The Miami Dolphins finished up their short week of practices on Wednesday. They also got some good news on the injury front. Mike Wallace returned to action and was running at full speed. He even caught a 40 yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill in the team portion of practice. The Dolphins also welcomed back Olivier Vernon and Jared Odrick, two defensive linemen that sat out Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys.
In addition, Ryan Tannehill had a good bounce back day on Wednesday. After a rough practice on Tuesday where he threw 3 or 4 interceptions (depending on who you ask), he threw multiple touchdown passes and only 1 interception (to Dmitri Patterson). It’s good to see Tannehill bounce back. Hopefully it continues into Friday night’s showdown with the Jaguars. Coach Philbin said the starters would probably play a little bit more in their 2nd preseason game than they did in their first. For the record, the starters played about 10-12 plays against the Cowboys.
Onto the field
– We mentioned it above, but lets reiterate how nice it is to see Mike Wallace back at practice and going full speed. The Dolphins were cautious with him after his groin strain and it’s good to see him back up to speed.
– Brian Hartline is also back and practicing after his calf injury a week ago. Hartline has been solid, but did have 2 drops on Wednesday, which is not like him.
– Pat Devlin returned to practice, helping to take some of the snaps off of Matt Moore and Ryan Tannehill, who both threw more on Tuesday than they had all training camp in his absence. Devlin looked to be okay, but some of his passes did not. Some observers said he was throwing ‘ducks’. (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)