The Saints made a number of changes to their roster on Saturday, per ESPN.com. Running back Tim Hightower and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn were cut. Linebacker Davis Tull, who is nursing a shoulder injury, was put on the injured reserve. New Orleans also added safety Don Jones , wide receiver Seantavius Jones and fullback Toben Opurum to the active roster from the practice squad.
As expected, Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert (knee) and defensive back Don Jones (shoulder) have been ruled out of OTA work, per the Miami Herald. Albert is expected to be ready to roll for the season opener. The team has repeatedly claimed that he is on track, though offensive line coach John Benton is making no guarantees. "From what I've heard it looks promising," he told the Palm Beach Post. "To say I'm confident is probably a little bit of a stretch. He promises me. I certainly hope that's the case - we're a much better crew with him. At the same time you have to make the plans that he won't (be ready)." The shoulder injury that has sidelined Jones has been a factor since late in the regular season.
The Dolphins enter Week 17 against the Jets relatively healthy, with only three players listed as questionable and nine players listed as probable. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins (foot), defensive end Derrick Shelby (ankle) and tackle Dallas Thomas (foot) were labeled as questionable. Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring, knee), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle, knee), linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), safety Don Jones (shoulder), linebacker Koa Misi (hamstring, knee), defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (back), defensive tackle Jared Odrick (ankle), running back Daniel Thomas (knee) and wide receiver Mike Wallace (back) were all deemed probable.
The Dolphins listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings: Rishard Matthews, Daniel Thomas, Don Jones, Chris McCain, Dallas Thomas, Nate Garner and Matt Hazel. Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring) was listed as probable and is active. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins (foot) and cornerback Jamar Taylor (shoulder) were listed as questionable, but are active. The Dolphins are 4 1/2-point favorites.
The Dolphins released their final injury report for the Week 16 matchup against the Vikings and tight end Charles Clay (hamstring) is listed as probable. The Dolphins listed Jelani Jenkins (foot), Don Jones (shoulder) and Jamar Taylor (shoulder) as questionable. The Dolphins deemed offensive lineman Nate Garner (illness) out. Dallas Thomas (foot) and Daniel Thomas (knee) are listed as doubtful. The following players are listed as probable: Koa Misi ,Chris McCain, Cortland Finnegan, Jonathan Freeny and Jordie Tripp. The Dolphins are 6 1/2-point favorites.