By Chris Perkinshttp://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miam ... 6506.story
11:45 a.m. EDT, August 27, 2013
But just as Jordan returned, another key defensive player went down.
Cornerback Nolan Carroll, the starter in the nickel (five defensive backs) package and a key special teams player, stopped practicing early Tuesday and received attention from trainer Kevin O’Neill regarding an apparent back ailment. Safety Jimmy Wilson took snaps with the first-team nickel defense in Carroll’s place.
Carroll’s non-participation takes on slightly more significance considering rookie cornerback Will Davis (left foot), a key reserve, missed his second consecutive day of practice. Carroll squatted gingerly and at one point grabbed his back during the early part of practice, and when the defensive backs did drills he to the side. ...
--TE Charles Clay is still taking snaps with the first team. It appears he’ll keep the starting job.
--RG John Jerry is still taking snaps with the first team. He seems to be on track to start the Sept. 8 opener.
--TEs Michael Egnew and Dion Sims alternated taking snaps with the second team and both played in two-TE formations. ...