A busy week

The Dolphins completed their one and only full-team "minicamp" on Sunday as fans got their only look of the offseason at the team. It was the culmination of a busy week for the Dolphins. Among the biggest news items of the last week was the retirement of defensive tackle Tim Bowens.

Bowens officially was waived/failed physical on June 8 because of a back injury that has slowed him down the last few years and held him to only two games in 2004.

Bowens had been the last remaining Dolphins player who was around during the Don Shula days.

Here's what else has been going on:

-- Speaking of retirements, Richmond Webb signed with the Dolphins late last week so he could officially retire as a member of the team for which he played for a decade after being a first-round pick in 1990.

-- The Dolphins held their Kickoff Banquet last week and took advantage of the occasion to announce their 2004 award winners. Selected as team MVP was defensive end Jason Taylor, while Junior Seau won the team's leadership award for the second consecutive year and Sam Madison took home the community award.

-- Former Seattle and New Orleans general manager Randy Mueller was hired for the same post by the Dolphins. He replaces Rick Spielman, who announced his resignation a few days earlier after one year on the job.

-- The Dolphins on Monday announced the hiring of two college scouts, Ellis Rainsberger and Jack Glowik. Rainsberger spent the last five years working for the Tennessee Titans, while Glowik spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach at Northwestern University.

-- Offensive tackle Tony Pape, who played for Berlin, made the All-NFL Europe team.

-- Safety Travares Tillman, who is projected to start at free safety, sustained a knee injury during the minicamp and will have to undergo surgery, which should keep him sidelined for the next month or so.

-- While most Dolphins players refused to answer questions about Ricky Williams' possible return, linebacker Zach Thomas said he would gladly welcome any player who was committed and could help the team win.

-- Cornerback R.W. McQuarters, formerly of the Bears and 49ers, signed with the Detroit Lions after drawing some interest from the Dolphins.


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