The Miami Dolphins are likely to be without one of their starting cornerbacks for their Sunday road Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to the Dolphins Thursday injury report, cornerback Byron Maxwell (ankle) failed to practice for a second consecutive day and thus is unlikely to play against the Steelers.
“We haven’t had him out to practice yet and we’re still trying to figure out where we’re at with him right now,” Gase said of Maxwell. “We’re running out of time if we have any shot for him. It’s been a while since he’s practiced.”
Maxwell hasn’t played since the Week 15 and if he misses the Wild Card game against the Steelers it would likely result in cornerback Tony Lippett (thigh) once again starting in his place. Lippett, by the way, is also still on the Dolphins injury report after practicing fully again on Thursday.
Limited on Thursday for the Dolphins were linebacker Jelani Jenkins (knee) and safety Bacarri Rambo (chest). However, according to Gase on Thursday, both players “looked good” during practice so it’s sounding like both will ultimately play against the Steelers on Sunday.
Dolphins center Kraig Urbik (knee) also practiced fully again on Thursday and is expected to start against the Steelers.
As previously reported, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee) failed to practice again on Thursday and won’t play against the Steelers. Veteran backup quarterback Matt Moore will get the start against the Steelers with T.J. Yates backing him up.