Jonas Gray , who was cut by the Dolphins on Monday, has joined the team's practice squad, the Miami Herald reports.
Despite a rash of running back injuries around the league, Gray was unable to land a 53-man roster spot, so he'll stay with the Dolphins and is thus an injury away from returning to the team's backfield mix, which now includes Lamar Miller, Jay Ajayi and Damien Williams.
Jonas Gray was released by the Dolphins on Tuesday, the Miami Herald reports.
Rookie running back Jay Ajayi gained 41 yards on five carries in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Bills, likely establishing himself as Lamar Miller's top backup in the process. Gray thus became expendable, but he could latch on with another team by the end of the week. His former squad, the Patriots, just lost Dion Lewis (knee) for the rest of the season.
Jonas Gray had four receptions for 50 yards as the Miami Dolphins got routed by the Patriots on Thursday night.
Gray was more involved in the passing game as the Dolphins were trailing almost from the get go and forced to throw the ball on most downs. So much for the revenge theory though as Gray did not get into the end zone.
Jonas Gray gained 48 yards on 12 carries and caught his only target for another 10 yards in Sunday's game against the Texans.
The second-year back received double-digit carries for the first time as a Dolphin, because of the blowout nature of the game, and he responded with his best total yardage output of the season. Gray is unlikely to see this type of involvement on a regular basis, and he should return to a limited reserve role Thursday, when the Miami Dolphins travel to New England to take on his former team.
Miami Dolphins running back Jonas Gray rushed seven times for 24 yards and caught his only target for 12 more Sunday in a defeat of the Titans.
His eight touches were dwarfed by Lamar Miller's 20. As long as Miller is healthy, Gray won't be a big factor in Miami's offense.
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