Six Dolphins players, led by defensive end Emmanuel Ogbach (back), cornerback Xavien Howard (groin) and punter Thomas Morstead (illness), were listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Detroit on Friday’s injury report.

Others listed as questionable are tight ends Durham Smythe (hamstring) and Tanner Conner (knee) and safety Clayton Fejedel (groin).

But coach Mike McDaniel said no one was ejected from the game.

The best news: After listing 16 players as “limited” in Thursday’s practice, 10 of those players participated fully in Friday’s practice.

Left tackle Teron Armstead (toe) was not seen at practice Friday, but it appears he will play. Recently, Armstead’s participation in practice has been greatly reduced in hopes of keeping him healthy for games.

Friday is usually a light day for practice, but a shortened injury report, especially for key players such as Armstead, defensive tackle Christian Wilkins (hand), linebacker Jerome Baker (thigh), wide receiver Jalen Waddle (shoulder), running back Raheem Mostert (knee) and cornerbacks Kader Koch (hamstring) and Keyon Crossen (knee) continue to be encouraging signs.

The injury report was full of names earlier in the week.

“For the first time on Wednesday, we adjusted our practice format to respond to that so that the players who were able to practice didn’t go down,” coach Mike McDaniel said.

So far, this strategy seems effective.

Improved game launch

The Dolphins are 29th in the league in rushing at 85.4 yards per game. However, they have rushed for over 100 yards in two of their last three games with a season-best 137 against the New York Jets and 111 against Pittsburgh. The difference?

“Attaching people, covering guys, that’s what the offense is all about, especially in the run game,” Mostert said. “How can we get to this second [or] third level? And then it’s up to us, the runaway group, to find those holes and get big chunks out of them. Thus, we were able to earn.”

By the way, the Dolphins don’t appear to be in danger of hitting their season-low total of 1,156 yards in 2019. The Dolphins have 598 yards this year with 10 games left.

Message sent, message received

The Dolphins cut their penalty yards significantly last week against Pittsburgh. They had 199 yards in the previous two games, but only had 30 yards against the Steelers.

“We have a great group of individual players who respond collectively in big moments,” McDaniel said. “So it was an accent, but it was plain English with some examples. Really, the people who deserve respect are the players who said, “OK, I agree with you.” I want to do something about it.” “

The best practice players

Each Friday, three players are awarded camo training jerseys, a sign of a busy week of training. This week’s honorees are running back Salvon Ahmed, defensive back Josiah Bronson and linebacker Cameron Hood, the latter two practice squad players.