Somehow, we have reached the end of the regular season in the NFL. There's one last Sunday of football, and then the league is paired down to 12 teams trying to win their way through the postseason tournament. For the Miami Dolphins, the first step to claiming the last berth in the tournament is winning this weekend as the Dolphins host the New York Jets. In preparing for the contest, both teams issued their first injury report of the week last night.
For the visiting Jets, two players, defensive back Ellis Lankster and tight end Kellen Winslow, were unable to participate in the Jets' first practice. Lankster is dealing with a jaw injury he suffered against the Carolina Panthers earlier this month, while Winslow sat out the practice as as been customary this season due to knee pains. Winslow has been sitting out during the first practice each week for most of the season, but will likely be ready for Sunday's contest.
The Jets also had defensive lineman Quinton Coples (shoulder), defensive back Antonio Cromartie (hip), wide receiver Santonio Holmes (foot/hamstring), and defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (finger/shoulder) miss at least a portion of practice, listing all of them as limited.
New York's injury report concluded with several players, defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis (back), offensive lineman Austin Howard (knee), running back Chris Ivory (quadricep/ankle), wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (elbow), offensive lineman Nick Mangold (toe), linebacker Garrett McIntyre (knee), and defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist), being listed, but were full participants in the practice.
The Miami injury report again starts with running back Daniel Thomas listed as a non-participant in practice as he deals with an ankle injury. Then the Dolphins kept safety Chris Clemons (knee/hamstring), wide receiver Brian Hartline (knee), linebacker Koa Misi (triceps), wide receiver Marlon Moore (wrist), defensive tackle Jared Odrick (wrist), and defensive tackle Paul Soliai from a full practice, listing them as limited on the day.
The full participants in the workout includes the best news of the day, with quarterback Ryan Tannehill taking part in the entire practice despite the knee injury that forced him to miss six snaps last week, the first six plays he missed all season. Tannehill appears to be full ready for this Sunday's game. Also listed as full participants were safety Don Jones (elbow) and cornerback Jamar Taylor (hamstring).
Kickoff between the two teams is at 1pm ET on Sunday.