Dolphins update: Cameron Wake practices

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins continue their preparations for Monday’s battle of undefeated teams against the New Orleans Saints.

Here are some observations from Wednesday’s practice:

  • The most important news Wednesday was Miami Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake (knee) practiced. He dressed and did individual drills in the portion of practice open to the media. However, Wake sat out of team drills and backup Derrick Shelby lined up with the first team defense.

  • Miami starting linebacker Koa Misi also practiced despite suffering a shoulder injury in last weekend’s victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Cornerback Dimitri Patterson (groin) was present but did not practice.

  • Dolphins starting defensive tackle Paul Soliai's knee is progressing but he still looks a ways away. He worked on the side with trainers and did not do team or individual drills on Wednesday. Soliai will have to make some major strides in the next two or three days in order to play. Randy Starks lined up with the first team for the second week in a row.

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