Miami Dolphins Day 1 Training Camp Report

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Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel walks across the practice field during day two of mandatory mini camp at the Baptist Health Training Complex in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

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Recap of the Dolphins’ first day of training camp on Wednesday:

THE STARS OF THE DAY

▪ Tyreek Hill, who had two big plays on shots by Tua Tagovailoa.

On the first, Hill fired a 15-yard rush and passed defenders for a long gain, which could have been a touchdown in a game.

On the second, Tagovailoa threw a nice 30-yard completion from the sideline to Hill.

Tagovailoa also completed a 15-yard pass down the middle to Jaylen Waddle. The Dolphins are definitely going to expose the midfielder.

▪ Noah Igbinoghene, who deflected a Tagovailoa pass intended for Hill (reporters could not say if he made the interception), and Trill Williams, who picked up Teddy Bridgewater and sent him back for a touchdown . Igbinoghene and Williams are competing for the No. 4 cornerback position.

▪ Jaelan Phillips, who had two potential sacks from Tagovailoa.

GAMES OF THE DAY

▪ In the first 11v11 game in training camp, Hill turned a short pass from Tua Tagovailoa into a very long win. Then Tagovailoa completed the side pass soon after. If that’s any harbinger of 2022, it’s going to be an exciting season.

▪ New cornerback Keion Crossen broke up a pass from Teddy Bridgewater to Cedrick Wilson Jr.

▪ Igbinoghene jumped a route to Hill for his Tagovailoa defection, and Williams ran about 35 yards for a TD on his Bridgewater pick.

NOTABLE

▪ Tagovailoa faced heavy pressure on two of his first four drop backs. Otherwise, the protection was ok.

▪ Newcomer Mohamed Sanu caught a 10-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater.

▪ Skylar Thompson missed a few passes.

▪ Although we are not allowed to report who lined up in what position on the offensive line, we stick to what we have been reporting since March: barring injuries, the line is expected to – from left to right – either Terron Armstead, Liam Eichenberg, Connor Williams, Robert Hunt and Austin Jackson.

Eichenberg and Jackson will have to keep their challengers at bay, however.

▪ Jaylen Waddle caught several passes from Tagovailoa and an intermediate pass from Bridgewater. And Tagovailoa connected with Cedrick Wilson Jr for a 15-yard gain.

▪ Bridgewater completed a 25-yard pass to Myles Gaskin, who ran about 20 more yards.

HEALTH UPDATE

Cornerback Byron Jones, who underwent surgery between his ankle and Achilles tendon during the offseason, is on the physically unable to perform list but expects to be ready for the start of the season. regular season. Jones and Elijah Campbell (non-football injured list) were the only players not involved in any part of training, although Campbell worked alongside.

▪ Left tackle Terron Armstead (off-season knee surgery) participated in practice games, including 11 of 11 drills.

▪ Fullback Alec Ingold, who suffered a torn ACL in Week 10 for the Raiders last season, was somewhat involved after missing the off-season program in recovery mode. But he did not participate in 11 out of 11 exercises.

▪ Raheem Mostert, fully cleared after his Week 1 knee injury last season, wore a black compression sleeve on his leg but is moving well.

Barry Jackson has written for the Miami Herald since 1986 and has written the Florida Sports Buzz column since 2002.

Amanda J. Marsh