Yesterday every player for the Miami Dolphins took part in practice. Pretty nice to hear considering the team the Dolphins will play on Sunday has a laundry list of injuries.
John Jerry was back working with the first team, as was Channing Crowder, and Jake Long. All 3 should play Sunday. Having Long in there is crucial,especially if Clay Matthews Jr. is able to play Sunday. Long protects Henne’s blind side and there is a big drop off after Long at LT.
Jerry playing should help the Dolphins running attack that has been sporadic this year. While his pass protection still needs work, Jerry is a road grater in the run game.
The biggest return from injury will be Channing Crowder. Crowder has been out all year with his groin injury and appears ready for some playing time on Sunday. Teaming Crowder with a perennial Pro-Bowler like Karlos Dansby, will make the Dolphins run defense and blitzes MUCH better.
Jared Odrick took part in practice but was a limited. I would say Odrick is questionable at best for this week, but if he has no setbacks, he’ll be out there next Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Quote of the Day – Vontae Davis on Donald Driver “He’s old enough to be my dad!”