TRAINING CAMP ENDS

The Dolphins made a couple of roster moves on Thursday when they also wrapped up training camp with a couple of practices. The moves involved picking up a player and letting another go.

Coming is cornerback Eric Joyce, who was claimed off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals. Going is punter Derek Jones, who was waived/injured.

Joyce was out of football in 2003 after appearing in three games with the Chicago Bears the previous season. He had joined the Bears as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Joyce will join a cornerback corps that has been hurt by injuries to Alphonso Roundtree, Korey Banks and Todd Howard.

The Dolphins probably will keep five cornerbacks on the 53-man roster, and there appears to be one opening behind the top four of Patrick Surtain, Sam Madison, Reggie Howard and rookie Will Poole.

As for Jones, his hamstring injury killed any hopes he had of unseating veteran Matt Turk as the Dolphins punter.

As for the end of training camp, Coach Dave Wannstedt was asked to reflect, and he suggested that all the adversity the team went through actually could be beneficial down the road.

"The only way you're going to improve in anything is by dealing with adversity and learning from it and getting better," he said. "We've been forced to deal with a lot of stuff and nobody has lapsed and we've gotten as much done in this camp as we have in any camp to this point. I really think it's going to help us down the road."


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