Dolphins Injury Report: CB Byron Maxwell Sits Again On Thursday

The Miami Dolphins are likely to be without one of their starting cornerbacks for their Sunday road Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

According to the Dolphins Thursday injury report, cornerback Byron Maxwell (ankle) failed to practice for a second consecutive day and thus is unlikely to play against the Steelers.

“We haven’t had him out to practice yet and we’re still trying to figure out where we’re at with him right now,” Gase said of Maxwell. “We’re running out of time if we have any shot for him. It’s been a while since he’s practiced.”

Maxwell hasn’t played since the Week 15 and if he misses the Wild Card game against the Steelers it would likely result in cornerback Tony Lippett (thigh) once again starting in his place. Lippett, by the way, is also still on the Dolphins injury report after practicing fully again on Thursday.

Limited on Thursday for the Dolphins were linebacker Jelani Jenkins (knee) and safety Bacarri Rambo (chest). However, according to Gase on Thursday, both players “looked good” during practice so it’s sounding like both will ultimately play against the Steelers on Sunday.

Dolphins center Kraig Urbik (knee) also practiced fully again on Thursday and is expected to start against the Steelers.

As previously reported, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee) failed to practice again on Thursday and won’t play against the Steelers. Veteran backup quarterback Matt Moore will get the start against the Steelers with T.J. Yates backing him up.

  • BJ

    This team has NO excuses. I’m just hoping we not only put a dominant performance but we finish HEALTHY

  • Daniel

    Boy if Maxwell plays brown is gonna break his ankles

  • SteelerTony

    He’s gonna break everybody’s ankles.

  • Sam Clonch

    At this point the Phins are better off sitting Maxwell then putting him in with a bum ankle. Didn’t work out well for Vontae Davis, wouldn’t work out well for Max.

  • VaDave

    It may be a damaged Maxwell may still be a better option than the alternative. Either way, it’s to our advantage. That said, we still have to play and win the game against whatever they throw at us.

  • johnhoien

    Go getter done.

  • Jimbo

    a supposedly weakend team ..Never a gimme for the Steelers..Hoping Bell is the difference.