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Two beat up teams facing off on Sunday

Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay has been nursing a knee issue all season. He missed part of training camp and the preseason, he's been limited in practice (a lot) and has missed a few practice days as well.

Well, he missed another practice day on Thursday.

Except now Clay is dealing with that troublesome knee issue and a hamstring injury.

Not great new for the Dolphins. Even if Clay can play Sunday, he will be obviously slowed.

Speaking of slowed, linebacker Koa Misi (ankle) and running back Lamar Miller (shoulder) were dialed back in their practice participation Thursday. They were limited after taking part in full practice on Wednesday.

On another front, it is practically decided cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle) is not playing on Sunday. He missed practice again Thursday and has not practiced since the Detroit game. Yesterday when I watched Finnegan walk to his rehabilitation station on the side of the Dolphins practice field he had an obvious limp. I asked a source today about Finnegan's chances of recovering by Sunday and the text I got back was "LOL."

The Broncos?

They remain beat up in that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (concussion), tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) and running back Montee Ball (groin) did not practice for the second straight day.

Ball is not going to play against Miami. Sanders will undergo a concussion test on Friday to determine if he is fit to play or not. Thomas, who earlier said he is day-to-day, still has a couple of more days before a final determination on his status is made.