LONDON–The Dolphins are on the ground in Great Britain and got a brief practice in this afternoon as they move toward Sunday’s game against the Saints.
The majority of Miami’s roster is healthy enough to play this week, with a few exceptions. Here are the latest updates from Adam Gase, who spoke afterward:
–Most players slept on the flight, which was the staff’s instruction to them. Gase said most of the guys who will be playing Sunday were given sleeper cabins.
–The Dolphins felt it was important to practice immediately upon landing in London regardless of whether the players were tired or able to engage mentally as much as usual. “That was really a big emphasis—not necessarily what we were doing, but just get the body moving,” he said.
–Constant hydration has also been a bigger emphasis than usual this week.
–Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips participated in today’s light work and has been progressing, but there’s been no determination on his status for the Saints game yet. Gase expressed concern about him experiencing a setback if he’s not fully healed and being out long term.
–Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (hand) should be good to go. The team has limited the number of balls thrown to him this week.
–The forecast for Sunday shows significant rain at Wembley Stadium, and Gase said the team is preparing an alternate game plan in case weather is a major factor. “We have certain ways that we’ll play for any kind of weather,” he said. “We’ll just implement those game plans when have a better idea what it’s gonna be. We move a few things around.”
–Gase does not think running back Jay Ajayi has put any additional pressure on himself because of the game being in London. His only real practice was Thursday, and Gase thought he looked strong.
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