The Miami Dolphins will head to the Pacific northwest on Thursday ahead of their Sunday meeting with the Seattle Seahawks. Both teams released their first injury/practice report of the week on Wednesday, listing the practice status for any injured players.
The Dolphins started the report with defensive end Terrence Fede (knee), defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (calf), and guard Laremy Tunsil (knee) all full participants in practice. The Seahaks listed tight end Jimmy Graham (knee) and defensive tackle Jarran Reed (toe) as full participants as well. Graham is looking to play for the first time since he tore his patella tendon against the Pittsburgh Steelers last November.
Being a full participant this early in the week is a pretty good indication the player will be available for the game this weekend. It is the limited and did not practice categories where you start to worry a player may not be able to make the game.
In the limited category, Miami listed linebacker Jelani Jenkins, who is working his way back after knee surgery in the preseason, and running back Isaiah Pead, who is dealing with a hamstring issue. The Seahawks have guard Germaine Ifedi dealing with an ankle issue that limited him on Wednesday.
Miami saw wide receiver DeVante Parker’s hamstrings and center Mike Pouncey’s hip keep both of the starters from practicing. The Seahawks’ did not participate list also included two players, cornerback Tharold Simon with a knee issue and tight end Nick Vannett with an ankle problem.
Both teams will update the report again on Thursday, then on Friday they will include the “questionable,” “doubtful,” or “out” designations for players, indicating the chances a player will play in the game. This year, the league eliminated the “probable” category for the injury report.