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:
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.