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Dolphins hope Ja'Wuan James can play Sunday

The Miami Dolphins have four significant injuries they've been managing -- offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James, center Mike Pouncey, receiver Rishard Matthews and Earl Mitchell -- and only one of those has a good chance of playing on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

The Dolphins are hoping right tackle Ja'Wuan James can return to the lineup after going out, ironically, against the Patriots in October with a toe injury. Interim coach Dan Campbell said today that James has the best chance to play of the four. James practiced full today.

If James is able to play, that would send Jason Fox to the bench. Fox has struggled as the team's No. 3 offensive tackle this year.

Matthews is working on the field on a limited basis but is not 100 percent. He said recently he believes he's about 70 percent healed from the fractured ribs he suffered against the New York Jets in late November.

Pouncey (foot) did not practice on Wednesday and neither did Mitchell (calf).