Cornerback Bobby McCain was removed from the NFL concussion protocol Wednesday and practiced for the Miami Dolphins, all but assuring he will be available to play against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
McCain, who has started seven games at the boundary cornerback spot opposite Xavien Howard, had suffered a concussion in the Nov. 11 game at Green Bay.
The Dolphins are coming off a bye week and will go into Indianapolis a relatively healthy team, considering the players available to them.
That was obvious by what happened during the open portion of practice Wednesday.
DeVante Parker, who is nursing a shoulder injury, and Kenyan Drake, also nursing a shoulder, both practiced at least on a limited basis while wearing red jerseys. Those jerseys signal a player should not be contacted during drills.
Other than that, the Dolphins seem fit as offensive linemen Ted Larsen, Charles Harris, Laremy Tunsil, and Ja’Wuan James all practiced.
All four players missed the Green Bay game, but it would surprise if at least three of them are not available for Indianapolis.
The Dolphins are hopeful they will get back both their offensive tackles despite the fact both sustained knee injuries Nov. 4 against the New York Jets.
Charles Harris has missed four games with a calf injury but he practiced on a limited basis the week prior to the Green Bay game. The defensive end seemed to have no limitations during the open portion of practice Wednesday.
Larsen, nursing several stingers and the effects of them, missed the Green Bay game. He practiced on Wednesday.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has missed five starts with a capsule injury in his throwing shoulder, practiced for the second consecutive game. He threw the football during the open portion of practice.
Tannehill is expected to start, according to coach Adam Gase.