DAVIE, Fla. -- Bill Parcells skipped practice Thursday, and instead could be seen standing by his car at the Miami Dolphins' complex, holding a golf club and practicing his swing.
Last year, the Dolphins gave Grove a multiyear deal that included at least $14 million guaranteed. Grove nursed shoulder and knee injuries during the preseason and missed four games last season.
"He got beat out," Sparano said. "Joe's a little bit more physical at the point of attack. He has been the most consistent at the position."
To give themselves more flexibility up front, the Dolphins re-signed offensive lineman Cory Procter, who had been released last week. Procter can play guard or center, while Grove is strictly a center.
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