CHARLOTTE, N.C.–The Dolphins are getting two starters back for tonight’s game against Carolina. Safety T.J. McDonald is back from an eight-game suspension, and left guard Ted Larsen is also making his Miami debut after making it back from a torn biceps.
On the flip side, there was a long list of injury concerns coming into this game. Most importantly for the Dolphins, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (knee), running back Damien Williams (illness) and defensive lineman William Hayes (hamstring) are good to go. Safety and core special teams player Michael Thomas was also in question with a knee injury and is dressed for the game.
Here are the Dolphins’ inactives tonight:
G Isaac Asiata
QB David Fales
WR Rashawn Scott
CB Jordan Lucas
CB Tory McTyer
LB Stephone Anthony
OT Zach Sterup
Some other notes on tonight’s lineup:
–Williams starts at running back for the second straight week. He’ll share with Kenyan Drake.
–The Dolphins will go with a new offensive line now that Larsen is playing. Laremy Tunsil stays at left tackle next to Larsen, center Mike Pouncey and right guard Jermon Bushrod start for the ninth straight game and backup guard Jesse Davis is in at right tackle. Ja’Wuan James was placed on Injured Reserve on Saturday.
–Jordan Phillips is listed as the starter at defensive tackle ahead of Davon Godchaux. Godchaux played more snaps out of the two in every game they’ve both been active.
Check out The Palm Beach Post‘s Miami Dolphins page on Facebook