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Chris Culliver will practice this week, Dion Jordan won’t

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 08:   Brandon LaFell #19 of the New England Patriots is tackled by  Chris Culliver #29 of the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Getty Images

Week Six of the 2016 season has come to an end, which means that players on the physically unable to perform and non-football injury lists are now eligible to begin practicing and/or playing with their teams.

The Dolphins have players on both lists and a couple of them will be rejoining the team on the field this week. Cornerback Chris Culliver has been on the PUP list since signing with the team in August due to the torn ACL he suffered last year, but is ready to resume football activities. Linebacker Zach Vigil, who has been on NFI with a back injury, will join him.

A return to practice opens a 21-day window to add them to the 53-man roster. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said a decision about whether that will happen will come later in the week.

“We’ll have to kind of go about our process, trainers, sports science, kind of that whole crew that we deal with, doctors and we’ll see where it ends up at the end of the week,” Gase said, via the team’s website. “We’re in no rush for anything. We just want to make sure those guys feel as good as they can before we actually activate anybody.”

The Dolphins host the Bills this Sunday and then have a bye in Week Eight, which may impact the timing of the next step for both players.

Defensive end Dion Jordan is also on the NFI list, but will not start practicing this week. A knee injury has kept him off the field since he was conditionally reinstated from suspension in late July.

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8 Responses to “Chris Culliver will practice this week, Dion Jordan won’t”
  1. deenchaz says: Oct 18, 2016 10:19 AM

    Glad to see another corner (Chris Culliver ) joining the team especially with our best safety going down. Jones will surely be missed he’s the backbone of our secondary . Here’s to a fast recovery

  2. chadsmith013 says: Oct 18, 2016 11:11 AM

    please cut Dion Jordan

  3. ferd_berferd says: Oct 18, 2016 12:12 PM

    Dion Jordan is going to be eligible for HOF induction before he plays a full season. The guys is making a career out of not playing football.

  4. rasta74 says: Oct 18, 2016 12:58 PM

    Away with this Jeff Ireland Trash (Jordan).

  5. tarniman says: Oct 18, 2016 3:51 PM

    Why keep Dion around this long even when he is supposedly hurt? They must have some plans for him

  6. sukebe9akuma says: Oct 18, 2016 4:27 PM

    @tarniman they have to have something planned.. wish I knew what it was lol.

  7. luponatrix says: Oct 18, 2016 10:18 PM

    No reason to waste a roster spot on a cornerback for a game in which the Bills are going to rack up 200+ rushing yards between the tackles alone.

  8. finfansince68 says: Oct 19, 2016 12:05 AM

    They had nothing to lose by keeping Jordan on the roster –
    probably the only smart thing Tannenbaum has done,
    IF there smart -they’ll activate him during the bye week
    & let him play the remainder of the season at LB.

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