DAVIE–The Dolphins had their biggest injury scare of training camp when slot cornerback Bobby McCain went down with a knee injury this morning. He missed the rest of practice, but seems to be fine and shouldn’t miss much time.
“He’s fine,” coach Adam Gase said. “He was trying to go back in, but I said no. I expect him to be out there tomorrow.”
McCain was in coverage when he went down with a non-contact injury, and the training staff spent extensive time checking his right knee. He did some light running and cutting off to the side to test it out.
Here are some other updates from Gase after today’s practice:
— Draymond Green was on hand and addressed the team after practice. Gase, a fellow Michigan State product, invited him to practice. “He had a great message as far as guys being able to pick each other up, especially in tough situations,” Gase said.
— New tight end Julius Thomas hasn’t had many catches so far, but Gase doesn’t consider it a slow start. He says the ball is simply going elsewhere and expects Thomas to show how much of a threat he can be in preseason games.
— Defensive lineman William Hayes got a day off today, but has no injury. Gase wants to get the veteran defensive linemen some breaks during training camp and is trying to spread them out so the entire group isn’t off on the same day.
— Adam Gase’s longtime nickname, a secret in South Florida until Thomas revealed it today, is “Goose.” He’s been called that since high school.
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