Dolphins center Mike Pouncey will not play in Sunday’s season opener at Seattle, Dolphins coach Adam Gase told reporters Friday.
Backup running back Jay Ajayi will also be out. He did not make the trip, and his absence is being ruled a “coaches decision.” The Miami Herald reported that Ajayi was upset he was not named the team’s starting running back.
Pouncey, a three-time Pro Bowler, has a hip injury and hasn’t practiced for three weeks.
Anthony Steen is listed as the backup center on the team’s unofficial depth chart. Steen, a former undrafted free agent, has never played in an NFL game.
Wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Friday but is also expected to be held out of Sunday’s game.