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Dolphins LT Long expected to start vs. Bears on Thursday

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Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long is expected to start Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, barring a setback prior to game time, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Long was a limited participant at practice Tuesday and Wednesday and listed as questionable after sustaining a shoulder injury.

Long, a 2009 Pro Bowl selection, has not missed a game during his three seasons with the team.

Quarterback Chad Henne is listed as doubtful for Thursday night's game, while two other Dolphins starters, center Joe Berger (knee) and safety Chris Clemons (hamstring), have been ruled out.

Henne might be available as an emergency quarterback, but Tyler Thigpen is expected to make his first NFL start since 2008 with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Seven Dolphins are listed as probable, including receiver Brandon Marshall (hamstring), who joined the injury report Wednesday.

Cory Procter is expected to make his first start since 2008 for Berger, and rookie Reshad Jones will make his first NFL start in place of Clemons.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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