Linebacker Scott Galyon practiced for the first time this summer on Tuesday after being taken off the physically unable to perform list.

Galyon had missed the start of training camp as he continued to rehabilitate the left knee on which he underwent arthroscopic surgery in May.

The sixth-year veteran is hoping to land the starting strongside linebacker position, but he will have to beat out rookie Morlon Greenwood and special teams standout Twan Russell for the job. Greenwood is expected to miss 2-3 weeks after spraining an ankle in practice.

Galyon started one game at middle linebacker for the Dolphins last season when he subbed in for an injured Zach Thomas at Cincinnati. Galyon had seven tackles in that game. His season abruptly ended the following week when he tore his right ACL in a victory over Buffalo at Pro Player Stadium.

Galyon is in his second season with the Dolphins, having joined the team as an unrestricted free agent from the New York Giants last offseason.

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