The Miami Dolphins returned to the practice field on Wednesday and it appears a number of injured players will be able to play on Sunday against the Jets. The Dolphins welcomed Daniel Thomas, Richard Marshall, Anthony Armstrong, and Marlon Moore back to the practice field on Wednesday.
Richard Marshall, the Dolphins starting cornerback opposite Sean Smith, left Sunday’s game against the Raiders with a back injury. However, Marshall was able to return to practice on a limited basis and expects to play on Sunday. Marshall’s return is important, since the Dolphins gave up almost 400 yards passing to Carson Palmer. The Dolphins run defense has been great and if they can shut down the Jets running game, they’ll force them to throw the ball. If Marshall is back, he and Sean Smith can matchup with wide receivers Santonio Holmes and rookie Stephen Hill. The return of Marshall would also mean that Nolan Carroll can return to his nickel cornerback position.
Anthony Armstrong and Marlon Moore both practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday. Both are returning from hamstring injuries. If they can avoid a setback, they should both be on the field on Sunday. The Dolphins could certainly use both, as Armstrong adds depth to the Dolphins receiving corps and Moore is an excellent special teams player….(cont’d on page 2)