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Dolphins Roundup: Wake, Soliai Could Play Against Saints

Cameron Wake could still play on MNF in Week 4.

The Miami Dolphins finally got some encouraging news on the injury front on Tuesday evening. Defensive standouts Cameron Wake and Paul Soliai haven’t been ruled out for Monday night’s game in New Orleans.

Wake reportedly participated in some light on-field work during Tuesday’s practice and wants to play in pass rushing situations against the Saints. The Dolphins have yet to approve Wake for such a role, but original reports that suggested he would be sidelined 2-3 weeks were apparently premature.

Paul Soliai, who missed Sunday’s game after suffering a knee injury in Week 2 versus the Colts, hasn’t been ruled out either. He’s yet to be cleared to practice, but he told reporters there is a 50/50 chance he will play on Monday Night Football. Although, that might be a bit optimistic, his outlook for returning sometime soon isn’t as bleak as it originally appeared.

If Wake is unable to play, expect a heavy dose of Derrick Shelby and Dion Jordan at defensive end. As for Soliai, Randy Starks and Jared Odrick will continue to start at defensive tackle in his likely absence.

Koa Misi fine after shoulder injury

Outside linebacker Koa Misi injured his shoulder on Sunday and wasn’t able to finish the game. That’s been an overlooked injury, as the Dolphins conceded 4.9 yards per rushing attempt to the Falcons and Misi is one of the team’s better run defenders. But Misi is reportedly fine and isn’t expected to miss any practice time this week or Monday night’s game.

Dolphins place Vaughn Martin on IR

After signing defensive tackle Marvin Austin on Tuesday, dropping a player from the 53-man roster was in order. That player is defensive tackle Vaughn Martin, who was placed on IR to make room for Austin. Martin’s injury has not been made known, but he was rumored to be limping off the field against the Falcons.

Dimitri Patterson reaggrivated groin injury

What became rather obvious last week, has now been confirmed. Starting cornerback Dimitri Patterson admitted he suffered a setback last week, and it’s expected that he’ll miss his third consecutive game in Week 4. Nolan Carroll has played well in Patterson’s place on the boundary, but Jimmy Wilson is a big drop off covering the slot.

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3 Responses to “Dolphins Roundup: Wake, Soliai Could Play Against Saints”

  1. Dolph Fin says:

    What a day Monday truly will be. Funny for the Saint and company they think their crowd alone and a injury battling Cameron Wake will be enough to come out with a 4-0 start. I believe neither them, nor Don Shula, Larry Csonka, Dan Marino, Greg Camarillo or any other of the Dolphins “Greats” will be wondering about this Dolphins squad after Tanne’ and the Gang gets ahold of Drew “floats away in the” Brees. I predict Tannehill is going to shatter all records as far as passing for a Dolphins quarterback by the end of his career and I don’t think that is that big of a statement at all. If you take a look at him as a quarterback, as a intelligent man, as a son, as a citizen he just really stands out in a class of his own. So that is why i with all of my heart and the rest of Phin’ country think the Dolphin’s are going to embarrass the Saints of MNF!!! Final score with be 45 to 0! and that’s only if the Dolphins pull their starters out of the game for the entire 2nd half.

    • Kyle says:

      Haha love the optimism man! But I’m with you, I just have a special feeling about this team! They’re ready to beat the Saints

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