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Dolphins' Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant haven't been cleared to practice
Omar Kelly Contact Reporter South Florida Sun Sentinel

The Miami Dolphins began the offseason’s on-field practices without two of the team’s top weapons.

Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant, two receivers who accounted for eight of the team’s touchdowns before ending the season on injured reserve, haven’t been cleared to participate in on-field work, according to coach Brian Flores.

“Those guys are working extremely hard to get back out on the field,” Flores said. “They are doing everything they can to get back on the field.”

Wilson suffered a serious hip injury in late October during a 32-21 loss to the Detroit Lions, and he opted against having his hip surgically repaired.

Before suffering the injury he was Miami’s most productive receiver, and led the NFL in yards after catch. The former Port St. Lucie High standout finished his first season in Miami with 26 receptions for 391 yards and four touchdowns.

Grant suffered a season-ending left foot injury in a 31-12 loss to the Packers in November. He did have a surgical procedure, but has not been cleared by team doctors.

Grant, who also serves as Miami’s primary returner, caught 21 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns and returned both a kickoff and punt for a touchdown last season.

Without Grant and Wilson, the Dolphins have to make it through voluntary camp with six healthy receivers.

Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker, who got re-signed this offseason, are Miami’s returning starters, and Brice Butler and Isaiah Ford are the returning veterans.

The Dolphins signed former Browns receiver Ricardo Louis and former AAF receiver Reece Horn last week, adding them to what’s supposed to be a 90-player training camp roster.

Reshad Jones conspicuously absent as the Miami Dolphins practice for first time in 2019

By Adam H. Beasley
April 16, 2019 11:13 AM, Updated 2 minutes ago 

The top headlines from a newsy Brian Flores news conference Tuesday:

Veteran safety Reshad Jones has decided to skip this week’s voluntary minicamp, raising serious questions about whether he will be on the roster when the season begins in September.

Jones is the highest-paid player on the team, having survived (for now) the roster purge.

He is due $13 million in base salary with a cap hit of $17.1 million and $25.1 million in dead money, making him nearly impossible to cut without a June 1 designation.

But the Dolphins have real options after June 1, particularly via trade.

They would have just $4 million in dead money by moving him — assuming someone wants to take on his contract.

Flores said there are several factors why Jones is not here, and rehabbing his shoulder (which needed surgery in February) is one of them.

Flores added that Jones has been in all of the meetings, but it is telling that either the player or team (or both) thought it prudent not to put him on the practice field.

“Him and I have been in constant communication,” Flores said, who declined comment when asked if Jones wants out.

“He’s here, he’s part of the organization,” Flores said.

“He made a decision to train somewhere else. It’s voluntary.”

Flores added that Jones’ decision was not based on his roster status.

Wide receivers Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant are physically unable to practice , still rehabbing 2018 lower-body surgeries, Flores said.

They “are working extremely hard to get out on the field. Hopefully we see them out there as soon as possible,” he added.

When asked if any other Dolphins player cannot practice due to health reasons, Flores responded:
“The injury report comes out in what, September?”

UPDATE: Cornerback Cordrea Tankersley and linebackers Chase Allen and Mike Hull did not practice.

All three finished the 2018 season on injured reserve.
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