After every practice at Dolphins training camp, Torry McTyer walks off the field toting at least one extra set of shoulder pads. On Sunday, he carried Tony Lippett’s.
On Saturday, both arms were full with Xavien Howard’s and Bobby McCain’s.
“Rookie duty,” McTyer said, grinning wide.
The 5-foot-11, 184-pound cornerback from UNLV, one of 14 undrafted college free agents signed in May, doesn’t have any illusions about his place on the Dolphins.
At the same time, he’s not content just to be in camp. The son of retired NFL cornerback Tim McTyer is intent on making the final 53-man roster, however much of a long shot that may be in a crowded secondary that includes a former Pro Bowler (Alterraun Verner) fighting for a spot.
“I believe I have a good chance to make this team,” McTyer said, adding, “I just have to work hard and continue to make plays when opportunities present themselves.”
McTyer seized his first chance Thursday, thrusting himself into the spotlight during the first practice of training camp by intercepting two passes — one of which would have been a pick-6 had play not been stopped.
The first interception came in the red zone as McTyer undercut a receiver running a fade route. On his second theft, he read the quarterback and made a break on the ball.
“Being an undrafted guy, you know you always have to come in with a chip on your shoulder because a lot of teams looked over you,” McTyer said. “That’s the chip I have on my shoulder, just wanting to prove to everybody I belong in the league.”
So far, McTyer’s been successful in his mission: Dolphins coaches have noticed No. 5 in practice, and a former Dolphins defensive back noted he “likes how the rookie looks in the…