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Dolphins Reveal Reasoning Behind Canceled Joint Practice With Eagles

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Miami Dolphins revealed why they canceled their joint training camp practice with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.
The Miami Dolphins revealed why they canceled their joint training camp practice with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles scheduled a pair of joint training camp practices this week ahead of their preseason finale matchup on Saturday. Wednesday's practice went on without a hitch before the Dolphins abruptly cancelled the second joint session on Thursday.

NFL insider Mike Garafolo reported why the team opted to call off this final session.

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According to the Garafolo's sources, the Dolphins are dealing with a stomach bug. This included a "bunch of players" displaying "sick" symptoms and even "vomiting overnight."

It's a bit stronger of a reason that the official word from Dolphins' camp, who will opt for a virtual practice meeting on Thursday "out of an abundance of caution as a result of a non-COVID illness.”

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It's unclear how this stomach bug will potentially affect head coach Mike McDaniel's plans for the preseason finale, but something Dolphins fans will want to pay close attention to.

The Eagles are reportedly clear of any symptoms and will hold a normal team practice on Thursday instead.

The Dolphins will then turn their attention to full steam ahead for Week 1 of the 2022 regular season. Miami kicks off the campaign with a home opener against division rival New England Patriots on Sunday, Sept. 11.

As it stands, the Dolphins enter that Week 1 tilt as 2.5-point favorites over the Patriots, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Miami has +142 odds to make the postseason, and racking up wins against their division rivals will be crucial to break a five-year postseason drought.

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