Training camp ends early

Dolphins players have gotten a break as Coach Nick Saban has decided to end training camp a week earlier than previously scheduled. That means the end of two-a-days and also the end of having to stay at the team hotel. The last day of training camp initially was scheduled for Aug. 24, but instead it came Wednesday.

Saban explained that because the Dolphins played an extra preseason game, they started training camp earlier and wound up with the same number of camp days they otherwise would have had.

Saban said he would adopt an in-season schedule from now on, although there will be no game-planning.

In other news:

-- Safety Lance Schulters left practice early Wednesday after sustained a sprained thumb. Saban said Schulters would be re-evaluated on Thursday.

-- Saban said he hadn't yet decided whether first-round pick Ronnie Brown, who signed Monday, would play in Saturday's preseason game at Pittsburgh.

-- WR David Boston was back at practice on Wednesday after tests on his sore knee revealed no problem.

-- LB Junior Seau probably will make his first preseason appearance against the Steelers.

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