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LaMichael James, Bobby McCain show well in Dolphins scrimmage

The Miami Dolphins' annual team scrimmage at Florida International University is in the books.

Here is a look at players whose stock is rising due to their performance Friday night:

1. Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle: Can Suh’s stock get any higher? After a dominant first week of training camp, Suh made his presence felt right away in the team scrimmage. Suh blew up guard Billy Turner and stopped tailback Lamar Miller for a loss of about 10 yards on the opening play. Suh also had two would-be sacks on quarterback Ryan Tannehill where he had to let up after beating Turner. Suh has been a disruptive force in practice and is making it hard on Miami's struggling offensive line, which probably can't wait to face another team at this point.

2. LaMichael James, running back: James has been a pleasant surprise in camp. But he took his biggest step to date in Friday’s scrimmage. James led the Dolphins in rushing with 41 yards on nine carries. His best run was a 15-yard sprint up the middle to help set up a Miami touchdown. James also returned kicks, which potentially increases his value and chances to make the 53-man roster.

3. Jordan Cameron, tight end: Cameron, who signed as a free-agent this offseason, did well in his first game simulation with the Dolphins. He caught two passes for 28 yards -- and both went for touchdowns. Cameron showed his athleticism by beating linebacker Kelvin Sheppard down the seam for a 26-yard touchdown catch from Tannehill. Cameron also scored his second touchdown from Tannehill in goal-line drills. Tannehill said afterwards it was nice to get Cameron involved because the two haven't made many big plays early in training camp.

4. Bobby McCain, cornerback: McCain is fighting for a role as Miami's nickel cornerback and made an impact play Friday by picking off Tannehill in the end zone. McCain also had at least one additional pass breakup. Overall it was a good night for Miami’s rookies in the secondary. In addition to McCain, rookie cornerback Tony Lippett also had a pair of pass breakups and nearly forced a pair of turnovers.