"It's nothing significant. It's just something that happens when you're practicing this much relative to how much you're running, how much you're doing, that when we feel guys start getting a little strain, we want to give him enough time where we don't break them down."
Saban went on to add that the Dolphins didn't have "anybody past day-to-day in terms of what they have."
That comment was particularly interesting in light of the injury sustained by cornerback Travis Daniels on Wednesday night.
Daniels watched Thursday's practice from a cart with his right foot in a protective boot.
"He may be a few days, but it's still day-to-day," Saban said. "When we get the swelling out, we'll see."