The Dolphins held their first practice Wednesday since quarterback Ryan Tannehill was injured against the Jets and the rookie was on the field with his teammates.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Tannehill took first team reps early in practice and then gave way to Matt Moore who worked with the rest of the starters during team drills. Tannehill, who suffered a bruised quad and knee in the victory last Sunday, seems “clealy slower” in his drop, according to Salguero, although it’s hard to read too much into what that means for his chances of playing.
The Dolphins aren’t likely to have him go full speed in practice until they know how his leg responds after returning to work. The fact that he’s on the field and able to do any work is a positive sign about his condition and we’d expect to see Tannehill in the lineup unless there’s a setback after he got back on the field. We’ll have to wait to hear from coach Joe Philbin on that front.
Salguero also passes along word that cornerback Richard Marshall is out once again for the Dolphins. Marshall has not practiced or played in a game in more than a month, a string that seems likely to continue for Sunday’s game against the Colts. Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel also sat out for Miami on Wednesday.