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Arian Foster, Laremy Tunsil, Branden Albert not playing versus Titans

Huge surprise here: Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil is inactive for today's game against the Tennessee Titans.

That's not only surprising because Tunsil was not on the injury report this week but because Branden Albert is also inactive and going to miss his second consecutive game. Albert was on the injury report with an ankle and illness issues during the week of preparation.

The Dolphins say Tunsil hurt himself preparing for the game. The team says the injury is an ankle.

The Dolphins will start Billy Turner at left tackle and Dallas Thomas at left guard against the Titans.

This should come as no surprise but it is also notable: Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster, doubtful for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, is not playing.

Foster will be inactive for the third consecutive week with a hamstring injury.

He last played Sept. 18 at New England. Foster tweaked a groin in that game and left the game in the first half.

But the reason he's not played the past three weeks is the hamstring injury. Foster also had a hamstring injury in the preseason.

The Dolphins are expected to start Jay Ajayi against the Titans today.

Count that as one of the changes the Dolphins are promising in Sunday's game against the Titans. Please read the column.

The interesting question will come next week if Ajayi plays well today and Foster is ready to come back. Who starts then? What's the plan then?

Foster has gained 47 yards on 16 carries this season, a 2.9 yard per rush average. Ajayi is the team's leading rusher with 75 yards on 18 carries for a 4.2 yard per rush average.

The full list of inactives for Miami:

25       Xavien Howard                CB

29       Arian Foster                    RB

53       Jelani Jenkins                  LB

55       Koa Misi                         LB

67       Laremy Tunsil                  G/T

76       Branden Albert                T

84       Jordan Cameron             TE

Interesting that both Jenkins and Misi are down today. I expect to see Cameron Wake at linebacker at some point although Donald Butler and Neville Hewitt are listed as the starters.