DAVIE — It’s another rough morning for practice as the Dolphins hit the field for Day 2 of training camp. Adam Gase called Thursday’s session possibly the hottest he’s endured since taking the job, and today figures to be just as bad with the temperature already in the mid-80s at 8:30 a.m.
The best thing Miami has going for it in this year’s camp is that the roster starts fully healthy and fully in attendance. There were no absences on the first day, and the team remains mostly intact for today’s practice as well. The only player sitting is backup offensive lineman Jake Brendel, who has a minor calf injury.
This is the second and final practice with no pads. The Dolphins will go to upper-body pads Saturday and be in full gear Sunday or Monday. Here are some notes from today’s work:
— Ryan Tannehill started 11-on-11 drills with some sharp short- and mid-range throws to Kenny Stills and Danny Amendola. Amendola has been a favorite target of his dating back to Organized Team Activities.
— Brock Osweiler, David Fales and Bryce Petty each took snaps with the second unit. Fales had a nice completion to Isaiah Ford in the middle of the field. Rookie linebacker Quentin Poling picked off Petty.
— The first-string offense had a significant snafu on its second possession with a botched snap between Daniel Kilgore and Tannehill.
— Osweiler hit Francis Owusu on a deep ball down the left side for about 40 yards.
— Osweiler connected on another long pass to Isaiah Ford, but Ford was hurt on the play and left practice with a trainer.
— After a strong day Thursday, Fales threw an interception near the end of this morning’s practice.
— Frank Gore, 35, showed he still has very good speed on a few plays, including a long run late in practice.
— Charles Harris beat Laremy Tunsil for what likely would’ve been a sack.
— It’s non-contact and no pads, but Tannehill looked good on a scramble of 10-15 yards to the left during 11-on-11 work.
— Jordan Phillips and Akeem Spence opened up as the starting defensive tackles, with Davon Godchaux playing second-string.
— The Dolphins have 11 receivers on the roster and will carry five or six active when they cut from 90 to 53 at the end of the preseason. The certainties are Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola, DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson. Beyond that, they have seven players (including returnees Jakeem Grant, Leonte Carroo, Rashawn Scott and Ford) vying for one or two spots.
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