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Jordan Cameron, Arian Foster out of Thursday game at Cincinnati; team injuries shouldn't surprise

The injury news is not good for the Dolphins for Thursday night's game at Cincinnati.

Coach Adam Gase said today tight end Jordan Cameron is out because he does indeed have a concussion and he's in the NFL concussion protocol. There simply is not enough time for Cameron to be cleared from the protocol by Thursday.

So Dion Sims and MarQueis Gray will be the active tight ends Thursday.

Gase also said he's not inclined to let running back Arian Foster play in a short week as he's not yet recovered from his groin injury and he won't get a chance to practice this week.

The Dolphins also have Anthony Steen, dealing with a high ankle sprain, on their list of walking wounded. He's unlikely to play.

That means Kraig Urbik would likely start at center for the Dolphins.

Yes, Mike Pouncey is a thought. But here's the problem with that:

Pouncey has not practiced since Aug. 19 when he suffered his hip injury. He obviously isn't going to get much if any practice time in pads this week because the Dolphins are going to be mostly doing walk-thru work and light jogging practices the two days they have to work before Cincinnati.

So putting Pouncey out there without any real football work in over a month is hard to fathom. Gase said as much.

I must say ... this Dolphins roster is starting to look, well, fragile.

And it should surprise no one, least of all the Dolphins.

With few surprises, the Dolphins players who have been injured came to the team or have been on the team with injury histories.

Running back Arian Foster missed Sunday's game with a groin injury. Gase said he might not play Thursday. Not shocking. He came to the Dolphins with an injury history that notably included soft tissue injuries.

Cameron suffered multiple concussions in 2014, which is the reason the Cleveland Browns didn't push to sign him until after he was a free agent. Cameron obviously is dealing with a concussion now and will miss this game.

Pouncey has had hip surgery on both hips. Before this year. He's missed three starts and is about to miss his fourth with, of course, a hip injury.