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LT Long misses practice for Fins

Posted by Chris Brown on December 14, 2011 – 10:23 pm

Dolphins Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long left last week’s game against Philadelphia with a back injury. He did not practice on Wednesday.

“Jake’s (Long) a quick healer, he missed practice,” said interim head coach Todd Bowles. “He’s coming along. He’s moving around, but we’ll see that day-to-day. We’ll know more about that by Friday.”

When Long went out of the game he was replaced by Nate Garner, who is listed as the backup right tackle and did not fare well in pass protection. The other backups are Ryan Cook, Will Barker and Ray Feinga, all of whom were inactive against the Eagles last week.

Replacing Long at left tackle in practice Wednesday was second-year man John Jerry. Jerry filled in at right guard last Sunday when Vernon Carey left with an ankle injury.

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