NEWS AND NOTES

The Dolphins wrapped up their second of five quarterback schools this week as news continued to swirl around the team. The hot items this week involved the likes of Ricky Williams, Adewale Ogunleye and David Boston.

The news involving Williams, of course, was not good as reports surfaced he had tested positive for marijuana and could face a hefty fine from the NFL. Williams has appealed the test result.

If the appeal is denied, Williams would be one more positive test away from a four-game suspension. Williams declined to talk about the issue this week, saying he wasn't allowed to talk about it.

-- The news was more positive when it came to Ogunleye, who got a long-term contract offer from the Dolphins.

While the offer was rejected, just the fact the two sides are negotiating was a positive step. Ogunleye has been absent from all the Dolphins' minicamps so far this offseason, and he's not expected at any of them unless he signs a new deal.

Ogunleye already has said he will not sign the one-year tender of $1.852 million he got as a restricted free agent.

-- Boston, meanwhile, was back at practice this week after missing the first quarterback school because of shin splints.

-- The Dolphins signed wide receiver Willie Johnson, a rookie free agent from Nevada who had been invited to the post-draft minicamp.

-- Former Dolphins wide receiver James McKnight has signed with the New York Giants.

-- Fullback Rob Konrad and defensive tackle Tim Bowens both were excused from this week's quarterback school for personal reasons.


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