Tunsil's absence leaves Dolphins' line without 3 starters

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 file photo, Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil takes instructions on the sideline in the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. With three starters hurt, the Miami Dolphins will likely have a patchwork offensive line when they try for their sixth consecutive win Sunday against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
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Laremy Tunsil is inactive Sunday because of a shoulder injury, leaving the Miami Dolphins without three starting offensive linemen against the San Francisco 49ers.

Center Mike Pouncey was earlier ruled out due to a hip injury, and left tackle Branden Albert is out with a dislocated left wrist.

Anthony Steen is starting at center, Kraig Urbik at left guard and Sam Young at left tackle.

Pouncey and Albert both missed last week's game against the Rams, and Tunsil departed in the first half, leaving the Dolphins with a patchwork line as they earned their fifth victory in a row.

For Buffalo, which plays Jacksonville, receiver Sammy Watkins is active for the first time since Week 2. He has missed the past eight games after aggravating an injury to his surgically repaired left foot. Also active is Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who had surgery a week ago after dislocating his left thumb.

The Jaguars' will have no true nose tackle since Roy Miller is on injured reserve, and Abry Jones is out. Alex Ellis, promoted off Jacksonville's practice squad on Saturday, will get the start at tight end.

New Orleans offensive tackle Terron Armstead (knee, quadriceps), who has been out two weeks, is active for the Saints' game against the Rams after being listed as questionable Friday. Also, Saints running back Mark Ingram, knocked out in Carolina 10 days ago and placed in the NFL's concussion protocol, is active after also being listed as questionable.

Adam Gettis will start at left guard for the New York Giants against Cleveland. Gettis replaces Justin Pugh, who injured his knee on Nov. 6 and has been limited in practice. Gettis will be making his first career start for New York, which has had a revolving door at the position.

The full list of each team's inactive players for Sunday's early games:

CINCINNATI AT BALTIMORE

Bengals: WR A.J. Green, S Shawn Williams, QB Jeff Driskel; S Derron Smith; LS Clark Harris; OG Christian Wasterman, TE C.J. Uzomah.

Ravens: CB Jimmy Smith, RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, LB Kamalei Correa, OG Ryan Jensen, OG Alex Lewis, TE Crockett Gillmore, LB Za'Darius Smith.

LOS ANGELES AT NEW ORLEANS

Rams: QB Sean Mannion, DB Steve Williams, CB Mike Jordan, OT Pace Murphy, OT Greg Robinson, TE Temarrick Hemingway, DE Matt Longacre.

Saints: WR Jake Lampman, DB De'Vante Harris, RB Marcus Murphy, RB Daniel Lasco, OT Tony Hills, OL Landon Turner, LB Sam Barrington.

ARIZONA AT ATLANTA

Cardinals: WR Marquis Bundy, S Christian Bryant, LB Sio Moore, OG Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Robert Nkemdiche, DT Ed Stinson.

Falcons: P Matt Bosher, S Sharrod Neasman, CB Desmond Trufant, RB Terron Ward, OT West Schweitzer, DE Ra'Shede Hageman, DT Cliff Matthews

SAN FRANCISCO AT MIAMI

49ers: QB Christian Ponder, CB Marcus Cromartie, RB Mike Davis, LB Aaron Lynch, OL John Theus, TE Je'Ron Hamm, DT Quinton Dial.

Dolphins: CB Jordan Lucas, CB Xavien Howard, C Mike Pouncey, OL Laremy Tunsil, LT Branden Albert, TE Thomas Duarte, DT Leon Orr.

JACKSONVILLE AT BUFFALO

Jaguars: QB Brandon Allen, LB Dan Skuta, OL Jeremiah Poutasi, DE Jared Odrick, TE Julius Thomas, DT Abry Jones, DE Chris Smith.

Bills: QB Cardale Jones, WR Robert Woods, WR Percy Harvin, RB Mike Gillislee, LB Brandon Spikes, OT Seantrel Henderson, DT Corbin Bryant.

TENNESSEE AT CHICAGO

Titans: WR Tre McBride, S Daimion Stafford, RB David Fluellen, G Sebastian Tretola, TE Phillip Supernaw, LB Kevin Dodd, DE Angelo Blackson.

Bears: QB Jay Cutler, DB De'Vante Bausby, DB Deiondre Hall, DB DeAndre Houston-Carson, OL Josh Sitton, LB Leonard Floyd, DL Mitch Unrein.

NEW YORK GIANTS AT CLEVELAND

Giants: OG Justin Pugh, WR Tavarres King, DT Jay Bromley, DB Leon Hall, C Brett Jones, OT Marshall Newhouse, QB Josh Johnson.

Browns: QB Cody Kessler, QB Joe Callahan, DB Tramon Williams Sr., OL Gabe Ikard, OL Jonathan Cooper, WR Jordan Payton, DL Tyrone Holmes.

SAN DIEGO AT HOUSTON

Chargers: LB Jatavis Brown, OT Tyreek Burwell, TE Asante Cleveland, WR Geremy Davis, CB Brandon Flowers, RB Ronnie Hillman, C Max Tuerk.

Texans: OG Oday Aboushi, RB Alfred Blue, RB Tyler Ervin, LB John Simon, WR Jaelen Strong, OG Josh Walker, QB Brandon Weeden.

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