Dolphins report: Cameron Wake practices

DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins returned to the practice field for the first time in preparation for the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

Here are some notes and observations:

  • Miami Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake practiced on Wednesday. He did individual work, but the team portion was not open to the media. Wake sat out of Monday’s game with a sprained knee, and his status this week is unknown. Defensive tackle Paul Soliai (knee) also practiced and is expected to play after doing so against the New Orleans Saints.

  • Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson missed practice again with a groin injury. On a short week, it’s doesn’t appear likely that Patterson will play. He’s missed the past two games and can get two weeks of rest in addition to the bye.

  • Miami was without two special teamers on Wednesday. Backup defensive back Don Jones and linebacker Jason Trusnik were both working on the side with trainers. That partially explains the re-signing this week of Austin Spitler, who is was a core special team player the past three seasons.

We will have more from Dolphins camp coming up this afternoon with reaction from the locker room. You can also follow me on Twitter @JamesWalkerNFL.