The Miami Dolphins have released their first official injury report for their Week 1 contest against the New England Patriots. The two AFC East rivals face off Sunday afternoon, with kickoff at Sun Life Stadium scheduled for 1pm ET.
Miami listed three players as "out" for the game, meaning none of the three will play on Sunday. Center Mike Pouncey was expected as the Pro Bowler rehabs his hip after surgery over the offseason; Pouncey has not been cleared to practice after spending the entire preseason on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Joining him are defensive end Terrence Fede and linebacker Jordan Tripp. The two rookies both had strong preseason performances, but will miss their first chance at a regular season debut, Fede with a knee injury and Tripp with a chest problem.
Fede being out of the game could be the most detrimental for the Dolphins on Sunday. The team has had time to prepare for the loss of Pouncey and Tripp would primarily see the playing field in a special teams role. Fede, however, would likely see time at defensive end rotating into the game to reset Cameron Wake or Olivier Vernon. With Dion Jordan missing the game as he serves the first game of his four contest suspension, Miami is already short at defensive end.
The Dolphins listed eight players as "limited" for today's practice, meaning the player took part in at least one part of practice, but was forced to miss at least one drill. How much each player was limited is not known. Safety Walt Aikens (hand), tight end Charles Clay (knee), linebacker Koa Misi (shoulder), defensive end Derrick Shelby (ill), kicker Caleb Sturgis (right groin), cornerback Jamar Taylor (hip), guard Billy Turner (foot), and linebacker Philip Wheeler (thumb), were all on the list.
Running back Knowshon Moreno (knee) was also listed on the report, though he was a full participant in practice.
The Patriots also listed their injuries, with four players limited in today's workout. They include defensive lineman Michael Buchanan (ankle), tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee), defensive tackle Chris Jones (ankle), and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga (hand).