View from the sidelines
Ted Ginn Jr. flashes big-play ability: First-round pick Ted Ginn Jr.'s speed was on display a few times Monday. Ted Ginn Jr. didn't stand out during the exhibition opener, despite his reputation as the fastest player in April's draft. But on Monday, Ted Ginn Jr. scored on a post pattern, beating his defender and running down a pass from Trent Green. Ted Ginn Jr.'s other highlight came on a drag route when he beat CB Travis Daniels over the middle and kicked it into another gear for a 20-yard gain.
Beck proves he's human: The Dolphins drafted John Beck in the second round largely because of his throwing accuracy, and he had been showing it off at training camp ... until Monday. While he did have some nice lobs to Ted Ginn Jr. and Michael Malone in the corner of the end zone, he tried to thread one pass over the middle and was intercepted by Courtney Bryan. He also had a couple of bad overthrows to Tim Massaquoi and Malone. This coming two days
after that terrible throw against Jacksonville that should've been easily intercepted.
CB Will Allen: Allen hasn't been a standout out during training camp, and like the rest of Miami's secondary, he struggled against Jacksonville. But Allen bounced back Monday with one of his best practices in camp. He intercepted two passes by Cleo Lemon, including an acrobatic catch on the goal line on a pass thrown behind Chris Chambers.
WR David Sutton: The 6-foot-6 undrafted free agent has been one of the intriguing players of training camp. But the playmaking ability Sutton has displayed in camp was absent in Saturday's win, when he didn't touch the ball. Two days later, Sutton had his quietest practice yet and seems to be headed for a spot on the practice squad unless he turns it around in the next couple of weeks.
Green bounces back: He rebounded from Saturday's shaky performance with one of his better days Monday. During one-on-one passing drills, Green was on target on several downfield throws, including a TD hook-up with Ted Ginn Jr. on a post pattern and another with P.K. Sam on a seam route. In 9-on-9 drills, Green found TE Aaron Halterman on a post pattern and made a 30-yard pass to Derek Hagan between defenders on the sideline. Green missed his first two throws in team 11-on-11, but hooked up with Az Hakim across the middle on the next play, showing the accuracy and quick release he is expected to bring to the team.
S Christopher Vedder: The rookie free agent from San Jose State has a nose for the ball. Vedder jumped a sideline route near the goal line to intercept a pass by quarterback Gibran Hamdan. A week ago at the team's "Tuesday Night Lights" practice in Dolphin Stadium, Vedder intercepted a pass by John Beck and returned it for a TD
RB Lorenzo Booker missed practice to be on the west coast of Florida for the birth of his child
T Joe Toledo (broken foot) was seen running on the sidelines for the first time all training camp.
– Edgar Thompson and Ben Volin
HOW TO GET THERE
The Dolphins' camp is at 7500 S.W. 30th St. in Davie.
Take Florida's Turnpike or Interstate 95 south to I-595. Take I-595 west to University Drive and turn left. Turn left at Southwest 30th Street. The entrance is on the right.
Notes: All practice times are subject to change. Most are slated to run two hours. All practices after Aug. 19 are closed.
Team practice hot line: (954) 452-7004. Call for updates in case of bad weather. Admission and parking: Free.
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