On Wednesday, Adam Gase said it would be “a bonus” for the Dolphins if wide receiver Danny Amendola and center Travis Swanson played Sunday.
On Thursday, Swanson (ankle) dressed for practice and went through individual drills with his teammates.
But before you go thinking Gase’s luck has turned after a horrendous stretch of injuries, there’s this:
Amendola (knee) remained sidelined.
During the portion of practice open to reporters, Amendola worked on a mountain-climbing contraption off to the side.
If Swanson plays against the Bills, it would allow Jake Brendel to play at what seems to be his best position: Left guard.
And it would keep Ted Larsen, who has not been good this season, off the field.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins continue to prepare as if Amendola will not play. If he cannot, just two opening-day receivers will be available: DeVante Parker (who remains hampered by a shoulder injury) and Kenny Stills, who has just 20 catches on the season.
In other practice news, Kenyan Drake worked with a red, non-contact jersey, and Frank Gore got his veteran rest day.