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All Dolphins players (except for Marshall) practicing today

The Dolphins are back working this morning and based on the view of things during the open portion of practice, it is clear receiver Brandon Marshall is the biggest injury uncertainty the club is dealing with this week.

And that includes quarterback Chad Henne, who is practicing and aiming for a return to the lineup Sunday versus the Raiders.

Henne, nursing a left knee injury that relegated him to No. 3 status versus Chicago, is wearing a thick-looking black brace today as he took his snaps in the portion of practice open to the media. I cannot, under Dolphins media policy, tell you if Henne was taking first-team snaps or not. I also don't know if Henne was limited in practice or not.

But I can tell you the idea this week is for both Henne and Tyler Thigpen to take first-team snaps in practice, thus preparing both to play against the Raiders.

Marshall is scheduled to spend much of his day in treatment for his hamstring injury. He was not on the field during the open portion of practice.

Everyone else was on the field. Joe Berger (knee) seems fine as he was on the field. I have reported previously that he is expected back to his starting center job versus Oakland.

Jake Long is working so it seems logical to believe that whatever consideration coaches gave to shutting Long down because of his lingering shoulder injury, has been done and the idea is to let him play for now. 

[Come back later and I'll update you on what coordinators Mike Nolan and Dan Henning, as well as head coach Tony Sparano had to say. I'll also tell you what's happening in the locker room.]

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