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Dolphins OL Laremy Tunsil's status 'to the wire' versus 49ers

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins rookie offensive lineman and first-round pick Laremy Tunsil practiced on a limited basis for the second consecutive day on Thursday. But Tunsil's status remains up in the air for this weekend's game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a shoulder injury.

"It's going to be to the wire," coach Adam Gase said. "We did what we could with him [in practice]. We still got time. We will see what happens. We got to see how he feels."

Tunsil's playing status is important, because the Dolphins likely will be without starting left tackle Branden Albert (wrist) and Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey (hip). Both Albert and Pouncey missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

If healthy, Tunsil is expected to start at left tackle. Otherwise the Dolphins (6-4) could be without three of their five starters on the offensive line against San Francisco (1-9), and third-string left tackle Sam Young would start.

In other injury news, former first-round pick and defensive end Dion Jordan practiced for the second straight day after being cleared this week. Jordan was suspended by the NFL for all of 2015 and hasn't played in a game since Dec. 28, 2014.

Dolphins rookie cornerback Xavien Howard (knee) also practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day. Howard hasn't played since Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals.