Dolphins vs. Chiefs: Mike Pouncey, DeVante Parker sit out practice


The Miami Dolphins have been hit with injuries all season and a few more players sat out practice on Wednesday, including wideout DeVante Parker.

The Miami Dolphins have few peers when it comes to the level of bad luck thrown upon them this 2017 season. Ever since Ryan Tannehill went down for the year and the team made the move to bring in Jay Cutler, the Dolphins have been plagued by countless injuries, including several players on injured reserve. That total might increase this week with even more players who did not suit up in practice on Wednesday as they prepare to visit the Kansas City Chiefs.

One thing the Dolphins are going to need is a solid offensive performance from Adam Gase’s team given the Chiefs ability to put up points on the board. Unfortunately wide receiver DeVante Parker was one who was unable to practice due to an ankle injury.

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Parker has 46 catches for 543 receiving yards and a single touchdown and has yet to live up to his draft status as a former first round pick. However he is a young reliable target in the offense and his loss would really cripple the passing game, especially after he just turned in his single best performance of the season in Week 15 with 6 catches for 89 receiving yards against the Buffalo Bills.

Starting center Mike Pouncey also sat out practice with a hip injury, although it could just be a roster precaution since he also did not practice last week either but played against Buffalo. Still it’s something to watch.

Other key players who missed practice on Wednesday include defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, safety Michael Thomas and pass rusher Cameron Wake. The Fins might get back Damien Williams, running back, who did not play last week. Williams has 133 carries for 477 yards and 3 touchdowns on the year.