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Dolphins’ starting offense will play vs. the Ravens, with one notable exception

Kenny Stills returns to action Saturday after missing last week’s preseason game with an ankle injury.
Kenny Stills returns to action Saturday after missing last week’s preseason game with an ankle injury. ctrainor@miamiherald.com

The following players will not dress for Saturday’s preseason game between the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens.

DOLPHINS: Wide receiver DeVante Parker, quarterback Bryce Petty, safety Trae Elston, running back Kalen Ballage, linebacker Mike Hull, center Jake Brendel, wide receiver Leonte Carroo, defensive end William Hayes.

RAVENS: None announced.

WHAT IT MEANS: First, the lineup changes: Either Albert Wilson or Jakeem Grant will start for Parker. Jerome Baker will start at outside linebacker for Stephone Anthony. Neither is a big surprise. Rather, the biggest news is who will play: running back Frank Gore, wide receiver Kenny Stills (ankle/calf) and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (shoulder). Both were held out of the Panthers game. Gore will make his Dolphins debut, which he has lobbied a conflicted Adam Gase about in recent days. Gase knows what he has in Gore. The player wants to play. He will, but don’t expect a ton of work. DeVante Parker will miss his second straight game with a broken finger.

The Ravens, meanwhile, have decided to sit Joe Flacco and several other veteran offensive starters instead of risking injury. That means the Dolphins’ defense, which has had some issues thus far in the preseason, better look good against Baltimore’s backups.

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