Takeaways from Day 9 of Dolphins training camp

On Saturday, the Miami Dolphins hit the practice grounds at the Baptist Health Training Complex across from Hard Rock Stadium for the second day in a row. Once again the fans were in attendance and were able to enjoy some solid competition, with both teams recording some killer plays.

As usual, fans were pumped up by the rookies, and for this session those duties fell to defensive linemen Ben Stille and Jordan Williams. Stille fell to the ground and showed off his best dance move – the wormwhile Williams argued.

That’s the kind of practice it was going to be. Here’s what we learned from Day 9 of Dolphins training camp.

For the second time in the offseason program, defensive lineman Christian Wilkins rocked the orange, as he was honored as practice player of the day. On Friday, Wilkins had a number of run stoppages and sacks that contributed to the coaching staff’s decision.

Cornerback Byron Jones is still on the PUP list so he is unable to train.

Center Michael Deiter is suffering from a foot injury and has missed a series of practices.

Safeties Clayton Fejedelem and Sheldrick Redwine were absent on Saturday, as was punter Thomas Morstead. All three are dealing with undisclosed injuries.

Sony running backs Michel and Raheem Mostert were limited entrants, as were linebacker Melvin Ingram and fullback Alec Ingold.

Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Erik Ezukanma parted ways on Saturday, as all three put up a number of impressive plays. While the rookie will likely be the fourth receiver at the position on the depth chart, he looks better than that, with his best play being another jump ball he brought in for a touchdown.

Waddle caught almost anything that came in his direction. He had a toe tap and showed the burst of split defenders after a few plays.

Hill was just being himself, but it’s still impressive to watch him reach his top speed.

Skylar Thompson had gone eight practices without throwing an interception, but that streak ended on Saturday when he was taken out by undrafted rookie safety Verone McKinley III.

Although it was a low point, it wasn’t a bad day for the quarterback. He has completed a number of plays as he continues to prove his worth as an NFL quarterback.

Noah Igbinoghene and Trill Williams continue to battle for fourth on the cornerback depth chart, and both had plenty of chances on Saturday to show off their abilities. Williams had a stretch in the second set of team drills where he has great coverage on some of Miami’s top receivers.

Igbinoghene had a diving interception from Tagovailoa and also made a run save at the line of scrimmage.

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