The Miami Dolphins will likely be without wide receiver Jacob Grant for their regular season finale against the Buffalo Bills.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Grant won 26–25 against the Las Vegas Raiders in the third quarter, causing an ankle injury.
Rookie Noa Igbojean was used as a kickoff returner on Saturday night after Dhoni left the game and cheater Malcolm Perry assumed punt return duty.
While Rapoport suggested the possibility of ending Grant at an injured reserve to create a roster spot, the Dolphins did not make that move on Monday or Tuesday.
The same goes for linebacker Elanden Roberts, who was taken off the field in Las Vegas with a serious knee injury.
The Dolphins played games against the Raiders without Davint Parker (hamstring), Solomon Kindley (knee) and Sheik Lawson (shoulder).
He will have his first injury report Wednesday of the week when he starts practicing in preparation for the Buffalo game.
Practice class moves
The Dolphins guarded their weekly practice squad on Tuesday, but they included different names this time.
The four players protected this week were DB Brian Cole, DB Xavaris Davis, DB Nate Hawley and WR Kirk Merritt.
The common names of Tait and Chris Myrick, quarterback Reid Sinnett and long-snapper Rex Golden were not included, meaning they could be taken by another team this week.
Sinnett’s exclusion is interesting, especially considering Monday’s report that the Dolphins brought in fellow quarterback Jake Ruddock to begin their series of COVID-19 tests.
Gayle’s main goal
The Dolphins’ coordinators conducted their final Zoom media sessions of the regular season on Tuesday, which gave Chan Geely another question about his plans for the future.
It is a logical question to ask that Geely is 68 years old and was not coached before 2016 after the Dolphins retired.
“It’s been an unusual year, to say the least,” Geely said. “The experience is like no other I’ve ever had, that’s sure. I think someone asked me about it last week. I’m thinking how to go up and beat the buffalo. That’s what I’m thinking I am not thinking of anything else right now. How can I help this football team beat the buffalo. “
Schedule SNEAK Preview
Recently published reports have indicated that the 17th regular-season prospect will be added in 2021, with the additional game being an interconnection matchup against a team that ends up in the same position in their division.
Now it appears, according to SI NFL writer Albert Breyer, additional games for AFC East teams will come against the NFC East.
This means the Dolphins, who are assured of finishing second in the AFC East, will face a second-place finisher in the NFC East, although at the moment we can only say as that team could be the Dallas, New York Giants. Or Washington.
The site of that game is to be determined.
In addition to the traditional home and home games with AFC East opponents, the Dolphins will play 2021 home games against Houston, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Carolina and the second-placed finishers in the AFC North (Cleveland or Baltimore).
The road game will come against three AFC East opponents, second-place finishers in Jacksonville, Tennessee, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and the AFC West.
Finally, we describe Geely as why it appears that it is more of a vertical passing game with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback than Ryan Tita Tagoveloa.
“Well, a lot has to do with the state of the game,” Geely said. If you get behind in the end and need to get on the field and score quickly, it has a lot to do with it. We are a team that has tried to control 9-, 10-, 11-, 12-play drives, football runs, play-action passes, time on the clock. This is the situation we got in the ballgame with Tua. Also you are missing some receivers from time to time and have something to do with it. A lot goes into deciding how the game is being called and the kind of plays we run. “