The Miami Dolphins front office might not be able to acquire any new talent for the team through Free Agency or the Draft….The Dolphins’ coaches might not be allowed to have any communication with the players….But that doesn’t mean the Dolphins’ players aren’t doing their part to improve for the 2011 season. Since late March, about 20-25 of the Dolphins players have been meeting in Davie to conduct private workouts to begin preparing for the upcoming season. Due to the Lockout, the players are not permitted into the Dolphins weight room or on the practice field in Davie. Instead, they are working out at NOVA Southeastern. Coaches can’t have any interaction with the players, but it is believed that Chad Henne and Brian Daboll had several cram sessions before the Lockout started. These sessions were meant for Henne to learn the new offense so he could teach it to his teammates.
Jake Long and Chad Henne are the supposed leaders at these organized, player only practices. Among the other notable Dolphins in attendance include Davone Bess, Dan Carpenter, Anthony Fasano, Lousaka Polite, Yeramiah Bell, and Roberto Wallace. Many other Dolphins, including Brandon Marshall, have chosen to workout on their own….which is certainly well within their rights. After all, if one of the players gets hurt during one of these practices, the team can void their non-guaranteed contract because the practices are not conducted under team supervision.