Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron, in the NFL's concussion protocol, is making progress.
No, he's still not ready to practice. No, he's not playing on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
But he's making progress.
We know this because Cameron was on the field working with trainers today in what was obviously a test of his physical progress post concussion. It stands to reason that if he passes such a test, his next step would be to actually start a rehabilitation period.
If that goes well, practice on a limited basis would be the next step and the full practice before he actually gets back to game action.
No, this isn't a right now recovery. But post-bye -- at some point -- the Dolphins hope their starting tight end who is about to miss his fourth game can get back on the practice field.
One thing: Cameron has suffered four concussions since the end of 2012. So coach Adam Gase has said he isn't playing Cameron until he's 100 percent recovered. This all assumes Cameron makes steady progress. A setback would obviously change everything.
Dion Sims, meanwhile, is also in the concussion protocol. This is his second concussion in two years. It remains unclear what his status for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills is but I wouldn't be banking on him playing.
Sims did not practice Thursday.