The Miami Dolphins have some banged up players but they are close to getting one of them back. Running back Arian Foster has returned to practice.
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Foster suffered a groin injury on the first series of week two’s New England Patriots game and has missed both games since. Foster who has a recent run of injuries the last few years has returned to practice but there is no guarantee he will play this weekend.
Earlier this week Adam Gase talked to the media about his four running back approach and that it isn’t working. He said that he needs to get more reps to one or two players and let them build momentum as the game moves on.
The problem is that Gase doesn’t have a clear cut starter outside of Foster who no longer can be relied upon to stay healthy. Jay Ajayi has been largely dissappointing and Damien Williams, Isaiah Pead, and rookie Kenyan Drake haven’t faired much better.
At some point the Dolphins are going to have to start giving their younger players more reps but the season isn’t over just yet. Getting Foster back in the lineup should help the Dolphins anemic and inconsistent offense.
The biggest issue with Foster however is keeping him healthy.
In other injury news, Jordan Cameron missed another practice after suffering his 4th concussion in as many years. Cameron won’t likely play this weekend. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins also was out of practice as was Branden Albert.
Albert’s absence is significant in that Laremy Tunsil will stay outside on the left with Dallas Thomas at left guard. The Dolphins offensive line has been far from impressive this season.