The Miami Dolphins returned to the practice field on Wednesday, preparing for this weekend’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Joining the team on the field were linebacker Jelani Jenkins and running back Isaiah Pead, both of whom are recovering from injuries:
Isaiah Pead is practicing today, it appears.— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) September 7, 2016
Pead & Jenkins participating in individual drills right now.— Chris Perkins (@chrisperk) September 7, 2016
Two other key members of the team, wide receiver DeVante Parker and center Mike Pouncey, did not appear to be taking part in the day’s practice:
Parker & Pouncey rehabbing on side, not practicing.— Chris Perkins (@chrisperk) September 7, 2016
The media is only allowed to view a limited portion of the practice, so they cannot tell in how much of practice Pead or Jenkins actually participated, nor can they full confirm Parker and Pouncey did not practice at all. The team will issue their first practice report of the week later today, which will list “limited” or “did not practice” if a player falls into either of those categories.
If Jenkins, who had to have a knee procedure conducted during the preseason to clean it out after sustaining an injury, is able to return and was a full participant in practice, that should mean he is ready to resume hos role as the starting weakside linebacker. Pead could contribute as the third running back behind Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi.
Parker will be a starting receiver whenever he is able to return from two strained hamstrings, while Pouncey is dealing with a hip injury he sustained early in the preseason. If Parker cannot play, Kenny Stills and Leonte Carroo will likely pick up the extra snaps alongside Jarvis Landry. Anthony Steen will serve as the starting center if Pouncey is not ready to play.
The Dolphins are expected to travel to Seattle on Thursday, with Friday and Saturday walkthroughs, ahead of Sunday’s game.