Brown, Marshall get clean bill of health for Dolphins

One notable item to pass along out of Dolphins’ camp, where coach Tony Sparano told reporters RB Ronnie Brown and WR Brandon Marshall will be ready to go full-speed when the team opens practices on Friday.

Brown had surgery to repair a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot in November, and had been optimistic throughout the offseason he would be ready to return. Marshall was held out of May minicamp and OTAs following a minor hip procedure, but was able to take part in June practices. Sparano believes Marshall will be up to speed despite missing time.

“Well, I’ll tell you one thing the guy did do very good job of, is of course, he was here the entire summer, really, here the entire summer,” Sparano said. “He spent a lot of time with Pennington, with Henne throwing, catching. So these guys are, this isn’t something where they’re going to get out here today and the first time we throw it around is going to be the first time. He understands, he did a very good job that way of making sure that what was missed, we kind of feel like, I don’t think we’re all the way caught up, obviously, but I feel like we’re pretty close.”

Sparano said no players will open on the PUP list, giving clean bills of health to QB Chad Pennington (shoulder), CB Will Allen (knee) , WR Patrick Turner and RB Patrick Cobbs (knee).

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