Dolphins experiment with Earl Mitchell at fullback

Miami expands offense


DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins tried an interesting offensive experiment Sunday.

The Fins lined up defensive lineman Earl Mitchell at fullback.

Mitchell caught a few passes from Ryan Tannehill out of of the backfield.

Mitchell played fullback at the University of Arizona as a freshman and sophomore.

"You know he definitely wants the rock," LaMike James said.

Even coach Joe Philbin admitted Mitchell catching passes brought "a little levity" to practice.

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