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Jaylen Waddle presented a tutorial on Houston rap music on Thursday, and his musical showcase may continue through Friday, depending on his productivity during the Miami Dolphins’ second practice.

“Did you like this playlist? Waddle asked the media after removing his orange jersey.

The orange jersey, which is given to the best player the day before by Dolphins coaches, is a reward system that gives players the ability to control the music played the next day at practice. Waddle’s playlist, which began with Z-Ro’s song “Mo City Don,” stood out just as much as his half-dozen receptions, which consistently shifted the channels.

His performance was so impressive that Waddle could become the first Dolphins player to win the orange jersey for back-to-back outstanding performances during the Mike McDaniel era.

But it wasn’t just Waddle who was training on the Dolphins’ secondary, who was training without Byron Jones, who is on the Physically Unable to Perform list due to an ankle injury, and Xavien Howard, whose participation is limited to a handful of rehearsals daily. at the start of the period 11 against 11.

Waddle and Tyreek Hill made a number of standout catches from quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater in Miami’s second drive.

The most impressive play in Thursday’s practice was a deep connection Hill pulled from Tagovailoa, who was undershot perhaps because she got caught in the wind, but still produced a 45 yard gain.

“This season is going to be fast and electric,” Hill said.

When asked how defenses will react to Hill being on the same field as Waddle, who also runs a legitimate 4.3 40 times, the three-time Pro Bowl pick said “they’re less scared.” .


Free safety Jevon Holland had two pass breakups that could have changed possession in a real game….

Strong safety Brandon Jones dropped an eventual pick-six interception of a Tagovailoa pass that took forever to hit its target. Nik Needham also dropped a possible Tagovailoa interception….

Jaelan Phillips produced a sack and would have fired a holding penalty on Greg Little on a play in which Tagovailoa connected on a 30-yard pass to Hill, had the play not been ruled dead. Because there are no referees on the field during these practices, Tagovailoa was allowed to throw the ball, but by the time it was out of his hands, Phillips was already celebrating….

Duke linebacker Riley made a save before Myles Gaskin could turn a reception on third-and-6 play into a first down…..

Tailback Chase Edmonds had a third and 8 conversion from Bridgewater which was a great read from the veteran quarterback…..

Cornerback Tino Ellis, who was signed on Wednesday, interrupted a deep pass from Sklar Thompson to Trent Sheffield with a diving strike from the ball.

Melvin Ingram had a second consecutive productive practice in his limited shots for 11-on-11, tackling into the backfield and producing a sack.


McDaniel, who will call offensive plays for the first time in his career, apparently presented his true offense for a test drive Thursday. The amount of misdirected plays and inserted moves in Miami’s West Coast-style offense clearly presented the challenges for Miami’s defenders, as talents like Hill and Waddle were wide open most practices. Josh Boyer’s defense features a lot, if any blitz on Thursday. But McDaniel’s unit was apparently showing its speed and potential to take playmakers into the open.

Out of stock

Thompson, the Dolphins’ seventh-round pick, worked primarily in a shotgun-based offense at the University of Nevada, and it showed when he was asked to handle snaps under center Thursday. Thompson had three missed rallies during the session, and they came from multiple centers. The rookie quarterback hasn’t stood out with good or bad plays since joining the team this summer, nor had he had any issues working under center in the practices he’s been playing. the media had attended.

Injury Update

Center Michael Deiter and defensive tackle Adam Butler missed the Dolphins’ second practice due to undisclosed injuries….

Left tackle Terron Armstead and Raheem Mostert missed Thursday’s practice as part of the team’s veteran management plan.


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