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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports



After being limited in practice last week, San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith missed the first game of his NFL career on Sunday. The result was the same as the team's previous eight games – a loss. This time, it was to the New England Patriots.

Smith returned to practice this week and was out there during today's practice. That bodes well for his availability this weekend. The 49ers and the Miami Dolphins teams play each other on Sunday at 10 a.m. PT.

DB Jimmie Ward was the only 49ers player that did not practice today. He is currently in the league mandated concussion protocol following a head injury suffered on Sunday against the Patriots. Earlier today, 49ers head coach Chip Kelly called Ward the team's best cornerback.

"We think Jimmie's our best corner," Kelly said. "So, I think that matchup, that he's out best corner and our best nickel...I think Jimmie is the one guy that plays all over the place. So, he plays in the slot. He can play nickel. He blitzes from that position. Can match up with the top receivers on the outside. He's a rare combination."

Below is the Wednesday practice participation report for both teams.

San Francisco 49ers Wednesday Practice


Did Not Practice
CB Jimmie Ward (concussion)

Limited Participation
DT Quinton Dial (knee/neck), DT Glenn Dorsey (knee), LB Eli Harold (toe), LB Aaron Lynch (ankle), CB Keith Reaser (ankle/shoulder), WR Torrey Smith (shoulder)

Full Participation
G Zane Beadles (ankle/knee), C Daniel Kilgore (hamstring/calf), CB Rashard Robinson (knee)

Miami Dolphins Wednesday Practice


Did Not Practice
T Branden Albert (wrist), C Mike Pouncey (hip)

Limited Participation
RB Kenyan Drake (knee), CB Xavien Howard (knee), LB Jelani Jenkins (knee/hand), WR Jarvis Landry (shoulder), LB Spencer Paysinger (neck), WR Kenny Stills (calf), DT Ndamukong Suh (knee), T Laremy Tunsin (shoulder)