DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins inside linebacker Channing Crowder practiced Wednesday for the first time since Aug. 17, giving a boost to a defense that has allowed just 20 points in its first two games.
"The stretch lines were a little quiet for a while, and that changed today," Sparano said. "It was good to see him run around out there and to get a chance to be involved, and it was good for Channing, too. There was good progress today."
Rookie defensive end Jared Odrick, who sat out Sunday's game at Minnesota because of a hairline fracture in his right leg, didn't practice, but he rode an exercise bike.
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