Injury bug bites Dolphins again
A day after learning rookie linebacker A.J. Edds tore his ACL, breaking news says Kory Sheets appears to have suffered a serious leg injury. It's too early to confirm what happened to Kory this morning, but he reportedly was down for a several minutes as players and coaches circled around.
The Sun-Sentinel's Mike Berardino is speculating that it appeared to be his lower right leg, which could mean a broken leg or ankle, but would also optimistically open up the possibility for this just being a sprain. We will have to wait and see, but another tough day at Dolphins' camp if this is as serious as it sounds.
Update: Sources are confirming Sheets is out for the year with a torn Achilees' tendon. Tough break for a kid who had a solid opportunity to make the final roster, and had the potential to win the kick-return job.
Conflicting reports surface about first-team O-line
Of course, the shuffling along the interior of the offensive line is still an ongoing process, but there appears to be some confusion as to who lined up with the first-team today.
Mike Berardino reported that the starters at the guard spots remained the same from yesterday, with Donald Thomas on the left and John Jerry on the right. The Palm Beach Post's Brian Biggane on the other hand, tweeted that Richie Incognito got his first crack with the first-team at left guard, and was accompanied by Cory Procter on the other side.
I tend to want to believe Brian Biggane on this one because I'm still clinging to my high hopes for Incognito, but this sounds like Thomas and Jerry probably started the session as the starters, but conceded some of their first-team reps to Incognito and Procter later on.
The battle for starting center featured Joe Berger's at bat this morning, but that means Jake Grove will presumably take over those duties at 8 p.m. tonight.
Ryan Grice-Mullen returns to practice
After missing the last few days with a leg injury of his own, Ryan Grice-Mullen was back in action this morning. Once a sleeper to crack the final 53-man roster, Grice-Mullen has a lot of catching up to do after missing valuable reps and with Patrick Turner impressing lately.
If Kory Sheets is indeed out of an extended amount of time, though, winning the primary kick-return job may become a bit more realistic.