good job holding onto Vince Biegel for some time before Biegel figured Coleman out.

DEFENSE

Versatility

The versatility in the secondary was on display today. With Xavien Howard missing another day, Jason McCourty started at CB. With McCourty at CB, rookie Jevon Holland was at FS.

Run Defense

The run defense started where they left off. On the first run of the day, Raekwon Davis and Benardrick McKinney were there for a stop. Duke Riley and Sam Eguavoen all shot their gaps for a stop on Malcolm Brown. Emannuel Ogbah also stuffed RB Patrick Laird at the line.

Secondary

Nik Needham has looked very good the past week. He had a few PBUs today. However, Noah Igbinoghene wasn’t great today.

Rookie Jevon Holland grabbed INT on an overthrown deep ball from Tua in 7 on 7s.

John Jenkins got to work with the first team today as Christian Wilkins didn’t take all the first-team reps.

Sam Eguavoen had a solid day as he tries to make a push on the bubble.

Vince Biegel gets a sack on the 2 minute drill and a force on 1 on 1s, was also sent inside the facility for a hit on Tua Tagovailoa.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Michael Palardy is one of the underrated FA signings. He’s been on point all camp and had another great day today.

Jason Sanders had been perfect all of camp. He missed his first kick today off the post. It’s nothing to worry about for one of the best kickers in the league.

Team News

Tua Tagovailoa had his best day so far in camp. Ball placement was great today. The connection of Tua to Waddle and Tua to Wilson gets stronger by the day.

Allen Hurns was hurt earlier at camp but later came back.

Noah Igbinoghene is still struggling at camp, he’s only into his sophomore year and 12 total games at DB in his Auburn career.

Matt Skura was back playing with the 2nd team OL after being demoted to third team.

Lynn Bowden Jr. is still unnoticeable at camp as he hasn’t made any noteworthy plays, could be on the bubble.

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