In case you missed it: August 1

BY foxsports • August 2, 2013

In case you missed it, here were the top stories on Fox Sports Florida from Thursday, Aug. 1:
* As in the case with former Bucs DB Eric Wright, NFL teams are forced to evaluate the risk-reward balance with players that have had off-field concerns before they decide to sign a player. Read More
* The groin injury to Bucs defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn does not appear to be as serious as first thought, and he could soon make a return to the field. Read More
* Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller is more than a pass-catching tight end, he is also a restaurant critic that has written a food column for the New York Times. Read More
* Miami Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace continue to be slowed by injuries, though both said Thursday they hope to play Sunday in the Hall of Fame Game. Read More
* Miami Dolphins players Mike Pouncey and Mike Gillislee, both former Florida teammates with Riley Cooper, defend him and say that he is a person with good character. Pouncey calls Cooper a “good friend.” Read More
* Greg Oden, the top pick from the 2007 draft, is set to make a decision on Friday. He has narrowed his choices to six teams, including the Heat. Read More
* After a scorching June, the Marlins had an up-and-down July. Charlie McCarthy takes a look back at the highs and lows of July for the Marlins. Read More
* Tom Koehler and the Marlins bullpen complete a 3-0 shutout of the New York Mets. And the Marlins once again beat Mets ace Matt Harvey. Read More
* Florida State once made a habit of repeating as ACC champs. But lately, few ACC teams have been able to repeat. Now the Seminoles have a chance to do that. Read More
* Miami coach Al Golden is focusing on what he can control - keeping his players’ attention on the field - while trying to block out any possible NCAA penalties. Read More
* Florida opened at No. 10 and Florida State at No. 12 in the preseason USA Today Sports football coaches’ poll. Read More
* Florida will open fall practice with a number of players slowed by injuries, including QB Jeff Driskel, RB Matt Jones and a pair of offensive linemen. Read More
* Justin Blackmon is back on the field - even though it’s a side field - as he continues his rehabilitation from groin surgery. Blackmon is looking forward to how the Jaguars’ offense will look in 2013 under new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch. Read More
* The Jaguars initially considered “offensive weapon” Dennard Robinson an option just about everywhere on the field, but now they are beginning to scale him back as they figure out where best to use the talented Michigan grad. Read More


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