Mike Wallace back at practice, Charles Clay out with knee injury

AP

The Dolphins got one of Ryan Tannehill’s pass catchers back on the practice field on Monday, but they’ll be without another one for the next few days.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that tight end Charles Clay hurt his knee and will miss multiple practices before he’s expected to be ready for a return to the field. Clay caught 69 passes for 759 yards and six touchdowns last season and is expected to play a big role again this year in new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor’s scheme. Lazor was an assistant with the Eagles last year and Philly used Brent Celek and Zach Ertz to good effect as receivers, something the Dolphins could try to emulate with Clay and Dion Sims.

Whether they go that route or not, they’ll definitely be looking for a stronger season from wide receiver Mike Wallace, who is back at practice after missing several days because of a hamstring issue. There’s no word yet on whether Wallace or Clay will play when the Dolphins open the preseason against the Falcons on Friday.

The same is true of kicker Caleb Sturgis, who has a groin injury and is also expected to miss multiple days of work. The Dolphins don’t have another kicker on the roster, so they may need to shuffle up the back end of their roster in the event Sturgis isn’t healed in time.

 

14 responses to “Mike Wallace back at practice, Charles Clay out with knee injury

  1. the back up kick would be B. Fields the punter… youre welcome for doing your job for you….

  2. Man, all the hating on Wallace. While he didn’t prove to be the difference maker we hoped for last year, in large part due to porous offensive line, people forget he still finished with 73 catches and 930 yards. While that’s by no means a ‘great’ year, that’s hardly a Santonio Holmes kind of year (Holmes only had one year that was better than 73/930)

  3. I watched every game and Wallace got open many times deep but Tannehill couldn’t deliver the ball anywhere close to where it needed to be. Sure, Wallace isn’t a complete receiver, but everyone already knew that. He was paid to get deep and create space and that’s just what he did.

  4. Not a big deal by any means. I’d rather have these small injuries during camp than during the season. Tannehill has a plethora of weapons this season from Wallace, Hartline, Gibson, Landry, Mathews, Binns, Clay, Sims, and Miller there is no reason why the offense shouldn’t be vastly improved from last season.

  5. Let’s let Clay rest up we know what he can do and we know him and Tannehill have a great relationship…Looking forward to seeing a glisp of the new Mike Wallace and looking to see all of the ways they’re going to use Landry… Dolphins will surprise everyone… Jump on the wagon now while there is space…Indeed…

  6. Other than the Oline( which is getting better) I believe the Dolphins have the better offensive weapons than the rest of the AFC East… If Chemistry is there and coaching is there we should take the east this year…Indeed…

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