Dolphins vs. Chargers injury report
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins are in San Diego this week for their meaningless game against the Chargers. The injury reports for both teams have been released.
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Both teams are out of the playoffs and are now simply trying to finish the season and make it look like draft positions doesn’t matter. For San Diego that means a possible top three pick if they lose out. The Dolphins won’t lose out, or at least won’t try to lose out. They are currently in the 8th draft position putting them once again in a top 10 position. Had they lost to the Ravens two weeks ago, they would be looking at a top five pick.
So who will play and who will not? For the Dolphins only two players are listed as out. Right tackle Ja’Wuan James who has battled a toe injury all season and defensive tackle Earl Mitchell who has a calf injury.
The Dolphins are not going to find much comfort at linebacker this week as Jelani Jenkins has an ankle injury. The injury has landed him with a doubtful tag. Receiver Rishard Matthews who still has issues from the big hit he took against the Jets in New York and Bobby McCain are both questionable. De’Vante Parker could see himself starting again this week but he will need to step up his route running as he has been pretty poor in that area.
For the Chargers, left Tackle King Dunlap is out and receiver Stevie Johnson is doubtful. Defensive tackle Sean Lissemore and corner Steve Williams along with the tight-end Ladarius Green are all questionable. The Chargers have been decimated by injuries this year on both sides of the ball and those injuries, especially at wide-receiver and offensive line have grounded the high flying Charger offense in 2015.
Sunday’s game will kick off in the late afternoon after 4:00 eastern.