DAVIE–The Dolphins need some help on the offensive line and they’re about to get a boost.
Veteran guard Ted Larsen was activated from Injured Reserve today, making him available to play Sunday night against the Raiders. He had been out since the preseason after suffering a torn biceps and returned to the practice field this week. Miami coach Adam Gase said Friday the team hadn’t decided yet whether Larsen would be moved to the active roster, let alone whether he would play.
If he’s ready for it, he’ll likely appear at left guard. That’s been a problematic spot for Miami, which lost Anthony Steen to a season-ending injury last week. Jesse Davis is currently in line to start there.
Larsen, an eighth-year veteran, signed with Miami last offseason and was expected to be a starter before getting hurt. He played 16 games, including eight starts, for the Bears last season.
After his first day of practice Wednesday, Larsen said the injury healed and he felt up to speed on what the team is doing scheme-wise.
“I just went out there and tried to get the first day in,” he said. “It’s awkward. You try to feel your way through it and try to go hard and try to do what you do.”
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