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Dolphins players turn to MMA to gain an edge

Dolphins players turn to MMA to gain an edge

Michael Egnew places his arms in a grappling position and squats to anchor down, bracing his body for impact. The Miami Dolphins tight end is preparing for a collision with Pro Bowl pass rusher Cameron Wake, attempting to establish positioning during their one-on-one session during the first week of training camp. Wake tussles with Egnew for a few seconds, then drives him backward a few feet. By no stretch of the imagination was Egnew flawless during that specific drill, one he probably despised last year because it highlighted his deficiencies as a blocker. A year ago that one-on-one battle would have looked like a beat down. But during camp's first week Egnew has held his...

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