Reporting Tim Kephart
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DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Injuries are a part of every NFL training camp, but the Dolphins are starting to see injuries pile up at the position the team spent the most free agent money on this season, wide receiver.
Top free agent acquisition Mike Wallace sat out Monday’s scrimmage and also missed all drills on Wednesday night, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald. The Dolphins have not said why Wallace has been sitting out to this point.
Brian Hartline, who was re-signed by the Dolphins to a lucrative free agent contract in the offseason, pulled up before Monday’s scrimmage with a lower leg injury and didn’t participate in practice on Wednesday.
The Dolphins also lost receiver Armon Binns for the season when he injured his knee over the weekend. Fellow receiver Rishard Matthews is also nursing a knee injury that will keep him out a few weeks, according to the Herald.
The Fins have tried to address the problem by signing Julius Pruitt and Keenan Davis, but with Wallace and Hartline expected to be key figures in the Fins’ offensive attack, any missed time will hurt the timing between the receivers and quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
The team hasn’t said if Hartline or Wallace will play in Sunday’s Hall of Fame game against the Dallas Cowboys. Even if they do, the team will likely limit Wallace and Hartline to the first series of the game and then put them on ice.