Miami Dolphins get back to work for offseason conditioning

After a three-month break, it was back to work Monday — for most every Dolphins player.

For the first time since their season ended in late December, Dolphins players gathered in an official capacity for the start of the nine-week offseason workout program. Activities for the first two weeks are limited to strength and conditioning.

Participation in the program — which is closed to the public and media — is voluntary, and though the team does not confirm who participated, a league source told The Miami Herald that defensive tackle Randy Starks was not present Monday. Starks, who was set to be a free agent before the Dolphins gave him the franchise designation, recently signed a one-year tender that will pay him $8.45 million this year.

Meanwhile, many of his other teammates were far more eager to participate.

“Up early ready to get it,” Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace wrote on Twitter.

Other Dolphins tweets Monday:

• Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake: “Phase 1 Day 1 down.. Feeling good.. Off-season is officially over.”

• Defensive back Jimmy Wilson: “Grind time football is back #gophins #phinsup #nfl”

• And kick returner Marcus Thigpen: “Great first day of workouts with the team... It felt good to see everyone back in the building.”

The workouts take place at the Dolphins’ headquarters in Davie. The team’s organized team activities begin May 21.

Philbin joins subcommittee

Dolphins coach J oe Philbin has been named to the Coaches Subcommittee of the NFL’s Competition Committee, a seven-man board that debates player safety, competitive issues, coaching and personnel development and technological innovations.

The subcommittee, chaired by Hall of Famer John Madden, provides recommendations to the full Competition Committee prior to the annual NFL meeting every March.

Read more Miami Dolphins stories from the Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category