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Dolphins continue to be hamstrung by hamstrings

The Dolphins announced today that cornerback Vontae Davis and running back Daniel Thomas are out of Sunday's game against the Giants.

Unfortunately for both players and the team, this is neither a surprise for either player. Davis and Thomas have been undone by hamstring injuries for several games this season.

Davis will be missing his third start in seven games. Same story for Thomas, who earlier missed games against New England and San Diego.

Look, I recognize hamstring injuries can be nagging and frustrating. But at the point where two players are missing their combined sixth games, one has to start questioning the manner in which the Dolphins are managing the hamstring injuries.

The Dolphins fine their players for discussing injuries and then don't discuss injuries themselves so much of this is speculation. But it seems neither of these guys has been 100 percent healed from their hamstrings at any point this season.

Perhaps it's time to bypass the rush to get these two back ASAP at the possible expense of bringing them back before they're 100 percent. Perhaps it's time to shut both down until they are 100 percent and then hope they can actually stay in the lineup -- something they've failed to do so far.

As far as replacements for both players:

Look for Lex Hilliard to get more carries than usual. Steve Slaton might also be player the team turns to. He should be active.

At cornerback, the Dolphins will likely turnn to roookie Jimmy Wilson at cornerback while also asking more snaps from Will Allen.

Oh, if that's not enough, the Dolphins also announced wide receiver Clyde Gates is now questionable for the game with a groin injury. Unlike Thomas and Davis, Gates traveled with the club to New York. But his status is definitely game-time related.

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