"I want to get my feet wet, throwing some balls to the guys," Culpepper said. "It's small steps right now."
This has been a difficult time for Culpepper, whose de facto mother passed away recently at the age of 92. The speculation about his future -- the feeling seems it's a foregone conclusion the Dolphins will let him go after they get Green -- hasn't been easy, either.
"It's tough, but you have to be able to deal with whatever comes at you," Culpepper said.
About his standing with the Dolphins specificially, Culpepper said: "I'm under contract, that's how I'm looking at it. Individually, I'm just going to work to get better. I want to get myself physically and mentally better. I'm going to be prepared for whatever happens. Either way I'm going to prepare myself to play this year."