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Lots of scrutiny for Miami Dolphins' embattled offensive line, on and off the field

Ailing Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is absent at practice, leaving the embattled offensive line in flux as the team prepares for Sunday's game against Carolina.

A gall bladder ailment sent Pouncey to the hospital last week and forced him to miss Sunday's victory over San Diego. His status against Carolina is uncertain, yet another issue for a line that has had troubles on and off the field.

The relationship between tackle Jonathan Martin and guard Richie Incognito has threatened to sink the season. An NFL special investigator was at the team complex for a second day in a row Tuesday to interview players, coaches and staff about Martin's allegations of daily harassment.

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