Report: More than 70 Dolphins players present as Phase Two begins

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Phase Two of the offseason program began around the league on Monday, and the Dolphins were another team whose players were largely present.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the club had more than 70 players in attendance for the first day of possible on-field work. Rapoport added that was a result of a negotiation between the players and head coach Brian Flores to lower the exertion level of the sessions.

The Dolphins players were one of several groups to issue a statement on participating in the offseason program last month. But that statement read that the Dolphins “stand in solidarity” with those around the league who elect not to show up for the voluntary, in-person workouts.

The NFL Players Association had been encouraging teams to not show up for any part of the offseason workouts.

Regardless, Miami is now one of several teams that have had the majority of their players present to start Phase Two, including the Jets, Chiefs, and Broncos.

2 responses to “Report: More than 70 Dolphins players present as Phase Two begins

  1. When I was a kid I couldn’t wait for training camp to open, I hated June and July, just waiting to get back on the field, the smell of the fresh cut grass, the sound of our pads colliding, new chin straps, the gut busting 3-a-days our coaches would have us do those first two weeks of August.

    Hitting the sleds, the Oklahoma drills and my favorite, bull in the ring. Of course now even HS teams can only practice 2 hours a day, so many exercises and drills are no longer legal, no bridges, no 3 man weave, even the Oklahoma drill has been watered down to sissy stuff.

    I loved the beginning of each season, the hope of an undefeated year, county playoffs, possible state tournament. It was some of my most fun ever. I can’t imagine what it would be like to get paid to do it, that would have been the icing on the cake for sure. I guess today’s players don’t look at things the same way we kids did back in the day, as a privilege, not a right.

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