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Miami Dolphins playing kickball was a bad idea

The Miami Dolphins, last I checked, are a football team.

So why are the Dolphins playing a kickball game in the middle of organized team activities?

A source confirmed to ESPN.com Thursday that kicker Caleb Sturgis injured his left quad during a team-sponsored kickball game. Sturgis will be out at least four weeks and won't participate in the rest of OTAs or Miami's mandatory minicamp. The Miami Herald first reported the news.

The Dolphins, I'm told, were doing the event to build team chemistry. A simple movie night, team dinner or comedy roast weren't enough. After putting in hours after hours of work in the hot sun during the offseason program, the Dolphins decided another physical activity was a good idea.

But it wasn't a good idea. Then, a bad idea became a terrible idea when Sturgis, Miami's leading scorer last year with 128 points, injured himself.

The Dolphins actually got off relatively easy for this poor decision. Imagine if Miami's $96-million investment (Ryan Tannehill) or $114-million investment (Ndamukong Suh) were injured during this meaningless event? This would have become an even bigger error in judgment.

Instead, Sturgis' injury should be a lesson learned and enough to scare the Dolphins not to do this again.