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Kenyan Drake and the Dolphins have a single extra stretch of practices just before the preseason starts. (Getty Pictures)

DAVIE — The Dolphins are starting their second stretch of instruction camp practices this morning and will go 4 straight days just before taking one more break.

The preseason starts Aug. 9 with a house game against Tampa Bay.

In the meantime, right here are some updates from today’s practice:

— The group ran Sam Young at suitable tackle to open 11-on-11 function. Ja’Wuan James is at practice and dressed, but a trainer was tending to his back when the initially-group offense was on the field.

— James has stayed on the field, but is not taking any reps.

— Frank Gore continues to impress. He had very good burst on a 15-yard touchdown run.

— Xavien Howard had a good pass breakup to protect against what would’ve been a 40-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Kenny Stills.

— Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips had a productive day and repeatedly got into the backfield.

— Red zone function at the finish of practice was a train wreck. Kenyan Drake fumbled away a handoff, and Tannehill threw a choose-six to Kiko Alonso.

— Tannehill took a modest hit from Cameron Wake and seemed to bounce back from it just fine.

— Backup offensive lineman Jake Brendel, who suffered a calf injury the initially day, remains out.

— Wide receiver Isaiah Ford is not dressed for practice. He’s battled a minor shoulder injury the final couple of days.

— Tight finish A.J. Derby, who would be finding a shot to win the beginning job, is nonetheless out with a foot injury.

[Lieser: Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is growing up when team needs him most]

[Humbling restart for WR Leonte Carroo, who still wants to prove the Dolphins right for drafting him]

[Lieser: Dolphins coach Adam Gase and the fine line between confidence and delusion]

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