Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi is back practicing after a few days off due to a knee bruise at the team’s seventh day of training camp:
Ajayi, who is expected to be the team’s starting running back this year, banged his knee into linebacker Jelani Jenkins earlier in camp and missed the last few practices as he allowed the swelling to go down. Arian Foster, who was signed in July to provide veteran depth at the position, worked as the starter with Ajayi out, and is expected to challenge for the starting position throughout the rest of camp.
Friday’s practice did not include wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring), defensive end Farrington Huguenin (ankle), running back Isaiah Pead (hamstring), or Ndamukong Suh (back) due to various injuries. The tam has been very conservative when it comes to players’ ailments early in camp, preferring to rest them now and allow them to have time to heal, rather than push them and have the issue linger into the preseason and regular season.
The team also gave a rest day to defensive end Jason Jones, linebacker Kiko Alonso, and left tackle Branden Albert.
Rookie Laremy Tunsil replaced Albert as the starting left tackle on the day.