It’s the day before Thanksgiving and the Miami Dolphins are back on the practice field. It appears that Jake Long and Chad Henne could both be playing this Sunday in Oakland. The team is surprisingly upbeat considering their playoff chances get slimmer by the week. Personally, we would like to see Jake Long shut down. No need to risk an injury to your perennial Pro-Bowl Left Tackle in a season that will ultimately end in a 9-7 or at best a 10-6 finish. This team isn’t ready to compete for a title now. BUT, if Jake Long suffers a more serious injury to his shoulder, it could compromise any chance the team has at being a contender in 2011.
Joe Berger is back on the practice field, which a great sign for the depleted interior of the Dolphins offensive line. He is expected to start on Sunday against the Raiders.
Karlos Dansby is reportedly back at practice as well. The only Dolphin missing is Brandon Marshall, who is still nursing his hamstring injury.
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