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Cornerback battle between Miami Dolphins’ Dmitri Patterson, Richard Marshall

 
 
Cornerback Richard Marshall tries to strip the ball from wide receiver Brian Tyms in drills at Miami Dolphins practice at NSU in Davie on July 26th,2013.
Cornerback Richard Marshall tries to strip the ball from wide receiver Brian Tyms in drills at Miami Dolphins practice at NSU in Davie on July 26th,2013.
Joe Rimkus Jr. / STAFF PHOTO

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Cornerbacks Dmitri Patterson and Richard Marshall continue to jockey for position, with both making plays at Wednesday’s practice.

Patterson, who was picked up by the Dolphins off waivers from Cleveland on Dec. 18, 2012, picked off Ryan Tannehill and walked into the end zone after getting in front of Brandon Gibson.

In the early portions of practice, Marshall — who played in just four games with Miami last year after having back surgery — made a play on a ball thrown deep to Jeff Fuller.

Marshall, who has played in 100 NFL games to Patterson’s 73, appeared to get his hand caught awkwardly on the play and was slow to get up.

After being checked by a team trainer, Marshall continued with practice and worked with the first-team defense at times.

PLAYS OF THE DAY

The biggest play came early in Wednesday’s outdoor workout, as Tannehill hooked up with Mike Wallace for a 40-yard touchdown.

Wallace had been limited in practice during the past week because of a sore groin before going through the full session Wednesday.

After throwing four interceptions in Tuesday’s practice, Tannehill had a more productive day Wednesday, although he had a number of passes broken up in 1-on-1 drills inside the bubble, as well as a few mistimed passes once outdoors.

NOTABLE

• Linebacker Koa Misi missed the second half of practice but said he was fine afterward, and added that he plans to play Friday in Jacksonville.

• The Dolphins’ offense ended practice with Pat Devlin under center in goal-line work, with the third-string quarterback (who missed Tuesday’s workout after being injured in Sunday’s exhibition opener) connecting for touchdowns on three consecutive passes.

• Rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis had a good day Wednesday, making two long field goals — including one from 47 yards.

Sturgis, a fifth-round draft pick out of Florida, is trying to supplant Dan Carpenter as Miami’s kicking specialist, although Carpenter had a big night in Canton, Ohio, by connecting on two field goals and both of his extra-point attempts in the 24-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

“It was a winning performance, absolutely,” coach Joe Philbin said of Carpenter.

• Tight end Kyle Miller and defensive tackle Randy Starks didn’t practice for the second consecutive day.

Cornerback Jamar Taylor, receiver Rishard Matthews, fullback Jorvorskie Javorskie Lane and guard John Jerry were limited.

QUOTABLE

“Yes.”

— Miami receiver Wallace, when asked if he was the fastest player in the NFL. He said he didn’t know who would be considered second fastest behind himself.

PRACTICE DATES AND TIMES

ThursdayNo practice.

FridayPreseason game at Jacksonville (7:30 p.m., CBS).

SaturdayNo practice.

Sunday1 p.m.

Mon.8 a.m.

Tues.No practice.

Aug. 148 a.m.

Aug. 158 a.m. (final open practice).

All remaining training camp practices held at team facility at Nova Southeastern University in Davie and are free and open to the public.

GEORGE RICHARDS

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