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DAVIE (CBSMiami/AP) — Offensive lineman Arthur Ray Jr. is among 26 players invited to try out at the Miami Dolphins’ three-day rookie minicamp. Six draft picks and 22 undrafted free agents recently signed by the Dolphins are also participating.

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But Ray stands out because of what he has overcome. He was diagnosed with bone cancer eight years ago, only weeks after he accepted a scholarship to play at Michigan State. He underwent nine operations and was on crutches for more than two years.

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Ray regained his health, transferred to Fort Lewis College in Colorado and caught the attention of NFL scouts. After last’s week’s draft the Dolphins invited him for a tryout. Ray says he has as good a chance as anyone to make the roster.

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