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.