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Bills healthier than the Dolphins as Sunday meeting looms

The Miami Dolphins will be without a couple of starters this week against the Buffalo Bills as the repercussions from last week's injuries to defensive end Cameron Wake and offensive right tackle Ja'Wuan James will be felt Sunday.

Derrick Shelby is expected to start for Wake, who is out for the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles, and Jason Fox is expected to start for James, who is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a turf toe.

And while the Dolphins are licking those wounds the Bills will be healthier than they've been in a while.

For starters, quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who missed Buffalo's loss to Jacksonville in London, is expected to be back for the Miami game. He practiced with the team on Monday.

Also returning to practice Monday to some varying degrees were starting right tackle Seantrel Henderson, running back Karlos Williams, and right guard John Miller. Receiver Sammy Watkins was on the field but it is unclear how much work he got on his tender ankle. And receiver Percy Harvin did not practice at all.

Neither the Bills nor the Dolphins have to turn in an injury report until after Wednesday's practice. But that report will likely show the Bills seem reinforced coming off their bye.

The Dolphins? They're coming off a whipping at the hands of the Patriots last Thursday that also left them a weaker team than they were before that game.