Miami Dolphins Nuggets
Some Miami Dolphins nuggets as the regular season is just ten days away. September 10 will be here before we know it.
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During today’s press conference, HC Mike McDaniel advised that RB Jeff Wilson will be placed on the the injured reserve (IR). Wilson joins guard Robert Jones and corner back Jalen Ramsey on the IR. This means all three players are out a minimum of four weeks. The team signed Tyler Kroft (TE), Justin Bethel (CB), and Parry Nickerson (CB) were signed to the active roster to fill the 3 spots.
McDaniel said that TE Julian Hill beat out TE Elijah Higgins for a roster spot. He said both were competitive but feels that Julian Hill won the battle. Higgins was a practice squad candidate, but 5 teams put in a waiver claim for Higgins. He was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals.
Time will Tell
Did the Dolphins make the right call on releasing Higgins? By the level of interest shown to Higgins on the waiver wire it seems like he has talent. No other player waived in the NFL had as many teams vying for his services as did Higgins.
McDaniel has not named who will be the primary backup to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The battle for QB 2 is between Mike White and Skylar Thompson.
On paper, it seems like Miami has a solid running back room. But, injuries has caused a bit of concern to hang around. Wilson as mentioned is on IR to start the season. At this time, only Raheem Mostert and Chris Brooks are the only two backs at full health. The injuries to Savon Ahmed and Devon Achane are not thought to be serious though. They have not been ruled out for game one. McDaniel said Achane is expected to practice week but the coach did not say if he thinks Achane will be a go in week one. Achane says he will be ready.
Brooks is an undrafted rookie, but he showed promise in the exhibition games. Granted, some of Brooks success came against guys that are no longer on NFL active rosters, but the ways he runs hard has shown glimpses of being a player that keeps his legs moving even in a pile.
O is a 1st
When Braxton Berrios takes the field in the first game, it will mark jersey history for the Miami Dolphins. Berrios will become the first Dolphins player to wear the number 0 in a regular season game.
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