Kenny Stills is being put on ice.
The Miami Dolphins held Stills out of Sunday’s practice because of a left ankle injury the starting receiver apparently suffered in Thursday’s 26-24 preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Coach Adam Gase said the team will be “smart about this,” referring to the injury.
“He tried to go out there today. I want to make sure that he’s healthy before we put [him on the field],” Gase said. “I don’t want this to be a thing that’s going into the season, or we’re four weeks in and he’s still hurt.”
Related players: Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant
HC Adam Gase isn't in a rush to get Stills back and thinks it's important for all the receivers to develop some chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill. Gase said he plans to use Stills' absence to work on different personnel groups and packages that cater to Wilson, a physical receiver who excels in the run-after-catch department, and Grant, whose sub 4.3-second 40-time speed threatens cornerbacks.