The Dolphins’ offensive line is continuing to suffer from injuries and may be missing another key piece come week 1.
After losing presumed starting left guard Ted Larsen to a torn bicep earlier in training camp, Larsen’s projected replacement, Kraig Urbik, is also expected to miss some time with a knee injury.
According to head coach Adam Gase, Urbik is likely to miss the regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Having missed the team’s last preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens with a back injury, it now appears that Urbik is having issues with his knee. He will potential need a knee scope in the coming days, something that will likely have a recovery timetable of at least a few weeks.
With Urbik out, the Dolphins will again have to reshuffle their offensive line. Anthony Steen, Jake Brendel, and rookie Isaac Asiata are all options to take Urbik’s place for the time being. According to the Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley, Gase himself has also endorsed first-year tackle Jesse Davis as someone who “has a legitimate shot” at taking over at left guard when week 1 rolls around.
With all the uncertainty around Miami’s offensive line thus far, one thing’s for certain; the left guard position will be something to watch over the next few weeks.