Brown, Shelton Are Starters

As he had promised two days earlier, Cam Cameron revealed his starting lineup on Wednesday, and it didn't include the major surprises that once were thought possible. That means that Ronnie Brown is the Dolphins' starting halfback and L.J. Shelton is the starting right tackle.

Cameron talked throughout training camp about needing two running backs to be effective, but he made it sound on Wednesday as though Brown will get the bulk of the work in the running game.

"I like what I've seen in Ronnie (Brown), especially in practice," Cameron said. "He's really practiced hard. I'm excited for him. I'm excited for us to see if we can get this to translate to the games because he's worked extremely hard. He's doing what we are asked him to do, and now that's why we go play the game."

Cameron also said Brown would join Ted Ginn Jr. on kickoff returns, although others also could get a look. Cameron refused to characterize Brown on kickoff returns as an experiment, saying he likes Brown in that role.

So, for the record, the complete lineup for the opener at Washington (unless the Dolphins open with two tight ends or three wide receivers) should be: QB Trent Green, HB Ronnie Brown, FB Reagan Mauia, WR Chris Chambers, WR Marty Booker, LT Vernon Carey, LG Chris Liwienski, C Samson Satele, RG Rex Hadnot and RT L.J. Shelton on offense, with Jason Taylor and Matt Roth at DE, Keith Traylor at NT, Vonnie Holliday at DT, Channing Crowder, Zach Thomas and Joey Porter at linebacker, and Will Allen, Travis Daniels, Yeremiah Bell and Renaldo Hill in the secondary.


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