Almost Everybody Ready

Everybody on the Dolphins roster, with the exception of seventh-round pick Rodrique Wright, will be ready to go when the team starts training camp this weekend. That was the word from Coach Nick Saban Wednesday when he had a roundtable discussion when member of the media.

That means that Daunte Culpepper will be ready to go, nine months after he sustained that terrible knee injury against Carolina.

That means that first-round pick Jason Allen, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery a few weeks ago, also will be ready. As will wide receiver Marty Booker, who sustained an ankle injury during the team's veteran minicamp in June.

Going back to Culpepper, Saban said he will not allow him to be hit at all during training camp.

It seems a possibility at this point that Culpepper could be ready for the preseason opener, Aug. 12 against Jacksonville, but Saban said he was taking things "day-to-day."

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Speaking of Jason Allen, he remains unsigned as of Wednesday afternoon, as do Wright and fellow draft pick Derek Hagan. Frederick Evans became the third draft pick to sign on Wednesday, as he inked a four-year contract . Wright, incidentally, figures to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

The thought is that all of them will be signed by the start of training camp.

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The Dolphins will not be working in their new bubble for at least the first 10 days of camp. This, according to Saban.

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Saban said he didn't anticipate any problems stemming from the divorce proceedings involving Jason Taylor's wife, who happens to be Zach Thomas' sister.

"They're the ultimate professionals," Saban said. "I have total confidence that they will handle this in a first-class manner and they will continue to represent the Dolphins in the professional way they always have in the past."

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