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Practice at Sun Life tonight canceled; Grove hurting

The Dolphins have canceled their scheduled practice and red zone scrimmage before fans at Sun Life Stadium this evening. Inclement weather has forced the team to move the practice back to their training facility.

That practice, which the team will conduct in the Nick Saban Memorial Bubble (NSMB), will not be open to the public. The NSMB cannot accommodate the public.

No word on whether the team will re-schedule a practice at Sun Life between now and the preseason-opener Saturday versus Tampa Bay.

On the field, the Dolphins are closely monitoring an injury to center Jake Grove that I am told will likely keep him out of the preseason opener against the Bucs. The Herald's Jeff Darlington is reporting Grove is nursing a bone bruise on his knee.

The potential starting center missed the scrimmage on Saturday and missed practice Monday morning. It is important to note that Grove was no assured of being the starter even when healthy as he is locked in a battle with Joe Berger and Andrew Hartline.

Barring a dramatic improvement by Grove, Berger would likely get the start with the first-team Saturday versus Tampa Bay. Hartline, who has taken first team snaps, would also see considerable action, although coach Tony Sparano hasn't made his plans public yet.

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