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Adam Gase having a rookie minicamp without the camp part

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Mike Florio loves this call by new Dolphins head coach Adam Gase

The Dolphins are taking a different approach to their rookie minicamp, by not putting their rookies on the field at all.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, rookie coach Adam Gase decided to change up the traditional approach to the first weekend of work for his rookies, by eliminating the practices that are usually a staple.

That means the eight picks and 10 undrafted rookies will go through some classroom work on the Dolphins’ schemes, but spend the rest of their time on topics including nutrition, financial planning, sports science, and dealing with the media.

Of course, that’s a lot of the stuff that would have been covered at the rookie symposium, before that event was canceled in lieu of local programs.

The Dolphins are also hoping it helps keep legs fresh, since rookies have been training in earnest for months in preparation for the Scouting Combine.

Rookie minicamps are often full of guys there on a try-out basis so they can fill out lines, so the actually utility of those practices might be debatable anyway except in the cases of high-pick quarterbacks who need all the reps they can get.