Training camp is a little different this year versus any other year in the NFL. And for NFL fans who are starved for football, you’d typically have a preseason game under your belt already and several weeks of teams hosting fans at practice to help quench your thirst for more. That isn’t the case either — although the Miami Dolphins appear to be doing what they can to help. The Dolphins put on their helmets for the first time on the practice field this season and the team’s social accounts actually shared a few highlight clips from practice for your viewing pleasure.
First up, a fan favorite from 2019 — former UDFA rookie wide receiver Preston Williams. It would be wise to approach Preston Williams’ return cautiously, ACL injuries can be hit or miss and Williams is now just about 10 months removed from his. But given the fact that he was given medical clearance for football activities and he’s out here making plays like this? Adjust your fantasy rankings accordingly.
Williams wasn’t the other receiver snagging passes. The Dolphins shared another clip of the receivers on air running routes and each of the three quarterbacks completing a pass — Ryan Fitzpatrick hooking up with DeVante Parker, Josh Rosen working with Mike Gesicki and Tua Tagovailoa working with Jakeem Grant. There are no defenders yet — but that’s all part of the NFL’s acclimation process for players to ensure proper fitness levels ahead of the start of contact.
The last practice clip comes to us courtesy of Travis Wingfield, the Dolphins team writer and host of the Drive Time Podcast. Quarterbacks taking snaps, big-money free agent Byron Jones working on his backpedal, Tua Tagovailoa zipping a pass to rookie Malcolm Perry — an all around look. And, with a little luck, we’ll see more glimpses of this team practicing in the coming days.
— Travis Wingfield (@WingfieldNFL) August 12, 2020