The Dolphins think they need a lot of work.
The NFL released reporting dates for training camp Thursday, which revealed that the Dolphins’ rookies are scheduled to arrive in Davie on July 18 and veterans July 25.
Only the Baltimore Ravens (July 11) and Chicago Bears (July 16) are gathering earlier. And only the Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints also are reporting as early as July 18.
The Ravens and Bears play in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 2 to open the preseason, which explains their choice of dates.
At the other extreme, the Los Angeles Chargers won’t gather until July 27.
The Dolphins, who were 6-10 last season, will get a jump on their AFC East rivals. The New England Patriots begin reporting July 22, the New York Jets on July 24 and the Buffalo Bills on July 25.
The Dolphins open the preseason Aug. 9 at home against Tampa Bay, whose rookies won’t report until July 23 and veterans July 25.
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