- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins took the practice field for the first time this week in preparation for Thursday's preseason finale against the New Orleans Saints. But there was one conspicuous absence that caught my eye.
Dolphins rookie cornerback Will Davis was not present Monday during the early portion of practice open to the media. Although there has been no official word from the team, Davis appeared to have injured his leg in Saturday's preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Miami is already hurting with cornerback depth after recently releasing veteran Richard Marshall. Davis is one of the young corners expected to step up, along with fellow rookie Jamar Taylor and Nolan Carroll. Both Carroll and Taylor practiced Monday.
Here are some other quick injury notes from Miami's practice:
No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan dressed but only rehabbed his shoulder during the portion of practice open to the media. Jordan is not expected to play Thursday against the Saints. But Miami is trying to get him ready for the regular-season opener against the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 8.
Miami backup offensive lineman Nate Garner is improving and participated in team drills for the first time since injuring his shoulder. Garner lined up as the second-team left tackle during the early part of team drills.
Fellow offensive tackle Jeff Adams did not practice Monday, and wore a sleeve on his left leg.