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Dolphins’ Isaac Asiata “not worried” about preseason ups and downs

Isaac Asiata’s had an inconsistent preseason. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

MINNEAPOLIS—When the Dolphins drafted guard Isaac Asiata, he seemed like he’d have as good of a chance as any rookie to crack the team’s starting lineup. He’s far from that at the moment, but he’s not beaten down by some of his struggles.

Asiata had a few “off plays,” as he called them, in his start against Minnesota tonight. As Miami sifts through its roster to cut from 89 to 53, he’s highly likely to make the team because of his long-term potential. It also helps that he’s got the right attitude about making adjustments after his setbacks.

“The most important thing is that you understand that you need to get better every day and learn from mistakes,” he said. “I feel that from OTAs through now, I’ve improved over that period. I’m not necessarily worried, but I’ve gotta keep working and cut down on mistakes.”

Asiata said early this week he felt he was turning a corner, and the team is probably willing to give him some time. He continues to rep at both guard spots and center, though he is not the No. 2 option at any of those spots and is …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post