The Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders face off on Sunday in the first game of the three contest International Series for the 2014 NFL season. Both teams released their first injury reports of the week today.
Miami opened the injury report by ruling running back Knowshon Moreno out of the game, an expected move as Moreno works his way back from a dislocated elbow suffered two weeks ago. After that, tight end Charles Clay (knee), guard Shelley Smith (knee), and defensive tackle Randy Starks (back) were all listed as non-participants in Wednesday's practice.
The Raiders did the same for safety Tyvon Branch (foot), linebacker Miles Burris (foot), linebacker Sio Moore (ankle), quarterback Matt Schaub (non-injury), and wide receiver Rod Streater (foot). Schaub, the team's backup quarterback behind Derek Carr, did not travel with the team to London so he could be with his wife in Oakland after he had an emergency C-section delivering the couldn't baby.
Rejoining the Dolphins this week, albeit in a limited practice role at this point, is starting middle linebacker Koa Misi, who has been dealing with an ankle injury suffered early in Miami's Week 1 game against the New England Patriots. His availability for Sunday has not been announced.
Along with Misi, Miami listed defensive end Terrence Fede (knee), linebacker Jonathan Freeny (ankle), wide receiver Brandon Gibson (groin), linebacker Jelani Jenkins (abdomen), defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (shoulder), center Mike Pouncey (hip), guard Dallas Thomas (shoulder), linebacker Jordan Tripp (chest), guard Billy Turner (guard), wide receiver Mike Wallace (hamstring), linebacker Philip Wheeler (thumb), running back Damien Williams (ankle), and safety Jimmy Wilson on the limited practice report.
Oakland's limited list was much shorter than Miami's: cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (knee), running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand), tackle Matt McCants (knee), and linebacker Nick Roach (concussion).
Miami also included safety Walt Aikens (hand) and tackle Branden Albert (shoulder) on the report, placing them both in the full participants in practice section.
The Dolphins and Raiders kickoff at 1pm ET Sunday.