Miami Dolphins: Friday updates from coach Adam Gase

Adam Gase and the Dolphins have a lot to fix this week. (Getty Images)

Adam Gase and the Dolphins have a lot to fix this week. (Getty Images)

DAVIE–Coming off one of their worst defeats of the season, the Dolphins will try to get back on track for the playoffs Sunday against the Cardinals.

After their final practice day of the week, here are coach Adam Gase’s updates:

— Linebacker Kiko Alonso will be a game-time decision with a hamstring and thumb issue. Gase is comfortable playing him even without seeing him practice this week.

— As far as guys wanting to play through injuries, Gase said, “We’ve encouraged our guys to be brutally honest with us. Sometimes you have to set your pride aside and do what’s best for the team. Sometimes you go out there and you’re hurting us more than you’re helping us.”

— Gase said left tackle Branden Albert (wrist) and left guard Laremy Tunsil (shoulder) have been “acting like they’re 100 percent,” but acknowledged they aren’t. That said, they look significantly better right now than the did Sunday.

— Cornerback Xavien Howard (knee) has to decide for himself whether he can play Sunday. Gase said he hasn’t received word yet.

— Running back Damien Williams looked gimpy at practice today, but Gase said he’s fine.

— Wide receiver DeVante Parker has practiced well despite the back injury. Gase and the staff have been pleased by his insistence on playing through it.

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