Dolphins’ Albert and Tunsil expected to play at Baltimore
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert and left guard Laremy Tunsil took full part in practice Friday, and barring setbacks they’re expected to return from injuries and play Sunday at Baltimore .
Center Mike Pouncey (hip) has been ruled out for the third game in a row.
Albert (left wrist) and Tunsil (shoulder) are listed as questionable, but coach Adam Gase hopes to have two of his best blockers against the Ravens.
“Obviously this is one of the top defenses in the league,” Gase said. “Any time you can get your starters out there and competing against these guys, that’s critical for us as far as having success. When we were moving the ball pretty good, we had all five of those guys out there, and it makes life fairly simple. You’ve got veterans and talented players, and when you start shuffling everybody around, that chemistry kind of goes away, and you’re trying to get that going as quick as possible. This will be nice. The more guys we can get back, the better.”
Receiver DeVante Parker (back) is questionable. He has not practiced this week but ran on the side Friday.
“He’s really trying to get back,” Gase said. “He doesn’t want to let his teammates down, for sure.”
Pouncey has played in only five games this year because of recurring hip problems. The Dolphins (7-4) hope he can return this season, but there are concerns about his long-term health, Gase said.
“He has really invested himself into figuring out, ‘How can I get in a situation where I’m out there for 16 weeks?’” Gase said. “I think that’s really his mindset right now. ... We need him.”
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