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Ronnie Brown a surprise participant in Dolphins practice

It’s been a weird offseason for Ronnie Brown.

He has yet another injury rehab, this time from a Lisfranc fracture in his foot.  He apologized profusely for a DUI arrest, which is by all accounts out of character for him.  And his contract situation was among the most confusing in the league because of the uncapped year.

The team declined a $5 million option on him, but then offered him a first-round tender, which is worth $3.969 million.  Brown may not be pumped the Dolphins shaved that million off his bottom line, and he’s still an unsigned restricted free agent.  Trade rumors have died down.

With all that uncertainty surrounding him, Brown was probably pleased to get back on the football field on Wednesday.

He wasn’t a full participant, but did some things in team drills and even took a Wildcat snap, according to Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  That’s an encouraging sign for his recovery. 

The Dolphins expect to have the Brown ready to roll before Week One.

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12 Responses to “Ronnie Brown a surprise participant in Dolphins practice”
  1. lifelongphinfan says: May 19, 2010 1:00 PM

    ronnie will be back and solid as ever

  2. Greenantz says: May 19, 2010 1:21 PM

    First Round FFL RB.

  3. CTifer says: May 19, 2010 2:06 PM

    lifelongphinfan says:
    ronnie will be back and solid as ever
    ————-
    Unfortunately life, he’s hardly been solid over the course of a season. That’s his big knock right now – injuries.
    Talent isn’t the concern.

  4. FinFan says: May 19, 2010 2:21 PM

    WILDCAT????
    The wildcat was effective for teams with weak qb’s no wr’s and two hefty backs.
    That is over with. Henne needs to take the snaps now, we have a awesome wr corp with Hartline, Bess and Marshall. Its a different level of game now. No wildcats, and especially NO F’n WILD PAT PLAYS!!!! PLEASE FOR C*RIST SAKES NO WILDPAT PLAYS!!!!

  5. FrankyFiveFingers says: May 19, 2010 2:28 PM

    When healthy, THE most underrated back in the league…….but I realize the health is the issue with him. Reminds me of Drew Bynum in the NBA….tons of talent but hurt so often they can never realize his talent….its a shame, he’s a beast.

  6. FrankyFiveFingers says: May 19, 2010 2:31 PM

    FinFan says:
    May 19, 2010 2:21 PM
    WILDCAT????
    The wildcat was effective for teams with weak qb’s no wr’s and two hefty backs.
    That is over with. Henne needs to take the snaps now, we have a awesome wr corp with Hartline, Bess and Marshall. Its a different level of game now. No wildcats, and especially NO F’n WILD PAT PLAYS!!!! PLEASE FOR C*RIST SAKES NO WILDPAT PLAYS!!!!
    have to disagree about the Wildcat…regardless of your QB situation, the yard per play for the phins shows it works regardless ( at least for them)……Now the WildPAT ABSOLUTELY needs to go. It looks like pro’s vs joes out there when he runs that package…..waste of a pick.

  7. overkil2 says: May 19, 2010 2:43 PM

    I agree, no need for the Wildcat now. No excuses. We have a top 5 WR now and our QB should be better.
    Let’s be realistic here, Ronnie is a decent to good back, but that’s it. he excelled in the wildcat but in regular formation runs he was average at best. He’s only played 1 full season without an injury. I would rather trade him if we could get any value for him.

  8. overkil2 says: May 19, 2010 3:38 PM

    I would trade him for TE Greg Olson

  9. rayray1284 says: May 19, 2010 3:41 PM

    I think the wildcat will still be used and effective just wont be used as much because now its not needed to move the ball we have threats all over the field.

  10. funi says: May 19, 2010 3:48 PM

    A DUI and no suspension? That is 4 games for sure Mr. Commish!

  11. ANUoldman says: May 19, 2010 6:15 PM

    people wanting to chuck the wildcat out the window now are a little slow… ‘excuses’? give me a break
    the wildcat has monster yards per play and plays per touchdown numbers… any coach (or fan for that matter) would have to be a moron to throw that out…
    most of all, with upgrades in the passing game AND top flight wildcat potential… the phins become real playoff contenders…
    two monster backs lining up behind the ball with Marshall wide right? I can hear Belichick and Ryan reaching for the pepto as we speak…..

  12. FranKtheTanK says: May 19, 2010 10:25 PM

    For the phins to resign Ronnie….. it would take a full 16 game, injury-free season…….. with a good 2000 total yards. Otherwise i think he’ll be testing the market, as there may not be a franchise tag option. Someone else will pay him.

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