Alonso ques­tion­able af­ter miss­ing 1st prac­tice of ’18

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS - By Safid Deen

Mi­ami Dol­phins linebacker Kiko Alonso is ques­tion­able to play in Sun­day’s game against the Green Bay Pack­ers af­ter suf­fer­ing an an­kle in­jury in prac­tice.

Alonso did not prac­tice on Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Dol­phins’ in­jury re­port. It was the first prac­tice Alonso has missed all sea­son.

Alonso has been a stand­out de­fender for the Dol­phins, lead­ing the team with 83 to­tal tack­les, which ranks sec­ond in the NFL. Alonso also has three in­ter­cep­tions, three forced fum­bles, a fum­ble re­cov­ery and six pass de­flec­tions.

If the Dol­phins are forced to play with­out Alonso, they will rely on first-year lineback­ers Jerome Baker and Raek­won McMil­lian to carry the load with backup Stephone An­thony in the mix. Mike Hull also is on the ac­tive ros­ter. Re­serve linebacker Martrell Spaight was waived Fri­day to make room on the ros­ter for of­fen­sive guard Isaac Asi­ata.

Alonso is one of five Dol­phins listed as ques­tion­able against the Pack­ers.

Re­turn spe­cial­ist and re­ceiver Ja­keem Grant is ques­tion­able af­ter be­ing lim­ited in prac­tice this week due to an Achilles in­jury.

Start­ing of­fen­sive line­men Laremy Tun­sil (left knee) and Ja’Wuan James (right knee) are ques­tion­able and will be game-time de­ci­sions, Dol­phins coach Adam Gase said on Fri­day.

Tight end A.J. Derby, who was a full par­tic­i­pant in prac­tice this week while re­cov­er­ing from a foot in­jury, is also ques­tion­able.

Dol­phins run­ning back Kenyan Drake (shoul­der) also was lim­ited in prac­tice Fri­day, but not listed as ques­tion­able.

De­fen­sive end Charles Har­ris (calf ), a for­mer first-round pick, prac­ticed for the sec­ond straight day Fri­day, but will miss Sun­day’s game. Gase said Har­ris has made sig­nif­i­cant progress in his re­cov­ery, but is not ready to re­turn.

Quar­ter­back Ryan Tan­nehill (shoul­der) was also ruled out for his fifth con­sec­u­tive game. Brock Osweiler was named start­ing quar­ter­back on Wed­nes­day.

Re­ceiver Kenny Stills (groin), re­ceiver De­Vante Parker (quadri­cep), cen­ter Travis Swan­son (el­bow) and right guard Jesse Davis (el­bow) were other of­fen­sive starters listed on the in­jury re­port, but were full par­tic­i­pants in prac­tice all week.

Corner­back Xavien Howard (an­kle), safety Re­shad Jones (shoul­der), safety T.J. McDon­ald (knee), de­fen­sive end Robert Quinn (an­kle) were the only de­fen­sive starters listed, but they were full par­tic­i­pants.

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