Notes from Dolphins practice

December, 14, 2011
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins (4-9) held their first day of practice in preparation for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills (5-8).

Here are several notes from practice:
  • The big injury news this week concerns starting quarterback Matt Moore, who suffered a head and neck injury against the Philadelphia Eagles. Moore did not practice or speak with the media Wednesday. His status won't be known until the end of the week. But if he's suffering from concussion-like symptoms, there's a strong chance he will not return for Sunday's game.
  • I thought it was interesting how interim head coach Todd Bowles handled his backups. Bowles split reps between No. 2 quarterback J.P. Losman and No. 3 quarterback Pat Devlin in practice. Those are the only two healthy quarterbacks on the roster. Losman is expected to start if Moore can't play. But splitting the reps is a curious decision, especially since Losman is new to the team and needs the work.
  • Miami left tackle Jake Long (back), linebacker Koa Misi (shoulder) and Moore were the three players who sat out of practice. Safety Yeremiah Bell (foot), guard Vernon Carey (ankle) and tight end Anthony Fasano (ribs) were limited. For the Bills, tight end Scott Chandler (ankle) and kicker Dave Rayner (groin) did not practice. Buffalo cornerback Aaron Williams (calf) was limited.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter



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