Fins must lean on backup linemen to keep win streak going
DAVIE, Fla. (CBS12) —
The Dolphins are one of the hottest teams in football - but there is a sign that that flame may get doused.
They host the team with the longest losing streak in the NFL on Sunday but the Fins will be missing two of their most important players again.
After the long trip back from 10 days in California, the Fins had a no pads, and no helmets in practice Wednesday.
While the Fins own a 5 game win streak, not everything is hunky dory in Davie.
10 starters showed up on the injury report, and two in particular did not practice - offensive tackle Branden Albert and center Mike Pouncey. The Fins' turnaround began in Week Six when those two were healthy. Now they'll have to find a way to win without them again.
On the defensive line, Dion Jordan has the dubious distinction of being one of the biggest busts in NFL Draft history.
But the book has not closed on the former third overall pick yet.
Jordan participated in practice Wednesday his first in two years. Jordan was suspended last season for repeated violations of NFL policies and he's missed all of this season with a knee injury. Defensive Coordinator Vance Joseph was asked if they had any expectations for the former high pick, and he said: "Zero.... none".
The Fins host the 1-9 49ers Sunday, looking to extend their five game winning streak and hand San Francisco its 10th straight defeat.