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By on July 29, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Defensive end Cameron Wake is continuing to rack up offseason accolades, with the latest coming in the world of virtual football.

After being ranked by NFL.com as the second best edge rusher in the game and tops in the AFC in that category, Wake has been listed as the third-best overall defensive end in the upcoming release of the Madden video game franchise.

Here’s what EA Sports had to say about Wake’s rating, a 96 overall:

Wake still terrorizes NFL quarterbacks with his 97 Finesse Moves and 95 Acceleration on a weekly basis. Take advantage of his speed rush with the new “Jump Snap” mechanics.

Wake was ranked ahead of the following players at the defensive end position:  Calais Campbell (96 OVR), Cameron Jordan (93 OVR) and Muhammad Wilkerson (93 OVR), behind only J.J.…

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By on July 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm

After a much needed day off for the players, practice once again resumed at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility, as the Miami Dolphins held their fourth practice of training camp. Today was the second padded practice for the team, as they focused on red zone execution and individual competitions at every single position. It was a long practice, lasting close to three hours, but they did break it up by starting in the bubble, and once again had a cooling period to avoid the brutal South Florida heat.

Here’s what I noticed from day four of Dolphins Training Camp:

1. Getting Back To Basics

It’s very early in training camp, and this Dolphins team still needs to go through the very rudimentary drills of blocking, tackling, catching, and defending.…

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By on July 29, 2014 at 9:45 am

During the first week of his first NFL training camp, Dolphins rookie tight end Arthur Lynch sat down with The Finsiders’ Greg Likens to discuss what it was like when he was initially introduced to the team as well as sharing insight on the impact his former coach, Mark Richt, had on him.

Lynch is coming off a stellar four-year career at the University of Georgia, finishing with 56 receptions, 907 yards, and eight touchdowns. But he’s not the only Dolphins player to leave his mark on the school. Following May’s draft, Lynch, along with fellow rookies Garrison Smith and Rantavious Wooten, joined a roster that already consisted of three former Bulldogs: S Reshad Jones (2010), LB Dannell Ellerbe (2008), and RB Knowshon Moreno (2010).…

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By on July 29, 2014 at 5:55 am

Andy Cohen In The Morning appears on dolphins.com every Monday through Friday, except for the bye week, until the end of the season. The column will be posted each day at 6 a.m. Be sure to follow Andy Cohen on Twitter at @ACohenFins

Have a question for A.C.? Submit your questions to Andy Cohen on Twitter at @ACohenFins

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Dennis Hickey looks out upon the practice field these days and sees a football team he has helped put together. It is only his first year, his first training camp, as general manager of the Dolphins. But be sure of this: If these Dolphins are going to make a quantum leap this season, the draft picks Hickey selected and the free agents he helped sign are going to have a lot to do with it.…

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By on July 28, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Football has finally returned! This past week, Dolphins Training Camp kicked off  at the Doctor’s Hospital Training Facility in Davie, as the team began its long trek towards the season opener against the New England Patriots on September 7th at Sun Life Stadium. The team arrived Thursday ready to kick off preseason practices, and went through non-padded practices on Friday and Saturday before finally putting on the pads on Sunday. Training Camp continues this week with the team starting up again on Tuesday after a day off today, and the Dolphins will play their first scrimmage Saturday morning at Sun Life Stadium.

Let’s take a look back and recap the week that was for the Dolphins from July 24th through July 27th:

7/24, Thursday

Arrival Day

  • View behind-the-scenes video of the Dolphins players as they arrived in Davie for the beginning of the team’s 2014 training camp.
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By on July 28, 2014 at 5:55 am

Andy Cohen In The Morning appears on dolphins.com every Monday through Friday, except for the bye week, until the end of the season. The column will be posted each day at 6 a.m. Be sure to follow Andy Cohen on Twitter at @ACohenFins

Have a question for A.C.? Submit your questions to Andy Cohen on Twitter at @ACohenFins

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Have you been out to Dolphins practice yet? No problem, if you haven’t. Come along with me and let’s check it out together. Just remember, bring plenty of sunscreen and cold water.

• It is about 7:45 a.m. and the players are slowly make their way from the locker room to the practice bubble for some stretching. Fans are already outside, lining the top of the stands to catch a glimpse of their favorite players.…

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By on July 27, 2014 at 3:16 pm

It was the first day of practice in full pads at Dolphins training camp on Sunday and we finally got to see a some hitting and physicality on a football field for the first time since 2013. The atmosphere was noticeably more intense. The thumping of pads could be heard from every direction, as players gave the Season Ticket Members in attendance their first taste of what the 2014 Miami Dolphins will look like.

Here’s a full overview of all of Dolphins.com’s coverage of the third day of Dolphins training camp:

 

 

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By on July 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm

The pads came on today as the Miami Dolphins took to the practice field and it was good to see a more physical workout from the entire team. Practice started in the bubble as usual, but when the players hit the outdoor grass fields, they didn’t waste much time getting acquainted with one another. All position groups went through a tackling technique drill, and then straight to one on ones. Defensive backs against wide receivers, offensive lineman against defensive lineman, and linebackers against tight ends brought competition and urgency early on during practice in front of a crowd full of Dolphins Season Ticket Members.

Here are some of the other things that stood out from Day 3 of Dolphins Training Camp:

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By on July 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Day two of Dolphins Training Camp was jumping with enthusiasm, as a large crowd was on hand at the Doctor’s Hospital Training Facility to witness the team practice in the hot South Florida sun. While not putting on the pads just yet, the team got in critical work in front of fans, with the offense continuing to improve after the first practice yesterday. It was a balanced effort on each side, as the offense and defense both had their moments to shine today.

Here’s all of Dolphins.com’s coverage of Day Two of Dolphins Training Camp:

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By on July 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Day two of training camp was much like day one. The team continued on installations and fundamentals on both sides of the football. It was a good day on the offensive side of the ball for the most part, starting fast with a lot of synergy between the quarterbacks and the wide receiving groups. That doesn’t mean that the defense didn’t have their share of game changing plays however. Both units competed well and  it was a highly-contested practice for just the second day of training camp.

Here are some of my observations from Day Two of Dolphins Training Camp:

1. Zone Read Influence

It’s no secret that the Dolphins offensive system will dramatically change this year compared to prior years.…

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