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Miami Dolphins arrive in London, but without Randy Starks, Chris McCain

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks smiles on the sideline during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks smiles on the sideline during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. AP

The Dolphins arrived here early Friday morning after a trans-Atlantic flight, but without two key defensive players.

Defensive tackle Randy Starks (back) and linebacker Chris McCain (personal) were left back stateside. Starks, who has appeared in 111 straight games, will not play Sunday when the Dolphins face the Oakland Raiders in Wembley Stadium.

That means Jared Odrick and Earl Mitchell will start, and presumably means more snaps for Anthony Johnson and Derrick Shelby.

Mike Pouncey (hip) did practice, but is not expected to start.

The Dolphins held a light session at Allianz Park, home of the Saracens rugby team, a few hours after landing.

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