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Dolphins injury report for Bengals game needs extra lines

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Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry was one of several starters, and 16 overall players, listed on Miami’s injury report Monday.
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The Miami Dolphins issued their first injury report of the week on Monday. The team did not practice on Monday, but under league rules, due to the team playing on Thursday Night Football game this week, an injury report was still required. The Dolphins estimated 16 players would be on the injury report, a full 30 percent of the team’s 53 man roster.

The team’s injury report for Monday was:

Dolphins - Did Not Practice

LT Branden Albert (Ankle)
TE Jordan Cameron (Concussion) - Out
RB Arian Foster (Hamstring)
LB Jelani Jenkins (Groin)
WR Jarvis Landry (Shoulder)
LB Koa Misi (Neck)
C Mike Pouncey (Hip)
C Anthony Steen (Ankle) - Out

Dolphins - Limited

LB Kiko Alonso (Hamstring)
S Xavien Howard (Quad)
DE Jason Jones (Ankle)
S Reshad Jones (Knee)
TE Dion Sims (Ankle)

Dolphins - Full

G Jermon Bushrod (Wrist)
WR DeVante Parker (Hamstring)
LB Spencer Paysinger (Neck)

Miami appears to be banged up, based on the size of the injury report. Typically, the injury report only has 14 lines for each team, so Miami actually had to add lines to the report in order to fit everyone. However, several of those “limited” players will likely turn into full participants on Tuesday or Wednesday, with the team probably being honest in their estimated injury report, but also realizing some of these players probably just need a little rest before they are ready for the next game. And, remember, all it takes is for a player to miss one drill for him to be “limited” during the practice.

What is interesting about the Dolphins’ report is Arian Foster’s injury. He has missed the time over the last couple of weeks due to a groin injury, so for him to now be listed as a hamstring issue is noteworthy. It could be a typo, or it could be a refined diagnosis of the same problem, but it is odd for it to have changed to a different part of the body.

The Dolphins have already admitted that tight end Jordan Cameron and center Anthony Steen will not be playing this weekend due to their respective injuries. The biggest question will be whether or not Mike Pouncey will be ready to resume his role as the team’s starting center, or will the Dolphins be down to their third center behind Pouncey and Steen?

The Cincinnati Bengals, Miami’s Thursday night opponent, also released their injury report, though it was no where near as long, with only eight players listed:

Bengals - Did Not Practice

CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Hamstring)
S Derron Smith (Chest)

Bengals - Limited

TE Tyler Eifert (Ankle)
S George Iloka (Shoulder)
DT Pat Sims (Achilles)
S Shawn Williams (Knee)
WR James Wright (Knee)

Bengals - Full

K Mike Nugent (Shoulder)