The Miami Dolphins look ahead to the start of the regular season Sunday.


Personnel cuts have been made.


And, the Dolphins are back on the practice field prepping to take on the New England Patriots at home.


Head Coach Joe Philbin on South Florida's First News on WIOD Tuesday morning talked about how 12 rookies ended up on the roster.


"Once you get the pads on and you're playing football out there, what really counts is how much you can contribute to the overall success of the team," Philbin said.


Miami kicks off at 1:00 Sunday afternoon.


Catch all the pre-game coverage and game action on 940 WINZ, Miami Sports.




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