QB SCHOOL NOTES

Part of David Boston's problem in not reaching his potential in recent years has been a history of injuries. So it has to be considered troublesome that he sat out the first of five quarterback schools because of a bruised shin. That, unfortunately, may have been the most significant development of the past three days' work.

Coach Dave Wannstedt said this week that Boston needed to establish himself and that Boston needed to drop some weight.

Boston, who is as physically cut as any NFL player you'll ever see, is weighing in the neighborhood of 240 and the Dolphins would like to see him closer to 230.

Wannstedt went as far as to group Boston along with the Dolphins' group of receivers competing for playing time alongside starter Chris Chambers.

"(Chambers) is locked in, but everybody else is in the mix competing," he said. "Yeah, David has done it before. But David needs to come out and go through these camps and prove he can be a consistent player for us."

In other news coming out of quarterback school:

Defensive end David Bowens and guard Jeno James got into a fight on Tuesday, although both said it was simply a matter of their competitiveness taking over.

-- Punter Matt Turk was excused from QB School I as he was in the process of moving his family from Phoenix to South Florida.

-- Although it has been suggested the Dolphins could re-sign offensive linemen Todd Perry, Tim Ruddy or Jamie Nails, Wannstedt said nothing would happen until after June 1, at which point the Dolphins will be re-evaluating their roster.

-- Cornerback Will Poole's drop to the fourth round may have been the result of more than just a poor workout before the draft. According to the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post, Poole was arrested in California on Feb. 25 for driving under the influence.

GM Rick Spielman said during the draft the Dolphins had thoroughly investigated Poole, who was kicked off the Boston College after a stellar freshman season because of stealing.

Addressing Poole's arrest, Wannstedt said: "We thoroughly talked about it, and feel very comfortable about where the situation is and what's going to happen, or we wouldn't have drafted him."


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