Rookie Ginn set to report June 7
Dolphins first-round receiver/returner Ted Ginn Jr. is scheduled to report June 7, one day before the start of the next minicamp.
Ted Ginn Jr., a junior at Ohio State, declared for the draft early. Due to NCAA rules, Ted Ginn Jr. isn't allowed to officially report until his class graduates June 7. Ted Ginn Jr. is nursing a sprained foot, but Dolphins coach Cam Cameron said Friday that receivers coach Terry Robiskie has been told everything is "positive."
Ted Ginn Jr., one of five draft picks still unsigned, will miss the upcoming week of organized coaching sessions for rookies.
"He's allowed to have playbooks and that kind of stuff," Cameron said. "He's coming here as a returner first. He'll need to do a lot of studying for that. And then a receiver and he'll learn. Like I said, we've been through this with other guys."
JOINING UP WITH TITANS?
The Dolphins are considering an offer to conduct joint preseason practices with the Titans in Nashville, Tenn., a source said. The sessions would likely take place the first weekend in August.
The Dolphins and Titans conducted joint practices in 2002 and 2003 in Nashville under then-coach Dave Wannstedt but Nick Saban opted against working with another team the last two preseasons. Some coaches embrace the idea of practicing with another club because it breaks the monotony of training camp and serves as another measuring stick for evaluating talent.
The Dolphins will begin camp in late July in Davie and open their preseason schedule Aug. 11 against Jacksonville.
INFORMANT NAMES VICK
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was at a dog fight in 2000 and is "one of the heavyweights" in the sport, ESPN reported.
The network Sunday cited a police informant whom a dog-fighting investigator called "extremely reliable."
"That's who bets a large dollar," the informant said on the show Outside the Lines. "And they have the money to bet large money. As I'm talking about large money, 30 to 40 thousand, even higher. He's one of the heavyweights."
When asked how he knows Vick bets that amount, the informant said, "because I've seen it." The informant said his dog beat Vick's dog in 2000, the year before Vick was chosen by the Falcons with the first pick in the draft.
Investigator David Hunt said information from the informant has "resulted in the arrest of several individuals during the past few years, numerous search warrants, as well as convictions."
Surry County (Va.) Commonwealth attorney Gerald Poindexter said he is confident charges will be brought in the probe of a possible dog-fighting operation at a house then owned by Vick. Dog fighting is a felony in Virginia.
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