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|Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:50 am Post subject: Dolphins start camp at full health
|Dolphins start camp at full health
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The Miami Dolphins started the training camp at the best condition. Several key players returning from surgery were cleared for full-speed participation, including newcomer Brandon Marshall, running backs Ronnie Brown and Patrick Cobbs, quarterback Chad Pennington and cornerback Will Allen.
The Dolphins are at full health. He was pleased with the results of conditioning tests and said everyone made their targeted weight- including him.
Before the first practice, players unveiled T-shirts bearing the words, "I'm starving...feed the wolf."
"We're starving for success," linebacker Karlos Dansby said. "We're hungry. We're all fighting for one goal, and that's to win it all."
Mindful of their goal, the Dolphins began five weeks of preseason practice with a 2-hour workout that was spirited despite sweltering 93-degree sunshine. Highlights included two long completions from Henne to Marshall, who beat cornerback Sean Smith both times.
The Dolphins acquired Marshall from Denver in an April trade. The Pro Bowl receiver underwent hip surgery in May, which curtailed his offseason work.
Marshall's two long catches prompted the biggest cheers of the afternoon from spectators. He was among the last players to leave the field after practice, lingering to sign autographs for fans.
Back on the field were Brown, Pennington, Cobbs and Allen, all of whom are returning from surgery necessitated by season-ending injuries last year.
Brown missed the final seven games because of a foot injury. Pennington lost his starting job when he was hurt in the third game, and he'll compete for the No. 2 job behind Henne.
And now all of them were back, and it's a very good beginning for Miami Dolphins.