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Jay Ajayi returns to practice, but remains in concussion protocol

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NFL: Miami Dolphins-Training Camp Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Dolphins’ 2016 most valuable player has been in concussion protocol for much of training camp. He left practice two weeks ago, after sustaining a big hit from safety T.J McDonald. With Tannehill out, the easiest way to success with Jay Cutler is to feed a healthy Ajayi. Today, the Dolphins took a step forward, as the team’s star running back returned to practice.

Minutes later....

Although he practiced with the team, Ajayi must be cleared by a neurologist before being removed from concussion protocol. One thing is for sure, the Dolphins need to take extreme caution with J-Train, who the team needs healthy if they plan on making the playoffs again in 2017. He left practice early on Sunday after a minor hydration issue. Maybe it’s time for some pickle juice, Mr. Ajayi?

Last season, Ajayi finished fourth in the NFL in rushing with 1,272 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was voted to the Pro Bowl and was named MVP by his teammates. Jay Ajayi is the heart of the Miami Dolphins and a key ingredient in their success.