After his euphoric Instagram post and a Miami Herald report earlier in the day that his troublesome hip had been cleared medically, word that Mike Pouncey would begin the season on the active roster was a fait accompli.
And yet, it’s also a reason to celebrate. The Dolphins’ best offensive lineman, after an injury plagued calendar year, is eligible to practice when training camp begins Thursday. However, the Dolphins plan to use extreme caution with him, and he’ll likely do little more than individual drills early in camp.
But that’s more than Reshad Jones will do Thursday. The Dolphins safety, who’s coming off his own season-ending injury, begins camp on the non-football injury list. He suffered a slight muscle injury while running on his own, and shouldn’t be out long.
Tackle Avery Young also begins camp on NFI; receiver Rashawn Scott (foot) will be on the physically unable to perform list at least to start.
Running back De’Veon Smith and tackle Eric Smith had been placed on the physically unable to perform list last week, but were activated Wednesday.