James (muscle strain) is back practicing in pads Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
James was sidelined Wednesday due to what is now being reported as a muscle strain, but it looks like it was a very minor issue. He's expected to return to participating in team drills Thursday.
James did not participate in Wednesday's practice due to a muscle strain, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said "I don't think it's anything alarming" with regard to James' muscle strain. What little information has been released about James' injury does not make it seem severe, so he should be considered day-to-day for the time being. If the 2014 first-rounder can return to practice without issue, he is expected to serve as Miami's starting right tackle entering the 2018 season.
Head coach Adam Gase said James (hamstring) is healthy, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
James injured his left hamstring in November and ultimately finished the 2017 season on injured reserve. Despite his return to full health, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald said the Dolphins' aren't sold on keeping James around at his $9.3 million price tag in 2018 and could waive the 2014 first-rounder prior to the start of free agency in March. If that idea becomes reality, James would arguably become the most appealing tackle on the free-agent market.
Surgery was a consideration as James' was evaluated for Monday's game against the Panthers, and it is still a definite possibility, but there has not been an official announcement yet. The 2014 first-round pick sustained the injury in Sunday's loss to the Raiders and was originally questionable to return. Jesse Davis will step in at right tackle for the Dolphins.
|4||9/30/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|8||10/25/18||@ HOU||8:20 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
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