Some observations after a week of Dolphins training camp practices:

A round of applause for the organization, led by coach Joe Philbin, for cutting out the questionable hazing of rookies this year following last year’s harassment scandal.

A week before the preseason opener and not one rookie has been forced to submit to a ridiculous haircut garnished with purple, green or gold dye. Last year at this time, first-round pick Dion Jordan was already wearing hair made to look like a tiger’s striping.

A couple of years ago, veterans shaved Josh Samuda’s hair to make it look like he had male genitalia on his head.

It was immature to start with, but it took on a more sinister meaning when critics pointed to the hazing as evidence Dolphins veterans felt empowered over younger players. Soon, stories of players forcing youngsters to pay for expensive meals and, of course, Richie Incognito demanding Jonathan Martin contribute thousands of dollars for an offensive line trip to Las Vegas he didn’t participate in made those within and without the organization cringe.

None of that this year.

Players were told in no uncertain terms hazing has to be severely curbed if not cut out altogether.

“There’s nothing you can do about it,” veteran Randy Starks said with a shrug. “We don’t want to put any wrong ideas out there. We’re just concentrating on football.”

Understand that some Miami veterans still see nothing wrong with forcing rookies to carry their pads off the field or even having rookies perhaps bring meals to team flights.