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Jake Long returns to practice, could start Thursday against Bears

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Dolphins left tackle Jake Long suffered on Sunday a shoulder injury that initially was feared to be a serious one.

Two days later, he was back at practice.

“He was limited [in practice], but he did some work today and did a good job,” coach Tony Sparano said Tuesday.  “We just have to see where this thing is [Wednesday] and how he feels when he gets in here, and that we don’t have any other issues come up.”

The Dolphins need Long on Thursday night, since he’ll be facing Bears defensive end Julius Peppers.  And Long will be protecting the third-string quarterback on the Miami depth chart.

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12 Responses to “Jake Long returns to practice, could start Thursday against Bears”
  1. deanvernonwormer says: Nov 17, 2010 6:32 AM

    I’d rather see the return of Dan Marino. Then maybe the Dolphins might have a shot at the wild card. Because that’s what Marino did. Make it to the wild card game so the Dolphins would make the playoffs ——– and then lose.

    Dean Wormer

  2. phinsfan says: Nov 17, 2010 7:33 AM

    “deanvernonwormer” – wow, u are so original and funny, I almost pissed my pants. Seem real obsessed with Marino guy, get a life….

  3. stevemo says: Nov 17, 2010 7:36 AM

    Does Dean Wormer exist for the sole purpose of trying to make fans of the Miami Dolphins angry?

    Indeed.

    Glad Long is already practicing, guy is dedicated.

  4. gatorbaitnow says: Nov 17, 2010 8:17 AM

    deanvernonwormer says:

    Who cares what you say! You are a FIRST CLASS IDIOT!!! You have no business commenting on anything to do with any sports whatsoever.

    Stick to your guitar hero and rockband bs.

  5. jetsfansrdumbasses says: Nov 17, 2010 8:21 AM

    deanvernonwormer must be a jets fan, nuff said……

  6. miamifan4life says: Nov 17, 2010 8:32 AM

    I signed up just to ask deanvernonwormer a question. What team do you follow? I’ve heard it’s the Jets, is that true? If it is, well, cmon fella, are you serious? Marino lost in the Wild Card round once in his career. And have the Jets had any good QB’s that even come half as close as Marino since Namath forever ago? The Jets have not been relevant since the 60’s….don’t let Rex Ryan’s bravado fool you. The 2010 Jets are going to be an epic fail…watch it unfold.

  7. miamifan4life says: Nov 17, 2010 8:35 AM

    And Miami did not need Marino in 08 to win the division, much less secure a wild card. When was the Jet’s last division title…LMAO!

    New York/Jersey Jets= Detroit Lions of the AFC.

  8. hnirobert3 says: Nov 17, 2010 8:57 AM

    I’m sure I’ll jinx this now, but Jake Long absolutely ingested Julius Peppers last year. Bum shoulder or not, the same should happen.

  9. phinsfan says: Nov 17, 2010 9:36 AM

    At least we didnt screw up this draft pick – he is without a doubt the best OL in the game hands down…guy is an animal!!

  10. skleech22 says: Nov 17, 2010 10:42 AM

    Ol’ Dean there really HATES the Dolphins eh? Can You blame him if he’s a JET fan??? Years upon years of mediocrity and letdowns of being the redheaded stepchild of New York city like the Mets in baseball. Thinking like this year you are going to the super bowl for the first time since 1969! 41 years of sucking!!Make it 42!When we all know they will CHOKE!

  11. marinofreakout says: Nov 17, 2010 12:55 PM

    yo deanver–u really love to hate on every dolphins story huh? get a life dude. you sound like a dean of a frickin pre-school.

    also reminds me of how when i was in preschool and had a crush on a girl i would pretend that i hated her….

  12. deweyactswooned says: Nov 18, 2010 2:51 PM

    marinofreakout says:
    Nov 17, 2010 12:55 PM
    yo deanver–u really love to hate on every dolphins story huh? get a life dude. you sound like a dean of a frickin pre-school.

    also reminds me of how when i was in preschool and had a crush on a girl i would pretend that i hated her….
    _______________________________

    When you were in school, were also too busy obsessing over that girl to pay attention when they taught us all how to use a SHIFT key?

    Get a “frickin” shift key, “dude”–your posts look like the an angry baboon just pounded on the keyboard.

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