Miami Dolphins Practice Report and Injury Update: 7 Starters and 28 TDs Miss Practice

The Miami Dolphins' injury report in Week 14 is longer than Santa's list. The offensive line in particular is a concern.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Another week, another long injury report for the Miami Dolphins.

Before we get to the very key names, a disclaimer: Three of the four Dolphins players who missed Wednesday’s practice last week ended up active on Sunday.

This week, Wednesday is Thursday since the Dolphins play on Monday night. So while the sheer number of banged-up players is a bit troublesome, let’s wait until Friday before sounding the panic alarm.

Miami Dolphins Practice Report

Thursday, there were eight Dolphins players not spotted during the portion of practice open to reporters, with the injuries that we believe kept them out (an official injury report will be released later in the day):

  • Wide receiver Tyreek Hill (ankle)
  • Safety Jevon Holland (knees)
  • Running back Raheem Mostert (ankle/knee)
  • Linebacker Jerome Baker (knee)
  • Offensive tackle Terron Armstead (knee/quad/ankle)
  • Tackle Kendall Lamm (back)
  • Tight end Durham Smythe (ankle)
  • Guard Robert Hunt (hamstring)

So if you’re counting, that means the Dolphins could be without four of their top six offensive linemen Monday against the Tennessee Titans. (The name we have not yet mentioned is Isaiah Wynn, who is on injured reserve with a quad issue.)

Head coach Mike McDaniel didn’t rule out Hunt when asked about him Thursday, but given he had a recurrence of an existing soft-tissue injury, the smart play is to keep him out.

“We’ll operate with caution,” McDaniel said.

Lamm presumably could be active; he was last week after missing the first two days of practice last week.

So what might the Dolphins’ offensive line look like against Tennessee?

Connor Williams and Austin Jackson — who signed a three-year, $36 million contract extension earlier Thursday — will start at center and right tackle, respectively.

Presumably, Liam Eichenberg and Lester Cotton will be Miami’s guards — although it’s unclear who will play where.

As for left tackle? Kion Smith is on track to make his first career start if Lamm doesn’t recover in time.

MORE: How Miami Dolphins Guard Liam Eichenberg Got His Career on Track

Meanwhile, the Dolphins’ WR1, RB1, and TE1 all sat out practice, but the level of concern should not be particularly high at this point. Hill and Mostert — who have combined for 28 touchdowns in 12 games — have missed a number of practices in recent weeks, only to play.

As for the missing defensive players, Baker is likely out for several weeks with a sprained MCL.

As for Holland, who did not play in Week 13?

“We won’t mortgage the rest of the season” to rush him back, McDaniel said.

Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins Injury Report

Titans

Did Not Practice

  • CB Kristian Fulton (hamstring)
  • LB Joe Jones (finger)
  • DT Jeffrey Simmons (knee)
  • P Ryan Stonehouse (knee)
  • TE Josh Whyle (knee)

Limited

  • DL Denico Autry (rest)
  • C Aaron Brewer (shoulder)
  • LB Luke Gifford (shin)
  • RB Derrick Henry (rest)
  • WR DeAndre Hopkins (rest)
  • DL T.K. McClendon (toe)

Full

  • S Terrell Edmunds (shoulder)
  • QB Will Levis (ankle)
  • TE Trevon Wesco (ankle)

Dolphins

Did Not Practice

  • WR Tyreek Hill (ankle/vet rest)
  • S Jevon Holland (knees)
  • RB Raheem Mostert (knee/vet rest)
  • LB Jerome Baker (knee)
  • OT Terron Armstead (knee/ankle)
  • OT Kendall Lamm (back/vet rest)
  • TE Durham Smythe (ankle)
  • G Robert Hunt (hamstring)

Limited

  • RB Chris Brooks (knee)

Full

  • RB De’Von Achane (ribs)
  • FB Alec Ingold (ankle)
  • OL Robert Jones (knee)

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