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After a week of Training Camp it’s apparent Jamil Douglas, Dallas Thomas, and Billy Turner are leading the battle for the two open offensive guard sports on the Dolphins’ offensive line.

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This may be worrisome considering Douglas is a rookie while Turner played in just 17 snaps during his rookie year. Dallas Thomas gained experience last year but graded out negatively in 10 of the 11 games he registered at last 40 snaps in, via Pro Football Focus.

The group has had trouble with the Dolphins’ ferocious defensive line as expected thus far in camp, something Mike Tannenbaum hopes becomes an asset in their development.

“Look you played in a different era where you can work on your craft a little bit under the radar,” Tannenbaum said on the Joe Rose Show. “Here, every rap is gonna be on Twitter. Every rep is on social media. We all are gonna have good days and bad days but I love the trajectory of these guys. I think Dallas Thomas, in particular, has really distinguished himself. Now it’s been early. And look, every day they’re going against Earl Mitchell. They’re going against Ndamukong Suh. They’re going against Cam Wake. That’s great work for them because obviously you hope that practice is gonna be a lot [harder] than any game.”

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With Pro Bowl veteran Evan Mathis available, Tannenbaum hasn’t ruled out adding help from the outside.

“We’ll see where our guard situation goes but I will never rule out improving this football team from Day 1 to the last day of the season.”

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