Marino starts practice again

DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino practiced for the first time in a month after missing four games because of a pinched nerve in the neck.
He rejoined individual drills Wednesday but sat out the offensive practice.
Marino still hasn’t received medical clearance to take part in contact and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against New England.
“I would say the chances of him participating in the game would be extremely, extremely remote,” coach Jimmy Johnson said. “I don’t even know that he’ll dress.”
But Marino’s return to workouts provided a badly needed boost for the Dolphins (7-2), who are trying to bounce back from a 23-3 loss to Buffalo.
“I was happy and encouraged with my first day back,” Marino said. “I thought it went pretty well. We’ll see how I feel Thursday, and it’s something to build on from here.”