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Donuts - Big Apple Donuts and CoffeeJust an FYI of what is going on right now in the hallowed halls of the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Fl.  The Dolphins are set to play host to some 25-30 rookies over the next few days.  Quentin Groves and TE Dustin Heller are two of those invited.  None of the prospects for the number 1 pick have been invited although names are not released.  It is also not uncommon as it is a tip of the draft hand.   The Dolphins appear very interested in 2nd round LB’s this year.  With the current depth of LB and the holes elsewhere, one has to wonder what might be going on down there.  Could Channing Crowder be on the trading block?

On Friday, the Dolphins will host some of the local prospects from schools like UM.  They do not count on the league ruled 30 out of area college visits.

Jason Taylor told ESPN that he believes the Dolphins will draft either Jake Long or Chris Long.

Keep an eye on the NFL itself, particularly the NFLPA.  On Monday following a league rep conference call with the players union, Ravens rep Matt Stover sent out an Email to all 31 team reps outlining a plan to replace current union boss Gene Upshaw by March of 2009.  Kevin Mawae who is now the league player president has come out and backed Upshaw.  The players are digging in for a battle with the owners and now it seems that an internal battle could also ensue.

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