The Dolphins’ bye week came far earlier than expected this season, allowing them one extra week to prepare for their season opener in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean Miami will enter their game against the Chargers completely unscathed.
The Dolphins’ Friday injury report has a few changes from their Thursday edition. According to the report, linebacker Rey Maualuga will not play in Miami’s season opener after not practicing all week with a hamstring injury. Jay Ajayi (knee), Walt Aikens (back), and Mike Pouncey (hip), all practiced in full today and are expected to be ready to go on Sunday. Jarvis Landry was the lone player added to the injury report on Friday with a knee injury. Landry got in a limited session and is questionable for Sunday. According to Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel, Adam Gase said that Landry’s knee started swelling up this morning and that the team is being cautious with their star receiver.
On the Chargers’ side, defensive end Jerry Attaochu (hamstring), wide receiver Dontrelle Inman (groin), and tight end Sean McGrath (knee) were all full participants in Friday’s practice and are questionable for the game. Guard Kenny Wiggins (ankle) was a full participant and is expected to play. Cornerback Jason Verrett (knee) and safety Rayshawn Jenkins (concussion/shoulder) both did not practice Friday and have been ruled out for Sunday’s game, while wide receiver Mike Williams (back) got in a limited session, but was also ruled out.
The Dolphins will take on the Chargers at 4:05 pm ET this Sunday; the game will air on CBS.