The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets will face off for the first of two meetings this year when they take the field in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. As the two teams begin their preparation for the game, the first set of injury reports are being released for Sunday’s contest.
The Dolphins had four players not participate in practice on the day: running back Jay Ajayi (knee), wide receiver Jarvis Landry (knee), linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring), and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (ankle). Ajayi and Landry are likely just precautionary measures to give them both an extra day off, while Maualuga is still working his way into shape and getting ready to play for the Dolphins for the first time.
Three players were limited for the Dolphins on Wednesday: wide receiver DeVante Parker (ankle), center Mike Pouncey (hip), and running back Damien Williams (rib). Pouncey will likely have an off day on Thursday, sticking to the day-on, day-off schedule he has had all summer to try to ensure his chronic hip issues do not come back.
The Jets’ injury report includes wide receiver Robby Anderson (knee), linebacker Freddie Bishop (ankle), offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison (concussion), tight end Jordan Leggett (knee), tight end Neal Sterling (ankle), tight end Eric Tomlinson (elbow), defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder), and offensive lineman Brian Winters (abdomen) as non-participants in Wednesday’s practice. Defensive back Rontez Miles (eye) was limited on the day.
New York also listed several players as full participants: offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum (knee), offensive lineman James Carpenter (shoulder), linebacker Bruce Carter (ankle), running back Matt Forte (knee), defensive lineman Steve McClendon (hamstring), and wrist Leonard Williams (wrist).