Rumors of tackle Jake Long's demise have been greatly exaggerated. And quarterback Chad Henne's for that matter.http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8 ... ll-missing
The Miami Dolphins duo returned to practice Tuesday, two days after reports surfaced Long would need season-ending shoulder surgery and little more than a week after Henne's availability for the rest of the season was questioned. Meanwhile, wide receiver Brandon Marshall was not seen at practice.
Long, a Pro Bowl pick last season, told the Miami Herald that he never considered taking himself out of Thursday night's 16-0 loss to the Chicago Bears despite his obviously difficulty with his right shoulder.
"I hate missing any type of game time," Long said. "I'm going to do everything I can to play."
Henne, who wore a brace on his injured knee, was limited at practice.
Two other starters -- center Joe Berger (knee) and linebacker Karlos Dansby (elbow) -- were practice observers as well