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Dolphins place one other operating again on COVID checklist

When the Miami Dolphins return from this week’s bye to start preparation for subsequent Sunday’s house recreation towards the New York Jets, it’s attainable that the crew’s troublesome dashing assault might be going through a tailback scarcity.

Myles Gaskin, the Dolphins’ main rusher, was positioned on the COVID-19 reserve checklist on Friday after testing optimistic for the coronavirus. And on Saturday, Salvon Ahmed, his school teammate at Washington and shut pal, additionally examined optimistic and was positioned on the checklist.

Because each tailbacks are vaccinated it’s attainable they might be faraway from the COVID-19 checklist earlier than subsequent Sunday’s house recreation towards the New York Jets.

League guidelines state {that a} vaccinated participant should return two unfavorable assessments greater than 24 hours aside to be reactivated after testing optimistic. However, at this level, the Dolphins needs to be extra involved concerning the virus spreading inside their locker room.

Gaskin and Ahmed turned the primary Dolphins to be positioned on the COVID checklist since Sept. 6, when tight finish Adam Shaheen and offensive lineman Austin Jackson examined optimistic the week main as much as the opener towards the New England Patriots.

Gaskin, who leads the crew in dashing with 526 yards on 154 carries, has scored essentially the most touchdowns on the crew with seven (three dashing and 4 as a receiver). He additionally has 45 catches for 217 yards.

Ahmed is second on the crew in dashing makes an attempt (54), gaining 149 yards. He’s additionally caught 12 passes for 117 yards.

The Dolphins, who common an NFL-worst 3.3 dashing yards per recreation, are skinny on the place after Patrick Laird was positioned on injured reserve Wednesday.

However, it’s attainable that Malcolm Brown, who served as a starter earlier this season, may return from the knee harm that pressured him to be positioned on injured reserve in October. Brown, who has 125 yards and one landing on 33 carries, has been figuring out with trainers the previous two weeks and seems to be able to return to observe.

The Dolphins additionally lately acquired Phillip Lindsay, a former Pro Bowl participant who was claimed off waivers in late November. Lindsay has amassed 2,722 yards on 596 carries and 20 touchdowns in his 4 NFL seasons. He missed final Sunday’s win over the New York Giants with an ankle harm.

The Dolphins even have ex-Hurricanes star Duke Johnson and former Cincinnati Bengals standout Gerrid Doaks on the observe squad. One of them might be promoted and made out there to play towards the Jets.

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