Dolphins starting offensive tackles Terron Armstead and Austin Jackson didn’t practice Wednesday because of injuries, as the team begins preparation for Sunday’s road game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Head coach Mike McDaniel said he is not expecting Jackson to play after he injured his ankle in the team’s win over the Houston Texans. McDaniel previously said that while it was the same ankle that kept Jackson out for several weeks on injured reserve, it was not the same injury. Jackson, who was playing in his first game at right tackle since Week 1, sustained a high ankle sprain in the season opener.
As for Armstead, who left the Texans game with a reported Grade 2 pectoral strain — also known as a partial tear — McDaniel said the veteran left tackle would not need surgery for the injury. McDaniel did not rule out Armstead for the 49ers game and characterized him as “game to game.” Armstead was also sidelined from practice by his lingering toe injury.
“Terron Armstead continues to impress me as an individual, a professional and a teammate,” McDaniel said. “I can tell you one thing that I’m certain of: If there’s a way that he can be on the field and play in December against a playoff team, he lives for that moment. And as long as there’s nothing keeping him from hurting his team or himself, he’ll be out there. But you can rest assured that he’ll do everything possible. And if he’s unable to go, it’ll be because it would put himself and his teammates in harm’s way.”
Outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (vet rest) and running back Myles Gaskin (shoulder/ankle) also didn’t practice.
Inside linebacker Jerome Baker (hip), quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee), defensive tackle Raekwon Davis (knee) and running back Raheem Mostert (knee) were limited.
McDaniel said he expects Mostert to play Sunday after he missed the Texans game because of a knee injury.
“I’m definitely ready to go,” Mostert told reporters.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was listed as a full participant with an ankle injury. Cornerback Kader Kohou (thumb), offensive lineman Robert Jones (back), cornerback Keion Crossen (shoulder) and tight end Tanner Conner (knee) were also full participants.