The Miami Dolphins are practicing in the great (and beautiful and not humid) Northwest today.
But Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is not. And running back Jay Ajayi is not.
Ajayi did not travel with the Dolphins to Seattle. Coach Adam Gase decided he would not be playing this game so Ajayi is a healthy scratch by coach's decision.
A Dolphins player told The Herald's Adam Beasley that Ayayi, who lost the No. 1 running back job to Arian Foster, was upset the past week. Ajayi obviously did not react well to being the stating running back most of the offseason and training camp and then losing it the last week of the preseason.
Also hurting Ajayi is that he does not play on special teams so he might have been inactive anyway.
This situation is of Ajayi's own doing. He should have gotten a clue that coaches needed to see him succeed when he played a half in the final preseason game. And, unfortunately for him, in a game the coaches wanted to see him succeed, he had a fumble and a dropped pass.
After that game, Gase said he was "disappointed" in Ajayi.
And then he sulks when he loses his job?
Pouncey is out Gase said. He has not practiced the past three weeks while nursing a hip injury and it quite obvious to anyone with eyes he is not playing against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday.
The Dolphins will release an their final injury report of the week later today. Bith Pouncey and Ajayi will be listed as out.
Another player very unlikely to play is receiver DeVante Parker. He practiced in a very limited basis Friday but he is also unlikely to play.
One piece of positive injury news for the Dolphins: Linebacker Jelani Jenkins seems certain to play barring a setback with his surgically repaired knee.
Jenkins may not yet be ready to handle a full load of snaps but he will be available.
[Update: The Dolphins list six players as questionable on the injury report and both Pouncey and Ajayi as out. Questionable are Parker, Jenkins, Terrence Fede (knee), Earl Mitchell (calf), Laremy Tunsil (knee) and Isaiah Pead (hamstring) who practiced full. Amazingly, Pead might be active for this game and Jay Ajayi will not.]