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.