The Miami Dolphins came away from their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend beaten and bruised. It was a rough game, especially in terms of the health of the team, and the initial injury report for the week reflects that. The Dolphins had three players not practice on Wednesday, with another four limited in their workout.
Not practicing on the day were tackle Branden Albert, tight end Jordan Cameron, and running back Lamar Miller. Albert left the Jaguars game twice, first for a hand injury that does not seem to be bothering him, then later for the hamstring injury that continues to have him sidelined. Cameron sustained a groin injury during the game, with Jake Stoneburner picking up most of the tight end snaps on the day. Miller suffered an ankle injury late in the game. All three could still play this weekend, but starting the week on the injury report's "did not practice" list does not make it seem likely. Thursday's practice update may be key to whether or not Miami has these three starters available this Sunday.
Miami also had safety Reshad Jones, center Mike Pouncey, tight end Dion Sims, and defensive end Cameron Wake on the injury report, listed as limited participants. Jones and Wake are both dealing with hamstring injuries, while Pouncey has an elbow problem. The good news in the group is Sims returning to practice for the first time since sustaining a concussion in Week 1. It does not mean he will be fully cleared to play on Sunday, but he is at least progressing through the league's concussion protocols.
The Dolphins listed quarterback Ryan Tannehill on the report as well, categorizing him as a full participant with an ankle injury.
The Dolphins will be facing the Buffalo Bills this weekend, a team also dealing with several injuries to key positions this week. Wide receiver Percy Harvin, running back LeSean McCoy, and safety Aaron Williams all did not pratice. Harvin is dealing with a hip issue, while McCoy has an injured hamstring. Williams sustained a nexk injury during the team's Week 2 contest against the Indianapolis Colts, a scary injury that saw him immobilized on a backboard and taken off the field in an ambulance.
Wide receiver Marquise Golden, defensive end Jerry Hughes, and linebacker Tony Steward were all limited, working their way back from ribs, wrist, and knee injuries, respectively. The team also listed kicker Dan Carpenter, with an abdomen issue, punter Colton Schmidt, with a right hip problem, and quarterback Tyron Taylor, with a chest injury, as full participants on the report.
The Bills and Dolphins will kick off at 4:25pm ET this Sunday.