Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. is officially in the Dolphins’ dog house.
While the 1st- and 2nd-team offenses ran two plays each at the beginning of practice, WR Ted Ginn Jr. was off to the side with rookie WR Pat Turner and practice squad WRs Julius Pruit and James Robinson.
A bit later, Ginn lined up in one-on-one passing drills, beat new practice squad safety Nate Ness and dropped an over-the-shoulder catch in the end zone.
This comes a few days after Ginn dropped three passes during a loss to the Saints. The killer was a bobble of a perfect pass from Chad Henne that was deflected into the hands of Darren Sharper, who returned it for a TD to cut the lead to 24-17 early in the second half.
Coach Tony Sparano said Monday rookie Brian Hartline would get more playing time, leading one to guess Ginn’s playing time would be reduced. Hartline had a 67-yard catch to set up the team’s final touchdown in a 46-34 loss.
On the 1st team’s first snap, Davone Bess lined up in a one-WR set, with Hartline joining him on the next play with the starting team.
Greg Camarillo lined up with the second team both times.