By Mike Cugno

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins will be tested early and often, starting the season against one of the best teams in the NFL.

The Seahawks are known for their stifling defense, which will be a huge challenge for the banged up Fins.

Mike Pouncey watched today’s practice at the University of Washington. The Pro Bowl center has been out with an injured hip.

Linebacker Jelani Jenkins and wide receiver Devante Parker are listed as questionable.

While running back Jay Ajayi was left home and won’t play on Sunday.

And while several players will be sitting out the game, just as many or more will sit out the national anthem as Colin Kaepernick has been doing in San Francisco – protesting racial inequality.