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Miami Dolphins: Rookie Davis Returns to Practice, Patterson Sits

Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson returns an interception during Sunday’s game in Cleveland.

According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, Dolphins rookie cornerback Will Davis returned to practice on Tuesday morning after missing the opener with a toe injury.

Davis was seen as recently as last week wearing a protective boot, but it looks as if his regular-season debut as a Dolphin is near. However, it was not immediately known if he was limited at today’s workout.

Unfortunately, for Miami and its secondary, starting cornerback Dimitri Patterson sat out the session after reportedly hurting his groin in Cleveland. Patterson intercepted Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden twice during the game and has impressed the Dolphins’ coaching staff since training camp began.

He told reporters on Sunday that he didn’t return to the game after exciting in the second half for precautionary reasons. But seeing as the outcome was in doubt for much of the afternoon and that Patterson is indeed not practicing today, that might not be the case.

One thing is for sure, the Dolphins could sure use Patterson in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts. Quarterback Andrew Luck threw for over 400 yards vs. the Dolphins in 2012, and could put up big numbers again if Miami’s starting boundary position opposite Brent Grimes remains unsettled.

The Dolphins’ other rookie cornerback, Jamar Taylor, is still sidelined with a groin injury.

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