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Dolphins cuts send clear message, Reshad Jones hobbled

Reshad Jones slowed by groin injury

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase talks with quarterback Ryan Tannehill during practice on Wednesday
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase talks with quarterback Ryan Tannehill during practice on Wednesday

DAVIE, Fla. – The message came in loud and clear for the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, who reacted for the first time after the team cut offensive linemen Dallas Thomas and Billy Turner on Tuesday.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill said of the cuts, "I think it sends a pretty clear message. Obviously, it's a tough part of the business. Guys that you spend a lot of time with, good people, but it sends a message to everyone on this team that, 'you've got to get your job done, or we're going to find somebody who can."

As if the news of the cuts on Tuesday wasn't bad enough, the Dolphins announced on Wednesday that safety Reshad Jones missed practice with a groin injury.

Coach Adam Gase said Jones, who is one of their best defenders, will be a game-time decision on Sunday when the Fins host the high-scoring Pittsburgh Steelers.

There was some good news from practice as Laremy Tunsil (ankle) practiced on a limited basis after missing one game because he slipped in the shower.

Running back Arian Foster also returned to practice for the first time after missing three games due to injury.