The Miami Dolphins' 2014 series against the NFC North reaches its penultimate game this weekend when the club hits the road to face the Detroit Lions. Coming off their bye week after winning in London in Week 8, the Lions are rested and, as their Wednesday injury report indicates, they are getting healthy.
Neither team has anyone ruled out of the game, but both clubs had tight ends not practice Wednesday. For Miami, that was Dion Sims, who sat out last weekend's game against the San Diego Chargers dealing with the same toe injury. Detroit actually had two tight ends sitting on Wednesday, with Eric Ebron missing the workout due to a hamstring problem and Brandon Pettigrew sitting with a foot issue. Lions defensive tackle Nick Fariley, who was carted off the field against the Falcons with sprained knee ligaments, was also on the non-participant list.
The Dolphins listed several key players on the limited practice list, including starting tight end Charles Clay, who has battled knee issues all year, running back Lamar Miller with a shoulder injury, linebacker Koa Misi with ankle problems, guard Mike Pouncey with a hip issue, and safety/cornerback Jimmy Wilson with a hamstring injury. The Lions had tight end Jospeh Fauria limited on Wednesday with an anlkle problem.
The full participants category for Miami listed guard Daryn Colledge, who missed the Chargers game with a back problem, and linebacker Chris McCain with a foot issue. The Lions saw two of their biggest stars, wide receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Reggie Bush, both return from ankle injuries after missing games to fully participate in the workout. Offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle was also a full participant.
The Dolphins and Lions kick off at 1pm ET Sunday.