BY BARRY JACKSONbjackson@MiamiHerald.com
Cornerback Nolan Carroll seemed a bit puzzled on Monday after a frustrating game in Buffalo in which he was whistled for four penalties.
Carroll was removed from the game in the third quarter but returned when Sean Smith left with cramps in the fourth. But he was back with the starters at Monday’s practice.
This and that
• The Dolphins have lost nine of their 13 fumbles offensively and have recovered just three of 16 balls fumbled by the opponent. That discrepancy prompted Philbin to schedule fumble drills during Monday’s practice.
Receiver Jabar Gaffney, who missed Thursday’s game with a knee injury, practiced Monday and is optimistic about playing Sunday against Seattle. Rishard Matthews, who caught one pass for 19 yards and drew a pass interference penalty covering 30 yards, played well in Gaffney’s absence, and Philbin indicated playing time among the backup receivers would be based partly on practice performance. Matthews “played fast,” Philbin said.
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