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Cameron Wake Practices on Limited Basis for Dolphins

Cameron Wake could play against Saints despite MCL sprain.

The Sun Sentinel’s Omar Kelly reported that Cameron Wake would be sidelined at least two weeks after the Pro Bowl defensive end suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s win over the Falcons. That report lost all credibility today, as Wake was seen practicing with his teammates only three days after the injury.

Wake’s status for Monday night’s game in New Orleans is still in question, as he was held out of team drills this afternoon, but it appears he could play on passing downs against Drew Brees and the Saints. And that is encouraging news for the Dolphins’ prospects of pulling off an upset on the road.

The Saints own the league’s fourth ranked passing attack and Brees is simply too good to slow down without consistent pressure. But even if Wake plays, his role likely won’t be as extensive as at has been, so Derrick Shelby and Dion Jordan will be counted on to get after Brees.

In other injury news, defensive tackle Paul Soliai did not practice today after telling members of the media he was 50/50 for Monday’s game on Tuesday evening. I would be surprised if Soliai plays, which shouldn’t be a huge loss against the pass-happy Saints. Then again, his absence wasn’t expected to be felt versus Atlanta, either, but Miami’s defense conceded nearly 150 yards on the ground in Week 3.

Outside linebacker Koa Misi, who left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, practiced for the Dolphins on Wednesday. It’s looking like his status for Monday’s game will be probable.

At cornerback, Dimitri Patterson sat out another practice as expected. Patterson, who is nursing a groin injury, suffered a setback last week and is likely to miss his third consecutive game in New Orleans.

Without him, Nolan Carroll will undoubtedly start on the boundary opposite Brent Grimes and Jimmy Wilson will cover the slot once again. Monday’s game should be the biggest test of the season for both corners.

Rookie cornerbacks Jamar Taylor and Will Davis both practiced today and reportedly were not limited. Both should be active in Week 4.

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3 Responses to “Cameron Wake Practices on Limited Basis for Dolphins”

  1. Joey Callaway says:

    I am concerned about Cameron Wake. That is good that he is practicing, but I hope he does not over do it and make his cause worse. The least thing we need is for our defense to be hurt long term. I hope Wake takes it easy and lounges around the house. The least thing we need is him stubbing his toe before Monday Night Football.

    • Kyle says:

      I think he’ll be fine, this is a very minor knee injury and the Dolphins will make sure not to push him being that hes there best player. I think he’ll play on 3rd downs and make life hard on Brees

  2. joselpacheco says:

    Wake is hurt,but there’s 11 players on defenses,Jordan needs to step up big time remember if you build it,it will come….. Go dolphin’s

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