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Miami Dolphins: Jerry, Starks Return to Practice, Odrick Limps Away

John Jerry is back at practice and should help improve Ryan Tannehill’s protection.

The Dolphins welcomed back right guard John Jerry and defensive tackle Randy Starks to practice today, after both missed the team’s first three preseason games with knee injuries.

Jerry returning to the first team is a great news for a Dolphins offensive line that has struggled to protect Ryan Tannehill. Left tackle Jonathan Martin was thought to be the biggest concern, but he’s actually fared quite well while the right guard position has been responsible for conceding the most pressure.

Josh Samuda, who assumed the starting job while Jerry was out, will now attempt to make the team as Mike Pouncey’s backup at center.

Jerry, meanwhile, shared first-team reps with Lance Louis during Tuesday’s practice. The two were expected to compete for the starting right guard spot heading into training camp, but Louis had yet to take snaps with the starters before today’s session.

As for Randy Starks, the Dolphins have been just fine at defensive tackle with Jared Odrick and Paul Soliai. Starks, who told reporters he expects to play on Saturday against the Buccaneers, will give Kevin Coyle’s defense one of the league’s best three-man interior defensive line rotations this season, though.

That’s if all three defensive tackles can stay healthy, as Jared Odrick was seen limping off the practice field on Tuesday afternoon.

According to one report, Odrick’s injury doesn’t appear to be anything serious, though:

Certainly, something to monitor this week as the Dolphins prepare for their dress rehearsal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.

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One Response to “Miami Dolphins: Jerry, Starks Return to Practice, Odrick Limps Away”

  1. Kyle says:

    Yesss another injury!! Drink!!

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