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Five early takeaways: Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings

Jakeem Grant proved something this summer. (Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS—With training camp and the preseason out of the way for the Dolphins, who are closing it out at Minnesota tonight, the present task is to determine who can help them when the season kicks off next weekend.

Even with the majority of the starters sitting out against the Vikings, Miami got a good look at some players who will be real contributors during the regular season.

Here’s what the Dolphins learned:

1. Jakeem Grant is ready for a regular role at receiver.
In 2016, coach Adam Gase spent much of his offseason thinking of ways to better use Damien Williams. The result? He was third on the team in total touchdowns last season. This year, Gase made Grant his special project, and the tinkering has been evident throughout the past month. Grant will hold down his job as a return man, but he’s also been impressive as a wide and slot receiver. He raced wide open for a 28-yard catch from Brandon Doughty in the first quarter, then ran away right off the line of scrimmage to catch a 65-yard touchdown from David Fales.

2. First-round pick Charles Harris needs some seasoning.
Harris fell into an ideal …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post