Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dolphins' rehabbed CB corps looking ready


The Miami Dolphins overhauled the cornerback position this offseason but had a pair of likely starters coming back from season-ending injuries.

Both players are reportedly recovering well and will be ready for strong 2013 campaigns.

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports that Richard Marshall, who missed the final 12 games of last season with a back injury, and Brent Grimes, the free agent acquisition who tore his Achilles in Week 1 while with the Atlanta Falcons last season, show no ill effects from their respective injuries as the players prepare for training camp.

Jackson added that Grimes, who head coach Joe Philbin says has displayed “very good instincts,” has been especially impressive this offseason, capably covering big-ticket free agent signing wide receiver Mike Wallace in practices.

In addition, second-round draft pick cornerback Jamar Taylor is also recuperating from his May surgery for a sports hernia and is expected to be fully ready for training camp.

It's early, and there's no telling how either of these players will respond to an extended camp in the South Florida August sun, but the reports are a good sign for the revamped Dolphins secondary.

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