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Jets at Dolphins Week 9 injury report: Xavien Howard, Kenny Stills questionable

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The Miami Dolphins will host the New York Jets on Sunday in the second half of the teams’ annual AFC East divisional rivalry series. In preparation for the game, both teams released their final injury reports on Friday, with several players from both sides appearing on the list.

The Dolphins ruled out defensive end Charles Harris, who has a calf injury that continues to cost him playing time, and quarterback Ryan Tannehill, whose right shoulder injury will cause him to miss his fourth straight game. They also ruled out Cordrea Tankersley, but they subsequently placed the second-year cornerback on injured reserve after he tore his ACL in practice on Thursday.

Miami also listed tight end A.J. Derby, with a foot injury, cornerback Xavien Howard, with an ankle issue, and wide receiver Kenny Stills, with a groin problem, on the report, all questionable for the game. Stills missed last week’s game against the Houston Texans with the injury and was only able to be a limited participant in Friday’s practice after not working out Wednesday or Thursday, but head coach Adam Gase said this week he would not have an issue with playing Stills with no practice time if the groin injury was not in risk of being exacerbated.

Howard has been Miami’s top cornerback this year and if the ankle injury does cause him to miss playing time, it would be a detriment to the Dolphins as they look to rebound from losses in four of their last five games. Howard was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was a full participant on Friday.

On the Jets side of the report, the team ruled out tight end Neal Sterling who has a concussion. They listed linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis as doubtful after he did not practice all week with a foot problem. The Jets have wide receiver Robby Anderson (ankle), wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (ankle), linebacker Frankie Luvu (neck), defensive lineman Steve McLendon (ankle), and wide receiver Andre Roberts (back) all listed as questionable for the game.

Miami and New York will kickoff at 1pm Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.