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Pouncey returns to practice, not likely vs. KC

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey returned to practice at least on a limited basis Tuesday, taking the next logical step toward returning to the lineup in a couple of weeks.

Pouncey was in drills during the portion of practice open to the media. It was his first time on the practice field and in drills since he underwent hip surgery in June.

This does not mean Pouncey will play Sunday against Kansas City, as I reported on this blog Monday night. Samson Satele is still expected to start against the Chiefs. But this step is encouraging and could mean Pouncey is back to playing against Oakland when the Dolphins travel to London for that Sept. 28 game.

[Update: Pouncey said he participated in the entire practice. He said he did everything. Asked if he's playing Sunday he said, "I feel like I could play but it's not my decision." It is Joe Philbin's decision. Pouncey is not playing against Kansas City.]

There are some other interesting tidbits coming out of Dolphins camp.

Lamar Miller, who left the game at Buffalo with a left ankle injury, is practicing today. LB Jordan Tripp, out the past three weeks, is back at drills today.

However, Charles Clay, Koa Misi and Terrence Fede were either working with a trainer or on the bike during some individual drills. Misi is expected to return to practice later in the week and should be available for Kansas City.