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Hits keep coming: Gates, Thigpen, Feinga also out tonight

David Garrard is not the only Dolphins player scratched from tonight's preseason-opener versus Tampa Bay.

Clyde Gates (hamstring), Marcus Thigpen (leg), Ray Feinga (illness), Brian Hartline (leg) and Kelcie McCray (foot) have all been scratched.

The most disappointing of these are Gates and Thigpen.

Gates has been on-again-off-again in practice relative to his performance and his health. The fact he's not showing up tonight has to be troubling given his inconsistent play in practice.

Thigpen is being given an opportunity to make the team as a kick returner and special teams player. But if he cannot compete, he cannot win a spot on the roster. So this hurts.