It was an ugly day on the practice field for the Miami Dolphins, and not just because of sloppy play from the offense. Multiple players were seen limping off the field, or dealing with other injuries, throughout the practice.
The day started with the team listing five players who are expected to miss multiple practices: Charles Clay is dealing with a knee injury, Pat Devlin has a hamstring issue, Steven Williams has an ankle problem, and Caleb Sturgis has a groin injury. They join Mike Pouncey (hip) and Knowshon Moreno (knee) on the sidelines. Pouncey and Moreno are both currently on the ACtive/Physical Unable to Perform list.
The day started with some good news, as well, with both Mike Wallace (hamstring) and Sam Brenner (ankle) appearing to be participating in the practice, after both having missed time last week. Quarterback Matt Moore also participated in drills after a shoulder injury held him out the last few days, as well as wide receiver Matt Hazel returning after having to miss the last few practices with concussion symptoms.
Then practice started, and the injury bug jumped all over the place. First up, tight end Michael Egnew was forced to leave practice, followed quickly by defensive end Olivier Vernon. They both went straight into the team faciltiies, with trainers following them. Later in practice, it was reported that Egnew was being checked for a possible concussion.
A short time later, rookie tight end Harold Hoskins caught a pass from Seth Lobato, and immediately pulled up grabbing his leg.
As the team came back from their cooldown period in the middle of the workout, offensive lineman Nate Garner had an ice pack on his right forearm, and he was shut down for the day.
Randy Starks, the team's Pro Bowl defensive tackle, then had to receive medical attention on his right ankle. He was followed a few plays later by running back Daniel Thomas, who also had his leg checked by the trainers.
The Dolphins typically do not discuss injuries during post-practice press conferences, so none of the above have been confirmed by the team. The club is back on the practice field tomorrow.