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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Source: Williams OK to practice, will play

The much-anticipated meeting between Cam Cameron and Ricky Williams apparently went off without a hitch this morning and the running back has been told he can begin practicing and will be used in games this season.

Cameron told me today that Williams passed all his physicals and other tests.

Williams will not practice today. The session began this afternoon and he was watching from the player lounge. He will begin practicing on Monday. He is able to play starting the Nov. 26 game at Pittsburgh and the Dolphins apparently have plans to use him as early as then, but certainly in the season's final five games.

This is good news for the Dolphins because they will be able to evaluate him to determine if they want to keep Williams for 2008 or trade him in the offseason.

Wow, we're on a streak of good news and good decisions.

72 Comments:

Blogger mike said...

WooHoo! GO RICKY!

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Ken said...

Give Cam credit for the way he handled this, not letting it be a distraction during the time the reinstatement was being decided. Next, we have to keep him if he is at least close to what he was before. The last thing Bill Belijerk wants is Ronnie and Rickie tearing up his defense.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Tom@Jax said...

Gotta play Williams to see what he has left. Gotta play Beck to see what he's got. It looks like Management is finally making the right decisions.
The remainder of the season could be very interesting. At lest something to look forward to and have an interest in watching the Dolphins again. Too bad the season is half over.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous save_us.x29 said...

Well, here we go. Like Armando mentioned in a previous blog, I wonder what the conversation between Coach Cameron and Ricky was like. Apparently, it went well enough.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous joe in cbus said...

i think weve hit rock bottom when the best news of the season is our 26 year old 'rookie' will finally get the honor of losing his first game as a dolphin and our best running back is coming back to the team after almost 2 years of teaching yoga and listening to greatful dead records.... bravo wayne, youve done wonders with this once proud franchise.... at least youve kept the prices down at the stadium (ha.)

1:18 PM  
Blogger mike said...

we hit rock bottom a few games ago..sorry to tell you. you won't complain one bit when Ricky starts tearing up yards..which he will.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think we all know how the conversation between ricky and cam went...

cam: hey its cam, how fast can you be ready to play?
ricky: cam? cam's not here man
cam: come on man, it's cam, your coach
ricky: cam's not here man

1:29 PM  
Blogger DolfanTom said...

If nothing else, I'm really not too worried about 0-16 anymore. I think Beck's deep ball, combined w/ Ricky's ability and the somewhat improving defense, three wins might not be out of the question. Woo Hoo ;-)

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Dirty Sanch said...

How great would it be if Ricky can get on the field in Pittsburgh, filling in for Chatman and score a TD in front of National TV and blow a ring of smoke out his mouth with the cold air... I can't wait!

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RUN RICKY RUN!!!

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dirty sanch that would be incredible... how much do you think the league fine's him for that. they will just go and have him in the bathroom pee'ing into cups the rest of the season... i can hear it now
- water break... no not you ricky hit the portable-
this season just got interesting again

--CJ

1:51 PM  
Anonymous A Neighbor from the North said...

with Ricky in the line-up, I don't see any way that the Patriots will win by more than 40 points. That game will be tight.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This horrible season just turn fun...hope this works out well, because with this line ricky could be 2,000yrd back and Beck could use a experience back in there. Chatman has big heart but does not have ricky speed nor ability...Thank you football GODS
GO PHINS is time for payback for all this horrieble games we have played
AndyP

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ricky, holla if you need to cap a bag or something. I'm always close by! My sh*t makes you really fast!

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ricky, holla if you need to cap a bag or something. I'm always close by! My sh*t makes you really fast!

2:14 PM  
Anonymous OWLTIME said...

2008 Dolphins lineup:

QB: Beck
RB: Ronnie/Ricky/Chatman if he re-signs
WR: Ginn and DJ Hackett (2008 FA)
OL: Stays the same, added depth with Joe Toledo and through draft.
FB: Mauai
TE: Martin Rucker (Mizzou TE)

DL: Roth, Holliday, R. Wright, Chris Long (1 round pick)
LB: Porter, Crowder, and ??
CB: Will Allen, DeAngelo Hall (Use picks aquired from Taylor trade to send to ATL)
Saftey: Y. Bell and ?? NO WORRELL!

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesnt matter bring Ricky it wont matter... the fins are still going to lose either way as usual.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Play Ricky and see if you get any bites for a trade, then in the off-season trade him or just release him . To much drama and distractions that we dont need. Just eat the money that we will lose. Its already gone anyway.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Chris Long in person weekly here in Charlottesville. He is the real deal, no sh*t. Perfect future replacement for Jason.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Frankenberry said...

YES!! PASS THAT JOINT TO RICKY AND SEND HIM BACK OFF TO CANADA!! YOU KNOW THAT'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN!!

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPONGEBOB SAID...

Give Ricky a break dude, he has a disease called social anxiety disorder it is the reason he has been having these problems his entire life. Grow up with all the pot smoking jokes. The NFL has finally gotten to the root of the problem and his helping him. Ricky has never been arrested or in trouble with the police. So give him a break and lets root for him to help us turn this thing around. I hope he gets a contract extension at the end of the year and Ricky can finish out his career in Miami.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a Bad Mama-Jamma... (cough, cough)...

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That last sentence saids it all. I was expecting today's headline to read "Williams Cut; Finds New Joint in N.E."

Some good news for a change. I'm... not... quite... sure... how to feel.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont have a problem with Ricky personally, nice guy. But when will it all stop? Sooner or later you have to cut your losses and move on. You cant help someone who wont help themself.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We may have hit rock bottom, but that means we can only go UP!!!

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly right. Never give up hope.Wish Ricky the best, no matter where he is,just think we can do better, maybe.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So...about McFadden...

Hmm...

~JinVA

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we get stupid and cut Ricky, he's a Patriot in 5 minutes. Then we can watch as he and all the other ex Dolphins, like Evans, Morris, Izzo, Welker who didn't have a home on our stellar squad beat the hell out of us. Play him. Build some type of value and trade him for any kind of pick to any team in the NFL that isn't in the AFC East. He's dangerous, flighty yes, but very dangerous. When's he on he's awesome. We should run him until he can barely breath every week and let as many teams, like the Raiders who take a chance on anyone and need a high quality back to take carries from the new QB, get as much new film on him as possible. We stink, let's rebuild and you do it with draft picks that you either use or trade for more draft picks. Play Ricky, Play Ricky, Play Ricky...

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Ricky Williams said...

C'mon guys, you are hurting my feelings. It's not fair. Don't make me take off my helmet, come out of my locker and end these interviews, cause I will do it. You are all so mean. I just want to make money and smoke weed, I don't care about any team, especially this sorry one. Just cut me so I can go to New England and win!

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricky needs a couple time outs during the game so he can smoke a blunt. LOL

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would trade Ricky to any NFC team for a conditional 7th round pick 10 years from now in the 2018 draft to make sure NE doesn't get their grubby, cheating hands on him.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is truly the case, we could be in for a product that is actually watchable. Of course this is all contingent on Ricky keeping his end of the bargain and not lighting one up every now and then. If the dolphins(or NFL) keep up with mental illnesses and the issues they cause, ricky may get the help he needs while in the fins uniform.

I will tell you one thing. This offensive line is playing the best it has in years. If ricky is anywhere near the RB he was when he was with the dolphins previously, he will make ronnie brown's beginning of the season look like detroit's running game last week.

the only caveat to this whole endeavor is the possible disappearance of lorenzo booker once again.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Guys...give this guy a break. It is posssible thathe has change. I don't know how the process works, but I'm sure he has been drug tested, probably many times, before the NFL gave him permission to come back. Everyone hated the guy when he last left, now mst are for him. To forgive is devine...maybe, just maybe, he won't be traded for a second time by Mueller. We need a new G.M...they guy never killed anyone....just shot himself in the foot, sort to speak

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all his personal problems I've always really like Ricky as a player. Not sure he still has anything left in the tank but in his prime he reminded at times of another ol' Texas alum.... big guy from Tyler.

The teams in dissarray anyway so I don't think either move will hurt them.

3:27 PM  
Blogger H.C.D. said...

Awesome news, Arrrrmando!

I have always been a Ricky supporter and I'm glad I'll get to see #34 in aqua & orange once again. At this point, he's hardened my heart so much that if he get suspended again, I'll be like, "oh well!!" I'm almost expecting it, really. In the meantime, lets hope he can tear it up.

I applaud Cam Cameron for taking a chance and giving it a go with Ricky. We really have nothing to lose at this point and this might provide the positive energy needed to squeak out a win in the next few weeks.

All this being said, I'm not devaluing the importance of Chatman. I think Chatman has earned the starter spot and will keep it all season long. If I'm Chatman, I'm feeling good about having a Ricky Williams come in and spell me frequently. Having these two guys on a rotation and maybe on the field at the same time might be awesome.

I'm sure John Beck is happy too.

This is exactly the type of fresh air we need.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Roman Citizen said...

Ricky Williams is an intelligent and well-liked teammate. And he also may be the best running back since Jim Brown.
Welcome back.
Maybe now its finally time for the fins to kick some instead of getting it kicked.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't sound like any of you are giving thought to the possibility that Ricky could do well and that team keeps him, plain and simple. Personally, I hope does great and stays with the team, he's not a bad guy.

3:44 PM  
Blogger mike said...

I wonder how much our current situation and the fact we have a Monday night national audience game coming up played into the decision to reinstate him now. I don't care, but would be interesting to know if the timing would have been the same if he was a New England Patriot.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LET'S SIGN MARINO BACK....PLEASE! AND GET SHULA BACK! IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Coach said...

The thing you need to know is that the big RW will knock your teeth out if you try to tackle him. The dude is a stud.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We now need to go after Jonathan Vilma, Coral Gables grad and hometown hero, to fill out the linebacking core of the future. Kid is wicked smart, was starting and captaining the Jet's D in his FIRST year, and can play.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

For a season of a lot of disappointment, I actually jumped out of my chair in joy when I read this. Does this mean that P. Cobbs or the worse of the two-too-many Bookers is on his way out?

3:55 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Run Ricky Run!

The best part is I can dust off my Orange #34 jersey I bought 2 weeks before he retired. I like Orange

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one of the greatest moments in dolphins history:

the dolphins on dec 23, 2007 go into foxboro on a snowy, windy day and take down the undefeated N.E. Patriots behind 200 Ricky Williams yards and a Ted Ginn punt return.

mark it down folks. this whole season has been a buildup to this.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well,it took long enough-but,Cam finally made two good decisions this week.In contrast,the only good decision Dave Wannabe made in his five years was to quit!

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are you morons that keep posting to give Cam credit for this and give Cam credit for that...? Are you people high...or living in another universe? Scam deserves credit for NOTHING! He's an idiot who's days are numbered. Give Cam credit...for what? Give it a rest already. He's otta here.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Kenny Bouy-Naples said...

We mostly all want Ricky to be well and contribute to his advancement...and it'd be nice if he drug (ooopps)...I mean pulled the team along with him...be well Ricky...

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Who are you morons that keep posting to give Cam credit for this and give Cam credit for that...? Are you people high...or living in another universe? Scam deserves credit for NOTHING! He's an idiot who's days are numbered. Give Cam credit...for what? Give it a rest already. He's otta here.

4:16 PM


c'mon now! that's not the attitude to have! cam and randy are turning this franchise in the right direction! it looks bad now, but we'll be seeing some good things in the near future! go cam and randy! bryan in ohio.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey ya gotta give Cam credit...the sun came up this morning. Lets give him credit for winning WWII as well. I can see once again Scam is on the Miami Herald posting under a phony name trying to give himself props. We must have the dumbest fans in the NFL with all this 'give credit to Cam' crap. We are 0-10 people...doesn't that piss anybody off. We should be calling for Scam's head as well as Pizzaface's head on a platter. Credit. For what 0-10? Give it up already. He's finished.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About time Cam did SOMEthing right.

Let's hope this is the beginning of a roll. Roll, Cam, roll...

4:50 PM  
Anonymous coach said...

One time I was jogging at Flamingo Park and I saw the big R-Dub knock down a freakin' tree. He can't be tackled by mere mortals.

AAAAAAAAAaahhhhh Yeeeeeeeeaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Run Ricky Run! That used to be my catch phrase on Sunday afternoons a few years ago. Looks like I'll be saying again in the not so distant future. Hopefully against Pittsburgh. I dont necessarily think we should just showcase him for trade bait. I'd seriously think about next year as well. We dont know about Ronnie's status, besides the last time they were teammates, the Dolphins were running wild. Beck to Ginn, and Ricky and Jesse running. If only our defense could keep playing like they did against Buffalo.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we be jammin' maan!

7:13 PM  
Blogger John said...

Just wanted to apologize..I ranted about Cam and his playcalling earlier. I just wish him the best of luck and I will be rooting every Sunday. I'm very happy and looking forward to seeing Ricky and Beck on the field. A new day has begun..
Go fins!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Was this annouced at 4:20?

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wonder if cam passed the bong to ricky in the meeting today.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I want is this team to start winning. I don't care how, just win...I believe Ricky is a great runner and if he can stay healthy and clean he'll be able to help us. As far as next season....Lets just get through this one with at least a couple of wins and maybe some dignity. Beck is the man, he'll be awesome. He's got a rifle arm with great control. Cam finally woke up and is showing some signs of life.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Ricky is an amazing player. Amazingly selfish too, but an amazing player. Here's hoping that second chance #5 (he has failed 5 drug tests already) turns out a little better than the first 4.

I, personally, would use him just like he's used the team, and the fans, and ride him to a win (if even he can provide that burst. Ronnie was charging pretty hard, and it wasn't enough, remember?).

Then I would put the clamps on, put his hide on the bench, and let him see glimpses of time to showcase the talent for trade bait. I would also try to trade him to the NFC East so that we don't have to face him for 4 years, if ever. Puff, puff, pass...

Oh, and for you armchair GM's, I would put his prima donna behind on the pine to protect it from possible pain. I do still want to protect the teams investment.

Funny how there is a more positive air to this blog. It must be because you kids are getting your way. A shame in the making.

Did I mention HATERS are terrible fans? Can't find the bright side to anything, and most of them post using the same name. Must be a Frat thing.

DrumFinFan

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, social anxiety disorder. Makes me SAD too.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Flatbush said...

Marc, this announced when Cam talked to the media, but of course, Armando had it several hours before.

Big Boy is on fire this week! You go Mando with your scooping self.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricky hopefully still has something left in his tank...this guy had extraordinary potential....When he first came to Miami and the year he was the leading rusher, he was behind a mediocre O-Line....the following year when Wanny ran him to the ground he was behind a very terrible line and was still able to get 1500 yards that season....that line showed how terrible it was when Williams retired which exposed just how bad our O-line was....behind a good O-line, which is what we have here now, I think at full strentgh Williams will be a beast.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Flatbush, you obviously missed the connection of 4:20 being related to marijuana (I'm sure the potheads got it).....Google it ;)

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricky W,

You were my favorite Dolphin since Marino. I like to smoke the weed too, but I would definitely have to give it up if I made $500,000 plus per year. You are a mellow and intelligent person and pretty much everyone you meet in real life says you are very respectful and a good guy. You are also a great NFL running back and have proven it every time you are on the field,
Therefore it has been decided by the NFL you would be better off becoming very violent and should begin beating and pointing guns at people ASAP. According to the media and NFL mandated discipline this is much better behavior than the smoking a joint of the stanky stank in your own home.
The NFL policy is ridiculous, they should not even test for weed like the NBA does not test for weed last I heard. Cam can talk about character all he wants; Ricky has great character and is a silent leader. Ricky just has a weakness with the Devils Lettuce, that Sativa is hard to turn down sometimes. They probably have Ricky psyche treated right now with three different pills of Prozac derivatives everyday which has major side effects medically compared to the Sticky Icky and even under heavy meds he will be cleared for play by the NFL as long as their “affiliated” doctors say it is ok. Anyway Ricky, welcome back to the NFL again, I truly hope Cam is smart for a change and adds you back to the team as the starting running back ASAP. I am breaking out my old Ricky Jersey and will wear it with pride when he rushes for 250 yards his first game back. If Ricky is in shape he may go for Adrian Peterson’s new record of almost 300 yards rushing. Ricky was always like a John Deere tractor and pushed through the line hard. No one can argue that. I hope Beck kicks ass but if he sucks Cam may be out of there within 3 games and Capers made acting head coach. Don’t think it can’t happen. I do hope the Dolphins turn it around but the worst may not be over yet.

2:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirty Sanchez I almost pissed myself remembering the Ricky Smoke ring controversy a few years ago that was caught on national TV. Was that not in Buffalo? It might have been at the cheater Patriots stadium. Anyway, thanks for reminding me of that, I will have to check You-tube so see if the clip is there. Bukaaaw!

2:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuNUG4Vo6ag

This is pretty funny. Hopefully Ricky did not make a contribution to them.

2:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys,

Look at it this way.. if we have three solid runners: Ricky, Ronnie, and Jesse this will be the best running team ever. Then even if Beck is good as we thought, then we are definitely a playoff team next year.. Beck does not have to be a Marino.

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on peoeple...

who did not smoke pot at college? name one? even Clinton did (he did not enhale though!!!!!)

Pot is sold in coffee shops in Holland..

Ricky is good if he decided to play.

2:47 AM  
Anonymous marlon said...

I can't seem to understand why the trade Ricky in 08 talk keeps coming up. Ronnie Brown won't be effective until 09 because of the injury. Chatman is a free agent after this season. And he's looking very good, so there will be takers. Besides we don't want Ricky becoming a New England Patsy. Run Ricky Run. I got to get my #34 jersey!

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't listen to the haters. RICKY IS THE MAN!

8:35 AM  
Blogger finfan4ever said...

Unless you can get a high first day pick for him I would say keep Ricky. I don't know why all these idiots are saying trade him for a late round pick. The guy can be out of football for years and still come back and run the ball better than anyone else we have now. Also it is going to take Ronnie a couple of years with a torn acl before he will be able to run like he used to. Look how long it took Egerine James. Excuse my spelling!

8:06 AM  
Blogger finfan4ever said...

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8:07 AM  
Blogger finfan4ever said...

Yes we have to keep Ricky I think. We are not paying him that much any how. If Mueller trades him for a late round pick then he is an idiot. But it wouldn't surprise me after the Ted Ginn pick!

8:09 AM  

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