Laremy Tunsil intends to play Sunday against the Ravens, the rookie lineman told reporters Thursday, which would be a great development for the Dolphins as they face the league’s No. 1 rush defense.
Tunsil missed the 49ers game after injuring his left shoulder the week before. The first-round draft pick plans to wear a harness for support.
Now the big question: Will Branden Albert join him?
Dolphins coach Adam Gase said his Pro Bowl left tackle is “doing good.”
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“He has a lot of confidence in what [the medical staff has] for him,” Gase added. “If he didn't feel like he could function, he wouldn't go. When he says he's good to go, I am going to have a lot of confidence in that.”
Albert and Tunsil were both limited in practice Thursday. Center Mike Pouncey, who almost certainly will not play Sunday, didn’t suit up.
Something to monitor as the week progresses: the status of play-making linebacker Kiko Alonso, who suffered a hamstring injury this week. He was limited in his participation Thursday.
Meanwhile, running back Kenyan Drake (knee) and defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (back) practiced in a limited capacity after sitting out Wednesday’s session.