Injured Dolphins offensive players making progress


Monday brought good news for three members of the Dolphins offense coming back from injuries.

Wide receiver Kenny Stills practiced for the first time since injuring his calf a little more than two weeks ago and looked like he was back at speed when he caught a deep ball from quarterback Ryan Tannehill during a 7-on-7 drill.

“It’s nice to have him back,” Tannehill said, via the Associated Press. “He’s definitely a big-play receiver. Obviously his speed is tremendous, and his route-running ability — the smoothness he has coming in and out of breaks is probably the smoothest that I’ve seen. So when you add that to what we have from the other guys, it really opens up another connection for us.”

Stills isn’t the only new Dolphins wideout who has missed time this summer. First-round pick DeVante Parker started running as he makes his way back from foot surgery and there’s a chance he’ll see time in a preseason game if his progress continues at a good pace.

Left tackle Branden Albert rounds out the group making progress. He took 11-on-11 snaps for the first time this summer on Monday and coach Joe Philbin said Albert will continue to get more work as long as he feels well physically.

9 responses to “Injured Dolphins offensive players making progress

  1. Tannehill, Parker, stills, Landry, Miller…. If they can keep these kids together, they could be really good for a long time.

  2. Tannehill worked at improving his footwork this off season and it is very noticeable thus far. His throws are much more accurate especially deep ball. Thjis young QB is going to take a huge step this season.

  3. Agreed! Reshard Matthews is the best #4 in the League and easily a solid #2 for any team. My guess is Hazel might be out of a job. Preston, Byrd and Cone all look good. We easily have 6-7 starters.

    This Dolphins team is going to be good. The problem is a lack of quality at many depth positions. The only reason the Phins have not been a threat is because of Philbin’s stupid calls at times, weak Linebacker play because the Defensive line was mauled over and lack of OLine Depth. I think we have all but the last one fixed.

  4. Philbin has had the team moving in the right direction since he took over with a few hard lessons learned along the way. If the oline and lbs pan out this could be the year to take the division.

  5. I will go on record and say this If we are able to remain healthy throughout this season I do not see us making it no less than the 2nd round of the playoffs… Indeed…

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