Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Dolphins to limit Foster in preseason

The Dolphins will hold out running back Arian Foster for at least the first preseason game, and he might sit out the entire preseason.

Coach Adam Gase told Foster, who is coming off an Achilles tendon injury, that he won't play in Friday night's preseason opener at the Giants. Gase also hinted that Cameron Wake, who is also nursing an Achilles injury, won't play.

Foster, who is competing with Jay Ajayi for the starting tailback spot, has been limited in practices, and Gase said he can't afford for the eighth-year pro to suffer any setbacks.

"I have a certain way I treat running backs who have played that long," Gase said of Foster, who has been plagued by durability issues throughout his career.

When he was with the Texans, Foster was frequently held out of exhibition games. His last carry in a preseason game was in 2012.

"He is almost to the point where we can play a full practice without any restrictions," Gase said.

Ajayi, Damien Williams, Isaiah Pead and Daniel Thomas will handle the tailback workload Friday night. Rookie Kenyan Drake (hamstring) is likely out for a week or two.

BILLS: Rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee and likely will miss the season. Buffalo traded up eight spots to take Ragland in the second round. First-round pick Shaq Lawson, also a linebacker, is expected to miss at least the first month of the season recovering from shoulder surgery in May. Both were seen as starters. Ragland was injured during practice Friday, pulling up and falling without being hit. Former Gator Brandon Spikes, a free agent, signed Sunday to provide linebacker depth.

BRONCOS: Mark Sanchez was named starting quarterback for tonight's preseason opener at the Bears. Trevor Siemian is the co-No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart. The plan is for Sanchez to play the first quarter, Siemian the second and rookie Paxton Lynch is slotted to play the second half.

Browns: Rookie receiver Corey Coleman, the 15th overall pick, will miss Friday's preseason game at Green Bay with a hamstring injury. Also out: receivers Andrew Hawkins (hamstring) and Josh Gordon (quad). Receiver Terrelle Pryor was pulled from Wednesday's practice with an apparent calf injury; his status for Friday is unclear.

CHARGERS: Ken Whisenhunt, the team's offensive coordinator in 2013, is back in the same role and Philip Rivers couldn't be happier. Rivers, who had one of his best seasons in '13, remains the quarterback of a team looking to rebound from a 4-12 record, its worst season since 2003. "We really hit it off from that first year and we just picked it back up," Rivers said. "He has a great feel for the offense." Whisenhunt, who was fired as Titans coach during last season, said it was an easy decision to return: "You kidding me? This is a great town."

COLTS: Inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera was placed on waivers. Indy's sixth-round pick in 2015 spent most of last season on the practice squad.

SEAHAWKS: Tight end Jimmy Graham was activated off the physically unable to perform list, another step in his recovery from a major right knee injury last season. He went through a light practice, doing some positional drills. It was his first time on the field with his teammates since Week 12 of last season when he tore the patellar tendon. "There were some dark days," Graham said. "I've never been through something where every day you had to do something for it. Every day you wake up and until you go to bed you're doing some type of rehab."

Dolphins to limit Foster in preseason 08/10/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:23pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. No. 20 UCF beats Navy 31-21 for first 6-0 start


    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Central Florida finally had been tested in a tight game, and someone wondered if coach Scott Frost enjoyed seeing how his team reacted to the situation.

    Freshman  Otis Anderson gives UCF plenty of reasons to celebrate after scoring the final touchdown of the game to clinch bowl eligibility for the Knights.
  2. No. 8 Miami survives Syracuse test, beats Orange 27-19


    MIAMI GARDENS — By Miami's new standards, this game was decided early.

    Sophomore Travis Homer on Miami’s hot start: “We’re 6-0, but that’s not our final goal. That’s not going to get to our head.”
  3. Stroud: Bucs need to stop digging holes on road


    TAMPA — Okay, all you road scholars, why do the Bucs keep falling behind in games not played at Raymond James Stadium?

    HARVARD SQUARED: Tight end Cameron Brate catches a TD from Ryan Fitzpatrick.
  4. Topkin: A busy offseason for Rays approaching as postseason winds down

    The Heater

    Tuesday's opening of the World Series means the end of the postseason is in sight and that the offseason maneuvering, which starts five days after the final out, can soon evolve from talk to action.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi smiles at Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer after Mauer broke up Odorizzi's no-hit bid with a single during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  5. Matt Baker's takeaways from Florida State-Louisville


    1. One of the many hard-to-believe stats about FSU's underperforming defense: DE Brian Burns led all freshmen nationally with 9 ½ sacks last year; his first one this season came midway through the second quarter Saturday.

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 21: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals runs the ball into the endzone for a touchdown during their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) 775042617