Dolphins offices closed Thursday in anticipation of Matthew

The chemistry between Parker and quarterback Ryan Tannehill must continue to develop. "So I'm excited to have him back".

He declined to predict whether he'll play Sunday, although it seems likely barring a setback.

"Sitting there talking to the doctors, all the 'What ifs?' came into play", Pouncey said. "You start questioning how long you can play in the league and how physical this game is". I'm very fortunate to be back as fast as I am right now. Gase said players need to be smart and safe.

Pouncey, 27, acknowledged he's mindful of the long-term effects his injuries to both hips might have. He praised first-year coach Adam Gase for urging patience regarding the timetable.

Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster (hamstring) returned to practice, at least in a limited basis, on Wednesday.

But like any running back who's ever played the game, Ajayi, Williams, Drake and Pead no doubt would like more opportunities to get themselves into a rhythm.

Emergency workers are already on alert status and if the hurricane does come ashore in South Florida with a severe blow, those workers and the community could be in full recovery mode well into Sunday.

Cameron is still in the concussion protocol as he was knocked out of the Browns game two weeks ago.

Starting left tackle Branden Albert, who missed last Thursday's game with an ankle injury and missed practice Tuesday due to illness, was not seen on the practice field.

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