Injuries: Dolphins' Jay Ajayi sidelined with concussion

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The Miami Dolphins got one defensive playmaker back on the field and will be without an offensive workhorse.

The team activated safety Reshad Jones off the non-football injury list on Wednesday.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Jones rejoined his teammates on the practice field. The rangy safety tweaked his calf during personal workouts this summer and missed the first few practices of training camp.

Jones was playing at an All-Pro level in 2016 before he missed 10 games with a shoulder injury. When he's on the field, the ball hawking safety is one of the best back-end playmakers in the NFL.

That's the good news in Miami. Now for the bad:

Jay Ajayi is out with a confirmed concussion. He missed practice and likely sit out at least a week, per the Miami Herald.

The powerful running back suffered the injury on Monday. Hopefully, it's just a week issue for Ajayi and doesn't linger late into August.

Here's another injury we've been tracking during Wednesday's training camps:

1. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (back) is doing well in treatment and "all indications have been very positive," coach John Harbaugh told reporters.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back James Conner has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint, according to The Associated Press.

3. Los Angeles Chargers rookie guard Forrest Lamp was carted off the field after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee, the team announced.

4. Jaguars running back I'Tavius Mathers was released from the hospital and will return to the team facility after suffering a cervical spinal cord injury during Tuesday's practice, the team announced. The team's medical staff will continue to evaluate his status and will work with Mathers to decide the best course of action for his recovery.

5. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did not throw during individual drills with his wide receivers. Newton did not throw Tuesday because a soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder. Panthers teammate Kawann Short is dealing with a hamstring issue, coach Ron Rivera said.

6. An MRI revealed Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Dominique Easley suffered a torn ACL during Tuesday's practice session, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Easley, who has suffered two torn ACLs previously, is done for the season.

"It's really unfortunate to our team because of what he meant to our team on the field but also in the locker room," head coach Sean McVay told reporters after practice Wednesday. "[He] has a great presence, always had a great smile on his face. Great disposition and demeanor. And he'll be missed."

Wide receiver Tavon Austin didn't take the field on Wednesday. McVay called his injury a "hamstring tweak."

"That's something that we're going to be monitoring day-to-day," McVay said. "You always want to be really careful, especially with guys that are explosive and those fast-twitch guys like Tavon, with a hamstring."

7. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell (lower body) sat out practice for the third consecutive day.

8. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) sat out practice for the second consecutive day. Wide receiver Torrey Smith (back) returned to practice.

9. New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was carted off the field after suffering an apparent ankle injury at practice, Rapoport reported. Coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Shepard rolled his ankle, and it appears as though he avoided major injury.

10. Houston Texans receiver Will Fuller suffered a broken collarbone and is out indefinitely, Rapoport reported.

11. Chicago Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who underwent an appendectomy on Sunday, told NFL Network's Stacey Dales he'll return to team in two weeks.

12. The New Orleans Saints activated offensive lineman Senio Kelemete (undisclosed injury) off the physically unable to perform list, per Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune.

13. Miami Dolphins rookie receiver Isaiah Ford underwent knee surgery, Garafolo reported. Ford's timeline for recovery is to be determined, Garafolo added.

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