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Top Patrick Laird News

  • Patrick Laird: Signed to practice squad

    The Dolphins signed Laird to the practice squad Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Laird has been a solid reserve option and special-teams contributor for the Dolphins over the last two seasons, in which span he's suited up for 31 games. Though he won't begin the 2021 regular season on the 53-man roster, it wouldn't be surprising to see him bump up should Miami suffer any backfield injuries.

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  • Patrick Laird: Cut by Dolphins

    Laird was waived by the Dolphins on Tuesday.

    Laird appeared in 31 games for Miami over the past two seasons and totaled 75 carries for 140 yards while catching 33 passes for 272 yards and one total touchdown. Myles Gaskin, Malcolm Brown and Salvon Ahmed will open the 2021 campaign on the 53-man roster for the Dolphins.

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  • Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Invisible in finale

    Laird played two offensive snaps during Week 17's 56-26 loss to the Bills.

    Laird closed out the 2020 campaign with his second game in a row sans either a carry or target. With both Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed available, Laird's opportunities for backfield work effectively dried up. Even if the Dolphins don't make significant additions to the running back room during the offseason, Laird's best-case scenario for 2021 would likely be to begin the year in a reserve role.

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  • Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Sticks to special teams

    Laird didn't garner any carries or targets during Saturday's 26-25 win against the Raiders.

    Laird's entire 15-snap workload came via special teams during Miami's Week 16 win. The 25-year-old had taken a combined 50 offensive snaps over the Dolphins' preceding two outings against Kansas City and New England. However, with Myles Gaskin having returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list in time to face the Raiders, Laird was relegated from the offense entirely.

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  • Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Two catches against Pats

    Laird had two carries for 20 yards during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots. He also secured both of his targets for 12 yards.

    Laird worked as a depth and change-of-pace option behind Salvon Ahmed and Matt Breida in Week 15, logging runs of eight and 12 yards. If Myles Gaskin (undisclosed) can return from the COVID-19 list for Week 16, however, Laird's role on offense could dissipate entirely.

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  • Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Just five touches again

    Laird had four carries for 19 yards during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Chiefs. He also caught his only target for four yards.

    Laird appeared to be in position for increased touches when Myles Gaskin (illness) having tested positive for COVID-19 just prior to Sunday's game, but he took a clear back seat to DeAndre Washington. It looks like Gaskin could be forced to miss more time, but Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and Matt Breida (illness) could each have a chance to return against the Patriots in Week 15.

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  • Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Gets five touches against Bengals

    Laird ran for six yards over three rush attempts, adding two catches for 16 yards during Sunday's 19-7 win against Cincinnati.

    Laird not only avoided relegation to the coach's dog house after fumbling his only carry last Sunday against the Jets, but he also more than doubled his previous season high in offensive touches as Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) sat out. With Miami having waived Jordan Howard on Nov. 17, the 25-year-old Laird may see more opportunities down the stretch for the 8-4 Dolphins.

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  • Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Fumbles only carry

    Laird fumbled his lone nine-yard carry during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jets.

    The Dolphins never lost control of Sunday's divisional victory over the Jets, despite recording a total of four fumbles as a team, but Laird's contribution to that statistic certainly won't earn him praise from the coaching staff. He has just four carries on the season.

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  • Dolphins' Patrick Laird: One touch Week 11

    Laird caught his only target for eight yards during Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

    The 25-year-old played 17 offensive snaps during the contest but wasn't much of a factor in the gameplan. Matt Breida returned from injury and played only seven snaps while Salvon Ahmed dominated the backfield work.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 197 lbs
Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, CA
Age: 26
Class: Junior