Dolphins notes: Martin misses practice

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins (3-4) held their second practice in preparation for the Cincinnati Bengals (6-2).

Here are some notes from Tuesday’s session:

  • Starting right tackle Jonathan Martin missed his second straight day with an illness. That decreases his chances of playing on a short week Thursday against the Bengals. Miami has just one light walkthrough left on Wednesday before the game. Embattled veteran offensive tackle Tyson Clabo moves one step closer to starting. Clabo was recently benched after the acquisition last week of Bryant McKinnie.

  • Miami rookie tight end Dion Sims is another player who could miss Thursday’s game. Sims skipped his second straight practice due to a toe injury. He worked on the side with trainers during the portion of practice open to the media.

  • As expected, the Dolphins put slot receiver Brandon Gibson (knee) on injured reserve with a knee injury. Gibson was injured in the first half of Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the New England Patriots. Gibson was a dependable receiver who caught 30 receptions for 326 yards and three touchdowns. Miami has one open roster spot and is expected to add a receiver. The Dolphins have just three healthy receivers on their 53-man roster.