Martin, Man of the Year and Other Notes

Greg Camarillo and Akin Ayodele were named as co-winners of the Dolphins' Man of the Year award for the charitable work on Wednesday, Joey Porter and Jason Taylor missed practice, Jake Grove returned to practice and former Dolphins defensive tackle Daryl Gardener made an appearance at the team's training facility. We have all the details.

MAN OF THE YEAR: Coach Tony Sparano announced Camarillo and Ayodele as the team's winners, with his wife Jeanette on hand.

Both players devote a lot of time, mostly on Tuesdays, attending events such as visiting schools.

"It's a big honor," Camarillo said. "We don't do community work to get honors, but it's always nice to get a pat on the back.

"It's not just the Dolphins. It's the Miami part that we're about."

MARTIN ON THE MOVE: The Dolphins officially parted ways with tight end David Martin when they released him off injured reserve.

Martin had been put on IR in early September because of a knee injury.

MISSING IN ACTION: Jason Taylor (shoulder), Joey Porter (knee) and Nathan Jones (hamstring) all sat out practice because of injuries that Sparano described as minor.

Meanwhile, center Jake Grove returned for the first time since sustaining a high ankle sprain in the Thursday night victory at Carolina on Nov. 19, although he took part in practice on a limited basis.

THEY SAID IT: "I'm from another hemisphere, another league, another country, another climate, definitely every day I'm a work in progress trying to be the best linebacker I can be." — Cameron Wake

"I hate where we are turnover-wise. My team knows that." — Coach Tony Sparano on the Dolphins' minus-2 ratio


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