Sunday, July 21, 2013

Egnew still trending away from a roster spot


Tight end Michael Egnew hasn't been in good graces with the Miami Dolphins' depth chart since entering the NFL as the team's third round pick in 2012.

Not much has changed.

According to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald, Egnew was taking reps with the third- and fourth-team offenses over the weekend as the Dolphins began training camp. Salguero reported returner Charles Clay and rookie Dion Sims worked behind veteran Dustin Keller.

"So much for him having a great offseason," Salguero wrote.

Earlier this year, a teammate of Egnew called the young tight end a "p---y" and "not a football player," with another saying "he should have been cut" during his uneventful rookie season.

After that, Egnew began martial arts training three days a week. "I expect to play this year," Egnew said at the time. "I’ve gotten stronger. I’m absolutely ready.”

Keller is the Dolphins undisputed pass-catching starter with Sims the favorite to assume blocking duties.

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