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Branden Albert and Brent Grimes set to return for Miami Dolphins

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Dan Campbell is now just a few days away from taking charge of the Miami Dolphins for the first time as interim head coach.

And, hoping to get the AFC East franchise return to winning ways, the former Tight End coach may have a key advantage that wasn't afforded to his predecessor, Joe Philbin, in the final stages of his tenure.

As reported by Pro Football Talk, the Dolphins are likely to have both Branden Albert and Brent Grimes back in the lineup for their week six game against the Tennessee Titans.


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Albert was unavailable to Philbin in both week three and four as he dealt with a hamstring injury, and the offensive tackle's absence was bemoaned by staff and teammates alike.

Now though, although limited in Wednesday's practice, it looks like the bye week break has given the 2013 Pro Bowler to recover, and he has told reporters he will play against the Titans this weekend.

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With the franchise having struggled to protect Ryan Tannehill, or open up the running game, Albert's return will be a huge boost.

As for Grimes, he suffered an MCL sprain during Philbin's last game in charge against the Jets, and was expected to be out for multiple weeks. 

Again though, the bye week appears to have given the cornerback time to recover. Having been virtually the only member of the Dolphins secondary performing to a decent standard in 2015, having him on the gridiron is another encouraging sign for Campbell.

Miami needs a lot of things to fall into line if they are to save their 2015 season, the timely return of Albert and Grimes is perhaps the first piece of the jigsaw.

Miami fans: What has been the biggest problem with the team in 2015? Have your say in the comments below...

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